For Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2014, I was hanging out on Salem Commons with all the puppies for PMAD Salem. In addition to photographing the event, I also donated a complementary pet photo session for the raffle.
Little did I know that I was about to meet some of the best fur-babies, and one of the best people, living in Salem.
Abbie, an ambassador for Bunnies in Baskets, was the winner of the raffle prize. She is the mother of two adorable therapy bunnies: Poppy and Pumpkin.
I got in touch with her and we set up a bunny play date. I've photographed bunnies in the past, and every time I meet a new bunny, I realize how much I adore them. I'm convinced that, next to guinea pigs, they are the best pets (but don't tell the other animals I said so).
I must tell you, it's pure joy laying down in the grass with bunnies hopping around you. Pumpkin, the dominant bun in this pair, stayed close to me, investigating my camera to see if it was edible. Poppy, on the other hand, was leading her mom around on the leash, exploring the limits of the yard and having loads of fun in the autumn sunshine.
Abbie and I and the two furry ladies had such a blast during this shoot that we decided to have a part 2 in January of this year. She had talked about wanting to introduce Poppy and Pumpkin to the snow, and we decided to develop and art concept to go along with the plan.
Introducing the Rabbit Queen:
To find out more about Bunnies in Baskets: Check out their Website www.bunniesinbaskets.org
Abbie will also soon be starting her own Therapy Bunny Business! Stay tuned for more info.
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