Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oh Really?

Meet Nigel's former roommate.

Yes Mr. Ghost, rly. That would be Thumper. We did not choose the name - Thumper came to us as a rescue, answered to the name Thumper, and was about to be put down. We expected that we would rehome the rabbit. We were wrong. Nobody wanted a rabbit, so we shared a home for five years before he crossed the bridge at the age of seven or so. Nigel was there for most of it. The rabbit stayed in the living room. And was a kind, happy soul.

Never once did Nigel show any interest in pursuit. Thumper would lie around like a dog, in close proximity to the food bowls.

Yes really. I guess this explains why Nigel was retired so early. The dog has the motivation of a cinder block.

And oh really, these fine folks have tagged us us recently:

Stella's Mom called us lovely.

She obviously has not read the archives here, and we are thankful for that, and for her finding us worthy.

In a twist of irony Heather offered us the same award. Truthfully, her blog is more lovely, but we are honored just the same!

See you tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday, and one last warning.


  1. What a sweet Rabbit story. . .Honestly, I don't think I've ever known anyone who actually had a pet rabbit (at least not an "inside" pet rabbit), and certainly not one who shared a house with a greyhound and answered to his own name(Oh really??)!

    Thanks for sharing this little snippet about Thumper. . .it was yet another uplifting story to brighten one's day. Careful . . .you might spoil your reputation, if you keep posting entries like this!

    And congrats on the "One Lovely Blog" Award! Despite your penchant for the occasionally perverse, I do keep coming back to read your Blog, and I agree that it has its "lovely" days! :)

  2. love bunnies ! Had two as pets before getting a grey though.
    Had mine trained and loved playing chase as they kept waiting for me to try and catch them then would go hippity hop as soon as I got close.
    Nigel, you are just too cool for words !
    Kepp the stories coming, the good the bad and the ugly....Oops, I meant the sweet, the twisted and the plain nasty LOL

  3. Cinder Blocks of the World Unite! I won't run from a burning building, Nigel, so don't let your Two Legger bust on you too badly. If they want to run around like Looney Tunes, juz say, "Effin crazoids," and watch as they do.

    That bunny on its back????? That's the best picture ever! Thanks for giving me a moment...ahhh....

  4. Sara, Gracie & Tina11:35 AM

    How cute! When I was a kid my friend had a rabbit and a cat and I thought that was a little crazy. All the cats I've ever had have been amazing hunters but this cat never bothered the rabbit at all so Nigel is not alone in his indifference!

  5. Maybe woo need to have a chat with my pal Titus


    oh really?


  6. We just loved the Thumper story! How sweet - Nigel is such a lovely kind dog to share his home with a bunny rabbit.
    Martha & Bailey xx

  7. Bunnies can be great pets, I am glad you got to have that experience. Nigel's a smart boy...running is not necessarily the best form of excersize.

  8. Silly 2 leggers! Don't they realize your bunny interests are more of the Hugh Hefner type???

    Thumper was a sweetie and may have been part Labrador given the way he/she exposed all for the world to see.

    Thanks for the Wednesday warning, although one should never approach this blog without first donning a crash helmet. ;0=)

  9. I have never seen a rabbit sleep like that. It's very cute!

  10. I would like to go on record as saying
    that I am NOT the Stella's Mom who gave you the Sweetness and Light Award. Just remember that.

    Stella's Mom
    Stella's World

  11. Thumper seems lovely, too. Nice story. I think I might get along well with a rabbit...being about that size and all.

  12. Thumper is so flippin' cute!!

  13. oh my, this post brought back memories of our very own Thumper Rabbit. Again a rescue boy, who came rescued from a family who could no longer care for him, so he also came with a very handsome and sturdy hutch.

    we loved him very much, except he did not like greens, or carrots............

    no idea why not? But awkward for menu choices.

    We made a run for him on the grass at the back of the house here, but the grass was also used by wild rabbits, and poor Thumper caught Miximotosus (no idea either how to spell it), and died.

    Thumper was a champ though. thank you for bringing back memories of our kids' childhood pets!

    lotsaluv, Jeannie and Marvin (who have been absent from blogging due to a computer which severely needs an axe right through its stupid head) xxxxxx

  14. hey my spelling of mixa..... was a classic!

  15. I have never seen a rabbit lying so relaxed and free by the food bowls!! A M A Z I N G!! and Wonderful!! You are very kind Mr. and Mrs. Author!!!

  16. I think it just pwoves what a sweetie Nigel is that Thumpew was able to be so welaxed awound him.
    I hope to meet him someday
    smoochie kisses

  17. So you've moved to the big time blogger's world. Don't forget us little people and one of the original 35 first followers! You're still a great read!

  18. Grrrrr. We don't like bunny rabbits. They like to run out from under our deck and scare us!

    Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

  19. We had a rabbit....once. I'm impressed the dogs are so open. I'm afraid this group here would....well, let's not go into that.

  20. i had cute buns before i immigrated. can't bring buns over. and cute buns are illegal in queensland. really really. guess buns here know state borders.

    thumper was a looker.

    buns. they're wonderful.

  21. Hmmm. Rabbit laying like that and near the food bowls? Did you check for a pulse? Just saying . . .

  22. What a nice Thumper....I'm not sure I'd let it stay close to MY food bowl. Ya never know...

    Mya Boo Boo

  23. If you ever want to sing a song on my blog for Name That Tune Monday, I might suggest barking "Jingle Bells" but I don't know the name of the original "barker." Could be fun! Or you could do your favorite Celine Dion impersonation.

  24. Thumper is one relaxed bunny - he would not have lasted long here. Congrats on your award - Stella is very sweet.

    woos, the OP Pack

  25. What a nice little bunny. Ya know, I don't think those racetrack bunnies are real anyway. I am glad you got to enjoy his company.


  26. How nice that Nigel is able to live in harmony with other species. Maybe we could all learn a lesson from him.

  27. Congrats on your awards and we love the story of Thumper!
    It's amazing how Thumper and Nigel can get along (i.e. leave each other alone) so well!!

  28. Hi, everyone -

    Thanks for stopping by our blog. We are not sure which movie about Mystic you saw but there are two that come to mind. Mystic Pizza - the movie that helped launch Julia Roberts' career and there was a movie about the Amistad that Steven Spielberg produced. Mystic Seaport has always been a favorite place for Mama and Papa.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci

    P.S. Congratulation on getting the lovely award.

  29. Congratulations on your award. Thumper looks like a cutie!

  30. Awwww. How 'bout that. A wascally Rabbit that roaches.

  31. Nigel,
    I can relate once your done working well your DONE and there is nothing that is gogin to motivate you into wanting to work ever again.