Scribble with Bud - 08/04/2007
We’ve all been very busy here at Bobtails again – bunnies coming and going all the time.
It’s Easter and us buns have been doing our bit to help out. Lincoln, Soft Tail and Vesper went into London with Ingrid Tarrant and the RWA to tell people in Hamleys Toy Shop they might be better off with soft toy bunny rather than the real thing for Easter.
It’s always a busy time around the holidays for us with stray buns and guinea pigs. Sadly people arrange to go away and forget to book bunny boarding for their rabbits. So many people seem to think the easy answer is to get rid of the rabbit.
Only last week Jim and Delia received a call to say a hutch with a rabbit and two guinea pigs in had been dumped on the side of the road. I heard Delia telling someone on the phone the lady who found the trio undoubtedly saved their lives. A fox would have been in the hutch in an instant come dusk.
A Bobtails supporter from the north has already reserved the rabbit, aptly named Highway, but Sean and Dean the guinea pigs are looking for a home. Have a look at them on the guinea pig page, they are only 12 weeks old and very cute.
It’s a bit of a short Scribble this week I’m afraid – someone told me there’s an Easter egg hunt going on next door so I’m off to see if I can find any leftovers. Best not let Delia catch me – I know I’m not supposed to have chocolate. It can be fatal.
Before I go though, I must tell you about my foster mum Karen. She’s got a bump on her tummy and I don’t think she’s been next door eating Easter eggs. Word in the top shed is she’s having a baby. I’m not sure whether this means a new bunny is coming to stay or one of those mini humans is coming to stay.
Do you remember Einstein rabbit who went to live in the Oxfordshire hills? He wrote Scribbles for a while and his foster mum had a baby – his life has never been the same since. He told me the baby learned to crawl yesterday and the first he knew of it was when he was basking in the morning sunshine and felt a hand reach out and tug his ear. He said he jumped a mile high and hid out behind the sofa for the rest of the day.
Anyway, back to my foster mum. I’ve heard Auntie Delia telling her she should be taking it easy and doing light duties but she’s determined to carry on helping as much as she can. The other Sunday she was getting a bunny out of a run and fell over backwards. While everyone was worried about her, she was worried that she’d hurt a bun – I was more bothered about the tender succulent tasty grass she’d squashed. It takes Jim a long time to get that grass in tip-top a la carte order.
You’ll be glad to know she was ok, the bunny was fine and the grass survived too.
Anyway, I’ll be off. Nudgey cuddles to all, especially my foster mum Karen.x