Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
It's that time of year again when I find myself spending many hours trawling my photo library from the past 12 months looking for shots I think might print well enough to appear in the calendar. Lots of stress and pressure to pick out photos that people might like, photos that are in focus, photos with a good balance of colour and, by some miracle (because it's bunnies), a complete absence of poo.
When I started looking I discovered once again that I have taken lots of photos I like that are the wrong shape for the calendar (portrait rather than landscape). This, like previous years, sent me into a panic and triggered two extra Sundays at the Rescue taking hundreds more (mostly very poor) photos. This also involved lots of standing in binky areas waving my fists at the sky cursing the Sun God for ruining all my shots with unsightly shadows. But no fear, I did get a few extra photos to present to Amy ready for her to choose her twelve. Once more I can relax. At least until she next emails me with feedback...
One pair of residents we really wanted to include were Archimedes and Boadicea. They are such a feature of the Rescue, it wouldn't seem right to have a calendar without at least one of them this time round, but again, no suitably oriented photos. So I took a few and I thought this one came out the best:
But then I figured maybe turning over to a new month to be faced with a carrot-fattened butt might not be what people buy the calendar for. Oh well, there's always the 2017 calendar Archimedes - you might have learned to pose the other way round by then!
Monday, 5 October 2015
Sunday, 4 October 2015
I can't decide what to write here today. It's late and I'm exhausted, so maybe simple is best.
Last weekend I had my last official day as a weekly volunteer at the Rescue. I have been volunteering every Saturday, plus the occasional Sunday and weekday, for seven and a half years. At some point that became a problem without me realising. Maybe I should have checked my bank balance and looked around at my life more often. I guess you live and learn.
Well anyway, although I'm not sure how I will cope with not seeing all my little fluffy friends every week, as of this week I have been officially demoted from weekly to occasional volunteer. We'll see how that works out.
As I won't be at the Rescue every weekend I will no doubt be missing all the cute and crazy little things our furry friends do and say. I guess that means I will be posting on this blog less in future, but perhaps my fellow volunteers will be there to bear witness and report instead - I mean, someone still needs to stuff snacks and treats in those little moufs after all!
It's nice to be appreciated by your family. I imagine.
Saturday, 3 October 2015
Friday, 2 October 2015
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Rosé and Chablis went to their new home this week. You may recognise them not only from this blog but because our photos of them have been used (with permission) a number of times by Best4Bunny in their rabbit welfare and education materials.
These two fun, excitable bunnies had been re-homed previously and sadly had to be returned to us, but they are such a wonderful pair they generated quite a bit of interest and now have another new home.
We will surely miss them, but we are so pleased they now have a family of their own again!
I didn't realise they were going this week until after it happened, but as luck would have it I happened to snap some pics of them on Sunday when I was at the Rescue.
Good luck in your new home girls!