Recently, I spent a long weekend unplugging in the woods. I loved the tiny cabin, the time away, the lack of wifi and spending quality time with my significant other. However, (and maybe don’t tell my boyfriend this) what filled me with a joy like no other was watching my dog Julep be her happiest self. She ran through the woods freely, with a smile on her panting face, and she swam in the lake with the relentless work ethic that only a herding dog could bring to fetch. I felt like I was finally returning a fraction of the joy Julep brings me.
Pets provide us with unconditional love and infinite joy, and it’s our job as their humans to make sure they live their best lives. We owe it to our furry friends to meet their needs and to try to understand their means of communication. However, that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice the style of our homes in the process. It’s possible to meet our pets’ needs in style. That’s exactly what Nicole and Steven Shutlz did for their eight-year-old Holland Lop named Eames. After all, with a name like Eames, that bun needed his own pad with modernist sensibilities. Below, Nicole shares tips and insights for creating a rabbit hutch that you and your rabbit will love! —Quelcy
Image Above: Looking at Eames’ adorable face and his stylish hutch, it could be very tempting to adopt a bunny immediately, but Nicole wants everyone to think carefully before adding a rabbit to their families. She says, “Eames is a joy in our lives but a ton of work. I’d like to point anyone interested in getting a pet rabbit to House Rabbit Society. There are a ton of misconceptions about bunny ownership out there. Rabbits are a 10-year commitment and are so much more than a cute, furry novelty you keep in a cage.”