December 25th – December 31st
Here’s a picture of Annie, one of our foster bunnies, getting in the Christmas mood!
Annie has recently undergone an operation to remove a number of abscesses in her knee on her left back leg. These were making it painful for her to move and meant she was carrying the leg while hopping, putting extra pressure on the other 3 legs. At one point it looked like she may need the leg removing, but after a successful op she is well on the road to recovery!
December 18th – December 24th
A huge ‘Thank You’ to Pledge a Pound and Susan Smith for their very generous cheque and gifts. Bunny Burrows will certainly benefit from them..
THANK YOU TO ALL ‘PLEDGE A POUNDERS’.
December 11th – December 17th
Remember when you were small and you would sneak upstairs and look in your parents wardrobe hoping to find your Xmas presents. . . Well that’s just what Hetty, Gwen’s dog was doing this week, but she didn’t even have to go upstairs.
I’M SURE MY PRESSIE’S IN ONE OF THESE BAGS . . . WELL IT BETTER BE !!
December 4th – December 10th
Head of fundraising, Nicky, was out again with the BB Tombola Stall in Pets at Home.
Nicky said, “Me. Lisa, Rhianna and Audrey spent the weekend at Pets at Home in Darlington. It was really quiet the first day, so, the second day we went in our rabbit onesie outfits and were much busier and had a good giggle on our tombola !”
Yes girls, I can see why LOL !!!
PLEASE DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS !
November 27th – December 3rd
Once again, a very generous cheque was sent to Bunny Burrows from Pets at Home. It was welcomed by BB residents, Amos and Mischief. THANK YOU PETS AT HOME !!!!
The money has arrived at just the right time, as these two cuties have chewed through the wooden bar of the baby gate, chewed the wall and destroyed two small carpets and chewed the cheque just after this photo was taken. I think Gwen will have to smile nicely at the person in the bank as she hands over the shredded cheque ha ha..
November 20th – November 26th
Jo, also known as Jo Wabbit, one of the Trustees, has been busy crafting her own decorations this year from felt. Maybe these photos will inspire others to do something similar.
Jo said, “I don’t know how it all started, or where the idea came from but I woke up one day in February and just wanted to start making things.”
Hmmm … a crafty Trustee.
Jo’s FELT CREATIONS
November 13th – November 19th
Sad news, gorgeous Big Bertha has gone to Bunny Heaven. What an amazing bunny she was … she weighed a whopping 8 kilos. Bertha had only been at BB since March, this year but was an instant hit with everyone. She had been found wandering in woods in Easingwold. Her eyes needed attention when she was found but very recently she developed breathing problems.
GOODBYE BIG BERTHA.
November 6th – November 12th
Sponsor piggie, Evie, likes to spend her days with Lucy Lockett. Has your guinea pig got a favourite friend ? Email us a photo.
LUCY LOCKETT AND LONG HAIRED EVIE.
October 30th – November 5th
Thank you for Happy Halloween photos …
FROM APRIL CARNEY. FROM APRIL.
FROM SIMONE AND ADAM. FROM KAZ.
FROM SIMONE, ADAM, BRADLEY and LOUISE.
October 23rd – October 29th
More fund raising at Northallerton Town Hall. An all day Coffee Morning helped boost the BB funds. Nicky and Lisa helped out again, they had a good day, sold lots of lovely things and Lisa did a bit of modelling from the Pound Stall !
ON SALE … HOT CHOC CARROTS AND HOT CHOC MUGS !!
HMMM … I WONDER WHY THEY DIDN’T SELL.
October 16th – October 22nd
This is Leah, she helps at Bunny Burrows on Saturdays. She is holding Prof Gough, he’s the new pig on the block. He lives with Mottly Crew, Rachael, Carnegie, Clarissa, Dizzy-Rascal and NINE other piggies. He came from Pets at Home, someone had taken him there because they didn’t want him anymore. He has no bottom teeth and the top ones may also have to come out. Just can’t believe why this little, loving and friendly boy was given up.
NEW CUTIE, PROF GOUGH & FRIENDS
October 9th – October 15th
A week of sadness … Four bunnies died in three days this week. We say special Goodbyes to Mabelline, a brave bunny girl who, despite many visits to the vets, remained a beautiful, friendly bunny. Also, Goodbye to Tanner, so unexpected, he helped Gwen most nights to put items on E-Bay and finally, the two baby wild bunnies died within hours of each other.
GOODBYE TANNER AND MABELLINE.
SADLY NEVER OPENED THEIR EYES.
October 2nd – October 8th
There’s nothing nicer than seeing the dark nights lit up with colour. I want to share these few photos with you, they were taken in Roker Park, Sunderland and were part of their illuminations with an Alice in Wonderland theme. If you look closely, you can just see Alice sitting on top of the white rabbit.
AHH I WANT ONE !
I’M LATE, I’M LATE, I’M LATE !
September 25th – October 1st
There’s always road works going on somewhere. isn’t there ? Near to home, at Scotch Corner, road works unearthed these three beautiful baby bunnies. Sadly their mother had died next to them. They are only hours old as the umbilical cords were still attached. The workmen brought the babies to Bunny Burrows straight away but sadly one of them has not survived.
September 18th – September 24th
More fundraising … Lisa , Rhianna ,Nicky, Sue and Stu did a Tombola stall last weekend at Billingham carnival. They also did ‘guess the name of a giant bear’ (winning name Geoff) and was won by a little boy called Callum.
LUCKY WINNER … CALLUM.
Also at the carnival was a stall with a ‘giant veg’ display and BB resident, Mercury was lucky enough to have been given a giant carrot !!!!
A FREE LUNCH FOR MERCURY.
September 11th – September 17th
A while ago, long term resident, Carnegie lost his bunny girl called Joy. He became very quiet and Gwen was very worried about him. But, in his own time, he has found another bunny to brighten up his life again. It’s Mischief, I hear you shout, Oh No Not Mischief, she will lead him astray ha ah. Well, I can confirm that this relationship has changed both of their lives, as you can see below, they are two perfect house pets 🙂
MISCHIEF and CARNEGIE.
Gwen’s younger dog, Hetty, is experiencing a mid-life crisis, she said she is going through ‘the change.’ She’s changing from a dog to a rabbit because their beds are more comfortable.
BED HOPPER HETTY.
September 4th – September 10th
Twenty one guinea pigs arrived at BB in an unbelievable condition … well, perhaps NOT that unbelievable. When Gwen ‘inspected’ their house there was layer after layer of filth. Instead of cleaning them out, another layer of ‘anything’ had been laid on top of the last layer.
They have all been cleaned up and are enjoying a cleaner lifestyle and this little piggie below had a pampered pedicure.
August 28th – September 3rd
We are always receiving emails to take in unwanted rabbits and guinea pigs and asking for advice and most of them are from owners who live within a short travelling distance of Bunny Burrows. This email below, that came through this week, was a few more miles away !!!!
August 21st – August 27th
Despite being in pain, Big Bunny has been out fund raising as well, at Poppleton Village Fete. This time some of the BB Furries went along and got loads of Ooooo’s and Ahhhhh’s from the public.
POPPLETON VILLAGE FETE.
August 14th – August 20th
Fund raising is non-stop at Bunny Burrows and Lisa, Rhianna and Nicky have been to Pets at Home twice this month.
WELL DONE GIRLS 🙂
One of BB’s ‘Garage-Gang’ called Mabelline has been to the vets with an abscess. This abscess is in the right side of her cheek and was caused by a tooth bending and pushing itself into her face. Mabelline has had the tooth removed but is still so sore. Look at the photo below and you will realise why this brave girl isn’t feeling too good yet.
INSET IS THE CURLED TOOTH.
July 31st – August 6th
IT’S CARNEGIE … SECOND FROM THE LEFT.
When the sun became so bright and started to make this guinea pig squint, she instantly hid under the cobblers last. This is one of a few cobblers lasts to be found at BB.
In Australia the final sheep to be shorn was referred to as the ‘cobblers’.
A 19th CENTURY PUN RELATING TO THE COBBLERS LAST.
July 24th – July 30th
BIG BERTHA DREAMING OF HER SUPPER !
July 17th – July 23rd
A phone call from Abbey Vets in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham resulted in these two beautiful wild babies. Only 48 hours old, found by a lady on the fells whilst walking. The lady thought they were puppies and took them to the vet. They went to a BB Foster Home to be hand-reared. Despite making really good progress in the first few days, they sadly died a few hours apart.
48 HOURS OLD. FIVE DAYS OLD.
July 10th – July 16th
On Hot X Bunny Day in April, Halfords kindly donated a bike to help raise money. Tickets were sold for one pound each and £135 was raised. Below is the lucky little boy who is now the proud owner. Well done !
BB Helpers, Lisa and Nicky, ‘manned’ (can I say manned ha ha) the Tombola stall at Staindrop Gala.
The event was organised by the First Staindrop Scouts and Guides and Friends of Staindrop Primary School.
A spokesman for the organisers said: “We are hoping that this year eclipses last year where we had more than 600 people attend.
The extra activities on offer this year are to entertain the children whilst parents can sit back and relax. It will be a laid back afternoon of music and fun.”
Food was available with a fantastic homemade dessert table but folk could still bring along their own picnics and liquid refreshments.
BB HELPERS … NICKY AND LISA
July 3rd – July 9th
Gwen has seen many cases of flystrike but a recent case has left her speechless. Please check your bunnies bottoms regularly during this warm weather. If your bunny seems quiet or has wet areas on its body then it could have already been attacked by flies. Check them when you bring them in from the garden or if your bunny lives outside then check them before you put them back in their hutch. It is so important that you keep their houses clean, remove wee areas and soft droppings as flies are attracted to these smells. Regular checking could mean your bunny could be saved from this painful condition. You may find the eggs before they have hatched, pull them off or use a bunny comb, look inside their leg area and under their tail, these eggs could be anywhere. Ask your vet about the preventive treatments available . . . NOW.
IMAGINE HOW PAINFUL THIS IS.
June 26th – July 2nd
We are so pleased to say that the baby wild bunny is doing really well. It won’t let anyone but Gwen feed it and it has started to wash her !!!!
FOUR WEEKS OLD
June 19th – June 25th This gorgeous little wild bunny is being hand reared at Bunny Burrows by Gwen. A lady watched as a wild rabbit came into her garden and gave birth to two babies, then just ran away, leaving them lying on her lawn. She brought them to Gwen when they were only 2 days old. Sadly, one of them did not survive but as you can, the survivor has a healthy appetite.
NOW THREE WEEKS OLD
June 12th – June 18th The most recent addition to the BB Gang is a bunny named Big Bertha who we told you about a few weeks ago. Here is a couple of photos showing she lives up to her name ha ha.
A PRETTY BIG BUNNY EH ? YES I AM !
June 5th – June 11th We have told you before about a bunny called Mischief and why Gwen gave her that name. As you can see from the photo below, Mischief has been up to Mischief again ha ha.
BUT SHE’S SO CUTE ISN’T SHE ?
May 29th – June 4th
Foster guinea pig, Dandy, who lived at Furry Hollow in Gateshead, has sadly died after fighting pneumonia for a week. She had lived at Furry Hollow all her life after coming from Bunny Burrows as a rescue piggie. She lived her long life with many friends, a cute Albino guinea pig called Beano and two more long haired guinea pig boys called Harry and Arthur. We never knew exactly how old she was but would always joke that she must be 105 years old ! She is such a miss, bless her.
GOODBYE LITTLE DANDY.
May 22nd – May 28th
Muffin, who lives at a Foster-Home in Gateshead has been having her abscess in her ear cleaned twice a day for many weeks now. unfortunately, a growth appeared on top of the abscess and she had to visit the vet. She was given a weeks course of anti-biotics and then back to the vets. Hannah, the vet was now ready to remove the growth and drain the abscess. Muffin has always been a brave girl whenever she has had to endure medication or ear cleaning but we were still very worried tht we might lose her under the anaesthetic as she was a ‘bit’ overweight.
A BRAVE MUFFIN BEFORE HER EAR OPERATION.
AFTER SURGERY AND SAFELY BACK HOME.
May 15th – May 21st
Some bunnies and guinea pigs just don’t like a friend and there’s nothing you can do if they don’t want one. unlike these bunnies at the Burrow who couldn’t possibly cope without a friend.
LOVED UP THREESOME, TULIP, FOXY and MABELLINE.
BEZZIE MATES, MERCURY and BLIND JACK.
May 8th – May 14th
Triple sadness this week. Bunny Burrows lost Suzy-Q and Earl, two beautiful and so friendly guinea pigs. Then little Teddy sadly passed away quietly. It never gets any easier losing our best friends, but we wouldn’t want it to, would we?
May 1st – May 7th
This is Darius, he weighs three and a half stone and measures 4ft 4in, making him the world’s
biggest rabbit, according to Guinness World Records.
His owner, Annette Edwards, 62, from Worcester, is considering putting him on a diet after revealing that he eats 12 carrots a day – more than 4,000 a year.
He also gets through piles of cabbage, apples and two large bowls of rabbit mix, at an annual cost of£2,400.
April 24th – April 30th
Foster bunny, Jon, who lives with BB Helper Lisa, has to have regular hair cuts to stop him becoming ‘matted’. Here he is below after his recent ‘shaving’. It was abit cold that day so Jon borrowed a jumper from Lisa’s teddy bear 🙂
HERE’S JON IN HIS BORROWED SWEATER.
And thanks to BB Helper, Nicky, who took this photo of Tyson, one of Bunny Burrow’s residents and also a sponsor-a-pet boy.
AW ISN’T TYSON GORGEOUS ? HE’S A SPONSOR BUNNY !
April 17th – April 23rd
The BB Helpers were out and about this weekend selling small pots of cream. The company, LUSH, who produce handmade, 100% vegetarian products, donated 511 pots to Bunny Burrows. We are delighted to say, we sold them all !
April 10th – April 16th
It was our annual Easter fund raising day on Sunday April 13th. We were in the Town Hall this
year, not the Market Hall. The Town Hall was built by Richmond Corporation in 1756 for social occasions and this is exactly what we had, it was a wonderful, friendly day. We met up with friends we hadn’t seen since the last Hot X Bunny Day !!
Below are some of the stalls and furries that helped make the day a huge success.
Thank you to all of the BB Helpers and everyone who called in and bought from the stalls.
FOXY AND TANNER AND THE CAMERA SHY GUINEA PIGS.
THOSE EARS ARE THE SAME COLOUR AS HER HAIR!
WERE YOU LUCKY ENOUGH TO WIN ON THE LUCKY DIP ?
April 3rd – April 9th
Bunnies often experience many dental problems but this little bunny, Foxy, certainly had an unusual one. One of Foxy’s bottom teeth had grown through the bottom of her mouth. We are relieved to say that everything has now been dealt with and she’s a happy bunny again.
March 27th – April 3rd
A new arrival has got the
residents wondering if this is two bunnies joined together … but NO, it’s Big Bertha who was found in the woods at Easington and taken to the vets. Isn’t she gorgeous ?
March 20th – March 26th
Stunning little wild bunny, Pickerty-Witch, has made a rare appearance and was captured by Gwen. Pickerty is totally wild and likes to hide away, so this photo really makes us go AHHH !!!! She was found in Barton about two years ago and was hand reared by Gwen.
A RARE APPEARANCE OF PICKETY-WITCH.