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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

R stands for Rabbits and Remembrance

I just love rabbits and have had several as pets. This is Rocket the naughtiest rabbit ever!

He was called Rocket because of the speed he could gallop around the garden.

When our first grandchild was born I went to stay with our daughter to help out, such a joyous occasion, only to be spoiled by my husband's frantic phone calls to tell me that 'The B..... Rabbit has escaped again'.  What he thought I could do to help when I was two hundred miles away, I don't know, just a shoulder to cry upon I guess.  Attempting to thwart the rascally Rabbit from any further rambles around the neighbourhood, said husband was on his knees fixing a gap in the hedge, from where he suspected Rambo Rocket was escaping, when he was  floored by a revved up rabbit, thundering down the garden, leaping onto his back and hurtling over his shoulders into a neighbouring garden.  This  knocked him over into some prickly shrubs that had been planted to deter the little 'sod's ( quote by exasperated husband) escape attempts! 

When I returned home from bonding with our new baby Molly, the Rabbit had been exiled to the pet shop, from whence he came, for B+B  until I rescued and  him and returned him to his normal habitat.  A quick visit to the vet for a minor procedure soon dampened his ardour..

A sad but wiser rabbit was he ! At least he didn't end up in a rabbit pie !

 

Sadly, Rocket died aged nine when, a hungry fox got him, This was to be his last tour of the local woods, I'm amazed he lived so long.  It is said a cat has nine lives but I reckon Rocket had twenty nine !

 RIP Rocket.

 

R for Rabbit by Edward Lear.

R was a Rabbit

who had a bad habit

of eating flowers

In gardens and bowers

Naughty fat Rabbit!

 
 

Who can forget Beatrix Potter's tale of Peter Rabbit?

 
 

Peter Rabbit was a mischievous Rabbit, reminds me of  Rocket.

His Mummy Rabbit warned him not to go into Mr Mcgregor's  garden and reminded him that his daddy was shot and put in a Rabbit Pie.

Peter couldn't resist all the tasty treats in the garden so off  he went.

"First he ate some lettuces and some French beans, and then he ate some radishes".

Fortunately Mr McGregor didn't shoot him but he went home with a very sore tummy, He was tucked up into bed and dosed on soothing camomile tea. Sadly for Peter, he missed his favorite supper with his three little sisters,

 

Remembrance

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

 

I remember my mother's brother, Uncle Jack who lost his life in WW2, he was just 22 years of age.

 

My thanks to the radiant Denise for devising Abcw and the ever rational Roger for reading all our ramblings!  

  


 

 

 Rabbits and Remembrance

21 comments:

  1. Rocket is a lovely rabbit. I'm sorry he has passed.

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  2. Hi Fredamans we were heartbroken when the fox got him, he did settle down but still had that wanderlust.. I believe that when gotten hold by a larger creature Rabbits die suddenly of shock...I hope that was the case.
    I couldn't bear to get another Rabbit after that.
    Thanks for your kind comments,

    Di xx

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  3. That is a great story of your husband and Rocket. The husband of mine would've called me too. lol

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  4. Wonderful post sweet photos of the bunnies for ABC ~ thanks for your visit!

    Happy Week,
    artmusedog and carol
    A Creative Harbor

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  5. Rocket was beautiful, and sounds like he was fun and well loved. My girls loved Peter Rabbit too. Blessings!

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  6. Hi Su-sie..We still laugh about our naughty rabbit, he was getting doddery so it was little wonder the fox got him!
    Nice to hear from you,

    Di.x

    ABCW team.

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  7. Hello Carol: Thanks for your kind words, glad you liked the post,

    Di,x

    ABCW team

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  8. Rocket was particularly loved for his mischievous ways, even my husband loved him, despite the merry dance he led him whilst I was away.
    Thanks for your kind words,

    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  9. PS The above message is for Arnoldo, sorry I forgot to head it with your name...Di...ix

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  10. Unfortunately there is not a happy end ! Must have been hard to loose him !

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  11. What a darling rabbit. I'm so sorry he passed. I've loved rabbits all my life, and I was devastated when our rabbit died a few years ago. Now we have another, and she's living in comfort (or, alternately, tearing the carpet).

    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hello Gattina,
    We were very sad to lose him, despite his escape attempts he was a very lovable pet,
    Thanks for your comments,

    Di x

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  13. Samurai Frog:
    Rabbits can make lovely pets but not for very young children, particularly when they have to be fed and cleaned every day. Rocket used to come in the house until he chewed through the sound system cables, good job it was disconnected at the time, he had the free run of the garden so why he had to escape to pastures new I don't know why?
    best wishes,
    Di x

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  14. I didn't have any pets for years, because the loss was too traumatic. But The aughter wanted cats, so we have cats.

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  15. Hello Roger,
    I agree with you about the trauma of losing our beloved pets. We've had 4 rabbits and they all lived longer than the expected age (around 5). So sad to lose Rocket to a nasty fox though!
    We have a gorgeous cat called Chloe, she's 13 now but dashes around like a two year old, that is, when awake she's awake !
    Happy weekend to you and yours,
    Di. xx

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  16. Ann, Chem Jie Xue

    I'm pleased you had a Remembrance, it is important to remember loved ones that have been lost through futile wars!
    Thank you for visiting my site,

    Best wishes,
    DI.x

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  17. We had a pet rabbit when I was a kid but I was so young I don't remember it. Rocket was a beautiful rabbit!

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  18. Hi Susan Rocket was a lovely rabbit, we really missed him when he was gone,
    Thanks for your comments,

    Best wishes,
    Di.

    xx

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  19. And R is for roller coasters which I have a lot of!

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