Monday, 17 November 2008

Happy birthday Hugo!

It's Hugo's birthday today, or rather his "gotcha day"!

One year ago, Mr D and I drove all the way to Rugby to visit a rescue centre and have a closer look at a lovely REW bunny that had been there for 13 months already. Those of you who have been reading this blog since the start will remember Nik and BillieBun, who left me suddenly at the end of September last year...I thought then that opening my house to another rescue bunny would be the best way to honour their life and celebrate all things bunny. There were 12 bunnies looking for a home, and we kept on going from hutch to hutch, only to return to Flopsy - as Hugo was then called. Whenever you reached for his head to pet him, he would squish himself to the floor in the perfect petting position, and he would even kick his hind legs sideways while enjoying the pets :)
So, it was not a long pondered decision... Flopsy was our bun!And then we moved on to chose a name that showed more dignity, as he made us clear that Flopsy was no name for him! Mr D came up with Hugo...and it stuck to perfection.


Unfortunately, I had to leave this early morning to Germany, so Hugo had to celebrate his gotcha day with Miss Eve only (and Mr D, but he is not so high up in the bunny hierarchy, we know...)

This is ok, though...she gives mightly nice ear washes...

even if sometimes she plays the cleaning a little bit roughly...









But Hugo doesn't seem to mind!





Happy birthday Hugo! :)

16 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Hugo! What a lucky bun you are!

Rabbits' Guy said...

HAppy DAy HUgo! Yoou are doing well!

Hugo is one of the few names that is Ok for both Japanese and English.

mum of critters said...

Well happy gotcha day Hugo! How awesome. And yeah, we all know dutchies do things THEIR WAY and we all just tow the line!

furrybutts said...

Happy Gotcha Day Hugo!! Looks like you got a full day luxurious spa treatment as a gift from Miss Eve :p

I can see from the pictures why you were named Flopsy in the beginning, though LOL!

P/S: Nik and BillieBun were lovely bunnies. I'm sure they are much honoured by the buns that you have rescued :)

thefluffies said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Hugo!

Ahah, and a very nice grooming session from Miss Eve as a gotcha day present?

Ninni said...

I'm late but still... happy gotcha dat to Hugo!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Happy day and every day Hugo and Hugo is your perfect name. Good for Mr. D for recognizing this. nose bumps to you and the fabulous Miss Eve.
Tyler and Sydney Spot...........

Erin said...

Hoppy Gotcha Day Hugo!!

Love Pumpkin & Patch

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh happy gotcha day, Hugo, what adorable photos, what happy snuggles from Miss Eve!

Friend of the Animals said...

Happy Birthday!

What wonderful pics!

mistral said...

Un bacione speciale ad HUGO da parte di Filippo e leprottina.
many kisses to Hugo from italian bunnies.
Also a kiss for you

boltandfrolic said...

Hoppy Bday, Hugo! You and your Mrs. are so adorable!
Nose nudges,
Honey and Hudson
and lots of pets too from slave Ellen!

FrecklesandDeb said...

Sorry we missed your Gotcha Day, but hope it was a happy one, Hugo! Looks like that is a pretty thorough ear washing going on there!

Carlton Jamal said...

Happy Gotcha Day Hugo! We know Rugby and a lady who has a rescue there, we wonder if it's the same place.

Hope you had a lovely day!

Danielle Barlow said...

Oh, you can never have enough bunnies! I've really enjoyed looking at yours. Hope you had a good day Hugo!

Jane said...

Happy PUrrthday Hugo from the extremely late-with-wishes Fluffy Tribe and Jane ~