This has been another very busy week but also a very sad one. My regular blog visitors will be well acquainted with the antics of our two Lionhead house rabbits from their regular appearances on the blog. Bunnies are definitely not just for Easter
This Wednesday night our Fred (the black rabbit) took ill & the daughters & I rushed him to the emergency vets with breathing problems but he passed away in their arms en route.
What a massive shock - we knew he was getting older at nearly 7 years, but were unprepared for his sudden death. We did the only sensible thing & brought our Fred back to be in the garden he so loved to run around in.
Our Fred came to us to share our home with Vivaldi who came back from university with the daughter. Their story is told here
The rescue advert for our Fred was this:
and what a sweet little boy he was with our Vivaldi ...
Spending a few days in an animal kennel when we moved - not impressed
Cuddled up on the lawn - gardens are fabulous bunny places
Mmmm bamboo shoots - our favourite
Stretching their legs
Always loving being outdoors with us
Their favourite garden places
Our two had regular bunny fights too - both too dominant & both too stubborn so for a time they have had to be 'together but apart' due to their scraps & huge vet bills for scraping. But they both had huge car-size runs in the garage with one always in & one always out to run around only. We would always find them lying side by side but without the run, they would have 'words' with each other ....
This is how we will always think of our gorgeous Fred
Curious & mischivious …..
and one of a pair of very loved bunnies.
Vivaldi sniffed her Fred to say goodbye & now she is mourning too as many rabbit sites say they can. She has spent her day on Fred's red towel, hardly moving & she cuddled into my neck & sat with me for ages today. I will have to keep an eye on my girl as she has not been alone for 6 years ...
For those not familiar with house bunnies, they can live in very close contact as ours have done; having the full run of a double garage & scratching to come in to the house as soon as they hear us about so they can share our space & our lives. They have great personalities & happily engage with people. They can also live for anything up to 10 years so is not a responsibility to be taken on lightly ....
Fred, our handsome lad, binky / jump about freely & thanks for wonderful memories!