saying well done sounds rather patronising... but well done anyway... the Friends of Akitas group I belong to have just managed to get and Akita from Belfast to Chesterfield... everyone doing a part of the journey, including a ferry run. We were informed that she had arrievd safely this morning @ 3am... and happy to be with her new owners...
Was that organised through the Internet too?
2008-01-26 03:56 pm (UTC)
What a sweet thought.. of a little white bunny called Cloud being reached from hand to hand all over the country. I remember that we did this with cancer meds for a kitty once (I bought them in Switzerland, 30 km from here, and then we managed to travel the meds all the way down to Sicily in something like 7 steps), but I never thought of doing something with a live animal too! Truly a poetic thing.
Poetic? I hadn't thought of it that way, but I guess it is.
"I wandered lonely as a cloud..."
I'm glad you do so much for the bunnies. They need a champion. Hey, you could start calling yourself "The Bunny Champion" because that's an awesome title to have.
Sadly, there are no pictures with this post. Alas!
Ailz is the true Bunny Champion. I just go along for the ride.
Bunnies do get a raw deal. There's a lot of bunny abuse out there.
They're very difficult to photograph. I don't think I've ever taken a good picture of one- and I do try.
2008-01-26 05:15 pm (UTC)
Adding my only bunny icon...
It's good to read about caring folks!
2008-01-26 09:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Adding my only bunny icon...
Thanks. Nice icon.
See, that's a wonderful use of the Internet, but will the press write about it? Oh, no, they prefer stories that highlight the Evils of the Net, such as pedophile rings. Transporting bunnies to new homes would never make the front page, which is sad because such acts of kindness should be made more widely known.
The Internet is possibly the greatest new thing to have come about in my lifetime. I hate it that the media are always knocking it.
Similar runs exist for dogs and cats and there is a greyhound network here in Spain that is particularly active that gets abandoned greyhounds from the race tracks to all parts of Europe. Curiously, the UK and Germany are the biggest fans of Spanish greyhounds and there is quite a demand for them. It's like a doggie relay getting them there, exactly like your bunny-run.
This is a new world to me. I don't suppose these networks could function the way they do if it weren't for the internet.
oh,this is VERY cool. It doesn't surprise me that you and Ailz took part in this surprises me not!
Very cool but also a little batty I think.
I just read today in The Oregonian (after reading your great post) that abandoned cats and dogs in Beirut are finding their way to Portland, via a similar network. They get to fly here through donations of frequent flyer miles. What a long way to come just to get a new home, but I guess it's working out fine for everyone.... More bunny power to you and Ailz.
It's all good.
A little kindness goes a long way.
awwww, thats really the sweetest.