Thursday, 24 April 2014

Twice the Flavour

"'ere, I fought you woz bringing me some parsley?"

What are you talking about Pudsy, I just gave you a big piece each??!!

"Eafr? Uhroh."

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Mr and Mrs Moodychops

Benson and Patty are two of the moodiest, most stroppy bunnies I have ever come across.

When it comes to breakfast, talk about snatchy and ungrateful, however quick you move these two will have the food out your hand (and a few fingers along with it if you are not careful) before you can give it to them. When they've been in sheds with open outdoor grass areas, when you try to let them out they'll barge past you with a headbutt and a glare that suggests the speed of your door-opening leaves a lot to be desired.

Patty has been single for some time. Besides her behavioural quirks, although she's pretty healthy she has funny leg issues which means she needs monitoring and is probably not suited to be rehomed to just anyone. But even amongst our many other special needs residents, she has not been keen on any potential new partner.

Benson, with his strong personality and hilarious antics, has won the hearts of a number of volunteers, but again he is not the sort of rabbit you would re-home to just anyone. You get the feeling that his quirkiness could easily turn into actual fear-aggression if he found himself in an environment he wasn't entirely comfortable with. So rather than leave him single for a while as an available partner for an owners rabbit, Caroline decided it best to find him a new partner straight away.

Which is all good. However, when I found out she was putting these two characters together, I figured there could only be two possible outcomes:

  • Their personalities would clash and they'd never accept each other OR
  • They'd bond together into a pair so densely packed with mutual grumpiness that no volunteer would survive near them long enough to clean or feed them without being sucked into a vortex of emotional destruction.

I figured it would be the first one. Looks like I might have been be wrong.

"Oh yeah, we're getting on now. Is that surprise or fear I see in your eyes?"

"FYI? Domination plans: these snacks, this Rescue, world. Any questions?"

I'm sorry people. We are all doomed.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tuesday Tail #9

So much to do,
But I'm hindered today,
There's a tail, some feets
And a fat butt in my way.
Could maybe step over,
Or perhaps go around,
But this beast might awaken
If I dare make a sound.
So I turn and I tip-toe
To back whence I came
Now the carrots I carry
Will be safe once again.

"...zzzzzzzzz..."

Sunday, 20 April 2014

No Easter Bunny

"No, I'm NOT the Easter bunny. YOU'RE supposed to bring ME tasty treats! So where are they??!!"

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Soldiering On, Tucking In

Boadicea's repeated offering to "help out" may be somewhat of a transparent ruse, but I'll give her this - she certainly puts her all into the part!

"Boadicea Bunny, reporting for veg-guard duty, SIR!"

Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter Break

Well, Easter is upon us, so it's time to celebrate.

What are we celebrating? Well, a bunch of things depending on our own individual religious beliefs (or lack thereof), but one of the things we celebrate here is how astute and compassionate we are as human beings that we DON'T buy live rabbits as gifts. We understand that they are not fluffy toys, they are sentient beings with a whole bunch of complicated and expensive needs.

How do we celebrate? By stuffing our faces with chocolate eggs and anything that falls out of them when we break them apart!

So with these things in mind, here's a couple of Whisky's pals to wish you a happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!