The winner of the Hallmark Giveaway is Caz from The Truth About Mummy
We have a renegade rabbit.
She likes to escape.
I don’t know how, but the caramel coloured beauty (named Cammy) should be called Houdini, because she manages to escape from seemingly locked cages, and then hops happily around the front yard, evading recapture.
It’s rather frustrating.
And it’s happened too many times for my liking.
Part of the problem, I feel, is that she is lonely. We used to have two little twins, but one of them died after a huge abcess formed in her mouth and she couldn’t eat and then got an infection and her fur fell out. It wasn’t pretty. Since then Cammy has been rooming with an expectant Guinea Pig couple, who I’m sure may give birth at any moment. (Have you ever seen a pregnant guinea pig by the way? That is the most ridiculous thing ever! You think pregnant women look uncomfortable; this poor girl has two sacks hanging out over each side of her body, and yet she still tries to squeeze in tiny places.)
Anyway, the guinea pigs don’t seem to be much comfort to poor Cam. They huddle together and leave her out in the cold.
Or rather the humid Darwin heat.
Either way, she doesn’t have anyone to snuggle.
And I think this makes her sad.
Boatman, of course, thinks that I am ridiculous and is adamant that there will be no new bunnies to keep Cammy company. I’ve tried telling him that her personality and behaviour since losing Thumper has obviously gone down hill, but he doesn’t believe in rabbit psychology.
He also may have suggested that should I be so concerned about her having cuddles, that I sleep her with her instead.
Not funny when you realise I’m allergic. (Cats and rabbits make me sneeze. So does my own hair if it gets in my face too much.)
I’ve been trying to think of ways in which I can somehow obtain another rabbit with Boatmans blessing, and no expense to us.
The lonely theory hasn’t worked.
My subtle attempt to try and convince one of our neighbors to part with one of their babies seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
Even the ‘Ava is the only one without a pet!’ argument has done nothing.
It seems he won’t listen.
Thankfully Hallmark did.
Not only did they provide us with a new rabbit, but it was caramel coloured just like Thumper (who has passed), it doesn’t make me itchy and is not the least bit renegade.
Did I also mention it reads?
Well kind of. She doesn’t so much read, as talk back to you when you read to her. Which is so much better in our books anyway. And did I mention you can purchase additional books which unlock extra phrases?
Now technically, Abigail is Ava’s bunny, but we share all the family pets around here, so everyone has got to play with her.
Taylah loves to read with her.
Bridie has taken her to school where not only did the teacher show the whole class, but Bridie was also the star of the day for having such a cool toy.
She is frequently wrapped up in the ‘baby corner’ with all the other precious babies.
And even Cammy is quite impressed with her.
Now here’s the best bit.
Hallmark want to give you your own bunny too, (Of the non-renegade, reading variety) complete with her own story ‘Abigail and the Balance Beam.’
All you have to do is this:
Watch the following short clip for the answer to the question: Who does Ava thank.
Then follow the links to answer on the FaceBook Tab.
Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post by Hallmark. I was give one Abilgail Bunny for review for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.
Winner will be drawn by random.org on the 16th of May, 2012, and will have 3 days to respond to notification of their prize, or it will be redrawn.