We have had a lovely, sunny, bank holiday weekend so far in Cumbria. It’s kind of unusual to get nice weather on bank holidays in England! I’m not sure if other countries have bank holidays, but I know the US at least has public holidays, so this bank holiday is a replacement for Whitsun Sunday for us. Is it for you?
Bank holidays usually mean we get very busy at work, but we still got to enjoy some sunshine in our garden. We had a picnic.
Molly and Faline, The Rabbit-dogs, are getting quite old now. Molly will be 11 in August and he is really feeling his age now. He was a bit worried to find himself in the garden at first, as Faline hopped away and left him on his own on the lawn, but I put him in the flower bed and put Faline next to him and he felt her with his whiskers and followed her under the buddleia bush and then he was quite content to enjoy the sunshine with us. When the rabbits are in the garden if the shadow of a seagull goes over they run for cover. They must still have that prey instinct to hide from raptors.
No great shots of the boys as they stayed about 2 inches away from the picnic blanket hoping for treats the whole time.
Loves his TND
Faline showing off her little white belly.
Arran was there too!
We all had a nice rest in the warm spring sunshine. Our garden is finally coming back to life and maybe not as dead as we first thought after the rain/floods and winds of winter. We did have to replace a couple of favourite bushes and the weeds sure are recovering well, but at least plants are resilient!
Last summer we dug a little wildlife pond. It still needs bedded in properly but Mr. Toad has already found it!
I hope we get lots more days to enjoy the garden but I thought I’d better make the most of this one, just in case!
Phew, that was a jawful of words to say!
It’s me, Arran! I get to blog today because Ludo is sulking.
Something is wrong with Ludo again and I do not like it! No one will let me help. If I try and investigate where Ludo smells funny and is hurting he shows mean teeth to me and if he doesn’t Ladee and Dad tell me to leave him alone. I look at him and then I whine at Mum Ladee and walk backwards. That is how I get her attention and tell her I am worried. She says he will be ok. Ludo is sulking because he says he has horrible things stuck in him again, all across his belly, like thorns in your paw and if only he was allowed to pull them out he knows he would be ok! It sounds horrible to me! I do not like getting anything stuck on me, not even on my fur! I stop and wait until Dad or Mum pull it off of me. I don’t know why they don’t pull out the things that are bothering Ludo. Also, he is hogging all the attention and cuddles and he is always sitting on Mum’s lap!
Huuro, Ludo here!
Today I is giving you an update on my Rabbit-dog siblings and also, wishing our brofur Molly a very happy decade of life. He just had his 10th birthday!
We had to celebrate it a little bit late acoss my sisfur Faline got something called GI stasis, wherea bunny tummy stops working properly and they get a build up of gas and so on in their tummies. It very uncomfortable for them and they stop eating and look very upset and poorly. Then Molly stopped eating too! It tooked a couple of visits to the vets and some home care but they is both ok now. But mum did not be their favourite person, let me tell you!
Molly and faline has never really been ill, or needed the vets, other than their vaccinations. (In the UK rabbits should get vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Hemorrhagic Disease) so it very worrying for our Mum. Faline especially hated the syringe feeding and made a right mess!
Being 10 means Molly really officially a senior bunny rabbit-dog now. He does not do as much runnings around as he used to and he prefers to sit in his favourite places and be a bit grumpy, but he can still go quick when he wants to!
Mum made him a ‘cake’ out of his dry food mushed up with some water and banana. Well, they seemed to like it.
Mum made us little party hats but for some reason I be the only dog to keep mine on and Faline only stuck around long enough to be in one photo!
Happy decade Molly!
Molly with molly birthday cake
Then Molly used me to make his escape. He holed up in his castle and groomed the dog smell off himself. He doesn’t know what he missing. They did eatings of their treats over a couple of days.
First day home.
It’s me, Big Scamp, Arran!
This Christmas thing is a whole lot of fun, isn’t it? Who knew it would happen every year? Now it’s almost over again. You’d think Ludo would tell me these things! This was my second Christmas and my first as a not Little Scamp. Molly and Faline, my rabbit toys have had a LOT of Christmases, Molly (who is a boy) has had 9 and Faline (who is girl) has had 8 now! What a lot! I don’t know who I like best, Molly has nice floppy ears but Faline runs around more and I like to run around behind her, I am not allowed to chase though.
Molly and Faline came downstairs for our Christmas photo shoot and it was such a lot of fun! I am smiling really biggly in the photo from last post because I am right next to them and not getting told off or anything! It was fun to run around with them in the big living room and I ran back upstairs with them too when they got carried back up. I don’t know why they don’t come down all the time! Molly told me that stairs that go down are like a magical mountain that you cannot use but I can go down them just fine. I first learnt on holiday and I do remember thinking down stairs were very scary when I was a very little Scamp and the Rabbits are very little.
Molly and Faline had a nice time hanging out with the presents under the tree. They are my present everyday because they are fun and I like to eat their food. (I have two of their Science Selective pellets when I get into my bed every night.)
From all of us to all of yous.
Now can I has a present?
This is only staying on for ONE second LayDee!
Yes, we got put through the usual torture! But we got treats. Hope you do too.
Wishing all our friends a very Merry Crisp mas!
Love Ludo, Arran, Molly, Faline, Mum and TND!
It me, Ludo! On Sunday our ‘clocks go back’ well, not ours, cos we will still get up at the same time, but on Sunday when we get up I bet mum will say, ‘no boys, the clocks have gone back and we get another hour in bed!’ So that mean it officially the end of summer. We has had a very nice summer. Lots of doings in it and lots of busy people, but lots of sunshine too. We gots to spend some of it just relaxing in our garden. Faline and Molly gots to spend some time outside too.
Grandpawents and Rusty camed for some bar-be-ques. They is my favourite!
Good bye summer, come visit us in Cumbria again soon! We is doing missings of you already!