21st January 2005 Hari Raya Haji Holiday
Time: 1000 hours
Mission: Spring-cleaning in time for Chinese New Year
Location: Chao Yang Special School Residence
On a sunny, windy glorious morning, a group of volunteers
from HRSS made their way down to meet the 25 special
residents at ChaoYang to spread some early Chinese New
Year festivity (and to help with a little décor
Our little rabbit friends were first relocated to playpens
as volunteers flexed their muscles and started to move
the furniture out of their enclosure. Their home was
given a good spray and wash and a total spring clean.
Meanwhile, our groomers got busy and the rabbits were
treated to world-class massages, hugs, health-checks,
manicure and pedicure – it’s grooming time!
In the process, the bunnies must have started to feel
alarmed at the sight of their belongings being taken
out of their enclosure one after another, so the appointed
watchdogs stood on their hind-legs and watched the volunteers
worriedly, much to the volunteers’ amusement.
A wonderful salad of fresh vegetables, hay and rosey
apple slices awaited them after their pampering. At
last around 3:00pm, the finishing touches to the new-look
enclosure were put together, complete with a new shade
cloth and a little bungalow with a private garden for
bunny Floppy, who has just re-joined the big family.
The King and Queen of Chao Yang’s Residence took
their place to survey their home and gave us the nod
It’s hard to tell at the end of the day, which
ones of us looked happier – the rabbits in their
sparkling clean, spacious enclosure, or the tired volunteers
who watched on as the rabbits frolicked, flopped down
lazily for an afternoon nap, or hopped up and down on
steps made of bricks and explored every inch of their
Volunteers who would like to help out in activities
such as this or rabbit rescue work can email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Chao Yang Before 21st Jan
Temporary holding place
Volunteers at work
Home Sweet Home
Interested *viewing* buyers
of the new bunny home!