HOBBIES & INTERESTS
The Daily Muffin: Life of a Quarantined Bunny
To say this year has been filled with uncertainty and fear would be an understatement. In a matter of weeks things went from “normal” to a situation that none of us could possibly be prepared for. By mid-March news and social media were completely consumed with coronavirus-related content. People reading information online (some real, some fake) were getting further sucked into the covid19 vortex of anxiety, stress, worry, anger, blame and a whole slew of other negative feelings. As work-from-home began for my husband Daren and myself, we now had 24 hour access to a therapy animal, our bunny Muffin. Her happy, bouncy personality would bring a smile to our faces no matter how gloomy things were. Pictures of Muffin’s antics would occasionally be sent to friends, who were always delighted to receive a fun, non-covid distraction. We thought the rest of the world could benefit from some daily Muffin therapy, and on March 15 the Daily Muffin was born!
People are often surprised to learn we have a rabbit (we actually have 2 but Rocky is an introvert and has been social distancing since before it was popular). Muffin is a lionhead/lop mix and ~8.5lbs. She is ~2.5 years old and was found on a street in Surrey and brought to the Vancouver Rabbit Rescue (www.vrra.org). We’ve learned a lot about Muffin being at home with her for the last 6+ months, so I thought I’d share some facts and answer some common questions people have about rabbits.