Sunday, 7 February 2016
Saturday, 6 February 2016
For all the difficulty in getting Bugsy Malone to bond with our single girls, he has no problem making friends with humans. He's one of those bunnies you could sit with and make a fuss of all day.
"Thanks for letting me out to run around for playtime, only...are you SURE you are going to be able to keep up with me to keep my nose properly rubbed?"
Friday, 5 February 2016
Thursday, 4 February 2016
With Caroline going on holiday at the end of the month, one of our current projects is to make sure as many rabbits as possible have new ID cards if they require them, either because they were never updated from temporary intake cards, or they've lost the card, or lost or acquired a partner.
As a result, I was requested to supply photographs of rabbits not in the official photo folder. My solution to this was to place the target bunbuns on an isolated hutch top and voila, snap away. If that sounds too easy to be true, you are entirely correct.
I started with Bonita, who true to form still was not amused about my presence and decided she must have her face pointing away from me at all times. This turned into quite the merry-go-round with me circling the hutch as Bonita stubbornly rotated.
Unfortunately for me, the rest of my line-up psychically followed suit, with one volunteer and then Caroline observing my attempts with some amusement... and then the wind got up a bit.
"I'm only a little thing, I'll blow away! I don't know what I did to deserve this, but can I go home now?"
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
One of our special cases right now is Neroli. Recently she developed an abscess behind her eye, which caused somewhat of a dilemma for the Rescue as the only treatment option was complete removal, a procedure we have never achieved successfully. In the past we have even opted not to have it performed, merely because we didn't want to put poor rabbits through the usual aftermath. Our current supervet, however, felt that he could change our luck and so we agreed to go ahead. Our girl has made things more complicated as she also had surgery to her mouth, which was the cause of the abscess, but after a period of uncertainty we hope she is now going in the right direction.
I've resisted showing most of my images of her since the operation as her face looks a little worse for wear at the moment but she's a fluffy girl so I have high hopes she'll come right once her fur grows back. At least her husbun Oslo is looking after her well.
"Hey! Paparazzi! No photographs of the lady!"