Thursday, December 06, 2007


Captain Rupert came back from the garden drenched to the bone, looking very much like a drowned rat, so he put his paws up in front of the Rayburn and slowly dried off. I thought it was far to wet for bunnies to go out and was a very good day for staying snuggled in the burrow. Even next doors dogs are not out to taunt.


Still Captain Rupert is made of stern stuff saying a little fresh air, wind, rain and lots of mud is good for a rabbits soul.


I disagreed and was ever so slightly concerned about the slightest and cutest of sneezes, that Captain Rupert tried to hide between his two front paws.


Over a cup of tea he told me of his garden adventures. Sadly no carrot cake today because we had a rather ravenous group of Captain Rupert's friends around yesterday and have completely eaten every last drop of cake. Well I think a couple went to Ernest the mouse.

19 comments:

PG said...

Poor Captain Rupe, it is horrid weather right now, if I were him I would be by that Rayburn 24/7, requesting more carrot cake...

Fiona Bun said...

Keep your paws toasty and the cake was quite tasty yesterday!

Ulla said...

With weather like that who can blame Captains' friends... Truly delightful!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Come over the Big Water in another two or three days Captain, Sir. We hope to have made the carrot cake by then. First we must convert the recipe metrics to the odd USofA units carefully!

We will let you know when our plan is complete!

natural attrill said...

I really like the b+w drawing.
Penny.

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Joanna, good to hear from you today.
Gosh it really poured yesturday, poor Rupert, still he has the cosy Rayburn to warm him.
Hugs,
Carol xx

Lesley said...

Hello, I've just found your blog via louise at home is where the heart is and I'm really glad I popped over! What a great drawing! Captain Rupert sounds like a bit of a character. I hope he's all snuggled up warm and toasty now.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Captain Rupert, you are a lovely bunny to share your favourite cake of all cakes, carrot cake with your friends. I love the artistic impression of you all by Joanna, a lovely keepsake of pleasant, well maybe not so pleasant in all this rain, days gone by! x

Rabbits' Guy said...

Regarding the favorite carrot cake recipe for use in the "States" ...We have a measuring device that will do the conversions ... 250 ml is a bit more than 1 cup. 2 cups to a pint, 2 pints to a quart. 1 liter is a bit more than a quart!

Anyway, we will sort it all out and report our findings and results although I doubt that amount will even last the 2 days it will keep! Perhaps we will try a double batch!

archi ann said...

love that picture and so glad Captain Rupert has a nice warm Rayburn to cuddle up to when he comes in :-)

Libbys Blog said...

Been pretty miserable here too!! Loved the Carrot Cake recipe, definately have to have a go!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Hi there Rupert, old chap, I think the carrot cake recipe is tops, might have a go at it this afternoon. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Anonymous said...

Poor Captain Rupert I hope he didn't catch a chill.
Carolyn
Willow House

Nips-n-Cuddles said...

Oh, Captain Rupert! Dry off best you can - more cake will be forthcoming I'm sure.
We just, just discovered this site. It's so beautiful! We hope you folks don't mind us popping in!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hello ....and TA DA!
The carrot cake has been made at The House of Rabbits. Come over for a look and maybe a bite if it lasts!

It is delicious. Thanks Cap't and Joanna.

Primrose Hill said...

Hope Captian Rupert is well and none the worse of his venture outside last week. The cake will no doubt have helped!

Just ordered some gorgeous Christmas cards from you - looking forward to receiving them!

Lisa x

beeswax, said...

Hi Joanna, glad you liked the tree house, what a lovely idea for your bedroom,hope you get your dream bedroom..
just to add I adore your paintings, I have looked at your website and will be ordering some printed cards , do you ever sell any of your originals?
thns for stopping by ,kath,x

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Oh my Captain Rupert has little bunny sneezes? It sounds like he and Dexter (here at Rosehaven Cottage) have been up to the same mischief going out in the wet and the rain. Dexter had kitty sneezes last night because of it. Pass the tiny tissues. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

this is my patch said...

Hi Captain Rupert, I feel so bad for describing my blog friends as being part of a virtual WOMENS institute, I completely forgot that I had a boy who commented on both of my blogs. You are most welcome to visit and comment on my blog at any time, I always appreciate a little male attention once in a while! Sorry Joanna, I seem to be ignoring you somewhat, I hope you soon start to feel better from your beastly cold. Louise x