RABBIT TALE

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Hey Cool Cats,

Sorry for the lack of postage recently, I'm back home for a bit and have been mega unproductive, to the extent that I quite literally have had nothing to post about. I've just been eating really unhealthy food, catching up with my brothers, and having a massive love-in with my pup Baloo. 


Today, I'd like to ask for some help on a pet issue.


This is Toby. He's just turned one and he's a Lionhead cross. He was getting a bit lonely, and as much as I tried to make it happen, the cross-species, should-be-mortal-enemies-but-actually-love-each-other thing between Toby and Baloo wasn't happening. So, I got him a girlfriend, who I first introduced you to way back here. She was called Bella, but my brothers decided to rename her Belinda Carlisle, after their favourite 80s songstress. Unlike Baloo and Toby, who I think are adorable, but in that ugly-cute way, Belinda Carlisle is the most enchantingly pretty rabbit, and I truly believed that the two of them would live happily ever after.


However, a problem has arisen. Belinda Carlisle has become a sex-pest, and has taken to hassling Toby in a most uncouth nature. A quick trip to the vet alerted us to the fact that Belinda Carlisle is, in fact, an extremely virile boy bunny. The vet assured me that a quick op, and Toby and Belinda Carlisle could continue to live together happily, in an asexual, civil-partnership way.

I'm not too sure how Toby feels about all of this. Poor thing, his love-life is almost as fraught as mine.


Anyway, Belinda Carlisle requires a new name, obviously, befitting his status as, well, a boy. I'm somewhat stumped, however. Any suggestions?

Transgender rabbits. Yeah, that's about as exciting as my home-life gets. Pretty crazy, huh? 

Mona.

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    1. Hahaha!

      I think that would only encourage him.

      Mona x

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    1. Glad you liked the post!

      Mona x

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  3. You could always shorten it to Carlisle? Though maybe Toby and Baloo are just meant to be! xx

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    1. I'd like to think so! I saw a picture of a gorilla hugging a kitten the other day, so it has to be possible!

      Mona x

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  4. I told you, it has to be FREDDIE MERCURY! Big hugs to the menagerie. X

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    1. I told YOU Senor, he can't have a fancy name like Freddie Mercury, poor Toby would feel so insignificant by comparison!

      Mona x

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  5. Your pets are just too cute! I had the opposite problem with my guinea pigs, thought we had two girls but turned out one of em was a fella! Found out when I went to feed them one morning and there were 4 little babies in the hutch too. Safe to say I have never been so confused. Pretty dumb of me not to realise one of em was preggers though...thought she was just a fatty. I can't think of a name, Belinda Carlisle is just too funny! xxx

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    1. Thank you! I'd actually be ok with baby bunnies (although my Ma would kill me!).

      I think I may just stick with Belinda Carlisle to be honest, the name has kind of stuck!

      Mona x

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  6. 'Boy-linda Carlisle'?! Hilarious story...although not for poor old Toby!

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    1. HAHAHAHA! Oh, you do make me giggle!

      Mona x

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  7. What about Belindus or Flap Jack? :D
    Funny. When I had hamsters, it was the other way round. They told us, both were male hamsters. In the end we had serval hamster babies ... my sister screamed: "scorpions!" when she saw them (because they ware all naked and pink fleshed) ... oh yes, I'm an animal lover! xx

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    1. Scorpions?! Wow... I've never seen baby hamsters, to be fair! All the best people are animal lovers!

      Mona x

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  8. Ahhh this happened to me recently!! My boy rabbit has stayed at Poppy, we couldn't think of anything else we liked.. it does cause confusion when we call the vets though

    'we'd like to bring poppy in'
    'and is she registered?'
    'yes, he is'
    'and has she been spayed?'
    'no, he hasn't. and she is a boy'

    ... every time

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    1. I saw this on Twitter! My youngest brother used to have two mice, he named them Bum and Fluff (mature!). My Ma was too embarassed to tell the vet, so she registered them as Fluff and... Mouse. I'm pretty sure we're still known as the hopelessly unimaginative family... Little do they know!

      Mona x

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  9. I know a lot about bunnies, working in a pet shop! Your bunny will be very thankful if you get him neutered, as he will be becoming very frustrated and stressed. Not only this, but it will actually lengthen his life span. Hope this helps. Oh and I like Bertie.

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thank you very much for this! He's been booked in to be neutered, so hopefully everything will calm down soon, and they can return to their 21st Century version of domestic bliss!

      Mona x

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  10. I say keep him as Belinda Carlisle! It's a damn good name!

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    1. It looks like it's swinging that way...

      Mona x

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  11. Oh dear! Well, at least it didn't happen the other way around! My mum once got what she THOUGHT were two girl guinea pigs. Until one day they had 5 babies. OOPS!
    I was going to suggest a name that goes with 'Toby'... but all I could think of was 'Carvery'...
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha, I think it's a family thing! My Ma's childhood dog was called Arthur and she was a girl!

      Mona x

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All love notes are gratefully received. If you have a burning question, though, it would be better to hit me up with an email.

Mona x

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