Until last year, I didn’t know that anyone had designated a day to think about rabbits other than the obvious, Easter, which can be a very bad day for live rabbits who go to homes unprepared for their daily longterm care. Then someone sent me a link to the website Holiday Insights with information about how the day started and the intent to promote the well-being of rabbits. It is usually set for the Fourth Saturday in September which would be the 22nd this year.
Here is one suggestion for the day: “Celebrate this special day with your pet rabbit. Learn a little more about him and how to properly care for his needs. If you don’t have a pet, maybe today is the day to get a pet rabbit! ” Visit the Holiday Insights page for more information on the meaning and origin of International Rabbit Day.
The Etsy Rabbits team is planning to get the word out that the day exists by creating treasuries (Etsy member curated showcases) during September showcasing rabbit themes, items and the shops of Etsy Rabbits team members. There are currently over 300 members of the team from countries around the world. Most have shops on Etsy, but those who have buyer accounts on Etsy are welcome to join too. If you love to buy or create bunny rabbit themed items or items for rabbits, check out the team. Members of the team love living rabbits and many members have one or more big eared friends at home. Some members are actively involved with assisting rabbit rescue groups. I will post some links to treasuries soon as more get going creating them and will be creating some treasuries myself.
On Friday, the first story of how we first met Portia bunny rabbit …