Woolies Bunny Help

WE DID IT!  🙂 #Rabbit4Nic

Friday: We have a bunny!

Latest news 1500: OK, so I’ve been on Cape Talk 567 and on Talk 702 in Joburg today. In addition, Nic’s Mum, Barbara, has been on 567 as well (with Nic, nogal!) and has given an interview to the Cape Argus. Wow.

The latest news is that we have 2 potential rabbits, but neither one is completely identical to Nic’s rabbit. Nevertheless, I am so grateful for those people who have supplied them. I’m picking up one in Cape Town later this evening and another is coming down from Pretoria tomorrow. This is great news, but we are still looking for that exact match.

As for the idea of getting other rabbits and soft toys to kids in hospitals, I think it’s a fantastic plan and I will certainly be looking into doing that once we’ve got Nic’s rabbit. We’ll keep you updated on that as well.


No joke here – I need you to help me find a rabbit for a sick (but recovering) little boy – the son of some friends of mine.

Here’s the rabbit:

And here’s his Dad with the details (via Facebook):

Sorry to post this again but apparently it isn’t sharing….
Nic is going for his Radiated Iodine therapy very soon and will be in isolation for up to 3 days , after which his PJ’s and bedding will be incinerated. He will feel better with Rabbit (pictured) but unfortunately he will be incinerated too! We are desperately trying to find the same rabbit to act as a body double! He was bought at Woolies about 10 years ago. If anybody has one like this , I will happily buy it from you! please let me know…..we know Nic is always brave with his team mate!

Do you have an identical  bunny? Can you help Nic and his family out? This will be Nic’s only companion during his isolation – it could make a very big difference in a pretty unpleasant treatment.

Please RT and/or share this post with colleagues, friends, family. The more people who see the picture and read the story, the more chance we have of finding a stunt double bunny. And get in touch with me if you can help out. We will organise getting Nic and the bunny together.

Let’s do this!

UPDATE: Thanks for the amazing response. Utterly blown away, as is Nic’s Mum who I’ve just spoken to. Long chat, but here’s the line which flattened me:

“I am amazed at the courage of my child. He has taken everything – everything – in his stride, but the thought of losing his rabbit has been the only thing that has rocked him.”

It was given to Nic’s mum by her sister when she was pregnant with Nic and has been in his cot and bed since he was a baby. He’s now 9 years old and “Bunny” – who is now called “Rabbit”, because “Bunny” is a baby word – has been a constant companion.

We need to find a bunny!

GOT BUNNY? Contact 6000 NOW!

Bunny in a Box

Filing this one under “only in Africa”.

The SPCA is to investigate a scheme in which live rabbits would be sold with loaves of bread for consumption to people living in townships.
This after a packaging company tipped off the anti-animal cruelty organisation following the most “bizarre” quote they had received.

And exactly what was that request?

The quote enquiry requested a minimum of 10 000 boxes which would house a live rabbit each and a loaf of bread to be sold in townships. The e-mail read: “The recipient will slaughter the rabbit and eat it with the loaf of bread. The box will need air holes to enable the rabbit to breathe.”

It said the box should have a handle – “the cheapest would probably be to punch handles into the cardboard”. The material must be “some sort of fluted board – price sensitive flute – but strong enough to hold the rabbit and bread”.

The box would need a divider to separate the rabbit and bread.

“The base of the box will need to be lined with something that can ‘catch’ the faeces/urine and then wrap around the left overs after slaughtering and be thrown away.”

As boxes go, that’s pretty complicated. And while the lining around the base of the box is certainly important, the divider is surely vital. Otherwise, the rabbit would probably eat the bread. If any rabbit did that to my bread, I would kill it. And then have nothing to eat it with.

This is completely different to the South African dish Bunny Chow, which doesn’t actually involve rabbit at all.

Rabbit on bread, although convenient, is actually pretty boring. If you’re going to do it right, may I suggest Nourished Kitchen’s Rabbit in Riesling with winter vegetables & fresh herbs?

Try some fresh bread with it.