Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our inspirational bunny.


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when life is done.

Helen Lowrie

Sunday, December 09, 2012

The End of the Blog

Harvey would like to say.................

"I can't think of anything else to write in my diary so I'm not going to start a new one next year.
 I've been doing it since I was five and have made a lot of friends but I need to take more naps  these days now I'm ten and it takes me longer to sort things in the house to keep everything in rabbit order.
I'm still going to chat about things in Bunny Mad magazine and I think I might join some of my friends on the Rabbit Forum. It's nice to keep in touch with other house rabbits who are loved and understood and whose owners bond well and take notice of the things we tell them.
I have loved all the comments you have added and the support you have given to all my sensible and sometimes naughty advice. If only everyone in the world knew how clever we are and how much fun it is to have us around the house.
It's a simple thing to watch our behaviour and learn from us. I'm not qute sure what sort of a furry person I am after ten years living with humans. I know I could never manage to survive in the wild.
Although I'm a rabbit on the inside my outward behaviour is a mix of things. I have learned how to fit in and communicate with humans, how to let them know what I like and what I don't like, how to beg for treats, how to pull their socks off or tug at trousers to get attention. I know how to tell them I love them and how to let them know how happy I am.
I will be thinking about you all while I hop and binkie around my house.
I wish all my rabbit friends a wonderful, long and happy life until we meet again with the Great White Rabbit on Rainbow Bridge.
Love to you all,

Thursday, November 08, 2012


My apple leaves have gone a bit tough and there's not much mint left. The parsley gave up a few weeks ago and there's a shortage of dandelion leaves in the garden. We thought we'd left enough this year but they are disappearing quickly. I wonder if supermarkets would stock them if I asked.
My worry is, now there's a shortage of my favourite things they might try to sneak sprouts into my veggie dish.
There was a  lot of banging and swishing of  fireworks about the place a few days ago but they don't bother me. I was too busy trying to unwedge a cardboard box from the side of the fridge freezer. It's probably meant for me so I decided to get it into shape with a frill or two. I can make such a great noise when I work on it.
I had to stop making the doors into my hidey box any bigger to make sure nobody can reach me when it's poop-check time. As soon as I see feet coming towards me first thing in the morning I dash through the Harvey size hole to safety. I know it annoys them because they say, " No poop-check, no banana." They can be so unreasonable. For the time being I'm sticking to my decision for as long as I can. They have to be trained..........but......
Banana. Mmm.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Me and my book

Oh dear, some people can't find me now I am famous world wide so they can't buy my book.
This is especially for Phyl in California. We have been trying to find you through rabbit links in your area but have been unsuccessful.
If you are still interested, Phyl, contact for me is still on my blog if you page down the "Its Here" entry.
Please email if you have any problems,
Must dash and scrabble in my clean litter. I like it to look homely.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

More training sessions

Dark days are for training the family. It's all retraining really. We've been through it all before.
It's my rule that every time I'm picked up for cuddles or for checking things out I get a treat. Raisins are good, or banana. As soon as I'm put down I stick to their feet in case they forget and I need to give a nudge.
I was a bit naughty last night. My treat ball was empty and J was dozing on the sofa so I pushed it all the  way across the carpet and put it at her feet. She didn't notice so in the end I had to give her a nip on the leg. That woke her up. She knows I wouldn't do it for no reason so she checked my treat ball and took it away to fill.
I'm always told to stay when she gets treats for me so I played my part and sat down to wait.
The doors in my cardboard hideaway are coming along nicely. Not too big and not too small. Just the right size to stay safe when it's poop-check time. I'm in charge.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Hello America

I'm trying to work out how to post my books all over the world. So far I've reached Malta and Paris .
Don't go away Phil, my family isn't much good with computers. The machines never seem to answer the questions I ask but we will get there.
Love, Harvey

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Boring books

Books, books. It's all about books here. I had to sit on a box of them just to point out I need a bit more attention.
I had to do the same sort of thing at Bunny Hops when I had my holiday the other week.
The place was full of youngsters, not one of them anywhere near my age, so had to give them a bit of instruction of how to behave when they get to ten. When I was put in the holding pen on the lawn while my place was being tidied, I did a high-sky escape jump and raced round in front of their hutches flipping binky after binky. Julie didn't see me until I shot passed her for my third lap of honour. After a while I let her catch up with me. I wasn't a bit tired you understand. I just don't like to cause her any worry.
This week has been Rabbit Awareness Week but it hasn't been too good for me. I've had the tummy problem again. It lasted for five days this time. I have been so uncomfortable but was still eating although more slowly.My Metacam helps a bit, mmm it tastes of honey and the pro-biotics. Anyway things are back to normal today so I've been demolishing my cardboard hide-away to prove the problem wasn't with my teeth. I know them! They can think up all sorts of reasons for taking me to the vet and I hate having that 'scope in my mouth.