Visiting Team Since: 01/2010
Honey (born 2009) is the youngest member of Carol’s furry family, and was adopted after Carol came across her photo on the Animal Humane Society website. Honey’s photo was special because, as Carol describes, she had the same look on her face that Carol’s previous rabbit Sweet Pea had as a baby. Carol had been visiting as a Pet Partners handler since 2004 with her earlier therapy bunnies Sweet Pea and Goldy.
Carol & Honey visit in many capacities. The team participates in the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program at various libraries in the Hennepin County Library system, as well as at the Rum River Library within the Anoka County Library system and special programs for Zachary Lane Elementary. In addition, the team visits with college students in the PAWS program through the University of Minnesota, and various assisted living facilities throughout the metro.
Honey is also a very special spokesrabbit for North Star Therapy Animals as well as the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society, attending events and promoting rabbit education and care. Being a therapy rabbit is pretty special, so Honey loves to teach people and show them what makes her such a unique therapy animal.
In Honey’s spare time she participates in rabbit agility (which is just like dog agility but rabbit-sized) at Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley every other Sunday. She also spends time after at Hoppy Hour (rabbit playtime). Honey’s skills in agility mean she has progressed to participating in agility off leash. According to Carol, everything goes pretty well until Honey sees little children, at which point she typically goes off course to get some petting from them. Sounds like a smart little rabbit!