Saturday, November 18, 2006

Bad Bunny Burns Report - 18 Nov '06 & Almost Weekly Book Review

Hiddey Ho Fellow Fluffies, 'Beans, and My Girl Bonita,

Well here I am with the BBBR, lettin' you know what is up and what's goin' on.

The ratlets are growing and probably cannot be called ratlets any more. They are 2 months old now and busy, busy, busy.

Josephine Bonarate little Empress has sever cancer and Mom and the vet will be helping her to the Rainbow Bridge this next week. Josie has had a wonderful last month enjoying the little girl ratlets. She loves them all and grooms them and they groom her and clean her eyes. Mom is very sad about Josie, but is so happy that Josie got the chance to enjoy the little ones. She didn't know if putting Josie in with the little girls would work, but all of the girl ratties were so happy with each other and Mom has been happy to see them interact with Grammie Josie. Rats are amazing in their social interactions. Mom says so. She watches them as often as she can because they are often very loving with each other, competing bucks not included.

I'm introducing the book this week too. It is Rambles of a Rat by ALOE. Mom has been looking for it because it is an old book and been out of print forever. She finally found one and we are all going to read it together. There is no publishing date in it and Mom isn't sure who ALOE is, but she loves the book, brown pages and all. I think it smells.

We will let efurryone know how the story goes. Here is an excerpt from the first page:

The Family of Rats
My very earliest recollection is of running about in a shed adjoining a large warehouse, somewhere in the neighborhood of Poplar, and close to the River Thames, which thereabouts is certainly no silver stream.

A merry life we led of it in the shed, my seven brothers and I! It was a sort of palace of rubbish, a monsion of odds and end, where rats might frolic and gambol, and play at hide-and-seek....

It does sound good, even I have to admit. It is a long book though like 200 pages. I think that is long.

I picked out the best Yule present for Mom and it arrived in the mail yesterday. Mom wanted to know what I got in the envelope with my name on it that arrived in the post and so I had to show her. To see it go to this link for Captain Rupert. His Mom is an artist and boy are her paintings wonderful. I knew my Mom would love the mice picture so I ordered one with her paypal account. Captain Rupert sent Mom and I our own cards in the envelope too. They are all so pretty. Dad admired them too and said he likes that style of art work a lot. So thank you so much Ms Lorna. You do beautiful work. My Mom LOVED the art print.

I chewed up two of Dad's extension cords so he had to replace them, and he seems to be getting better at putting them up. So as I was out the other day I found this think juicy cord. Okay it was tucked behind a bookcase, but I nicely dug it out and chewed and chewed and chewed and didn't even get down to the wires it was so think. Anyhoo, Mom found it later and boy did I get chewed out for eating her electric piano cord. I was in deep trouble. I have recovered though, so don't worry.

~Rabbie Burns aka Mr Gravey

PS Bonita I sent you a Halloween card, but it came back. Mom has your address written down wrong. Could you please email it to me so I can send you another card? *nose sniffs to you my sweet*


Blogger Rascal said...

Sorry to hear about Josie, that's furry sad. Also sorry to hear you got in trouble Rabbie for chewing those cords. We really enjoyed the Higglety Pigglety link. Thanks!

6:22 AM

Blogger Trish said...

Glad to hear Josie has had lots of love near the end of her life.

P.S.: AOLE stands for "A Lady of England" see more here...it is indeed a wonderful book! :)

11:18 AM

Anonymous Karen Jo said...

I'm very sorry to hear about Josie. At least she is enjoying herself as much as possible now. Rabbie, you better leave those cords alone. Some of them bite back really hard. Enjoy the book. It sounds really interesting.

11:57 AM

Blogger Rattie said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about Josie...give her some scritches from my crew.

5:18 PM

Blogger Miss Bonita said...

Rabbie! Oh how I love your reports! I'm sorry that you card got returned. I just sent you an email with my home address so that it never happens again.

I'm sorry to hear about Josie... my bunny brothers and sister passed over the rainbow bridge many years ago and I miss them terribly. I'll have to tell you about them sometime.

11:26 PM

Anonymous Sophia, Fiona & Orlando said...

We're sorry to hear about Josie - may her journey be swift.

Empty-handed I entered the world
Barefoot I leave it.
My coming, my going
Two simple happenings
That got entangled.

~ Kozan Ichikyo Zen teacher

1:02 PM

Blogger Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're furry sorry to hear 'bout Josie but it's good that she gets to spend time with the girls, bein' taken care of.

7:40 PM


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