Monday, July 11, 2016

40-4-Steve: Visiting the House Rabbit Society Headquarters

Two weeks ago, we celebrated the fifth anniversary of becoming Trouble's Forever Family. To say we like our rabbit would be a huge understatement. We adore him. He is truly a member of the family. Our lives are so much better with Trouble around.

As I've mentioned many times, Trouble is a house rabbit. He has pretty much full run of the house from the time we get up until around 8:00 pm, when we put him to bed in a large enclosure. He's fine sleeping there during the night, but during the day he wants to be where we are. He follows us around during the day and naps at (or on) my feet while I'm working. He joins us in the kitchen to see if he can share a bite of fruit or a nibble of vegetables. He follows us into the bathroom, checks out Trevor's toys as he plays, 'helps' when I clean, and sneaks into Steve's office whenever he can.

Before we adopted Trouble, we didn't know how incredibly intelligent and social rabbits are. We didn't know that rabbits bond with their human families. We'd never heard the term "house rabbit" and thought rabbits were fine living in hutches. Now that we know better, it breaks our hearts to see rabbits in cages. Most people wouldn't dream of locking a dog or cat in a small cage for their entire life, but the sad truth is that it's common for rabbits.

The headquarters of the House Rabbit Society (HRS) is located about 35 miles from us in Richmond, California. We've been wanting to visit the headquarters, but never made the time to do so. It was a big priority for the 40-4-Steve project. What a joy to finally visit!


We were really impressed with the HRS Center and all the staff members. We signed up as official members of the HRS, something we should have done years ago. And, of course, we had to spend some money in the Hop Shop, picking out goodies for the best lagomorph ever. We love you, Trouble!

3 comments:

  1. How fun! Sounds like a great place! LOVING your LO about your trip!

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  2. That's how I feel about piggies now that we have one. It sounds like they are actually quite similar!

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  3. Glad you guys are enjoying your pet!

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