Rabbit Magic

If you’re going to be proved wrong, Moxie/Duncan had the perfect way to show more than one human that we just don’t know very much about rabbits.  Last Thursday, September 3, while cleaning the rabbits little house, I discovered a little nest with  itty bitty baby bunnies!  Moxie/Duncan/Doxie is a girl after all!!!  When the folks at Lightlife Foods decided to sponsor our new lop- eared mom, I bet they were not expecting this!  One of the little ones looks amazingly like his father Oslo and the other survivor ( 2 little babies did not survive) is black with a little hint of white around its ears. You can see for yourself !

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The Eyes {sic} Have It

Just as many animals do, we humans communicate a lot of information with our eyes.   Some among us, for one reason or another,  do not pay attention to this valuable source of interpersonal information.  By not looking at another’s eyes much of what is being ‘said’ is lost.  Whether this failure to make eye contact is due to  insufficient arousal in the brain, shyness, fear, etc. ,  the bottom line is that a chance for a more complete understanding with another person or animal can’t happen without it.  In a group setting, failure to scan eyes and accompanying facial expressions can result in a real lack of understanding about what’s going on.   Those who do not routinely read the eyes of others may feel disconnected, confused and alone.  They  can be shocked by things they could have seencoming.  Being social creatures, this is a very real problem.  It is very difficult to make and keep friends without tapping into this valuable source of communication.

Working with animals and observing their nonverbal behaviors can help develop the skills needed to notice and readeye language.

In watching animals communicate with each other, clients can witness the power of what is not being spoken.  Learning something by watching others is called Observational Learning.  Now how perfect is that!100_0166100_0165

Cole Daniel Bolo Hits a Home Run!

Cole Daniel is one of our barn cats who is beloved by many;  especially by Saryn Lauzon and her son Ethan who have decided to sponsor this lucky boy!

Cole Daniel’s life has taken a dramatic turn upward since being hit by a car and delivered to the Brattlebor Vet Clinic by the police. At the Brattleboro Clinic  he was loving cared for by Drs. Boardman and  Sorton as well as by the support staff.  Saryn is one of the clinic’s support staff.  It was Saryn who brought Cole Daniel’s situation to my attention.  Her gentle but persistent reminders about this playful young cat who had yet to find a permanent home were initially brushed off thinking that eventually, someone would decide to take him, after all, we already have 4 barn cats.  As time passed and no one had adopted him, Saryn’s persistence hit its mark.  With  broad smiles, Saryn and her son Ethan arrived with Cole Daniel in tow.  As if arranging his placement here was not enough, they have taken their devotion to this quirky, friendly and playful little guy one step further by deciding to continue their support of his future well-being by sponsoring Cole Daniel Bolo!!!.

A huge Thank You Saryn and Ethan!000_0021000_0014