The Tale of Felonious Spunk – a bunny, a heist, and a happy ending

Don’t you love it when a real life story is stranger than fiction, and you get to meet the main characters? That‘s what happened this week in Portland, on our travels through the United States.

We’ve been visiting our good friend, Evie – a geophysicist who keeps an eye on Oregon’s earthquake zones, and the volcanoes that rear above the clouds in this tumultuous landscape.

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Spunky, the bunny

Evie, a practical, caring person is also a dedicated bunny carer in the city’s Rabbit Advocates, a non-profit organization whose volunteers specialise in placing surrendered, mistreated or abandoned rabbits in loving homes, and running a help/education line.

She has three bunnies in her care. They live in her lovely warm basement – and the smallest is Spunky, an odd-looking, dwarf rabbit with one eye, no nose and ripped ears. This is the story of how Evie became a ‘wrabbit-warrior’, and how Spunky the rabbit gained a reputation, and the name of Felonious Spunk.

Well-respected journalist and contributing editor for Newsweek, Eleanor Clift  wrote an article about the bunny saga, Down the Rabbit Hole in the Newsweek Magazine back in 2006. She’s also Evie’s aunt and I know she won’t mind me reposting her article (I check with Evie, of course!) CLICK HERE.

Spunky, with his permanently lopsided head and blind eye.
Spunky, with his permanently lopsided head and blind eye.
the bag with holes
The Snatchel Satchel
Touring the awesome Columbia Gorge near Portland with Evie, bunny-bandit.
Touring the awesome Columbia Gorge near Portland with Evie, bunny-bandit.

But drop in back here afterwards – I’d love to hear your responses to this little slice of life in Portlandia. 🙂 

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