Saturday, May 7, 2016

Herb could hook you up with some Netherland Dwarf rabbits

This advertisement is from the 1977-1978 yearbook of the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). Why it's still in my house, I have no idea. This paperback copy once belonged to Gene Polette of Missoula, Montana, which is the birthplace of director David Lynch and now stands as Montana's second-largest city.

Long ago, I'm guessing, the yearbook drifted out of Polette's hands and ended up in the possession of a York County book dealer, who then sold it to me as part of a box of unwanted stock. So that's why it's still here in my hands. But I think I'll be donating it to this summer's Book Nook Bonanza, so perhaps it has many owners and adventures still ahead.

But I digress.

If you're actually interested in acquiring some Netherland Dwarf rabbits, including the Hannibal Lecter-themed bunny on the left side of the advertisement, I am sorry to report that it does not appear that Herb Dyck's Dwarf Den of Sepulveda, California, is still in business.

That's really no surprise, given that it's nearly four decades later. Wrangling dwarf rabbits is a tough business for the long haul. (As an aside, Supulveda is a Los Angeles community that started as Mission Acres, was named Sepulveda from the 1940s until 1990s, and is now known as North Hills.)

If you really have a hankering for some Netherland Dwarf rabbits, though, you can check out this current online directory of dealers.

Now, going to the other end of the Rabbit Size Spectrum, please enjoy these photographs of huge rabbits and their dog friends.

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