We are always happy to hear from anybunny, but particularly a Red Door alumni. Back at the shelter, we knew him as Sir Paul, a sweet Californian-breed rabbit. He had been found in a field by some high school kids who were cleaning out litter from the brush and bushes.
Sir Paul found his adoptive mom, Jill, at Red Door and he settled into a great life in Chicago. And then....they moved to Alaska.
Here is an update from Murphy, formerly Sir Paul, on his new life far up north. He's turned into a real Bunny Ambassador for pet rabbits!
"Hello to everyone at Red Door! Greetings to you from Alaska. I am Murphy- although some of you may remember me better as Sir Paul. I was adopted from Red Door by a single mom two years ago this February.
My mom and I were having a nice life in Chicago until she got offered a teaching job in Nome, Alaska and decided that we were BOTH moving there. I didn’t want to go because I knew that in the far north of Alaska there are many Eskimos who still hunt and live off the land. I ate my way out of several carriers to let her know I didn’t want to go. But she was determined and put me in a large, hard carrier and into the bottom of the plane I went.
The weather caused us to have an unexpected layover between Anchorage and Nome for 8 hours! They sure are pretty nice in Alaska because they let me bounce around all over the airport garden and I don’t think that would be allowed at O’Hare!
|Here I am playing outside at the airport in Alaska.|
I finally started to settle into my Nome home. There are lots of other cool animals here like musk ox, moose, seal, walrus, and bears. There’s even a man who has a pet reindeer that rides around in the back of his truck like a dog! Next week the Iditarod dogs will be reaching the finish line here in Nome! Exciting! And Sometimes I hear the Discovery channel helicopters flying overhead filming Bering Sea Gold.
Anyway, I really like it in Alaska and all the attention I get from my new friends. I like that because of me, they see that bunnies are nice pets. But I also am working very hard to cheer mom up whenever she gets lonely for family and friends in Chicago. I will sit on the floor where she can reach me and let her pet me and remind her that even though she is 3000 miles from home, I am still with her and that makes her happy and feeling like she has a piece of her old Chicago life in her new Alaskan world.
I don’t know where I’ll be next year- I might be here with my friends or I might move to a different part of Alaska and make even more new friends. I only know that mom is taking me with her no matter where she goes because she loves me so much. And maybe we will even stop by Red Door to say hello when we come to Chicago for the summer! We miss you all! "
Murphy, did you get frequent flyer miles for that trip?
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