Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Phoenix the Therapy Bunny

Rachel's been asking me why Phoenix (her little Lionhead) hasn't been in the blog. After all, she's a contribut-ing member of society. She's a therapy bunny.

Once a month we go a nursing home with our church group. The group leader plans an activity for the residents, I play my fiddle (sometimes people dance), and a good time is had by all. Especially Rachel who jokingly asked one day if she could bring her rabbit. Imagine her surprise when I said yes. I used to do pet therapy at nursing homes with kittens and puppies from the Humane Society so I know how much residents love animals.

Phoenix, spoiled celebrity that she is, already had a carrying case. So, in she hopped and off we went. It was amusing to watch people's reaction to her. Mostly it's amazement that there's a rabbit in the house. Followed by amusement and stories of pets residents used to have. It's been fun watching Rachel blossom as she shares her pet and at the same time see people who miss having an animal around interact with the bunny. And Phoenix? Well, it's all in a day's work for her.

1 comment:

  1. Hurrah for Rachel and Phoenix; the world needs more of them! :)