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April 5, 2003

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Iorek, the Pet of the Day
Name: Iorek
Age: Seven months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Velveteen Lop Rabbit
Home: New Jersey, USA
   What do you get when you cross a rabbit and a basset hound? Iorek, the Velveteen Lop Rabbit. With a touch of daredevil, big, sad eyes, and ears long enough to trip over, Iorek's comical looks are only matched by his silly personality. Faster than a speeding feline, able to leap tall bookshelves in a single bound... look under the desk, look up in the cat tree... it's a bird, it's a plane... nope, just Iorek looking for adventure.

    Iorek does mad dashes around the room, sliding on the hardwood floors and leaping in the air, ears flying in the breeze. He loves to climb and explore. He frequently plays in the cat tree, where he tosses out the cat toys he doesn't like, and plays with the rest. In one picture, he is tossing out a krinkle ball which does not meet his strict standards, and in the other you can see him subduing an evil, stuffed Furby... "Take that!"

    When he's not on the go, he loves to eat, snuggle with our cat and his other bunny buddy, and bump us with his nose to let us know he'd like some attention. We recently adopted Iorek from Bunny Magic Rabbit Rescue. Handsome, quirky, comical and energetic. We think he is just about perfect, although, for his own safety, he really should have come with a cape ;o)

    Iorek is a character in a book called The Golden Compass - actually he is an armored polar bear... by Phillip Pullman. Our other rabbit is named Lyra.. also a character from the same book (one of my son's favorites). I'm guessing it's Nordic. Iorek would like everyone to know that there are still bunnies also up for adoption and waiting for wonderful new homes. For information, visit Bunny Magic Rabbit Rescue.

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