Want to know why rabbits have always been important to me & how this Just Rabbits Website got started?
It was March 1973. I'd just had my 6th Birthday.
I wanted a rabbit. I did the year before that and the year before that! Even when my brother was born, I would have preferred a rabbit.
My room had lots of toy rabbits, but not a real one - I wanted a real one...
My little Brother's first Birthday.
The Internet had never been invented, neither had mobile phones. Communication, sharing and learning was conducted at the local library, from old school books or from family & friends telling stories.
So I learned about rabbits, much like any other child of my time I suppose - Watership Down, Peter Rabbit, The Velveteen Rabbit, Br'er Rabbit, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Last Mimzy, I loved them all because they all involved rabbits!
So when my parents finally gave in to my constant blithering-on about wanting a rabbit, never in my wildest dreams did I see myself remembering the knowledge and fun from those early years and building a Website dedicated to raising rabbits the right way!
My house rabbit, Cuddles,
made me create this Website?
I noticed they had a Netherland Dwarf rabbit, on it's own, outside in a small wire cage, with no resting board, eating carrots & toast, in the UK winter. (- All those words in italics being major no-nos!!)
They weren't intentionally being cruel, they just didn't know!
Unfortunately I found the same scenario with all my other friends with rabbits as pets and even friends of friends that kept rabbit(s). (Only known about because of the wonders of Facebook!)
I even found out that my son's nursery school had 'accidentally' killed their two pet rabbits by leaving them out in the Summer sun with no shady area - they died from heat-stroke!
And this is a place where they educate children!!
That's when I knew something had to be done.
My son in 2012,
But what could I do? Just little ol' me?
And... It came to me, build a Website, of course!
Now you know why raising rabbits the right way is so important to me and what moved me to create Just Rabbits but HOW was
I going to achieve getting my message out there?!
And that's when I found SBI (to help me build this Website), and a few months later I started researching and creating the, hopefully, helpful and informative pages you see today.
Me & my son,
If I help to save the life of only one mistreated, neglected or even lovingly misunderstood rabbit, then all of my aching fingers, late nights, missed play-times with my son and quick sandwiches scoffed while still typing with one hand, would have been worth it.
With your Webpage views, feedback and comments, I will know that I have gone some way to achieving this.
Kerry Greener - Passionate about raising rabbits the right way!
I also wanted to create a place where rabbit lovers can share their rabbit stories, rabbit photos and rabbit facts, information and advice with other like-minded rabbit lovers.
If you would like to know more about raising rabbits the right way have a look at my eBooks or browse the menu links on the right or above, where there is access to over 230 pages of up to date, informative content, just for you!
I would be delighted to hear from you too - Contact me and share your stories, photos or offer advice of your own.
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