Wednesday, 31 August 2016

No, Fonzie, No

Pandoren: And they conned you into three posts in four days?
BHV: Yeah, and then he was all like "We had Diego Week, why can't we have a Fonzie week?" and I was like "No, Fonzie, just no!" and then he looked at me like:

Pandoren: So it's Fonzie week, right?
BHV: Well I like these boots, chompy holes would let the rain in.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Limelight Is Green Light

"Please Mr BHV, can we be on the blog again today? Visitors recognise us and give extra treats when we've been on the blog!"

BHV: No, sorry my super-sized friends, you've already had two days in the last seven, you know the rules, we need to give some other buns a day in the limelight!

"See what you've done? He's in such a grump now I probably won't even get my ears licked clean tonight. You did this, you can make it right:- LICK MY DIRTY EARS!"

BHV: Errr.... well the blog thing is more of a guideline than a rule, I guess one more day...

Monday, 29 August 2016

Lucky Escape

Bonita, our rather bolshy Spanish meat rabbit, recently moved house yet again into a shed with access to a large grass area, as Caroline hopes that we can still tackle her fear-aggression. At some time in the future we may investigate the suspicion that her spay was not done properly but with rabbits with greater issues at the Rescue it has to wait its turn.

With her having a roam around, I decided to brave the enclosure and crawl across the grass like a member of the SAS, phone in extended hand and zoom up to full.

As you can see, she wasn't immediately impressed by the new slowly creeping addition to her play area, but it was then that I made my fatal mistake- trying to get her to face the camera by calling "Bon Bons!"

The blink of an eye later...

Note to self- never again...! 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Payback Comes a Chompin'

"You know what happens to volunteers that post unflattering photos of bunnies' butts, don't you?"

Friday, 26 August 2016

The Twist

"Please Sir, can I have some more?"

Who can resist a face like that?

"Food, glorious food..."

Thursday, 25 August 2016

... And... The Other One...

"I suggest you think very very carefully about what you are about to title this one..."

OK... OK... Although you know Bey, it might help if you stop pulling faces like that, just sayin'.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

... The Bad...

Oh come on now Kylie, there's no need to be shy... I got a good photograph of your sister already and she wasn't too traumatised by the experience... Could you turn around... pretty please?

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Good...

Oh, that's a lovely photograph of you Christina! Usually you and your sisters come out as big black blobs. Now, if you could just see your way to nomming those strands of grass, I think the next one will be perfect...

Monday, 22 August 2016

Your Move

Once again a few of our rabbits have moved on to pastures new- a couple of Saturdays ago several residents went over to the Warren for a little stay before going to their new homes.

One departure was sweet Mooki, a popular bun who has been obviously sad and lonely since the death of his dental-problem partner Soufflé. We have high hopes that he will find a new love of his life and a home, although from the sounds of things he has already won the hearts of those at the Warren. 

One other pair well appreciated at the Rescue were Courtney and Tarzan. Courtney is a big character- always interested, full of energy and headstrong, with Tarzan her more shy husbun. Courtney started her journey here after being found as a stray and it took three attempts to spay her because of difficulties with anaesthesia. Tarzan was one of an accidental litter who, along with his brother Regal, apparently has issues with bedding being INSIDE a house. Recently I closed their playhouse door to prevent this and someone industriously threw it all out of the cat flap instead... I almost hope the Warren has as much fun trying to convince them...

I'm sure you will join me in wishing them all the best, alongside half-blind widower Wilbur; little Indiana who recently lost husbun Sprocket to chronic lung problems; Julie and Fluffster who had been returned to the Rescue; and Quentin and Fantasia, the tidier brother of Tarzan and his fluffy wife. May you soon be binkying in the homes of your dreams!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sweet and Fruity

It is always nice to see a widowed partner find new love. Recently little Jellybean lost Blinky to suspected kidney cancer and popular boy Bramley lost Crystal to a sudden terminal illness mere weeks after their bond. They have now found each other after a short romance and now spend a lot of time snuggled together.

"Excuse me? You are interrupting. Again."

Saturday, 20 August 2016


Oh no, that's a shame! This photo I took of Welly, after I woke him up to say 'Hi!' (I'd not seen him for a while, he was being fostered through a serious illness), came out so out of focus I can't even tell what he was trying to communicate back to me! Oh well, I'm sure he was just waving hello or something...

Thursday, 18 August 2016

(I'm Pretty Sure) There's No Third Chance

"Let's try this again, shall we? I say 'More parsley!' and YOU say...?"

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Done Searching?

Google has been dating this month. Sadly it didn't work out with Pipkin, who is now quite elderly and completely blind. No matter how sweet he tried to be she'd startle, panic, lash out and kick off tension between them. This week he has been seeing Tinsel who, despite being barmy crazy in her interactions with humans (she suddenly and without warning launched off a table at me once) has been much more relaxed with him. Too relaxed? Only a little more time will tell.

"And this is date food, is it? I can't have something more romantic, like some roses to nom?"

[sigh] We'll see what we can do, G2, we'll see what we can do...

Monday, 15 August 2016

Go Mondays

"You don't like Mondays? Well then, let me glare at this Monday for you until it goes away. It or the human who is grumping about it, either way my day improves."

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Every Time

"I know, I know, I'm sweet and innocent looking and so awfully cute... so this is how it's going to go..."

"... You are going to get lulled into a false sense of security, leave the aviary door open just a crack and then spend the next ten minutes walking around the Rescue to find out where I've gone while I cackle maniacally. Sound like a plan?"

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Ha Ha Too Slow

When taking photographs, sometimes the ones I like the most are the ones that occur in the little actions that only last a split second- the slightly open "I'm talking" mouth or the sticking out tongue- and one I've always been keen to get is the full open mouth "I'm so savage!" yawn.

I was very very close last week when Mallow gave me a prime situation and his biggest lion impression. Alas my camera took a little moment too long for the winning shot, but a goofy face is almost as good...

Friday, 12 August 2016

Décor Demands

"Don't you think brown is a bit... plain? I don't even stand out in here. I demand that you redecorate immediately- pink should do it, as befitting a princess like me. With bows. And ribbons. And sprinkles."

Sigh- alright Tigris... We'll get right on it... right after we've found someone willing to put up kick-boards, cover up the unplanned exit door Marcel made in his shed and fix it so the door shuts on the portaloo... You could be waiting a while...

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Discerning Taste

"I ordered your finest dish of fresh herbs and this is what I get? A handful of grass that smells like your boots?"

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


"So... Mummy... Thanks for our new table from the Binky Shop... I'll destroy it later! But... I can't help noticing that box you got in the post was a lot bigger so... make with the rest of it, ok?"

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Comedor de Cenoura Olímpico

"I could have been part of Team GB in the Bunnolympics, you know. I'm a world class carrot speed-eater. How do you think I ended up this colour?"

Monday, 8 August 2016

Monday, Monday, Just Rubbing It In

"It's Monday already??!! But I had so much I wanted to do this weekend before I had to go back to w..."

"Oh wait, I don't have a job, I'm a bunny! My weekend lasts 7 days every week! Sucks to be human I guess..."

Sunday, 7 August 2016

A Week Corrected

"Diego WEEK. A week is SEVEN days!"

Oops, sorry Diego! I got all excited about our friends being back!

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Rex It

However dedicated people are to their bunnies, however much they adore them, life moves pretty fast and even the best owners can experience unexpected changes to their circumstances that mean they are unable to keep them. Regardless of the current intake situation, RRR will always be here to welcome back former residents when necessary.

And with that in mind, today I arrived at the Rescue to see an old friend waiting for me! Not that he seemed that pleased to see me...

"Meh. I don't mind coming back, but I was at least hoping I'd still have a TV."

And of course he brought back Mrs Pleased-To-See-Me with him...

"I'm just hoping the menu has improved since we've been away. We are accustomed to the best of the best now, dontcha know!"

Bunnies, eh? Feel the love and appreciation just emanating from those little velvet bodies...

Friday, 5 August 2016

The Day Never Saw It Coming

"Diego bunny, keen and ready to attack the day with vigour!"

"Which, like, I'm totally going to do right after this nap..."

Thursday, 4 August 2016

It's Not Her Week


"Huh? No, he's over there."

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

In Diego We Trust

A real conversation that really happened (more or less):

Pandoren: You know you're posting two Diegos in a row?
BHV: Yes. But it's OK, I've explained why in the second post. Were you going to do any posts this week? If not, I don't have any other new photos so we'll be having 'Diego Week' on the blog'!
Pandoren: LOL!

"And she thought you were joking? Diego for the win!"

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Diego Cleans Up

My free time and holiday days have been taken up with vet trips the last few weeks so I haven't been able to get to the Rescue very much. This does unfortunately limit what I can post about here on the blog.

No matter, it's not like you can get bored of looking at pictures of Diego taking naps and cleaning himself, right?

Let's see that in close up...

See? Told ya!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Diego and Zodiac Sing

The human's late with breakfast again,
Should we chomp him or let it slide?
We could flop right over and play dead for laughs,
Or just be elusive and hide!
Well whatever we do he'll get anxious,
Or grumpy as he stands at our door,
Not that we really care very much about that,
So long as snacks aren't late any more!
Tra la la la la...cos we're buuuuuuuunnnnnnnies!"