||One year, four months old|
||English Angora Rabbit|
||British Columbia, Canada|
LaLuna, a purebred English Angora Rabbit. LaLuna is just a bit
over a year old. What make LaLuna special is that she, LaLuna is
unique in more ways than one. Usually, English Angora Rabbit weight
around 7-7.5 pounds (3.4 kg), LaLuna is ten pounds (4.5 kg) and she is one healthy bunny.
Secondly, unlike most pet rabbits, LaLuna has a career in healthcare
... she is a Volunteer pet at our local hospital and very much a star
in her own right. LaLuna brings joy, laughter and happy memories back
to those who need it. Her calm and gentle nature have made her a
famous volunteer. Children, Adults, Elderly they all adore her.
She was even featured in her local paper. According to the article,
"La Luna is a favorite on the seniors' acute care and psychiatric wards.
"What it adds for these patients is a distraction or a comfort," said
Clare O'Kelly, manager of volunteer resources at the hospital. "It
takes their mind away from what is happening that may not be pleasant,
and takes them away to a different place," she said.
And she isn't just popular with patients. The hospital staff too has
really taken to having La Luna visit. Not all bunnies are cut out for
a job in health care, though. La Luna has an especially calm and
So LaLuna is special to many people, not just to me! She helps some
people to open up to others while petting her. LaLuna may be "just a
bunny," but she has a big heart and lots of love to give to those who
needed the most. I am very proud of her.
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