Bengal Bunny Vandalized AGAIN

This is no good. No good at all. (Image: Shala Howell, Bengal Bunny (c) 2012 Salvatore D’Antona)

In line with our promise to bring you more news on the Bengal Bunny pretty soon after it happens, The Five-Year-Old and I are heartbroken to report that last weekend someone  hacked away at the Bengal Bunny’s face.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that according to Monika Wilkinson of Dedham Shines, the fundraising efforts last week were successful,* and Dedham Shines has enough to cover the cost of repairing the Bengal Bunny. According to Wilkinson, Sal D’Antona will repair the bunny’s ear and face sometime next week. In the meantime, Dedham Shines is working with the Dedham Parks and Recreation department on a plan to prevent future attacks.

The Five-Year-Old and I will keep an eye on the situation and bring you pictures of the restored Bengal Bunny as soon as we can.

*Although the Bengal Bunny Repair Fund is in good shape, Dedham Shines still needs donations to cover the cost of installing the other rabbits ($2400/rabbit).

About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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