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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > THE LOUNGE > Chicago binky-ers?
Last Post by wendyzski at 3/28/2007 9:27 AM (19 Replies)
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User is Offline wendyzski
Chicago, IL
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9/29/2006 5:12 PM
I remember that there are some other people on here in the Chicago area. 

I was wondering if people would be interested in meeting up?  I'm not sure bunny play-dates are feasible, unless we all brought pens and met in a park or something.  But maybe we could get together for coffee or something, or a toy-shopping or even toy-building sessions?

All my friends are either cat folks or pet-free, and aside from online or at teh shelter I don't know a lot of bunny people in person.

Is this something people might be interested in?  I live in Rogers Park right near the Jarvis red line station.

User is Offline Lucy
Chicago, IL
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10/01/2006 6:25 AM
Hi Wendy!!! ok, so I know we've been talking, but I just had to post... There's someone else on this forum with an angorian?? bunny who is from Chicago. I recommended her Blum Animal hospital.

User is Offline alexa h
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10/05/2006 9:31 PM
im from chicago too! Fujoethebunny, i think thats me, i got the fluffly angora sorry im so slow with this, but ever since i got a new job, i havent had much spare time online anymore :/

thats pretty neat that there are three of us right now i live in river grove, which is near O'hare.. so i still consider myself a chicagoan

User is Offline Lucy
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10/06/2006 5:43 AM
i guess black and white are very popular colors for chicago bunnies...

User is Offline Lucy
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10/06/2006 5:51 AM
and they all face the same direction...

User is Offline wendyzski
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10/06/2006 6:59 AM
Posted By leksia on 10/05/2006 11:31 PM
  i live in river grove, which is near O'hare.. so i still consider myself a chicagoan

Close enough!

I posed because it'd be nice to hang out with other bunny peoples, and  meet other bunnies!   Mayeb meet up for coffee someplace, or a toy-making party or toy exchange?  I'm up in Rogers Park right by the lake and Fujoebunny is someplace in Lakeview, bu she's really busy for a couple of more weeks with school stuff.

I got Pepper from the Red Door shelter and still go there to get my hay.  I also wanted to remind people about their upcoming spa day:
October 21, 2006
Spa Di Da Day!
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Let Red Door Animal Shelter pamper your rabbits, cats, and guinea pigs celebrity-style at our fall Spa-Di-Da Day fund-raiser. Bring your pet in for nail trims, ear cleaning, massage and grooming. No appointments needed. All proceeds benefit the Red Door animals.
This Spa Day will feature the opportunity to get a professional portrait taken of your pet(s), and you can order holiday cards.

I still can't manage to pick Pepper up yet, so I'm planning to take her in for a nail trim and also to let the volunteers see how well she is doing.

User is Offline wendyzski
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10/06/2006 7:01 AM
Posted By fujoethebunny on 10/06/2006 7:51 AM
and they all face the same direction...

Well, she wanted to make sure I got her good side  

User is Offline Lucy
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10/06/2006 7:52 AM
I"m sure all of her sides are good!

User is Offline BB
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10/06/2006 9:23 PM
That rabbit spa day at the Red Door Shelter sounds like a great place for you Chicago Binky'ers to meet up!  If you gals decide to do that, let us know afterwards how it went!  I'm sure the bunnies will be soooooo thrilled that day. : )  But it's good for them!  It's a wonderful idea - good for the bunny and all for a good cause.

Have fun!!

User is Offline alexa h
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10/06/2006 9:40 PM
ooo! im so excited im going to definatly try to go to the red door shelter spa! i had heard of it before, and this time i want to take my bun... plus, she could use a good nail clipping as well..

hehe, fujoe, good eye... all our icons are SO alike!

User is Offline wendyzski
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10/10/2006 8:22 AM
What time are you planning to go?  I was looking at turning up around noon.

I don't have the price list with me, but I remember that a nail trim is $15, and grooming plus nail trim is $18.  You can also get ear cleaning, 5-min massages, glamour photos and X-mas cards, and they are having a veggie-eating contest with prizes for a $1 entry fee.

User is Offline wendyzski
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10/10/2006 3:17 PM
Full details (now that I'm at home with the computer that had the e-mail on it:

JOIN US for a SPECIAL"SPA-DI-DA DAY" at RED DOOR ANIMAL SHELTER on OCTOBER 21!

Pamper Your RABBITS, Cats, & Guinea Pigs with Spa Services

Design HOLIDAY Photo Greeting Cards of Your Critter

Enter Your Bunny in a SALAD-EATING Contest!

Give your critters the celebrity treatment and help a great cause! Let Red Door Animal Shelter pamper your rabbits, cats, and guinea pigs at our fall Spa-Di-Da Day fund-raiser on Saturday, October 21, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hop on over with your companion for elite spa services, including nail trims, grooming, ear cleaning, massages, and glamour portraits. You can even design holiday photo greeting cards featuring a portrait of your critter. No appointments needed. And, your rabbit won't want to miss our salad-eating contest! Details below.

SPA Services: Bunnies, Kitties, & Guinea Pigs
Basic Coat Grooming: $7 donation
Nail Trim & File: $15 donation
Nail Trim/File + Basic Coat Grooming:  $18 donation
Extra Grooming (matte removal): $7 donation (per 10 min.)
5-Minute Massage: $7 donation
Ear Cleaning: $7 donation

HOLIDAY photo greeting cards, featuring a “glamour portrait” of your companion!
Glamor Portraits: $28 donation (choice of pose, two 5x7 prints)
HOLIDAY CARDS:  Additional $25 donation (get 25 - 4x8 cards with envelopes in time for holiday mailings; your choice of glamour portrait, design, greeting). Additional sizes and quantities available.

SALAD-EATING Contest for Bunnies!
Is your rabbit the fastest greens-eater in Chicago? Lettuce see!
Prizes include: Silver rabbit pin or handmade stuffed bunny
$1 donation to enter your rabbit. Greens will be provided.
First contest kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and repeats hourly.

While your companion gets the celebrity treatment, you can relax and have some snacks, tour the shelter, and meet our adoptable animals. All proceeds from Spa-Di-Da Day benefit the rescued rabbits, cats, dogs, and other critters cared for by Red Door, a no-kill shelter. For more information, call 773-764-2242 or send an email to info@reddoorshelter.org. Red Door is located at 2410 W. Lunt Ave. (at Western Ave.) in Chicago.

User is Offline alexa h
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10/10/2006 7:44 PM
thanks for posting that wendyzski.. im hoping to go, but i have no idea what timeas of yet.. im hoping that a friend of mine who also has a bun will go with me, but im still not 100% sure if ill be able to make it, but i want to! its a good oppurtunity for my bun to get some awesome treatement

User is Offline Lucy
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10/14/2006 7:44 AM
i'll see what I can do. I don't have a car... so I'm not too sure I want to take fujoe on the red line. I might just meet up so say hi to you guys so we really can meet. My boyfriend applyed for a zip car, so maybe that will come through.. we'll see. keep me posted with times and such!

User is Offline Lucy
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10/19/2006 5:02 PM
ok- so who is going on sat? fujoe needs to enter the salad eating contest

User is Offline wendyzski
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10/20/2006 5:32 AM
I still intend to go - around noon-ish, depending on how easy it is to get Pepper in her carrier.    Also, I've been down with Bronchitis all week so I might be a little slow.  I'm coming on either the 290 or 96 bus.

I'll have my cellphone on me - 773-304-8972 - if you still want to meet up.  I will have the apple branches for Fujoe, as well as a big bag of Kaytee Timmy pellets that I'm donating now that my Oxbow order came in.

I'm a short plump chick w/glasses and reddish/brown curly hair.

Prolly won't be entering Pepper in the salad-eating contest, unless they have a category for messiest eater!  But she needs a nail trim and a visit with all her old buds at the shelter.

User is Offline Lucy
Chicago, IL
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10/20/2006 7:12 PM
i just found out I can't make it tomorrow. let me know how it goes though. we will meet soon. I promise. have fun!!!

User is Offline wendyzski
Chicago, IL
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10/21/2006 10:00 AM
Back home!

Pepper and I took the bus over to the Red Door, and we were 3rd in line.  She was quite the little bunny-ambassador on the bus, as I was beseiged with questions.  I made a mental note to pick up some flyers from the shelter for when this happens again, so I can have something to hand to people who want to know about buns.

I didn't really look around much, because I'm still very much under the weather from acute bronchitis this week, but there were a lot of bunnies coming in for nails and pictures, as well as a couple of cats.  The volunteers were all happy to see her and fussed over her while she waited her turn to go in the quiet back room for the actual trimming.  We watched the photographers working with the bunnies - the cutest pair of litte rex buns, one all black and one b/w spotted were climbing all over the set and generally amusing everyone with their antics.  I had a nice chat with another bunny-mom, and she told me about her experiences bonding her buns.  I have always thought that I'd like to get Pepper a friend come spring, once we've had more time to get to know each other, but I'm also worried.  She was very nice and encouraging.  Pepper was in there for quite a while - apparently she gave them some trouble with the back feet, which makes me even more glad I took her in.  Between inexperience and illness, I knew I wasn't up to the job right now.

I left before the first hourly salad-eating contest, so I don;t know how that went.  There were about 7-8 bunnies waiting their turn when I left just before 1.  We had to wait for the bus for a bit, but all told she was in the carrier for 90 minutes or so, and took it like a trooper.  I gave her a raisin when I let her out and she's now hanging out in her nice safe condo destressing.

Fujoe-mommy, since you weren't there I donated the handful of apple twigs to the shelter buns.  I had also brought along some toys that Pepper was not impressed by as well as most of a bag of Kaytee Timmy pellets.  Now that I have her on Oxbow, I thought maybe some of the fosterers could use them.

I wished I had more energy to socialize with the other bunny people but I'm still glad I went.  For the Chicago folks who didn't go, there is a Jewel/Osco Shop and Save thing going November 13-15, where if you have a little coupon thingie and then shop a percentage of your purchase will go to the Red Door Shelter.
Now back to bed for me.....

User is Offline BB
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11/01/2006 11:10 PM

Sorry for my late reply!  Sounds like it was a real BunnyFest. Fun! Red Door Shelter sounds like they have a wonderful innovative group to inspire people to come.   Something to learn from!  I'm passing along their good ideas to the rabbit rescue here.  I love the Salad eating contest! How funny!

 I am sorry you were dealing with bronchitis. I had that earlier this year and it lasted for so long!  It got so bad I had an inhaler.  Never needed that before for bronchitis, but I was pretty worn out, so I got pretty sick. 

Bronchitis just makes you feel tired even when you are on the upside of the illness. 

Hope you are back to full health by now.


User is Offline wendyzski
Chicago, IL
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3/28/2007 9:27 AM
Resurrecting an old thread because the next Spa Day is April 21st.

April 21, 2007
Spa Di Da Day!
Your rabbit, guinea pig or cat wants a spring makeover! Let Red Door Animal Shelter pamper your pet celebrity-style at our spring Spa-Di-Da Day fund-raiser. Bring your rabbit, guinea pig, or cat in for nail trims, ear cleaning, massage and grooming. Treats for humans! No appointments needed. All proceeds benefit the Red Door animals.


Also for the Chicago folks who shop at Jewel-Osco, April 16-18 is Shop & Share Days.  Just do your regular grocery shopping and hand in the certificate when you pay.  Red Door Shelter will get a percentage or your purchase.  Every little bit helps.  Go to www.reddoorshelter.org - events and you can print a  certificate to take with you.
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