One of our SaveABunny Volunteers, Arlene, submitted a few words about her experience volunteering at SaveABunny:
A Day of Nurturing the Soul and Spirit
Last week, I went to volunteer and provided Reiki to some special bunnies that needed some extra TLC and energy work. I was able to work on Dustin who is a strong, feisty, little bunny with lots of personality. He wanted to climb up my chest and use me as a jungle gym, but eventually he was able to calm down, relax and enjoy the healing energy in my arms. Furthermore, Gwen stretched out on my lap and was just soaking up the extra attention, as I worked on her. She’s such a sweet and gentle girl. In addition, I was fortunate to have spent time with Rowan. He would hang out on my lap, but he preferred to sit next to me, while I worked on him. I was very saddened to hear that he had recently passed on. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Reiki, it is an alternative healing technique that helps with stress and relaxation, as well as works on one’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. I’m glad that Rowan was able to receive energy work from Rob, Marcy, and I, before he passed on.
As a result of volunteering, I am not only helping the bunnies, but they also give me so much back in return. In 1995, my pet bunny, “Bugsy” passed away. Ever since then, I have not had another pet. I’ve always felt like a part of me was missing. Currently, I am unable to have a pet right now, so volunteering at SaveABunny is a perfect way for me to help out the bunnies and nurture my soul and spirit. When I go to volunteer, I am able to re-connect with animals and to nature. Even going outside to water the plants when I’m emptying out the bunnies’ water bottles, allows me to enjoy the beauty, scents, and sounds of the garden. SaveABunny is a very special, tranquil place of healing and hope, that not only helps bunnies but also volunteers like me.
In essence, I appreciate that SaveABunny allows me to volunteer when I can based on my schedule. Since I don’t live very close to Mill Valley, I appreciate that I can still help out and be a part of these special bunnies’ lives. Thanks SaveABunny!!!
Here’s a picture of Bugsy and I: