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The sequel of our rabbits


This is Flappy! ©copyright2014owpp

This is Flappy!
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About two years ago our children begged us for a rabbit which I adamantly refused because life experience taught me it would inevitably all fall on me, the cleaning, feeding, joy & pain… Then recently, I caved in on the condition that it wouldn’t, I guess we never learn 😉
(we had two hamsters more than twenty years ago see…https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/our-hamsters-burial/ an essay I wrote for a writing course)
So, we looked on the internet (big mistake there!) & went on a drive to buy a two month old Albino buck which was taken away from its mother, without us understanding the consequence (second mistake!) we loved him on sight & called him Flappy because of what we thought were his floppy ears, that’s how oblivious we were… total newbies!
Five days later after taking a big place in our home, Flappy broke our heart & died for what seemed, no apparent reason, until I worked hours on the internet to collect as much information as possible in order to understand the why’s that kept turning in our head & found out that private breeders have a high mortality rate & that two months old is still too young to separate from the mother if we were told the truth about its age!
After respectfully parting from him we went to look, this time in a shop, for one that would fill the huge gap Flappy had created in such a short tract & found a four month old doe (we made sure of that too) that was not with its mother, meaning old enough to be adopted by us without dying on us.
I fell for Kwaki (the name our kids insisted upon) for her big eyes & beautiful fur & came home with the hope that everyone would love her as much as I already did… which happened to some quicker than others but she quickly won over 😉
Kwaki is nearly four months with us now & soon eight months of age, we’ve learnt everything we could over rabbits, to the last detail, she’s a cheeky, healthy one with a load of character, keeps us on our toes, there is a pile of cleaning up after, that mostly falls on me, I’ve built her “castles” from free supermarket boxes(yes, she munches her way through them!) but we adore her 🙂
Nevertheless every time we see photos of our Flappy we still have this slight squeeze & miss that white bundle of fur…

Here are some photos of the two I hope you’ll enjoy!

Passing from one to another... ©copyright2014owpp

Passing from one to another…
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Close to our hearts ©copyright2014owpp

Close to our hearts
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Fitting in the cup of our hand ©copyright2014owpp

Fitting in the cup of our hand
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Then comes tiny Kwaki... ©copyright2014owpp

Then comes tiny Kwaki…
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Growing fast munching her way through ;) ©copyright2014owpp

Growing fast munching her way through 😉
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My architecture skills! ©copyright2014owpp

My architecture skills!
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Kwaki "helping" me out :) ©copyright2014owpp

Kwaki “helping” me out 🙂
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Training her to stand...for carrot peel ©copyright2014owpp

Training her to stand…for carrot peel
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Learning to pose, knowing she's irresistible! ©copyright2014owpp

Learning to pose, knowing she’s irresistible!
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Proefkonijnen, Dutch guys giving birth. English subs!


For the first time since the creation of this blog I’m posting this video just for you to have a brilliantly good laugh!
I couldn’t stop myself throughout… I don’t think anything else needs to be said 😉

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Published on 19 Jan 2013
In a Dutch TV show, 2 men are getting a child birth experience.

English subs.
Category
Comedy
Licence
Standard YouTube Licence

Blog of the year award 2012 ! Thank you Sandy :)


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I am truly grateful for having been offered another award.
It always takes me by surprise and I am usually shocked.

All my thanks go to Sandy Anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com
who is an amazingly inspiring
blogger, her inspiration was the first thing I went for
when I found her blog and her photography brings always
serenity to your soul when watching it.

I am very upset of having lost this whole post after that
but will try in the best of my ability to remember a maximum
of what I have written before 🙂

The bloggers I have nominated for the ” Blog of the year award
are,

ValerieDavies.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/2rWAw
for a blog full of inspiration
and knowledge, I always come out of each post with having
something gained.

Taylorjorjorian.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/2GyQu
for a blog full of art and talent
in his own unique way which I haven’t found elsewhere

Cherylmoore.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/Xe9M as
an amazing professional and inspiring writer

Elisabeth’sramblings.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/CFfS
as a blogger full of inspiration
and faith and a pillar of strength despite her journey of trials in
life or maybe in respect of…

And last but surely not least…

Gabicoatsworth.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/1L40B as another
talented writer who has something
called ” The write connexion ” which is a very useful link for writers who
want to improve their skills and information too, it is surely worth to stop
by!

If you chose to accept the award, the guidelines can be found at The Thought
Palette: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/)

I have most probably missed a whole load of brilliant bloggers I follow ( my apologies 🙂 )
but this is for the moment the ones that came to mind.
I am still not familiar with the ” star system ” on this blog Award, but I am sure it’ll come
in due time.

My thanks again for this award, I am deeply appreciative!

My self-grown tomato 2011


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This was a experiment of mine… Again! I wondered if it was possible to grow something indoors.
Well it took a long time, nine months to be precise, for this tiny tomato and only one dared to
show up 🙂

The good thing that came out of it, I appreciated what I buy at the supermarket!

My dilemma was where do I fit this, in which category? I ended up putting it in the natural
recipes. Mainly because it fitted nowhere, well, it is nature’s recipe after all 🙂

Enjoy!

...and what I'd wish to do! ©copyright2013owpp

…and what I’d wish to do!
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Painting finished!!


This is quicker than I thought, I worked intensively all weekend and this whole week till tonight. I am so relieved to have met the deadline I imposed on myself by promising it to you, by Sunday. 

There was no way I was going to finish it without committing myself. I’ll post it to you as soon as I get a good camera that won’t tone down the colors and hope you’ll like it!

Mega Mindy Birthday cake


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Hi everyone!

I’m posting a photo of a birthday cake which I found ( the example )
on the internet and took me three hours to reproduce, not with the usual sugar paste
but with marzipan, as that was the available ingredient.

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I played around with food coloring to get to the wanted image, the cake is
the usual ” Hello Kitty ” recipe.
Marzipan is a bit of a nuisance, it’s sticky business, but you can see for yourself the results.
The birthday girl was over the moon and so was I 🙂
What do you think?