Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sprat

Yesterday, 16th May 2017, at around 4pm, we had to make the very difficult decision to put Sprat to sleep. I adored him, even though he lived at the Rescue he felt like part of my family. I am absolutely devastated, my heart just keeps breaking over and over.

The photo above is the last one I took of him when I visited him on Saturday 6th May.

The Rescue asked me to write a post about him on their blog, since I had fostered him twice and spent so much time with him. You can read more about him in that post, more on this blog and even more in all his posts over on Big Ears, Tiny Tales.

Binky free, Sprat.

Friday, 12 May 2017

For Delivery

"Where you figuring on posting me somewhere in this? Only I thought it might need more air holes."

"And I like to take REALLY deep breaths."

Thursday, 11 May 2017

2017 #122

What the...???!!! How is it Thursday already??!! I've completely forgotten to blog all week! How did that happen??!!

"I guess we should just be grateful you don't forget to make us dinner!"

I have a feeling I'd be reminded pretty sharpish if that happened...

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sprat Like That

Sprat actually was pretty pleased to see me yesterday, perhaps with Bugsy still being a little sedate after her ear surgery and heavy-duty pain meds he was short of someone to talk to. I say "talk", he mostly just sat and nommed treats as I poked them into his mouf.

"Dis da treat tub?"

"OK, three more of the brown ones and then I want one of the little carrot shaped ones."

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Friday, 5 May 2017

2017 #120

Speaking of evil death-glares...

This one was about me limiting the amount of 'nana he could have. Sorry, MrB.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

2017 #119

I don't know what's worse, the direct disapproval I get from MrB from cleaning his tummy or the evil death-glare I get from Anouska after.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

2017 #118

B: Is he being arty or does he not know he's not pointing that directly at us?
A: Patience MrB, patience. When he goes to put it in the intehwebs we'll know. We'll know from the loud swearing.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

2017 #117

"Do you have any spare 'nana? Only, Anouska wants me to lick her head and I figure it would make it taste better."

Saturday, 29 April 2017

2017 #114

BHV: Come on Sprat, three visits in the same month, that's got to be worth a cuddle!
Sprat: That depends - did you bring treats I like this time?
BHV: How about these? [drops pile of treats under Sprat's nose]
Sprat: These? Pah! These interest me not! Be gone!
BHV: [walks away downhearted]
Sprat: Ooo look, Bugsy, a mysterious pile of treats I just discovered all on my own!

[...nom nom nom...]

Friday, 28 April 2017

2017 #113

2017 #112

What do you think? Is now a good time to put the vacuum cleaner round?

"...zzz..."

Maybe not. And I can't even have a nap myself because I've got to keep a look out for the bunny treat delivery driver. [sigh]

Thursday, 27 April 2017

2017 #111

"Is that a bruise? Did Anouska throw something at your head again?"

2017 #110

"Oh there you are. I thought I was going to need to start throwing stuff around to get your attention."

Really Anouska? Exactly when did me actually being here stop you doing that?!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

2017 #106

I mowed a few strips through the long, nommable grass for bunnies to race about. They did for about 2 seconds. Then they spotted me, 'the medicine giver', and turned immediately grumpy.

"Is he still following us?"

"GO! AWAY!"

I'm not sure I've ever experienced such prolonged disapproval from my own bunnies before. It's turning into a long month.

Monday, 17 April 2017

2017 #104

"Ah, you're here. Now listen up. We had a house meeting and us bunnies have decided that there will be NO MORE bottom or tummy cleaning, or medicines, or else we shall be going on strike and not keeping our room clean."

BHV: Oh dear. Well you've got a nice clean bottom today Anouska (probably because we cut back on the banana we were bribing MrB with), so that's OK, but MrB still has his...problem. So I'm afraid the tummy cleaning and medication will continue. One question though: This lack of keeping your room clean - how will I notice?!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

2017 #103

I cannot convey the levels of disapproval at home right now. MrB is on medicine. MrB does not like medicine.

So anyway, instead of my bunnies, here is what is possibly one of my favourite photo "outtakes" ever. Yesterday I tried to take a photo of RRR bunny Cheryl, centred around her beautiful face. In what has to be the best timed interception ever, her sister Rita bounded in to nab any available treat.

Yes, that is her ear, right in the middle. It can be tough being a bunny photographer.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

2017 #102

I felt so sad that I got no Sprat cuddles last weekend, when he didn't even want to play with me, that I went back today hoping to find him in a better mood. At least he's talking to me now, but he didn't exactly have nice things to say...

"These aren't the treats I want. Not good enough. And don't expect me to tell you which treats I do want, you will just have to figure it out yourself."

At home, my two resent me following some post-banana bottom cleaning and tummy washing and medicines. The Rescue today was supposed to be a break from bunnies hating me. Ho hum.

Friday, 14 April 2017

2017 #101

"Eggs??!! Bleurgh! When is the holiday that is centred around 'nanas?"

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

2017 #100

2017 photo post number 100! Wow, this is hard work. I need a lie down.

"Good idea."

No Anouska, I said I need... Never mind. [sigh]

2017 #99

You wouldn't believe how many set-up treats I had to give them at random intervals today to have a chance at capturing this "Have you brought banana?" moment (instead of him running away in fear of a tummy bath)...

"Well? Have you?"

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

2017 #98

Things at home are a bit odd this week - MrB has been avoiding me and hasn't even come for dinner since the vet trip on Saturday. He might even be losing weight, though he scoffs breakfast and any treat presented to him. Banana is snatched and devoured instantly. We are keeping an eye on him, but I have a feeling we will be back at the vets again soon. Anyway, upshot: can't take photos.

So here is, give or take some overenthusiastic PS filter, a photo of Sprat's ears from Saturday.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

2017 #97

"Curses, that human tricked me! This isn't a giant tube of carrot-covered bunny-treats at all!"

Saturday, 8 April 2017

2017 #96

Saturday went like this:- Trip to vets (vaccines and checks, nothing too serious), bunnies grumpy (especially after I failed to adequately secure the carrier on the back seat and took a right turn a little too sharply), came home and put them in the garden, they had fun for about 10 minutes, brought them in after an hour, they were grumpy, went to Rescue, Sprat not talking to me for some reason, sun too bright and bunnies too hot and sleepy for decent photos, came home, my bunnies still grumpy at me, checked photos from the Rescue and found many of them were out of focus. So that was Saturday.

Here is a photo of Sprat.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

2017 #95

There was no post yesterday because I spent all last night moving furniture and cleaning in their room, a task which involved no small amount of scrubbing and vacuuming.

By the time I'd finished, their room was pristine, and I even made a few minor changes to the layout to keep things interesting for them. (If you re-arrange a bunny's space they will spend the next few hours racing around practising different escape routes from any theoretical danger/claw-clippings that might come in the future.)

It was a long night of hard work but I figured that that would mean they would have a nice clean space to take lots of photographs in this evening - 24 hours later though, what was I thinking??!!

"It was a fun day. We chewed, we pooped, we basically threw anything that was throwable across the floor. We're bunnies, what did you expect?"

Fair point.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

2017 #94

Today's effort was my attempt to use just the right angle to make it look like MrB has a nice meadow to play in rather than just our tiny garden.

"Since we've NOT got a big meadow, could we at least plant some carrots in this place?"

Hmmm...I have feeling that if we tried that then the carrots wouldn't have a very long life...for some reason.

Monday, 3 April 2017

2017 #93

"...omnomnom..."

"There's so much tasty grass here, we're going to be a while, so you might want to find something useful to do rather than just watching us. Like...you could ready the jumbo litter tray? I mean, what goes in..."

Sunday, 2 April 2017

2017 #92

I have it on good authority that the recent weather has made the grass "extra nommably nommable" this week. So there you go. That hasn't entirely stopped those grazing reviewers regarding me with some distain for putting them out there on my schedule rather than theirs though...

"Oh, it's you."

"..."

2017 #91

The look of suspicion...

...that a new stricter diet is imminent.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Sunday, 26 March 2017

2017 #85

The weather was so splendid yesterday that I decided to take Anouska and MrB outside to enjoy it. At least, that was the plan...

"Meh. The ceiling in this room is way too high and the bulb is too bright. Take me back to MY room and the window spot where I can enjoy the sun properly."