29 April 2015

Our New Arrivals

As you may have seen on Instagram, we collected a beautiful Border Collie just before Christmas to join our little family. We have Spartan already, the same breed that we bought as a puppy, and we had hoped a companion would've been lovely for him. Unfortunately however Spartan wasn't fond of the playful ball of fluff and he became very withdrawn, refusing food after just a few days, and therefore we had to say farewell to the new poochie much to everyone's disappointment. It was certainly for the best as although we were sad to see him go Spartan was here first and it was unkind to leave him so miserable. His happiness had to be priority as responsible dog owners and although it was difficult the Mini Mes did understand.

As the weeks went by I thought more and more about getting a different pet to fill that empty space in our hearts and after our trip to the Welsh Mountain Zoo at Easter it was obvious how much the Mini Mes adore rabbits. The decision was made.

 I ordered a hutch and set it up secretly one evening (please remind me how bad I am at flat-pack if I purchase furniture in the future) and a few days later I collected not one but two new bunnies from the local pet shop within the garden centre.

The excitement was a little overwhelming for Minxy who shed a tear and hugged me so tightly I felt I  may pop and Jamster was thrilled too, his huge grin was proof of that. They have been taking great care of them and they are always the first thing they mention when waking up and going to the last before they go to bed.

So let me introduce, Stampy, Bobby and their accommodation which is currently situated on our patio.






We have a very large run on the way for them too so they can play safely in the garden without Spartan trying to lick them as he has tried to endlessly so far! I think he approves.




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46 comments :

  1. Sorry to hear it didn't work out with the new pup Emma, before me and Spud moved to the house, we tried having a rescue puppy at the flat, but she wasn't fond of children and bit Spud quite badly, she had been rescued twice already and I felt I had let her down, but it wasn't fair on neither her or Spud.

    The bunnies however are so cute! I too would be smiling loads if we had them! We now have a puppy dog who we've had for over a month today, he's very much part of the family and we have no plans right now for any more pets, however I'm loving the bunnies and would never say never, especially as we now have a garden! xx

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    1. Your puppy is adorable and it's great to see the bond forming between Spud and him x

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  2. Sorry to hear about the puppy. I'm not sure my cats would like a kitten coming onto their patch either. What a cute bunny!

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    1. Thanks Erica - they are super soft and fluffy too x

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  3. Aw they are lovely! Hope you have many years enjoyment from them :) That's quite a small hutch for two bunnies though, will you put them out daily in a big run?

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    1. The photo is a bit deceiving as it is a reasonable size hutch (http://amzn.to/1bTPB3z) but the run is very large and will be attached from the main entrance constantly for them to access freely. They will have lots of space x

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  4. What a shame about the puppy but those rabbits look extra cute!

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  5. Aww they are so lovely xx #thegallery

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  6. Oh I love that description of your children discovering them the next morning - how lovely! Sorry about the puppy but these look gorgeous!

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  7. I'm sorry about the puppy but the rabbits look gorgeous and it must be lovely having different species around!

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  8. These must be the cutest rabbits in the world. You must have your hands full with these, the puppy and the children :)

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  9. Aww the rabbits are gorgeous. We kept rabbits and guinea pigs for many years and they were lovely to have around.

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  10. Mine would love rabbits. And yours do look very cute. I am not in a place where I can cope with pets yet tho!

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  11. aw i remember the days of having rabbits, im now mum of 7 with one on the way and three large german shepherds now however so i am way past the love of getting any more lol x

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  12. Aw lovely, we are getting rabbits in a couple of weeks just waiting for them to be ready to leave their mummy. Do you mind me asking where you got your hutch? #MMWBH

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  13. Aw so cute , i love that hutch it is amazing! I hope my little one's want pet rabbits when there older as i always wanted a one but was never aloud a one as a child x

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  14. Oh my! Ruby's been badgering me to get a rabbit for ages! I had rabbits as a child and loved them dearly, but I'm not sure I want to go back to mucking out cages again. Yours are adorable though.

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  15. Aww your rabbits are so cute! How sweet that your children were so excited. We used to have guinea pigs but they sadly passed away :(

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  16. You certainly did the right thing for Sparton, although I can imagine it must have been really hard. I am not keen on bunnies. I had one as a child and it kept biting me!

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  17. You are a good mummy and dog owner, that was a tough decision but the right one. I do hope Spartan cheers up and goes back to being normal and happy at home.
    I have fallen in love with you bunnies, they are so cute. Like, like, like

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  18. Awww they are so adorable! I really really wanted a pet for my son. He had been asking for one since he is 3 and now he is almost 5. We really cant as we are renting and its not allowed. But one day we will get a pet (or 2 or 3!). One day! #sharewithme

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  19. They look super cute, fingers crossed it works out

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  20. Aww what a shame about the puppy - but yay for the bunnies so cute! Love the photo of Spartan doggy tongues sticking out always make me smile! x

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  21. We have a puppy and a bunny at our home. It's lovely having two fur babies to love. :)

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  22. They are so cute, mine want rabbits but from experience it will be me cleaning them out

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  23. Gorgeous rabbits!
    Rabbits are fantastic pets. We handle ours everyday so she loves a good cuddle. Enjoy xx

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  24. Sorry to hear that it didn't work out with the new pup. The new bunnies are super cute. My children are asking after pets at the moment. My 5 yr old said we are getting 10 dogs and 9 cats, eeek! :-D #MMWBH

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  25. They are So cute I am sorry it didn't work out with your puppy but these look adorable and there will be plenty of cuddles with them.

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  26. Such a shame about the puppy but those little bunnies are so adorable! I just love rabbits and can't wait to move to a house where we are allow pets!

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  27. Your new additions are very cute!

    Mollyxxx

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  28. Your bunnies are adorable. We have a house bunny who loves cuddles and always greets me with a big bunny kiss. They are very clever animals. I hope you have many happy years together

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  29. Awww those bunnies are so cute, my children would love to have some rabbits. We've got hamsters at the moment, so I'm leaving it at that for now :)

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  30. So cute! I have never had a rabbit......think the hubby would say no, we already have 5 rescue cats lol

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  31. aww how cute Erin would love a rabbit I am sure.

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  32. Aww they are so adorable. I grew up with rabbits and loved having them to play with and take care of. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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  33. I think you did the right thing about the puppy, though it must have been very hard. Those bunnies are super cute soi I'm sure they have softened the blow!

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  34. being a responsible pet owner is hard, but I am sure you made the right decision. Pets are great fro children, teaching them responsibility and caring. The bunnies are super cute.

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  35. oh my goodness I am so loving your new arrivals! .. Joshua would love them!

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  36. oh my god those bunnies are so cute :O

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  37. Sorry to hear about the puppy lovely, the rabbits are gorgeous though xx

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  38. Spartan looks a lovely dog, and the bunnies are so cute!

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  39. Who doesn't love a collection of bunny rabbits! These little guys are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up! #MMWBH

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  40. what cute rabbits. Pets are good for kids to learn responsibility. We've got a chinchilla and fish.

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  41. Aaawww sorry about the pup - we have a new pup as you may have seen. Your rabbits are super cute though! Ickle Pickle xx

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  42. I know that it's a very hard decision to make to return a pet. We had exactly the same with a cat a few years ago. It's hard at the time, but in the end we knew it was the right choice. Your bunnies ar very cute and they are going to get lots of cuddles and love. I can see x

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