Friday 30 September 2016

Thursday 29 September 2016

Updated Foot

Despite two skin grafts and lots of 'cage rest', Archimedes' foot has not greatly improved. Unfortunately this means our vets are having to explore other more serious options. His mental health is also a big consideration though, so in the meantime his empire has gradually re-expanded and he has been allowed additional roaming privileges. Mostly this is around the hospital barn and mostly the floor in his area is covered in fabricated fluffiness, but to lift his mood he does also get some time outside in the sun.

While everyone is understandably anxious about his future, Archimedes has certainly cheered up as a result of the extra freedoms. In fact, witnessing the less-grumpy-lump King Archi and the speed he now moves when the veg arrives in the morning it is sometimes easy to forget how serious his condition is.

"You know what I need? Healing treats. Now, what variety of carrots are good for the skin?"

Wednesday 28 September 2016

A Welcome, Surprise

Would you please welcome to her first blog post, our sweet little 9 month old head-tilt girl Surprise!

"Yes, I know I'm adorable, but could you maybe stop making those squeeing sounds for a few seconds so we can discuss the breakfast options?"

Tuesday 27 September 2016

An Imminent Turnaround

That split second before bunny realises you are standing behind them with treats...

Monday 26 September 2016

A Question Of Demands

"Ah, good morning human! Now, my friend has something to ask of you on this fine day."

"GIVE ME SOME TREATS!" who does that remind me of?!

Sunday 25 September 2016

Getting The Point

"Dude, if this is how you interact with other rabbits I'm starting to see why your finger is in a plaster."

Saturday 24 September 2016

Friday 23 September 2016

Thursday 22 September 2016


"Nope, not falling for that, gotta be a catch to this somewhere..."

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Retirement Plan

"I've invested all my savings in grass. It seems like a growth market. All I've got to do now is find a way to convince Twilight not to eat ALL of our future..."

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Up The Stares

"I call this my Snack Stare. In case you couldn't guess, the accusing stare ends when my tummy's full."

Monday 19 September 2016

The Wet Rush

"Cheryl! Judging by the sky I'd say we got about 5 minutes!"

"Do you mind, human? The Great Waterbowl in the Sky is about to leak floods onto our heads and there's a lot of grass here that needs nomming beforehand!"

Sunday 18 September 2016

Bunny Mad Photographer

Bunny Mad Magazine are running their Bunny Photographer of the Year competition right now (details on their Facebook Page), so I thought I'd have a go.

You'd think, with all my experience, that this would be a simple task. Unfortunately, the only bunnies in my house right now are my bunnies and when it comes to being photographed my bunnies are rubbish. I love 'em, but...

"Photographs eh? Oh wait, is this the thing where you said to make sure I clean myself up and wipe my nose beforehand?"

Yes, Bobbit. Yes it was. [sigh]

Saturday 17 September 2016

Away To A Meadow

Is that Meadow?

Oh wow! She looks so cute and adorable! Maybe those months she spent as a house rabbit made her sweeter and less demanding??!!

"I'm sorry, I was daydreaming of a carrot I once dropped. Now give me some treats or...else."

And normal service resumes...

Friday 16 September 2016

Thursday 15 September 2016

Fluffity Blinkers!

"Oi human! Can you sort out my husbuns fur? It's getting a bit much."

BHV: Oh Elantha, I can understand why HE might want his floof trimmed in this heat, but surely that's his problem not...

"Oo, what's going on over here, are there treats?"

BHV: Fair enough. I'll get the scissors.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

The REW Deal

"Red-eyed white" (REW) bunnies are generally more difficult to home. For some people the look reminds them of laboratory rabbits suffering the daily tortures that life (or more accurately humankind) brings them.

Case in point are Boz and Polar, a bonded pair of REW RRR bunnies who have been on our rehoming list for the best part of the last three years with almost zero interest. As a result, a kind volunteer has had them on long term foster to give them a taste of a better life, but they are now back at the Rescue and desperate to find a forever home.

They are a wonderful pair - for a start, Boz (though you'd never guess to look at him) is the brother of Browncloud and former RRR bun JJ, two of the most amazing characters I've ever met. Boz seems to have gotten the same friendly genes, but without all the crazy/stubborness...

"I like treats and friendly humans. If you will be my friend, I will be yours! And if you're really nice, my wife might even dance for you!"

Er...maybe not that last bit, eh Polar?


Do you know anyone who could might be able to give this pair a good home? Please put them in touch with us via our website or Facebook page!

Monday 12 September 2016


As you will know if you happened across my comments, after I posted today about Uggy he was found suddenly and very seriously unwell. Very sadly, he is no longer with us.

It is nothing but tragic timing that this should happen the very day he made it onto the blog. Both of todays photos were from Saturday 3rd September - I was looking for bunnies willing to pose for photos for the next few weeks on the blog in case I didn't make it back to the Rescue for a while, he and Soleil were very keen to take part in exchange for the treats I was carrying. They pretty much demanded it as I passed their aviary in fact! They were so keen, racing around my feet, but also happy to pause and pose just long enough for me to capture their adorable faces.

As I sorted through the photos yesterday I came across that silly one from this morning and knew I just had to post it, especially when I realised he hadn't been on here before. I had no idea it would be both his first and last day in the limelight.

Such a friendly little boy, always happy and full of life. You will be missed, especially by your adoring wife. Binky free Uggy.

It Could Get Uggy

This is one of those "I can't believe that wonderful bunny hasn't been on the blog before!" days. Particularly curious that this has happened since his wife has been on a number of times. Well anyhoos, meet the lovely and handsome Uggy.

Er... I mean he is lovely and handsome when he hasn't just realised he's been missing out on extra visitor treats all this time...

Sunday 11 September 2016

Brush Up, Brush Down

"I don't know what you think you are doing with that brush, but I have some suggestions that don't involve it coming anywhere near me or my sisters..."

Saturday 10 September 2016

The Management

There are a number of organisational changes on-going at the RRR this summer, it's easy for volunteers who are not here every week to get confused. I figured maybe we needed a sign to make things clear...

Friday 9 September 2016

Thursday 8 September 2016

Heeeeeeeerrrrrrrre's Suki!

"Hey blogger chap! If you're too grumpy/busy/lazy to write a post for today, can I have another day on the blog this week? I mean, you let Fonzie and Diego have whole weeks..."

With YOUR super-cute face? Sure thing, Suki, sure thing!

Wednesday 7 September 2016

The Best Hiding Spot

Many rabbits, when attempting to avoid unwanted attention, will go and hide in the nearest tunnel. This is apparently an idea that occurred to Gertrude a few weeks ago.

What a nice snug fit... If I hadn't been sitting at the right angle, I'd never have seen you, Gertrude!

Erm... ok... maybe not!

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Too Much Hard Work

One busy bee at the Rescue is Neon, who has an insatiable liking for pulling all of his bedding out of his hutch and spreading it around his aviary. This is quite obviously tiring work.

Saturday 3 September 2016

Head Brush

You've seen nothing until you've seen a wild rabbit brush a siblings fur with a piece of dill.

Thursday 1 September 2016

Syringe-Food Face

A while back I was forced to admit defeat over doing Bugsy's daily injections and returned the foster bunnies to the Rescue early. There are volunteers and workers at the Rescue who do these things every day and are far better at not stabbing themselves with needles than I am.

The very next time I volunteered at the Rescue, Sprat decided to show his appreciation for this by refusing to eat. That's OK, I thought, we can bond over some syringe feeding. He took the food, but I'm not sure this is the look of an impressed bunny who enjoyed snacky cuddles with his foster dad...

What do you think?

NOTE: The very next day he ate fine. I wasn't there that day. Feel the love.