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There was a post in the Bunny Lovers group on Ravelry in which the owner wanted to dye her pet rabbit up in “seasonal” colors. Though her query was giggled at and that dyed stray rabbits can be found at this time of year, it saddened me. Why? Because of the fact that these dyed strays were obviously abandoned by families who scooped them up and gifted them to their children as if these live animals were disposable toys. Yikes, I just realized how distraught the whole situation makes me!! In spite of all that dismalness, I intend to appear at the Sweet Binks Rabbit Education Seminar on March 22nd at the RISPCA location in East Providence.

I also have more not-so-happy news, I am parting ways with my department and probably will head to either sales or outside the company. Today the kind generalist in human resources “talked me down from the ledge” so to speak. Though I am addressing the corrective action and working my bunny tail off in my current projects, I have meetings lined up with sales managers in different regions. Here is where I distract everyone with some photos…
Bamboo Roving from Mind's Eye Yarns in Cambridge, MAMerino Roving from Mind's Eye Yarns in Cambridge, MA

Laceweight hanks at Mind's Eye Yarns in Cambridge, MALucy's Merino/Tencel from Mind's Eye Yarns in Cambridge, MA
Now that all that negative mojo is out of my system, how about something really positive? I promised that I would write about my adventure in meeting Michelle last Sunday. The afternoon was a fabulous time, combining her bringing me yarn, our checking out Mind’s Eye Yarns, chatting with Lucy and Kimberly, and eating lunch at a great burrito place called Anna’s. I always forget how much I love the Boston area!! =:8

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  1. aw… I don’t like dyed bunnies either…

    I hope your work situation gets much better and goes well for you!

    and what pretty yarns and such!

  2. Oh, my. Good luck on all the work issues. I’ll be thinking of you…
    And heavens, why dye bunnies? Makes NO sense.

  3. Poor bunnies. I was reading in the Poodle group on Ravelry that someone dyes her poodle with the holidays sometimes. Good luck with the job stuff. Change can be stressful. 🙁 Looking at your photos makes me want to go back to Minds Eye!

  4. I don’t understand why they don’t just buy a toy rabbit instead? Surely that would be more practical than a live animal that requires care?

    Good luck with your job change! I hope you are able to work things out soon.

    The photos are lovely and make me want to buy more yarn! 🙂

  5. Sorry to hear about the job situation. Hopefully, it will be a change for the better although any change is a pain in the neck (and possibly other regions 😉
    I glanced at the pictures before I started reading and was like, oooh, pretty fiber. Wait! That stuff looks familiar!
    I’m such a dork!

  6. Just like Lucy said, I was looking at the pictures thinking something was familiar about them… and then I understood why. I was supposed to be at Mind’s Eye on Saturday too, for the Fair Isle Class, but unfortuntately I was struck hard by the flu and couldn’t make it. Great pictures.

  7. I saw some of those bunnies for sale once. The breeder said that the rabbits kept licking the dye off of each other. They had used kool-aid.

  8. I worked with Rabbit Advocates in Portland, OR – we had our challenge this time of year!
    Sorry to hear about work. Just remember that you’ve just been freed up for an even better opportunity!

    And that bamboo, top left? WANT WANT WANT!!!!


  9. Sad actually. The bunny’s should stay in the colours they are… My grandfather used to keep bunny’s. Came here by linking through at your port from Ravelry

  10. My neighbor just purchased a bunny for her daughter. They thought that 30 dollars for the outdoor cage was too much so they think they will keep it indoors. The rabbit nipped her fingers while she was cuddling it and now they want to put it down or let it loose in the forrest…What can I do to inform them or educate them? I know nothing about rabbits!

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