Friday, December 28, 2012

Doodling Rabbit Art

I discovered Lim Heng Swee aka a while back and wanted to share two illustrations featuring rabbits. The first is rabbits unzipped and the other one below is a depiction of rabbits blowing in the wind as dandelion snow. As the artist says on the website: "I would describe my work as simple and fun, but with a strong idea or message behind it. Life should be fun and humorous when possible and I hope that my illustrations generate a sense of joy and happiness."  Yes, indeed, just like the rabbits illustrated.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

49 Rabbits Abandoned in Foreclosed Home Rescued

The Police Department in Manchester, New Hampshire found 49 surviving rabbits out of 55 total in "deplorable" inhumane conditions in a foreclosed home.  The bunnies had been abandoned according to news reports.  However, the good news is there has been a outpouring of supplies and money to help take care of the rabbits.  Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter are providing medical care.  They expect the rabbits to be ready for adoption next week.  The shelter still needs money to help with the rabbits' medical care and neuter/spaying. One of the beautiful abandoned bunnies is shown on right.  (Photo credit:
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Rabbits Rock in Hobbit

Radagast the Brown is a fictional wizard in Tolkien's Middle-earth. The Rabbits of Rhosgobel are completely Peter Jackson's (or one of his writer's) original idea for the new Hobbit movie. I saw the movie today and the rumored sled pulled by "Rhosgobel" rabbits. Rhosgobel is fictional home of Radagast in Middle-earth. This is not a real  domesticated rabbit breed. (After all, they are much bigger than Flemish Giants and closer to a hare in speed.) In the movie Radagast provides a distraction, leading the enemy on a chase while Gandalf and the others escape.  The sled pulled by rabbits is fast enough to stay ahead of a pack of nasty looking creatures called Gundabad Wargs, ridden by the equally nasty Orcs. Since I am not a Tolkien purist, I found the wizard and his heroic speeding rabbits pretty thrilling in 3D.  I am a rabbit fan after all.  The giant rabbits reminded me of my big Japanese Harlequin breed bunny, Rosemary, who was very fast on her feet. I think if I had turned my back on her long enough she was also quite capable of digging all the way to Middle-earth.