Thursday, 31 March 2016

You Rexy Thing

A couple of weeks ago, one of the Rex boys flew the nest and began dating an owner's rabbit, hoping to win his own girl and find a home. It all went rather well and now he has gone off to continue his plans for world domination elsewhere.

It would be nice to continue the stream of good luck with our bonds... I believe in miracles...

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Bountiful Love

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

My Door Is Always Open

"Really, you haven't found anybody to fix this yet? We're falling out of bed here."

Monday, 28 March 2016

Sleeping Outdoors

Erm... Tarzan... You know all of your bedding was inside of your hutch for a reason, right?

Silly bun buns...

Sunday, 27 March 2016


It is amazing to think in 2011 Tansley and Thistle were nearly indistinguishable from each other. One thing is for sure, even if the resemblance has melted away a little over the years that Thistle has been unwell, the brotherly love endured.

We knew that Thistle did not have long left- having suffered from E Cuniculi for many years, his body was beginning to fail and his weight dropped drastically. The only thing stopping us from letting him go earlier was his continued zest for life. Even in the last week I saw him in his grass enclosure more than his brother, dining al-fresco and sunbathing. We knew an ethical decision was looming, but on Wednesday little Thistle took it away from us and passed away naturally during the night.

Goodbye little man.

Saturday, 26 March 2016


Some time ago we had Jolie and her non-RRR partner Pillow brought back to the Rescue as their owners circumstances had changed and they were no longer able to provide them with enough space to stop them squabbling. To make matters worse, Pillow was prone to eye ulcers and will require eye drops for the rest of his life.

They are perhaps most well known here for being logically confusing, as Jolie is the white fluffy one of the pair and Pillow the small brown lop.

Happily, remembering which way round they are will no longer be an issue, as we recently received word that their original owners have become able to keep pets again and in a long hoped for but rare arrangement, they have been re-adopted and went back home last Saturday.

"Ah-ha, so does this mean I get a better quality of service now?"

Friday, 25 March 2016


Lower the flags to half mast, dig out the black banners and a moment of silence please. Boadicea, our Queen of the Rescue, has fallen.

I sadly regret to inform you all that yesterday afternoon Boadicea went to the vets for tests on her newly developed heart condition and very suddenly and unexpectedly had a heart attack during the procedure. We are stunned by her loss.

There is very little that I can say about Boadicea that supporters of the Rescue and this blog will not know- Mrs Tubby-Fatbottom was well known for being a mischief-maker alongside her soulmate, Archimedes. He waited ages for his perfect woman and chose her, his other half. They were often found snuggling in their barn or in the vicinity of the snack barrow (if not in it). 

Both rabbits, so large and demanding, insisted on roaming their whole kingdom during the day and were a familiar sight around the Rescue, stealing veg or providing immovable obstacles. The place shall not be the same again without her.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Failed Bribe

"Oh, this was an attempt at getting my husbun to sit for a photo? Well, it didn't work. And while he's avoiding you, let me just get rid of this..."

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Hokey Cokey

In an effort to raise money and draw attention to the adoptable rabbits at the Rescue, I was planning to arrange a big song and dance number as entertainment for our many supporters.

One flaw in this plan is that rabbits are not well noted for their ability to follow the music. Something simple it had to be, which will now be demonstrated by our little furry overlord, Stockings.

"You put your left paw in..."

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Interior Redesigning

"I'm waiting for you to leave... and then the rest of this bedding is going out on the aviary floor."

Monday, 21 March 2016

Return Of The King

After some time in a shed, although he still has a bandage up his leg that must be regularly changed at the vets, Archimedes has been allowed some roaming time. He does not go far from his new house but the decision was made after his wife Boadicea started to become unwell and we believe it was related to her becoming upset at their combined confinement.

"So tell me, what's been happening while I've been away?"

Sunday, 20 March 2016

The Attendant

"Gah! My feets is mucky! Clean dems for me!"

Saturday, 19 March 2016

You're Out

"Knocked out by my cuteness? Let me revive you with some mouf to mouf..."

Friday, 18 March 2016

The Intrusion

"Excuse me, I'm in my litter tray! Could you not find a better time to bother me with that camera?"

Thursday, 17 March 2016

You Scratch My Back...

Baby bunnies are naughty- confirmed!

Apparently cleaning out time is especially fun, when this strange new climbing frame appears in the doorway of their house and it is a race against time to get as many fluffy bottoms onto it before it manages to thwart all efforts! (The record, by the way, is three out of three...) But who knows why these little creatures deem it so important to subdue their rescue servants...

"Today, this human... Tomorrow, THE WORLD!" 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Promise

"You can have your photograph now... and later, when you want to put us to bed, I'll be the one playing hide and seek behind the shed where you can't reach me."

Well, I guess I was warned...

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Single Ladies

"Like our namesakes, my sisters and I sing all the time... just in our case, people pay us to stop."

Monday, 14 March 2016

It's Fair Game

What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine...

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Little Fluffy Crowds

"Hold it there! Two's company and three...brought carrots! Come on in my friend!"

Saturday, 12 March 2016

I Can Quit Anytime

"No, I'll tell YOU when I've had enough parsley!"

Friday, 11 March 2016

In The Bag

During cleaning out all rabbits get large amounts of fresh hay to nibble on and snuggle in. There are some impatient buns that just can't wait...

Thursday, 10 March 2016

The New Queen

With poor Archimedes confined to a shed on vet's orders and his wife Boadicea having to stay there with him, the Rescue has been missing the big free-roamers who wander around the site, stealing food, making mischief and distracting visitors.

For the past few days, Glen and Gertrude have been given the roaming honour, something they have settled into perhaps a little too much. The first night they completely ignored their own accommodation in favour of claiming the entire singles barn floor, the former nighttime lodgings of the Big Twosome. Today Gertrude decided she required a second home and found one exactly to her tastes.

"Yes... This shed will do nicely."

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Room Service

"We're new here... Is it you we have to give breakfast orders to? I'll have a water with a slice of fresh strawberry, Maureen would like the coriander surprise and Toyah won't come out of her box for anything less than a full salad."

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Customer Is Always Right

"Hello? Could I have the name of my stylist please, I'd like to make a complaint."

Monday, 7 March 2016

From Nose To Feets

"My goodness, what's that smell? Is that your feet?! Oh wait, I think it's mine..."

Sunday, 6 March 2016

But Tipex!

I love photo day, it's great fun! But how come all the bunnies don't share my enthusiasm?

"Oh, you want my photo? You know what I think of that?"

"You can kiss my floofy butt!"

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Thistle In The Sun

Thistle is very sick. Quite apart from his recurring head-tilt and respiratory infections, he has recently become just a bag of bones, a fraction of his healthy weight. Although I didn't get all the details off Caroline before she went on holiday, I believe the vet found something serious and sadly Thistle probably doesn't have much time left with us.

So, he is very sick, as anyone who sees him up close can easily tell. The only one who doesn't seem to know he's sick is Thistle himself...

"Dude! I totally beat Tansley to the grated carrot again! I'm gonna scoff the lot!"

Knowing he probably doesn't have long, it's really great to see him happily enjoying life and racing about making the most of it. Which he does right up until nap time which, just to scare us, he takes wherever he happens to be at that moment...

"Dude! I'm catching some rays here! Can't a bunny take some z's in the sun without being stared at?"

Friday, 4 March 2016

Where's My WAG?

"My brother and I haven't been here long and he's already found a wife... So where's mine? I mean, not only am I gorgeous, but I'm named after a footballer and he's a fruit, where's the contest?"

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Camera Shy

Silvio and Yuki have sadly been returned to the rescue after a couple of years in a home. This week, I decided to take photographs and Yuki kindly obliged with several lovely poses at the front of the run. As you can see, husbun Silvio was less convinced...

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

It's Crystal Clear

Continuing the month of love, one of our other long term single ladies Crystal, who has a permanent blocked tear duct, met and accepted a brand new buck to the Rescue called Bramley, going to show once again that for some reason, some difficult bunbuns are just waiting however long for Mr or Miss Right.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The Straw Man