Bunnies For A Cause

Hoppy March!

Since Easter is right around the corner I decided to do a little project to raise money for the House Rabbit Society. This organization does amazing work to help rescue abused and abandoned rabbits.

Last night I posted this picture below on my Instagram  showing super cute little bunny keychains I have made. I am selling these for $5 each and if you live within the U.S. I can ship them to you for free. Proceeds from these keychains will go to make a donation to the HRS so they can buy food, litter, blankets, and other necessities. If you would like to purchase one please email me at courtneywval@gmail.com. I can only accept paypal at this time because it’s the safest and easiest method for us both. Also, if you live outside the U.S. and would still like one just email me with your country code and I can find out the shipping cost. These are really lightweight so I can’t imagine it will be very much to ship internationally.

Choose from these three color options: Black, White, or Teal. If you have a different color you would like just let me know and I’ll see if I have it. 🙂
If you would like to make a donation to House Rabbit’s Society directly you can do that
They also have an Amazon Wish List of things they need. You can donate from that list
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Courtney
Other places to connect:
Twitter: @courtneywval
Email: courtneywval@gmail.com
YouTube: Click here

 

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One Photo A Day: December 2014

Happy New Year!! I am sorry this is a few days late but I’ve been traveling.

Here are my December photos. Enjoy!

December 1-Piyo class

December 2-Taking Luna to the vet

December 3-Out to get some rays of sun
December 4th- Stepping outside of my nail art comfort zone.

 December 5- Christmas trees and tiny bottles of champagne.

December 6-High end beauty at low end prices!
December 7- Vlogmas continues!
December 8- Luna and her freshly washed blanket.
December 9-New book and a cup of joe.
December 10- New makeup from the drugstore
December 11- Bunny love from Anthropologie.

December 12- Christmas work party

December 13- Experimenting with healthy pizzas.

December 14- Wisdom from Audrey.
December 15-Luna is banana crazy.
December 16- Working and caffeinating.
December 17- Extreme Couponing!

December 18-Healthy hot chocolate

December 19- Visiting the animals at the Humane Society

December 20- Holiday party outfit
December 21- Making health date and coconut treats.
December 22- Detoxing my skin
December 23-Working beachside
December 24- Travel makeup preparation
December 25 (BONUS) Merry Christmas!

December 26-Love
December 27- Luna snuggling with her daddy

December 28- Handmade Christmas gift from my friend, Lauren.

December 29- Testing out my new heart rate exercise monitor

December 30-Luna gets a house upgrade.

December 31- Happy New Years!

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Meet My Rabbit + Making Chew Toys

Hey there! Today’s post is for all you rabbit lovers out there. If you don’t have a pet rabbit then share this post with someone who does! 🙂

If you have a pet companion of any kind then you know how costly buying pet toys can be. I love my dear bunny so I don’t mind shelling out some cash for her toys but I do love when I can make her toys for FREE.

This is my lovely pet rabbit, Luna.

Luna is a 7 month old female Havana rabbit. Her likes include bananas, chasing towels,head rubs, and chewing on anything that doesn’t move.

Rabbits have a natural instinct to chew so it is very important to provide plenty of chew toys to keep your rabbit happy. This will also keep them from destroying your furniture. About a month ago I bought a toy pine cone from a pet store for around $4. Luna enjoyed the toy so much I decided to search my local flora for more bunny toys.

Here is my method to prepare pine cones from your local pine trees to use as rabbit chew toys. This might also be a toy option for hamsters, guinea pigs,or other small animals but I would check with your vet first to make sure it’s safe.

Before you start:
Make sure you are choosing pine cones from a tree that has not been sprayed with pesticides. Pesticides can be very dangerous to your little bun.  Also make sure the pine cones are completely free of sap.

Step 1: Soak the pine cones in a solution of white vinegar and water. If needed use a toothbrush to remove any dirt.

Step 2: Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.

Step 3: Use nail clippers to clip off the sharp points from the scales. Also clip off any prickly points on the top and bottom. Rub your fingers all around the pine cone to make sure you have removed anything that could potentially hurt your pet.

Step 4: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and arrange the pine cones on the sheet.

Step 5: Bake the pine cones for 30-40 minutes or until the scales start to open a bit and the entire cone is dry. Let the pine cones completely cool before giving them to your rabbit.

Step 6 (optional): For an additional treat you can brush on a little mashed banana right before giving the toy to your bunny. Bunnies love banana.


Additional Tips:

  • If you are concerned your pine cones have bugs place them in an air-tight bag for a few days. When you remove them from the bag use a toothbrush to clean in between the scales to remove the dead insects.
  • Do not store pine cones with banana on them. They will mold and ruin your chew toys. 
  • If you notice mold growing on either prepared or unprepared pine cones throw them away and do not give them to your rabbit.
  • If you are unsure about whether or not this toy is right for your specific rabbit consult your vet. 

I really hope you and your furry friend have enjoyed this post! Let me know if you would like to see more pet related posts.

Have a great day!

Other places to connect:
Twitter: @imperfectperla
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.comTheImperfectpearl or click here

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