It’s a pleasure to be sharing in this special blog share, The 25
Days of Christmas,  started by the Parga’s Junkyard Blog. I hope
you check out the other blog posts sharing the holiday season with 24
bloggers who have joined forces to make this season a bit more

The Bunnies of

Often the Holidays can be a difficult or lonely time for those who
have no family or friends nearby, or are left behind because it is
difficult to manage having one come to visit for a holiday visit-perhaps
due to constraints of illness.  Or sadder still, whether through
ill family relations or neglectful family, the elderly or disabled
family member is left behind.

It is usually difficult for an elderly or sick person in a nursing home,
hospital, or assisted living facility, who receives few or no visits, to
watch others receive visits or go out during the holiday season.  I
have seen this first hand, having worked in nursing homes, a rehab
hospital and mental health facility for about 18 years. Even the
smallest gesture is appreciated by these people and can mean a lot.

On the other hand, the warmth of a hug, for example, is nice when given
by perhaps a staff person or visitor from a church, it is not always the
same as when these people participate in interactions with
animals.  There is something about animals, that for most people
will let them feel even more relaxed and free to enjoy the interaction
than with people they aren’t as familiar with. Often times the results
are amazing!

For years, I have participated in pet therapy programs with various
animals owned by facilities or more often with bringing in my own
houserabbits (litterbox trained and all!).  Come share this recent
holiday season visit at an assisted living facility and feel the holiday
magic yourself with….

The Bunnies of Christmas in the Rabbit Slippers