Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide

Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide
Hi and welcome to "Fairy Castle Farm" I hope you enjoy your stay! I should introduce myself, my name is Sweetie and I am a resident of Fairy Castle Farm. Well it's not actually a farm, but a suburban home in the southern suburbs of South Australia. I am a rare Old English Spot Bunny, and absolutely love life here with all my family and some good friends too... let me take you on a tour ....


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Fairy Castle Farm : Global Visitors


Monday, August 8, 2011

A Wonderful Week.... Things are returning to normal ..

Well what a week we have had!

It's Yollie here, temporarily taking over the blog as my poor Sweetie's head is still in a spin, over all the activity of this week.

So to help a darling, precious girl out, you all will have to bear with me  I have said before I am not very good at this bloggy writing stuff so I apologise in advance if I ramble (as I inevitably will) ...

Firstly I wish to extend a huge thank you to everyone who passed on their prayers and healing wishes for my little princess, on behalf of myself, my husband and my daughter.

I feel the power of positive thinking and wishing, no matter your religious beliefs is a very real and true force to be recognised! We felt all your thoughts coming our way thick and strong from all over the world (see the end of this entry for a list of just this weeks global visitors). Thank you!

My daughter has bounced back wonderfully!  Full of gusto and never lacking in her good humour was the perfect remedy for such a debilitating illness.    I am amazed at how quickly she deteriorated and the brutal hold the Salmonella poisoning had over my baby's body. Yet am delighted at the rate at which she is improving now!

 No mother wants to see her child in such agony for any period of time, my poor girl suffered for a full 10 days straight before there was any sign of improvement. There was absolutely nothing I could do to take this pain away from her, I would of in a heartbeat given the opportunity.

 She spent a total of 6 and a half days in hospital and I will never forget the look of agony in her young 7 year old face. I wish to also thank all the Staff at the hospital/s who assisted  in her care. You were all wonderful and worth your weight in gold!  You made her feel so special and had such a gentle manner.  Even when you needed to glove/gown/mask up in her presence you never made her feel alienated.  When she was feeling such horrible pain and fear of what was happening to her body you did your best to ease her fears and explain her condition so she could understand,  we all thank you.

So as I said before it has been a huge week. My girl has eased her way back into school and we are hoping for full-time attendance starting tomorrow, fingers crossed.

On to other events.

Here you can see miss Sweetie, relaxing in her own burrow she dug this week!  She is very proud of herself and very protective of her burrow.  I think she did a marvellous job.
 Her mother on the other hand is not quite as impressed.  Here you see Teegee looking quite disapprovingly at Sweeties handiwork.  I would love to know her thoughts...
 Her father, Angel, on the other hand looks quite proud of his big girl.  Infact he is the only bunny whom got an invitation to inspect the new accommodation.  But then Sweetie has always been a daddy's girl.
 Ok, moving on.  Chester. Yes, he has had a horrible week, poor lad.

He had to give up his 'palace' to none other than master, Billy the Kitty (who belongs to my grandparents) while he recovered from his big boy snip.  Chester was a very put out puss!  He is glad to see the back of Billy and ever so pleased to return to his rightful place in his palace, the couch, aka, Chester's Throne.

 I must say, he really does know how to use it!
 Ok, so is everybody still with me?  I told you I would go on a bit....

 So Chester is once again happy, however he is keeping an eye out in case the little minion returns...
 Here we have a few pics of Billy's time with me while recovering from his surgery....
 Here he is watching a documentary on mice, I am not kidding, it really was on T.V. and he found it very interesting.
 Being post operative, however did prove to be a little much for the little guy to stay awake all the way through,
 He tried his very best to stay awake, these were mice, swimming in milk, running on treadmills.....
But sleep won out in the end!

So that is about it from me, thank you for staying with me (if you are still reading this that is!) .

As promised you can see below all the wonderful people from all over the world who have visited the Kingdom this week, thanks again.

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Have a wonderful week everyone and thank you very much for stopping by!

Yollie xox


Clovie Boy said...

Such a frightening experience! I'm so glad your daughter is better.

Great pictures! I can see how Sweetie got her name.

Jade said...

Glad to hear all is well--here's wishing you all a lot of quiet, peaceful and happy for a good long time!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I have had a week away from computing while a cousin was staying so am late here to read your news! I am so sorry to hear about your daughter, a difficult time for you all, thank goodness she is now well on the way to regaining her strength.

Yollie, the human of Fairy Castle Farm said...

@ Sue, thanks we too are so relieved to see her huge improvement. Sweetie's actually named after a donkey of all things, but yes the donkey was very fitting of her name also!

@ Jade, thanks again, we really do hope that is all for us in the way of un-happy times for a long time! Bring on the joy and laughter of life we say!!

@Lindy, thanks very much for stopping by, we hope you have had a great time with your cousin visiting. It makes us so happy to see our girl bouncing back :)

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

So glad she's home and feeling better. An awful stressful time for all of you. Do you know what the salmonella poisoning was from? Too scary. You all need a good rest I think.

Sweetie's burrow is tops and her mums expression is classic :) very funny!

Yollie, the human of Fairy Castle Farm said...

Dear Mrs Bok, thanks for visiting, we looove your place at the moment, your girls are sooo luck. I am very fond of the Light Sussex breed also, two of my best friends are this breed (Pox and Tinkerbelle).

I am quite chuffed with my burrow too, thanks. My mum, Teegee is still not impressed (*sighs*).

Also, regarding my little human. Unfortunately the doctors said we will probably never know where little princess got the salmonella poisoning from. She was at her grandmothers for the weekend and no one else got sick.
Everything she ate was fresh and cooked well. The only thing to set off alarm bells was some cookie dough she ate raw. If it had the bacteria and was at room temp it could possibly be the culprit. The eggs however, were shop bought that day and kept in the fridge.

We are just glad she is better now ;o) from Sweetie

A Homeschool Story said...

Hello Yollie and Sweetie,

I am so very glad that Princess has recovered. I am a new reader of your blog, and I have read and read the posts from both of you, enchanted as in a world of faeries. I could not stop reading back posts until I learned that your princess was back home and well again.

I love all the animals and their capers. I'm watching my own Tuxy-puppy wander around the garden on a Sunday morning here, at the beginning of autumn.



Yollie, the human of Fairy Castle Farm said...

Dear Angela, thank you so much for your lovely comment. It is so uplifting to hear that you are enchanted by our little "kingdom" and it's ramblings.... Words really cannot describe how relieved we all are that our little princess is all better now.
Autumn is our favourite time of the year (spring is second) and are happy to know you are experiencing it now.. Take care from Yollie and Sweetie ;O)