Georgia House Rabbit Society to carry Bunny Biscotti

We are so happy to announce that Georgia House Rabbit Society will be carrying Bunny Biscotti. We first came across them when they had issues with land zoning and their new shelter–and won! Now they are trying to renovate their shelter with the help of animalhouse.tv, which is a television show concept that will renovate or build animal shelters in struggling communities. GA HRS has been chosen to be one of the first six episodes of this reality concept show. “The show is modeled after the reality show “Extreme Makeover, Home Edition “and the plan is they will come in and give [the] Rabbit Center a much needed remodel, expansion and other perks,  however the most important thing is the National spotlight that will happen for rescued rabbits!”

Bunny Biscotti gets its own identity

Sometimes a professional strong arms eyes you into seeing what you have been trying to avoid. In our case, our graphic designer showed us what we have been missing with the Bunny Biscotti label: a unified look that sets the product from the brand, and allows for differentiation between each product and flavor. She proposed a new label to replace the two labels, balancing the elements and in better proportion to the bag itself.

Previous labels were not in proportion to one another or the bag.
Previous labels were not in proportion to one another or the bag.

 

New label unifies the information of the two labels
New label unifies the information of the two labels

The new label uses a classically-styled font, Trajan, conveys steadfastness and yet with a modern look as well as capturing the idea of the sharp edges of the hay blades.

Single label is in better proportion and shows more product.
Single label is in better proportion and shows more product. (And I have no idea why WordPress is making the image so green.)

In the new packaging, the two labels are not competing against one another for your eye. And although the bag above shows a 1oz bag, and not the 2oz bag, so much more of the product is visible. In addition to the Bunny Biscotti Original label, we will be introducing a new label for the Bunny Biscotti Macarons, and the upcoming Bunny Biscotti Sampler boxes.

HRS Conference

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Bunfectionary will be at the House Rabbit Society Educators Conference in St Louis, September 26-28. This is our first rabbit conference, and our first time sponsoring. We’ll have bags of rabbit treats–our signature Bunny Biscotti–for sale as well as some new ones, with proceeds to benefit the House Rabbit Society.

Gardening tower

At a recent gathering of budding companies, we met the owner of these vertical gardens. Needing only 20″ diameter for the pot itself (your plant needs may differ) they can stack up to 62″ high, and grow everything from basil to carrots to lavender. It uses a hydroponic system to water and nourish the plants. A base mounted on ball bearings allows it to turn readily for even light.

foody garden tower

We would imagine that our testers would pretty much decimate the lower level.

Trio of testers

Lily feels no threat with her guardian siblings: legs out and facing the wall. Oddly enough, she is the most curious bunny I know, and always wants to see what is happening, what needs to be investigated. We also call her Busy Bunny or Pince  Nez because of the marking around her face.

Flower, Lily, and Buttercup
Flower, Lily, and Buttercup

Deadly Garden Plants

While most bunny owners know of the dangers of prunus (e.g., cherry, plums), the garden is full of deadly plants. This Old House lists a dozen of the more common, including the hydrangea and beloved rhodie.

Deadly plants in your garden
Deadly plants in your garden

Your garden may be a relaxing retreat, but it’s not a place to let your guard down, especially when it comes to small children and the family pet. Some popular plants you prize for their ornamental beauty can turn into toxic killers within minutes if ingested, whether consumed out of curiosity or by mistake. With this list you’ll know what flowers, shrubs, and berries to warn young, inquisitive minds about and which bushes and flowers to keep out of paw’s reach. You’ll also learn the symptoms of poisoning because—after prevention—rapid treatment is the only defense against death. For more, go here

Maddie goes to vet again

Maddie went to the vet again. Her abscess came back with a vengeance, and the vet believed it to be a bad tooth causing it. The surgery was successful, with two teeth removed. the X-rays showed a tunnel created by the bad teeth, going to and blocking the tear duct. She is now on PenG, Baytril, Metacam, and  eyedrops until the culture comes back.

In a cabin in the woods, Little bunny at the window stood, saw a rabbit hopping by, so she rushed her to get her away from her territory.
In a cabin in the woods, Little bunny at the window stood, saw a rabbit hopping by, so she rushed her to get her away from her territory.

A makeover for bunny housing

When Rose, Lily, Buttercup, Flower, and Maddie joined the household, there was a major shift in the house layout. Rose gets along with everyone, but the trio (Lily, Buttercup, Flower) do not care for Maddie, especially the sister Lily and Flower. So we had to use the X-pens to accommodate everyone.

Here are some before and after pictures. RIP living room.

 

Living room before the bunnies took over
Living room before the bunnies took over
Living room after the bunnies took over with carpet squares and floor mats
Living room after the bunnies took over with carpet squares and floor mats

 

Violet guards the gate to make sure no one escapes and invades her kingdom
Violet guards the gate to make sure no one escapes and invades her kingdom