Adopting Flat Friends Supports Small Animal Rescues

Flat Bonnie FriendsImage courtesy of Flat Bonnie

Flat Bonnie's friends as Bunny, Guinea pigs, and Chinchilla.

“Hello! I’m Flat Bonnie!” the adorable, cloth bunny says across many of her internet pages. Really, who can resist the cute face? Since March 2011, Yukari of Los Angeles, California, has been busy bringing to life Flat Bonnie and her friends. Yukari was inspired by a combination of small animal rescues and her own stuffed animals. “I created Flat Bonnie and Friends to bring awareness to animals in rescues that need forever homes. Most people do not even know that there are rescues for Guinea Pigs, Bunnies, Chinchillas and other small animals. And I LOVE stuffed animals!”

Guinea Pig lovers will be happy to know that one of Bonnie’s many friends is Flat Cavy. Flat Cavy is available for adoption from her Etsy store and can be customized to resemble your own guinea pig. Yukari is happy to donate 20% of sales to rescue organizations such as House Rabbit Society, Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary, Rabbit Advocates, BunnyLuv Rabbit Resource Center, and Zooh Corner Rabbit Rescue.

The Bonnie blog is updated with lots of photos of Bonnie making new friends in her adoptive homes. Yukari is efficient with her creations. “The standard ones take about an hour to make. The Customs and 3 Color Flat Cavy take about 2 hours,” she tells us. Her biggest selling items are the custom requests. “People really like to have custom versions of their furry companions,” she says.

Bonus items appear from time to time as well. In addition to Flat bunnies, guinea pigs, chinchillas, kitties, and puppies, there’s also bags, keychains, doggie bones, and even bunny poop named “Oopsie & Poopsie.” It’s certain to be the cutest poop you’ve seen all day.

Flat CaviesImage courtesy of Flat Bonnie

Two Flat Cavies from the Flat Bonnie series.

Flat Bonnie’s Photostream on Flickr shows us all the places the busy, busy bunny and friends have been. Custom made Bonnies have appeared in so many homes, exotic locations, and met real pets in her likeness. Bonnie’s been dressed up, spotted with color, grown a head of shaggy hair, and dressed up for the seasons. The Halloween Bonnies were a special treat. Lost in the Woods, Mummy Bunny, Zombie Bunny, and Spider Bun were limited editions made in unique styles. Should we expect more for the coming holidays? Yukari reveals, “I have 2 designs picked for a Fall Edition and a Winter/Holiday Edition. I will have those ready for adoption soon.”

Yukari is great with keeping up with the holiday demand. She tells us, “I can usually get custom [holiday] orders done in 7-10 days.” Don’t wait for the last minute though. You might lose your chance. It also helps to be thorough when filling out your order so she can best re-create the image of your special pet. “Order as early as possible. If you are ordering a Custom, take good pictures of your friend and write a description of fur markings. If you are ordering for someone else, I will be offering Gift Certificates.”

If you would like to adopt a Flat Cavy, Flat Bonnie, or any of their friends, check out her Etsy store or catch up with them on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news and happenings.

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Angela, Editor-in-Chief, GPT

Angela founded Guinea Pig Today and guest writes for CavyMadness. She volunteers with Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue and supports the ROUS Foundation. Her guinea pig, Papua, is the star of WHEK-TV/DT.

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  1. […] Flat Bonnie was created to raise awareness about adoption. When people “adopt” plushies from Flat Bonnie, the message goes with them – when you are ready to welcome a real bunny, piggy, chinchilla, or other small animal into your home, please look to your local rescue or shelter. As part of their mission, Flat Bonnie donates a portion of her sales each month to a rescue organization. […]

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