Shhhh, don’t tell Max & Molly but I’ve been fraternizing with ‘the enemy’*! My good friend Annette organises an annual Winter Raffle to raise funds for Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare, & I am one of several artists who have donated a prize.
* the bunnies, not Annette
After being found covered in blood & urine on a disused railway line, Annette’s rescue rabbit, Wesley, was looked after by Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare. He now lives as a much loved & very well cared for house rabbit with his adoptive sibling, Arabella, & his new Mum, Annette.
Many rabbits & guinea pigs are bought as children’s pets by people seeking the ‘cute & cuddly’ stereotype portrayed by the media. However, children often tire of them quickly & lose interest (usually by the time they reach around 6 months of age & are starting to grow larger & less cutesy) & every year thousands of them end up abandoned or neglected. Established in 1995, Rabbit and Guinea Pig Welfare in Rugby, England rescues as many of these animals as possible & rehomes them responsibly.
Every penny raised through the sale of raffle tickets will go directly to help abandoned rabbits & guinea pigs at the shelter. You can purchase your tickets here, to be in with a chance of winning one of 11 fantastic prizes.
The item I have donated as a prize is a tea towel rather aptly hand printed with my ‘All Ears‘ design:
The printed image is derived from a photograph of my rescue greyhound, Max, wearing a pair of bunny ears (whilst no doubt dreaming of chasing rabbits!):
My towel is just one of a total of 11 prizes though, so let’s take a look at what else you can win in the raffle…
Jeanette of Square Hare has donated her Celestial Hare, Dancing Hare & Faun brooches:
Pey of Peylu has donated a set of her Esme the Brown Bunny prints:
Jen of McGuinness Photography has donated a set of 4 of her Bunny Rabbit Photo Greeting Cards:
Carly of Naked Carly Art has donated her Original Rabbit Collage:
Alison of Eastwitching has donated her original watercolour painting, ‘The Protector’:
Eline of The High North has donated her Doggy Bag: (even my greyhounds would approve of this!)
Kirsten of Kirsten’s Clay has donated her Snowshoe Hare Footprint Mug:
Debbie of Shaded Memories has donated her Snuggle Sweet Nothings 8×10 photo print:
Kim of Veganessa has donated her White Rabbit Brooch:
& last, but definitely by no means least, Annette of Dragon House of Yuen has donated her own life-sized Mother Hare textile ornament ‘Ermine’:
For more information about each of these prizes, please visit Annette’s blog (where you will also find lots of adorable pictures & tales of her rescue rabbits, Wesley & Arabella). To purchase your tickets, please visit the Rabbit & Guinea Pig Welfare website where you can pay via PayPal.
& remember, I won’t tell Max & Molly if you won’t!