Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bunny Sunday

This post was SUPPOSED to be about another raffle I was going to hold to benefit Heartland Rabbit Rescue. The last raffle I hosted for them back in September was a big success and we raised a lot of money to help the bunnies. I actually did post about it this morning, but now I am forced to edit it.

The problem is that PayPal will not allow a "Buy Now" button to be placed on my blog for a raffle. Turns out, they consider it gambling, which is a prohibited use. Who knew?

And my "hired help" was already practicing their winning-raffle-ticket-drawing skills!
I am still intent on raising some money for the bunnies. So, rather than hosting a raffle, I will be donating 25% of all sales in my Etsy or Artfire shop through Easter to Heartland Rabbit Rescue. If you'd prefer to just make a donation directly to Heartland, you can do so through their website here. No amount is too small and will be greatly appreciated.
Lastly, my purpose for the raffle was not only to raise money to help the rescue, but also to raise awareness as Easter approaches that bunnies should be not bought on a whim to be given in an Easter basket. These special little creatures can live long lives (sometimes 10-12 years or longer) and that, along with other factors, should always be taken into consideration when welcoming a rabbit into your home. In addition to Heartland Rabbit Rescue's website and blog, another great resource for learning about the proper care of bunnies is at the House Rabbit Society website.

Wishing you a lazy Bunny Sunday...

10 comments:

Christina said...

Thank you so much for doing this Bridget. We love you around Heartland and so appreciate your support. If you are ever in Oklahoma all the bunnies and humans want to meet you!

Christina said...

We adore you Bridget!

Lisa said...

Bridget!!!! I made my purchases from your store LAST WEEK!!! doh!!

Dang your bunnies are cute. So nice of you to help out the rescue.

Sydney said...

Your bunnies are so sweet.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what wonderful photos. The House Rabbit site is a very useful one,

Judy said...

Such a great cause Bridget and great information to be shared.

Desert Rose said...

Considering a lot of us are cowgirls around here...you sure light up our day with your BUNNYS!!!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

A wonderful post and your helpers are just so darn cute. Special creatures they are and they truly deserve special treatment.

Rural Rambler said...

Great Bunny Sunday Bridget with some very good information and a great cause to support.

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

I've been trying to spread the word about not buying buns for Easter as well...so nice to see fellow rabbit lovers doing the same. And so good of you to donate some of your sales, etc...your beautiful bunnies have a beautiful home with a beautiful person:D does my heart good to see....XO M and the buns over here at our little warren:D