One of our favorite new feeds for rabbit content is Bunny Shaming, a Facebook page that mixes confessional captions with bunny portraits (some unsuspecting, others willfully mischievous), all to hilarious effect. We featured this phenomenon previously, but so smitten, in fact, we’re we, that we reached out to the page’s administrator for a short interview. Our questions, and her answers, are embedded below…
From Hop to Pop: Tell us a little about yourself.
Bunny Shaming: My name is Sarah, and I’ve been a “bunny mom” for a little over 10 years now. As you might have guessed, I’m pretty much obsessed with bunnies. I live with my own little menagerie – not just bunnies. Currently I have my two bunnies, three guinea pigs, two fish tanks, a foster bunny, and three foster hamsters. I volunteer with a small animal rescue, 4 Lil Pigs n Buns, and am an educator with the House Rabbit Society, so I’m pretty passionate about adoption and animal rescue! As for my day job, I’m a fisheries biologist, so I am surrounded by animals in most aspects of my daily life.
From Hop to Pop: I assume you have a rabbit of your own? What’s he or she like and are they bad bunnies?
Bunny Shaming: I have two rabbits of my own. Chloe and Kahlua are both rescued rabbits. Kahlua is, for the most part, fairly well behaved. He does tend to chew on stuff, but he looks terribly guilty when I scold him! Chloe (pictured below), is my little troublemaker, and she is featured prominently on the page! She manages to get into a lot of mischief, whether she means to or not (and she DOES mean to sometimes!) She will eat anything and EVERYTHING, so I have to be careful about bunny-proofing. My first bunny Zoie is currently featured on the page’s cover photo. He almost never chewed on anything, but he would get into mischief trying to find food! Milhouse, Chloe’s previous bonded partner used to climb baby gates. It was something to see. All the bunnies I’ve ever owned have been so special to me, and I will always have bunnies in my life.
From Hop to Pop: I’m guessing that Bunny Shaming was formed in response to the Dog Shaming meme. Was this the inspiration and when did you launch the FB feed?