A quick word about "Make Mine Chocolate." This movement is designed to educate people about the drawbacks and sadness associated with giving live bunnies (ducklings and chicks too) as children's Easter gifts. So many of these animals end up in shelters or dumped once children become bored or the parents do not want to deal with their care.
Many of you know Tempie was one such Easter bunny. Someone dumped her in the country and luckily for her she hopped into my sister's yard. Even better that I knew how to care for rabbits and that my parents let me keep her since I was living in their home again.
'Bert could've become one of those animals had the people at the pet store not warned people away form him "because he (was) mean." In reality he was so afraid of everything he would attack first in hopes of making people leave him alone. He was taken from his mother too young, neutered too young, and all the rabbits he arrived with at the store were bought leaving him alone for weeks. He didn't like the new rabbits when they were plopped into the same territory as him so they had to separate him from the rest. I saved fate the trouble and brought him home.
I believe no animal should be brought into a home without some thought, planning, and maybe a little research, regardless of species. Just a little effort on a human's part can lead to one less animal being thrown away. I know so many of you feel the same way. Our pets mean the world to us and our members of the family. Enough with the soap box.
Now for the fun part!
Since getting Tempie to draw a name last year took hours... yes hours... I had FH give me a hand this year. It's fitting though since 'Bert was more his bunny anyway. So with out further ado:
And since this giveaway was dedicated to 'Bert, I thought we should have at least one picture of him.
Thanks again to everyone who participated!