Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rabbit Hopping in Minnesota Ya You Betcha!

Yesterday the Minnesota Star Tribune featured an article on the Sunday "rabbit agility" classes held at the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society (MCRS).  Back when I lived in Minnesota I met Joanna Campbell an original founder of the MCRS and I'm not surprised  "kaninhoppning" training and events are hosted by this dedicated rabbit rescue group.  The sport originated in the late 1970s in Sweden, and it is now spreading around the world and very popular in the UK.  As the article noted "America's 6 million-plus pet rabbits come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and they are imminently trainable, sharing traits with other favorite pets including dogs and horses. And they have attitude." I can certainly attest to that since every rabbit I have ever met has a strong and distinct personality with some displaying a little more rabbitude than others.  There are 20 or so bunnies in the MCRS classes, and the 50-plus participating in the ensuing recreational confab called Hoppy Hour.  Boy, those Minnesotans sure know how to have fun with their rabbits . . . ya you betcha!  (Photo credit: Minneapolis Star Tribune)