19 January 2010

House of Gucci


Who doesn’t love a bunny? I love them all. Peter Rabbit is one of my all time favorite stories and Beatrix Potter's illustrations continue to make me smile.


Does the title of this post confuse you? I'll explain ~ please read on...


My first pet rabbit was a common pure white one my parents gave to me when I was about eight or nine years old. Just a mutt I named “Muffy ~ fluffy Muffy ~ not a very original name, but a typical one for a little girl to name her pet bunny.




Later as a “grown up” I got my first Holland Lop. Living in an apartment at the time, pets {dogs, cats, snakes, and other creatures} were not allowed although I did have a parakeet that my landlord was aware of. I thought that if I was clever enough I could sneak my little flop eared fuzz ball in without my landlord knowing a thing. I know, I know…shame on me, but I couldn’t resist.






He never found out ~ even though in the courtyard garden behind my apartment lettuce, corn, carrots, and other veggies started mysteriously growing. Unbeknownst to the guy I paid my rent to, I had emptied the litter box in the back and the rabbit poop had fertilized the soil. The lettuce was fabulous and organic, to say the least!



When I moved to Georgia from the San Francisco Bay Area, my second Holland Lop, Guido, came with me. It was an adjustment for both of us of course, but he found his way around this big house often hiding in the cavernous fireplace and playing on the terrace nibbling on fresh herbs.


Although he was a fierce Italian rabbit, he was getting old and died in the early winter.



Guido 1996 ~ 2002

I promised my son that one day we would get a bunny rabbit ~ rabbits are marvelous pets and bring so much enjoyment to a home.





They are fabulous with children, they can be trained just as you would train a cat or a dog, they can be walked on a leash and romped around with on the grass. They are silly critters and all have unique personalities. The average life span for a house rabbit is anywhere between five and ten years ~ a definite investment of time and love.






...We just had to convince my husband, Mr. McGregor.



And with the persistence of a little boy...








...and my charming ways, we did.





So now, about seven years after Guido the Mobster left us, we adopted an orphan rabbit this weekend from The House Rabbit Society.





He’s the cutest darn thing ~ one ear up and one ear down {like the Playboy bunny}. Part Holland Lop {the dropped ear} but a mix of other breeds as well, one of which may include a breed called Lilac because he has a hint of lavender dove grey fur mixed in with the caramel coloring. He was left in a box at a pet store. He is about four to six months old and was rescued by the North Georgia Chapter of the House Rabbit Society. He has a twin brother who is just as cute and also will be going to his new home soon.




Gucci 2009 ~




I am pleased to introduce Gucci ~ our very stylish Italian house rabbit who we hope will be with us for a long time.







If any of you ever consider adopting a pet rabbit, you can gain a wealth of information from the House Rabbit Society. I have used their resources many times. Just click on the badge below for a link to their home page.


When I began this blog I was so bunny deprived that I adopted a virtual bunny in honor of Guido. My “virtual house rabbit” sits on my side bar right above my tunes and plays around when you click on him. Some of you may already know him. If you have a moment you can feed him a carrot.
You can adopt one too, if you are not ready for a cuddly house rabbit.





So that my friends, is my bunny story. I hope you have enjoyed it. Now I must hop to it and get some real work done. Thanks for stopping by.




Ciao amici,
Suzanne

15 comments:

julie king said...

gucci is adorable. i love the color of his fur with that hint of lavender. what a delightful story you told here. i enjoyed every word of it!

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Thanks Julie ~ glad you liked my bunny story.

Teacup Mosaics said...

I love your bunny story. Gucci is one wucky wabbit, it sounds like he will be the king of bunnydom. I had a Flemish Giant bunny as a kid, she was bunny wonderful. Hoppy for you!
Kelley

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Gucci is so cute! We have lots of rabbits...actually wild ones out side but they are so wonderful to watch.
I will have to let my sister know, she has loved them since childhood...Not sure if she has ever considered a house rabbit.
Have fun!
~ Rebecca
p.s.
Kelley cwacks me up! ;-)

twinkleshabbystar said...

Awwww...Darling Suzanne! I LOVE this post with ALL the bunny illustrations! Guido was PRECIOUS!!! However, Im in LOVE with Gucci! So soft, cuddly, and cute looking! FAB name Daaahling!!! We enjoyed yesterday! Thanks sweetie! XO,Jenn

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hey Girls!

Kelley you are too funny. Gucci is definitely the king of "bunnydom." Wow ~ a Flemish Giant is a big bunny for a little kid. You go girl!

Rebecca, don't you just love 'em!? They make wonderful pets and I like to watch the jack rabbits in the back of our yard too.

Hey Jenn ~ so glad you got to meet Gucci in person. I know he'd love to have a visit with you any time. We could talk fashion and accessories and he would not mind!

Thank you all for your comments. You make me laugh.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

Maija said...

Lovely story from the house of Gucci!!!!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Aww Gucci....from one Italian girl to another...first visit to your site, and I like, I like, I like! Ciao bella!

Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hi Maija! Thanks so much for your visit. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of the "House of Gucci."

Thank you Carmelina ~ I am glad you found me and you "like." I hope you come back again.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

Teacup Mosaics said...

Hi Suzanne, I'm back...thanks for the compliment on my digital collage, I just love making them. I would like permission to use the "bunny queen" picture in a collage, if it's a problem, no worry. Let me know when you can. I'm off to bed with my bunny "stand in" a 8 lb. yorkie. Give Gucci a little bunny kiss for me.
Kelley

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! I just found your blog and I am IN LOVE! ♥

BailiwickStudio said...

Gucci is a very handsome rabbit! I've never had a bunny for a pet - just cats, dogs and horses. Oh, and a couple of birds. I might have to adopt one someday - I especially like Gucci's coloring!. ::Jill

Kimberly R. Hodge said...

I loved this post! I too love rabbits. What a thrill to see someone else blog about them with such enthusiasm! Visit my blog where I talk about bunnies and link to my shops where I sell prints and cards of my bunny paintings!

Kimberly R. Hodge said...

Oops, here is my link:
http://carrotcreekboutique.com

-Kimberly ;)

the bunny lady said...

lol,,,found you thru Kim Hodges....who I follow.....love bunnies...and finally put together my website...check it out when u have time...my "Story" is there, and also my Dream......
I help out my HRS here in LA too.
Bless you!

vicki
www.bunnygroomer.com

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