The Rebellious Rabbit

For those of you who have been reading about my antics I thought I should give MY side of the story. My name is Peanut and I am the brown rabbit with a personality disorder that Heyjude is looking after this week. I don’t really like Humans. How would you feel with a name like Peanut? It was OK when I was a tiny baby bunny, but I grew. And grew. I was supposed to be a dwarf lop-eared rabbit, but I think my mother must have been playing around a bit, because there is no way that I am a dwarf rabbit. I mean, have you seen the size of my feet?

My lovely lop ear

As I am a bit of a boisterous boy who likes to kick off at times, I found myself at the vets. Where they discovered that I am in fact a boy, Not a lady rabbit as was requested. And they decided to chop off my ‘bits’. Would YOU trust Humans if they did that to you? No, I didn’t think so. And there is a rumour in the Rabbit World that some women are known as ‘bunny boilers’. So ladies, stay away from me. Please.

Catch me if you can...
Catch me if you can…

My friend is George. Now that’s a good, strong masculine name. I wish I was called George, but it would become confusing to have two of us. George is the blue-eyed boy. Literally. He’s a bit of a softie and likes to be picked up and stroked. Makes me wince, but he does also like to lick me behind my ears so he’s not a bad friend to have. And we do a few bunny hops together.

Peanut and George
Me and George

So there you are. A real rabbit. With attitude. 🙂

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

84 thoughts on “The Rebellious Rabbit”

  1. Well you are the biggest Peanut I ever saw! It sounds like you and George are getting along quite well. The more the merrier, I always say, but that doesn’t apply to rats. 🙂

    1. Since George and I were discovered to be males and had our bits removed we have been the best of friends. I follow him around the garden, he doesn’t mind, but I don’t follow him into the house. Smells of Humans. We don’t like rats either. We hate foxes more.

  2. Love Peanut and George.. Lovely commentary and pictures 🙂 When my children were small they had a Dutch rabbit.. who would come in and out of the house and who was very house trained 🙂 and love to lay flat out in the sun.. Peanut types extremely well with his paws 🙂 :-D..
    Have a beautiful week xxx

    1. George thinks he is a house rabbit, but he chews cords and I don’t want him to electrocute himself! Peanut says thank you for the compliment and he loves to lay out flat too, though not today as it is raining.

      1. 🙂 Yes Rabbits love to chew and when I was 15 I had a new handbag.. It was my pride and joy.. My sister brought Snowy our pet rabbit indoors and it chewed its way through the handle of my Bag.. A Good thing that Chain belts were then in fashion.. and my dad was able to repair it by making my bag look even more trendy 🙂

  3. Well Peanut I think you’re rather handsome and I’m sorry you’ve lost your bits and can’t share those good looks around the bunny girls. At least the human looking after you is a good one who doesn’t mind getting a bit damp so you get your breakfast, are the dandelions and carrots fresh? I’d visit but the Border Terrorists would howl and chase you, sorry. x:-)x

    1. Border terrorists? Goodness, no, keep them away, it’s bad enough that wrinkly Ollie has taken a fancy to me! Unfortunately dandelions upset my stomach and we only get fed a few carrots between us as apparently they contain too much sugar and are BAD for us! (Didn’t seem to matter to Peter Rabbit and I have read all his books). Us rabbits are fond of sweet things and I am hoping the Human lets us have a nibble of that melon in the fridge.

  4. Well, you’re just about the cutest l’il Peanut I’ve laid eyes on. I don’t know WHAT Ms. Jude is carryin’ on about with your misbehavin’ ‘n shenanigans.

      1. LOL you are looking a bit disheveled behind that camera (I’ve always wanted to use disheveled in a sentence. Thanks, Ms. jude!)

    1. Nothing to do with me Sue. Peanut definitely has attitude, though I did actually manage a cuddle with him today. Not sure he was impressed! Ankle a bit swollen again now so I have an ice pack against it 😦

        1. Mmm… even the small amount of walking I have done today around the house (and feeding / cleaning pets) has caused it to swell again …sigh!

        2. Sorry to hear that Jude. If it persists or is worsening you may want to have it looked at. 😦 I walked around for three days on a foot that I said could not possibly be broken. So much for my nursing assessment.( I stumbled getting out of bed)

  5. This is fabulous, Jude! A new career as a modern day Beatrix Potter? 🙂 Made me smile throughout, and I like a rabbit with personality, even if it is slightly disordered. It’s highly understandable in the circumstances. 😦 The photos are great too. One up on Beatrix there 🙂
    I have a friend with a rather large ‘house’ rabbit, who has a tendency to burrow into the back of her 3 piece (from the rear!). She’s just moved house to a place with laminate flooring and he is currently learning to skate 🙂

      1. Saw Peter Rabbit in his new home this morning. My friend has a cardboard castle for him to play in (!!!) and she’s bought a huge rug so he doesn’t slither too much 🙂

        1. Hehehe.. well we’ve both got the teeth to deal with them, though I have been told sweet things are not good for rabbits.

  6. Whisper this VERY quietly Jude so Peanut doesn’t hear, but my uncle Alf used to breed rabbits during the war in hutches in the back yard and as a small girl I used to take them out on the lawn to play with them. But they always used to be disappearing!!!! Your cute story brought all those memories back…

    1. I may have, ahem, scratched her a bit, but I am very anxious and wary of people. I did let her stroke me yesterday. Maybe we’ll become friends.

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