Hello dear friends,
One moment you are doing the housework and you are thinking life is a little boring when, whilst dusting your computer desk with a feather duster, you come across an unrecognisable picture staring at you from your Facebook feed … and you say to yourself “What the …?
Yep folks, this is exactly what happened to me this morning! At first I didn’t realise it was a rabbit, but then I read the caption, compliments of Twisted Sifter: “It’s an English Angora Rabbit owned by Betty Chu.”
Oh, so I am not imagining that this is some giant fur ball creature? A rabbit you say? What kind of rabbit looks like this thing? it turns out that:”the Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool.” Have you ever seen or heard anything like this folks?
And so, with the feather duster now laid to rest on the desk, I began to find out all about “the most fluffy bunny in the world.” I spent altogether too much time researching this amazing rabbit. Here is what I found from one blogger:
“The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara (historically known as Angora), Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid-18th century, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. They are bred largely for their long Angora wool, which may be removed by shearing, combing, or plucking.” ritemail.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/the-most-fluffy-bunny-in-world.
Another blogger talked about her love affair with the Angora rabbit which she acquired after her children left for college and she and her husband were feeling lonely. This fluffy ball ended up taking up all these people’s time grooming it, but they were still not deterred; the love affair continued. This is what the lady wrote:
“I have to admit he’s high maintenance. Even though he’s litter trained and very good about not chewing the furniture [unlike some other animals who will remain nameless], I spend a ridiculous amount of time taking care of him. It takes 2 hours to harvest his coat, which happens every month or two, and he needs brushing daily.” www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/FEATbunnylove.
So, if any of you out there, want a pet, check out the Angora Rabbit. You may be able to make some money on the side as you can indeed spin the fur you harvest every month and make clothes! Yep, you can even find videos on YouTube telling you how to spin it and what to make with it.
I tell you dear friends, never become complacent and think that life is boring because just when you do, a big fat fluffy bunny will surprise you, jump right out at you and teach you a lesson … one that will make your day!
PS: If you want to know more visit:
While a regular pet rabbit can already be quite fluffy, the Angora rabbit’s amazing coat brings fur to a whole new hairy level.
Their extremely voluminous and thick wool could grow to such an extent that it would dwarf the animal itself—except for a small, almost-hidden face, the Angora could look uncannily similar to a gigantic cotton ball.