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nursecroft
07-01-2014, 07:42 PM
This is hopefully Teddy's new wife, she is from Southampton Rescue and will be spayed very soon, she wasn't up for adoption but Sue knew I was keeping an eye out for a big girl and said she'd love her to have the space available here. She's three years old and acts like she owns the place already! She's groomed Teddy through the bars, she does the most amazing flops rolling right onto her back! After just a few hours of being here she flopped and rolled against my leg!! Teddy and I are in love, she's a real attention seeker and stuffs her head under your hand for nose rubs, I also managed to trim her nails already! :love: She is an ex-breeding doe that was to be disposed off after her daughter took her place apparently. Bonding these two will be interesting, but for those of you that know me you already know I like a challenge! She makes Teddy look small! They're living in the conservatory at the moment but once they are bonded and the weather improves they'll move into Bunningham Palace... Gives me time to spruce the place up!

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Jack's-Jane
07-01-2014, 07:44 PM
She is beautiful :love:

Ruby Tuesday !!

Well today is Tuesday :D

ripminnie
07-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Wow!!!!! :love: :love: :love:

nursecroft
07-01-2014, 07:47 PM
She is beautiful :love:

Ruby Tuesday !!

Well today is Tuesday :D

Haha thought you'd like her Jane ;) x

Kavanne
07-01-2014, 07:49 PM
How stunning!! They are going to make a gorgeous couple!

Kermit
07-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Not seen you about for a while :) Hope you are well x

The latest addition is simply stunning! Nice to see big Ted too.

Aly&Poppy<3
07-01-2014, 07:50 PM
She's beautiful! And big! :love:

Gemmapookie
07-01-2014, 07:50 PM
Oh my goodness she's amazing, I can see why you're in love! :love::love::love:

I thought hares were solitary animals :oops:

biscandmatt1
07-01-2014, 07:51 PM
she is beautiful :love:

nursecroft
07-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Oh my goodness she's amazing, I can see why you're in love! :love::love::love:

I thought hares were solitary animals :oops:

She's still a rabbit just a but different :lol: Belgian Hares are not the same as wild Hares, she seems to like Teddy at the moment :)

nursecroft
07-01-2014, 07:54 PM
Not seen you about for a while :) Hope you are well x

The latest addition is simply stunning! Nice to see big Ted too.

We've had a bit of a tough time, Ruby is a welcome distraction and Teddy is happier already x

kaths101
07-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Wow she's beautiful and very lucky to come and live with you and teddy.
Nice to see you here! :D

Babsie
07-01-2014, 08:03 PM
She is just beautiful.
Nice to see you here again - hope things are going ok for you.

mini lop1
07-01-2014, 08:08 PM
she is gorgeus :love: so nice to see you around again and a new bun too x

Barn Yard Bunnies
07-01-2014, 08:11 PM
Absolutely stunning and sounds like she has bags of personality. :love::love::love:

Can't believe the breeder was going to dispose of her. :( Horrible people. :evil: Thank goodness you have rescued her now.

AnnieElms
07-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Wow, what a stunning bunny :love:

nursecroft
07-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Absolutely stunning and sounds like she has bags of personality. :love::love::love:

Can't believe the breeder was going to dispose of her. :( Horrible people. :evil: Thank goodness you have rescued her now.

Sue rescued her I just pinched her of Sue! Lol :)

nursecroft
07-01-2014, 08:19 PM
Thanks guys :) nice to see you're all still here! :wave: xx

Jack's-Jane
07-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Thanks guys :) nice to see you're all still here! :wave: xx

How's Archie ? :love:

nursecroft
07-01-2014, 08:53 PM
How's Archie ? :love:

He's great thank you :) my ray of sunshine, I'll post a picture thread for you xx

Jack's-Jane
07-01-2014, 08:54 PM
He's great thank you :) my ray of sunshine, I'll post a picture thread for you xx

Thank you :D

happybun
07-01-2014, 08:57 PM
it's lovely to catch a glimpse of your teddy. he was an r u favourite of mine. :love:

nursecroft
07-01-2014, 09:12 PM
it's lovely to catch a glimpse of your teddy. he was an r u favourite of mine. :love:

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He took Joey passing really hard but he's perked up already now Ruby is here :)

happybun
07-01-2014, 09:14 PM
:love::love::love:

thank you!

Hc1
07-01-2014, 09:42 PM
she is beautiful :love::love::love::love:

Rabcat
07-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Oh my goodness! She is beautiful! :love::love::love:

Bumbling
07-01-2014, 09:55 PM
She's gorgeous :love:

Her poor nails, makes you wonder what sort of life she had before you. She looks to be thoroughly enjoying herself now tho x

Charlotte_Jordanna
07-01-2014, 09:58 PM
She's a stunner :love:

nursecroft
07-01-2014, 10:11 PM
She's gorgeous :love:

Her poor nails, makes you wonder what sort of life she had before you. She looks to be thoroughly enjoying herself now tho x

Hares nails don't tuck under their fur like rabbits so they are longer looking but did need a trim which she was very good about :) x

susie bun
07-01-2014, 10:33 PM
She's beautiful. :love:

parsnipbun
07-01-2014, 10:58 PM
Stunning - but it is extra wonderful to catch sight of Teddy again - I have missed him (and you of course!)

Zoobec
07-01-2014, 11:04 PM
They are both gorgeous :love: hope the bonding goes well :thumb:

chloemurray
07-01-2014, 11:04 PM
I've met Ruby :D I adopted a bunny from Sue in September and fell in love with Ruby, and the big chocolate frenchie Flake :love:

She's a gorgeous bunny.

Elena
07-01-2014, 11:13 PM
She's stunning and so is Teddy :love:

Cari
07-01-2014, 11:30 PM
What a beautiful girl. Just beautiful.

Rhianna
07-01-2014, 11:38 PM
Not sure I knew you had lost Joey:(

Your new bun is a wonderful excuse for a visit. I no longer work in Hythe but I do work in Otterbourne on a regular basis now so could maybe come over one day when I finish (shift work so I finish at sensible hours sometimes)?

Your set-up is one I aspire to have if I ever manage to move house.

Would be lovely to see you, Archie, the cats, Teddy and to meet Ruby.

xxxx

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
07-01-2014, 11:50 PM
Ah what a beauty! :love: So sorry to hear about your losses though, I didn't know until I saw your signature. :(

MimzMum
08-01-2014, 08:16 AM
What a beautiful bun! :) And it is good to see you again. :love:

A number of years ago when I first got my bunnies, a lady lived nearby who had hundreds, literally, and when I saw her place I cried for them all because most of them were in hutches one atop another... :cry: and many were running about out in the yard.
She had a few that she kept for show, mostly mini rexes and lops. I am certain the remainder had a darker fate. But she had some stunning Flemmies. There was one female that as I went by her cage she kept coming up to the door and begging for a fuss. I think I stood with her for an hour just giving her attention, if I would stop she'd beg for more. It was heartbreaking.
I wanted so badly to at least free her and take her home, she was an obvious cuddle bunny and just seemed to need me. OH was firm about no more however. I have never forgotten her.
Ruby sparked my memory because the Flemmie I saw looked so much like her...all tawny and leggy and beautiful long ears.

Not meaning to go off on a toot, sorry, but I was so heavily struck by the resemblance. :) She is gorgeous! :love:

tulsi
08-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Ruby is absolutely beautiful. I hope you and Teddy have a lovely time getting to know her.

Tracy
08-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Beautiful :love::love:

bunniemum
08-01-2014, 02:18 PM
Wow she is beautiful :love: and has well and truly fallen on her feet with you. She looks soooo big and leggy, like the Jerry Hall of buns! :lol:.... it's also lovely to see pic's of Teddy back on the forum again. :D

bunbuns
08-01-2014, 09:49 PM
She is beautiful :love:

Lovely to see you too x

floooble
08-01-2014, 09:55 PM
Look at them ears!!!! She's beautiful!!!


Hugs xx

Inimical Me
08-01-2014, 10:40 PM
Stunning! :love:

Tonya
09-01-2014, 10:19 AM
I'm in loooove:love::love::love:

Vanessa.B
09-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Ruby is stunning :love::love::love: Such an elegant lady. How lovely to see Teddy too :love::love::love:

nursecroft
09-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Thanks everyone :) They've been outside today, Ruby is in the avairy and Teddy is free ranging with me... well that was the idea but they're just sat next to each other the whole time :love: I'm feeling really positive about bonding... trying not to get too excited but things are looking good! :D

nursecroft
09-01-2014, 04:07 PM
Stunning - but it is extra wonderful to catch sight of Teddy again - I have missed him (and you of course!)

Hello honey!! Well I've been worried about Teddy, he was so close with Joey and has taken it so hard. But he is now besotted with Ruby and actually came up to me for fuss last night and did a binky... I was so pleased! He's getting back to his old happy self :) its nice to be back.

nursecroft
09-01-2014, 04:09 PM
I've met Ruby :D I adopted a bunny from Sue in September and fell in love with Ruby, and the big chocolate frenchie Flake :love:

She's a gorgeous bunny.

Flake is beautiful too :love: could have stolen them all!!!!

nursecroft
09-01-2014, 04:11 PM
Not sure I knew you had lost Joey:(

Your new bun is a wonderful excuse for a visit. I no longer work in Hythe but I do work in Otterbourne on a regular basis now so could maybe come over one day when I finish (shift work so I finish at sensible hours sometimes)?

Your set-up is one I aspire to have if I ever manage to move house.

Would be lovely to see you, Archie, the cats, Teddy and to meet Ruby.

xxxx

He had a tumour in his stomach we think, I was nursing him for weeks, kept going into stasis :( he was admitted a few times, but just kept losing weight too. I miss him so much, i put it in rainbow bridge on here.

You are welcome anytime xx

Rhianna
09-01-2014, 06:45 PM
He had a tumour in his stomach we think, I was nursing him for weeks, kept going into stasis :( he was admitted a few times, but just kept losing weight too. I miss him so much, i put it in rainbow bridge on here.

You are welcome anytime xx

I don't tend to go into Rainbow Bridge:oops: I find I always end up a blubbering mess. I feel bad as I've not posted any of my Bridge Furry Family there but have never felt able to do so.

I am going back to work tomorrow after some time off sick but working shifts I often have time off during the day so I will text you and see if you are around.

xx

belgian2
09-01-2014, 07:40 PM
Ruby is beautiful.
i hope she bonds well with your boy. try not to worry too much about the size difference- my trio of rabbits are two belgian hare brothers with a little mini lop and they get on great- mini lop is the boss!

EBM
09-01-2014, 08:32 PM
love her she is so beautiful :love:

nursecroft
09-01-2014, 09:14 PM
Ruby is beautiful.
i hope she bonds well with your boy. try not to worry too much about the size difference- my trio of rabbits are two belgian hare brothers with a little mini lop and they get on great- mini lop is the boss!

Theres not too much difference, Teddys large, he was bonded with a minilop in my last group of four :)

happysaz133
15-01-2014, 11:06 PM
She's gorgeous :) Glad Teddy has perked up since she arrived!

Love the pic of her poking out the cat flap :love:

Sarah
16-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Gosh she is stunnng :love:

Rexripley
16-01-2014, 12:54 PM
:love::love::love::love::love::love::love::love::l ove::love:

Fifibutton
16-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Aww Ruby is stunning, she and Teddy will make a nice couple. I thought her nails looked a bit long too but I didn't know they don't tuck under the fur like other rabbits. I really want a hare now :love: I am sorry to hear you lost Joey, you have always had gorgeous rabbits, Dreamer was one of yours wasn't he?

Its nice to see you back on here although I bet Archie keeps you busy these days :D

nursecroft
16-01-2014, 11:15 PM
love her she is so beautiful :love:

Is your second name Maskell?!!

nursecroft
16-01-2014, 11:16 PM
Aww Ruby is stunning, she and Teddy will make a nice couple. I thought her nails looked a bit long too but I didn't know they don't tuck under the fur like other rabbits. I really want a hare now :love: I am sorry to hear you lost Joey, you have always had gorgeous rabbits, Dreamer was one of yours wasn't he?

Its nice to see you back on here although I bet Archie keeps you busy these days :D

The vet has spayed her and trimmed her nails right back now :)

Thank you, yes Dreamer was mine, miss them all :(

He most certainly does!!! :lol:

nursecroft
16-01-2014, 11:18 PM
Thanks guys, shes now spayed and I luuurrrvvveee her!!!!!!!!! :love:

parsnipbun
16-01-2014, 11:22 PM
Hares nails don't tuck under their fur like rabbits so they are longer looking but did need a trim which she was very good about :) x

I didnt know that - is that just rabbit hares (ie Belgian Hares) or real hares as well?

If it was real hares as well it might explain why our Sunshine Daydream sounds as though her nails are very very long when she runs around the place (we have floorboards not carpets) - we have been dreading having to catch her to check them as she is not really handleable -

it would be a relief if that was the explanation.

nursecroft
16-01-2014, 11:26 PM
I didnt know that - is that just rabbit hares (ie Belgian Hares) or real hares as well?

If it was real hares as well it might explain why our Sunshine Daydream sounds as though her nails are very very long when she runs around the place (we have floorboards not carpets) - we have been dreading having to catch her to check them as she is not really handleable -

it would be a relief if that was the explanation.

I believe both of them have this characteristic. I clipped Rudy's nails because they were very long and clicked together, when she was under GA I had the vet cut them right back and they don't click now but you can still see them. Ruby loves fuss so I just did one nail at a time over a few hours while I was distracting her with fuss or treats, I didn't want to stress her out.

EBM
16-01-2014, 11:36 PM
Is your second name Maskell?!!

Yes :) ?

nursecroft
16-01-2014, 11:42 PM
Yes :) ?

So is mine!!! :D

EBM
16-01-2014, 11:46 PM
So is mine!!! :D

Oh wow, it's a small world!

nursecroft
16-01-2014, 11:47 PM
Oh wow, it's a small world!

It's a good name! :lol: