Thursday, 27 March 2014

How Speedy got his Name

I was Recently contacted by Email by My 1st years to Help them with their My 1st Years Easter Bunny Campaign to raise awareness that a pet Rabbit is for life an 8 to 10 year commitment or even longer and not just a toy for Easter.And you know I jumped at the chance to help.

So to kick start the Campaign they have created a collection of  Easter Baby Gifts of which 5% of sales from this Collection will be going to The Rabbit Residence it is one of the few Rescues here in the UK that Specialises in just Rabbits and where I live in the south west the only on I could find was in Wiltshire but that is miles away.Oh don't get me wrong there are plenty of animal shelters and rescues that take in rabbits and all other pets but not that specialises in Rabbits,Which surprised me when I was looking for a pet Rabbit after my last one crossed the rainbow bridge.

And so We found Speedy with a local chap who rescued rabbits and other animals from Auctions to Reptile breeders and pet food trade and he did this of his own accord I realised later that the man was in my year at school small world huh?But Many of you often wonder How Speedy got his name well on the off chance we had been watching videos on youtube and there were some called Speedy in these videos which we thought were cute but you couldn't tell if they lived up to the name as they were always filmed in their cage and at the time we still had our old boy Thumper.But then Thumper crossed the rainbow bridge and of coure we found this cute little white bunny with brown ears and nose and as we were driving home we were disscusing names lots of diferent ones not even thinking about those videos we saw when the Hubby said out of the blue I know he looks like a "Speedy" and when we got home and popped him in Thumpers old pen we could see that Speedy was built for running at high speed as he has a flap of skin on his belly near his back legs which allows him to stretch his long legs out further when running it seems wild rabbit and Rex rabbits both have this flap of skin which makes sense seeing as the french breed Rex rabbits from wild rabbits they found to natural have the short coat and curly whiskers but all the the phyical trait they have kept from their wild cousin.So the name Stuck and he seemed to come to that name to so that was it Speedy had his name......hahaha it was only later we realised just how true to his nature Speedy's name was and when he was running at full speed boy was he fast!

As part of the Campaign this is video.And here is the link to Big Ears and Tiny Tales the Blog for The Rabbit Residence,you should take a look at some of the bunnies there.

55 comments:

  1. That baby photo of Speedy is so precious. We had no ideas that buns had such a long life. We also didn't know about the flap of skin that helps him run faster. We have enjoyed the videos you have shown of him running around the yard. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Astrid, Lisbeth, Giulietta, Fiona and Calista Jo

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    1. All breeds of bunnies have different traits and some live long than others,xx Rachel

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  2. Oh wow! Congrats on your new campaign!!!! That is PAWsome!!!!!! That is a great thing to raise awareness for to, because the usual thing you hear about is cats and dogs are for life etc,...so I think it great to help our cutsie little bun buns like you as well! Great job!!!!!! And I loved hearing more info on Speedy as well!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  3. It's so kind of you to help out to raise awareness. Have a lovely Thursday.

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    1. Its the right thing to do,xx Speedy

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  4. We enjoyed the baby pic as well:)

    RA

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    1. he was a cute baby,still is,xx Rachel

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  5. We are glad you hopped in to help! Love ya Speedy!

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  6. Well with a name like Speedy, you were for sure built for speed! :) Thanks for sharing on Thoughtless Thursday!

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  7. That baby photo of Speedy is adorable!!! How wonderful to learn so much about buns from your post!

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  8. Baby Speedy arhhhhh!!! Great to help raise awareness and good job on the shout out. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. So many dogs and cats out there, bunny rescue, so many of them to be rescued. Bring awareness of owning them as forever pets and not buying them for a child on a whim, brilliant. Go for it Speedy...
    Luv's Cat Flap Cavalier X

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  10. dood...thanx for sharin yur storee...we enjoyed reedin it....N veree nice oh ewe ta help out first years :)

    we wuz wonderin if ewe wood be abe bull ta live with another rabbit or due ya need ta do that frum de get go....like sum cats can live with other cats; some can't..

    haz ewe ever wanted a brother or sister ?

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    1. Thanks Tabbys,Hmm never really thought about a bun mate,but I do like to be the center of Mum and Dads world,xx Speedy

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  11. What a great idea for a campaign. I love those easter bunnies too - very cute!

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  12. Wow Speedy really do live up to his name LOL.

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  13. SPEEDSTER! Speed-ticket, speed-o-meter, it all goes with YOU little man, who definitely lives up to his name! I am so late my friends, but this was great information. I so hope that people do NOT buy bunnies for children this Easter if they cannot take care of them. Go SPEEDY!

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  14. I love this campaign! None of us animals are meant to be holiday gifts - we are a lifetime commitment! Buns get the worst of it because you are so fluffy and cute and humans are so irresponsible and clueless - unless you educate them.

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    1. Thanks Sparkle,we so have to try,xx Speedy

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  15. Glad you can help, yep all animals need some rescuing, you have a great cause there, hope you have a good time doing it and all goes as planned to help bunnies. Speedy, thats a great name, wish we had a little fluffy pal like him to cuddle with!

    The Mad Scots

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    1. Hehehehe thanks Susie and Sidebite,I bet yo would be fun to live with too,xx Speedy

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  16. You have the perfect name Speedy. Kudos to you to helping out with the rescue
    Lily & Edward

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  17. I love how you got your name. Sounds like a lovely campaign.
    Sue B

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  18. Aw, Speedy was a cute baby. And he's living up to his name. What a great campaign to increase awareness.

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  19. So now we finally know! Mr. Speedy, you and your mum keep up the good work in spreading the word about rabbits as long-term pets and not as cute Easter toys.

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  20. I love this campaign.
    I hope you have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks Marilia.you have a nice one too,xx Speedy

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  21. Speedy you were such a cute baby rabbit.
    Here there is no such thing, no rabbit shelters.
    Do you know … something horrible? French people eat rabbit ! That’s disgusting.
    Plein de ronrons.
    Hisia

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    1. Hi Hisia,Yes mum told me ,some people do here to but that tends to be wild ones,xx Speedy

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  22. Speedy iz da bestest bunneh wif da bestest name n we iz so glad we iz bestest furendz!!!
    Much lub frum Nylablue n Mum too xoxoxo

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    1. Awww thanks Nylablue and Sherri-Ellen,love you too,xx Speedy

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  23. Wows! I really thought Speedy gots his name from his mighty speed!! That is pawsome guys!!! Good work!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Hahaha we didn't know how fast he could be but he lived up to it,xx Rachel

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  24. Rachel, are you telling us that you never thought that you should call that baby "Cheeky?" Not even once? If you pronounce "cheeky" like it was a French word, there is only one different letter in the two names, k/p. Something is definitely going on. I guess no one could have anticipated "Pirate."

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  25. Sorry, Rachel, I just realized my previous message made no sense. One, but only one, of Speedy's aunts is a real dope. That would be me.

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    1. Hahahaha it did make sense don't worry,and know cheeky never crossed my mind but then we didn't know how cheeky he was,no Speedy suits him to the t,
      good to here from you,xx Rachel

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  26. What a lovely idea. I hope the campaign is wildly successful!

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