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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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Metamorphoses ~ Cat becomes 'Cabbit' ....

Sweetie:  You said WHAT!!!  
Sweetie: Um, NO! I would rather give myself a pawdicure!!! Yollie: "Come on girls, this is a great idea. Spend some time together..... for me?"
Willow: The things you guys make me do? I don't know? Yollie promise you will stay right here with me!
Willow and Sweetie think: "This is really happening, isn't it?"  Yollie: "That's the way... great work girls"
Willow: So, what do we do now??
Sweetie: Ignore eachother, of course....
Willow: Done! 
Willow: Maybe you are not so bad Sweeite.... perhaps I could scoot a little closer, if you don't mind?
Sweetie: Fine, just don't try any funny stuff.... or else!

Sweetie: Well! Who does she think she 's fooling? I know she is not really asleep.....
Sweetie: Want me to show you?
Sweetie: What??? "WAZN'T ME!!!" *giggles*

Willow: Ha ha! Real funny Sweetie!! Bunnies!!

Sweetie: Hee hee hee!
Well that is is from us... for now.  Keep well and remember, don't be shy to hop by to say Hi!!
Oh and Aussie residents who want to see us on Better Homes and Gardens ... tune in tomorrow night on Channel 7 (Friday 16th November) *waves paws*

Sweetie xoxox

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

We are going to be on telly, this Friday night !!!!

Hello dear friends, Sweetie here.... exciting news to share ....

Hi there ....
Finally the wait is over!

As promised now that we have confirmation our segment is airing here are the details:

Tune into : Better Homes and Gardens TV show
Date: Friday 16th November
Time:  7.30pm
Channel: 7

If you miss it, Yollie will post the link when it is available.

We hope you are all keeping well and enjoying life!

Lani and Dr Harry enjoying a spell between takes 
Till next time, *soft nose bumps*

Sweetie xoxoxo

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Eulogy.... Nonna Carmela De Palma (nee Bologna) 1924-2012

Hi friends,
Carmela De Palma
 (nee Bologna) 1924-2012

As many of you already know, Nonna passed away peacefully last Thursday, surrounded by her loving family.  
Yollie wanted to share the concluding eulogy she delivered at her funeral mass yesterday.Nonna Carmela loved and embraced the diverse culture around her, making life-long friends easily. 

Language was never a barrier for Nonna. She spoke in kindness, generosity and friendship, her laugh and smile, that I miss most was infectious as it was beautiful.

Nonna Carmela had a unique and individual relationship with each of her grand and great grand-children. Talking to Nonna meant her un-divided attention, usually with your hand held in hers. Truly wanting to hear what we had to say. She treasured this time.

Aside from friends, family, television and her soapies, Nonna’s very favourite thing was the telephone. But, no matter how we tried, she just never trusted that her voice would be carried the distance – so she simply shouted!!

One of my favourite memories was during school holidays. Nonna would have Yvanna and I over to make Pizzas. On arriving we would find all the bases stretched out on trays and the topping ready to assemble. With the first batch just coming out of the oven, ready to eat. She always thought of everything.  I loved this special time with Nonna.
Saying “tarra” (bye bye)  or intending to leave  was the hardest thing to do. You would have to start the ritual a good half hour before you actually wanted to go. She would look so sad saying “Eh no, Stare un po' più” “Mamma e papà possono andare, ma voi rimanete con Nonna ” … and so it would continue.  This is how it was with Nonna she loved your company never wanting you to leave.
So that is how my “Nonna Mela” will remain in my heart.

Nonna queste storie e altri milioni sono nel mio cuore per sempre, riposare in pace e  tara 

Thanks for stopping by everyone.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Goodness, how long has it been!!! Is anyone out there??

Howdy friends,

Welcome everyone.....  It's Sweetie here
You say it's been HOW long!!!!

I must say, I am so very sorry not to have hopped by sooner with an update. It's just that soooo much has been going on here at the Castle... it's enough to make a bunnies ears flap!!!

A very special mention to our very dear friend - Speedy the Rabbit who has hopped by in our absence to say hi.  Sorry we have been unable to chat sooner *soft whisker tickles*...

Okay so a brief summary....

* Last month we had this most electric and spectacular 'triple' banded Rainbow at our castle... cool hey!!!

*My Yollie is much better thank you all very much for your kind comments and support.  She submitted her letter to the Patient Advocacy board and is eagerly awaiting the findings of their investigation.

*Mummy (Teegee) and I have not been spayed as yet *happy dance* ... but more on this in a moment

*Willow was spayed a few weeks ago and is doing well now. But sadly she too had a very horrible experience in surgery and Yollie has also had to take matters further in regards to this.  Our poor darling required a second, emergency surgery later the same evening she was brought home from the vets.  But that is all we can write about at the moment as Yollie is giving the practice the opportunity to investigate Willow's case and prefers to keep their details private.  She is sure they will understand that she does not want to hurt their reputation and everyone makes mistakes, it's what you do to remedy the situation, and the strategies you adopt for the future that really counts. We are simply relieved beyond words that Willow is with us to take up her rightful place as "Princess Willow the Fearless Feline of FCF"....
Willow recovering with her friend "Lil Simba"

*Which leads me into our pending Spays... um, Yollie is terrified right now - not believing that she can go through this process again so soon after her own and then Willow's poor incidents.   She just does not think her nerves can take it (lol).... But it will happen, it is probably advisable to wait until after Spring time as it makes it a much safer operation for us bunnies and out crazy reproductive cycles *giggles*....

*Our Facebook page has reached over 800 friends *binkies*

*Lastly, on a sad note, My Yollie and the family are saddened at the news that her Nonna (grandmother's) health has deteriorated.  Nonna is surrounded by her family and loved ones who by her side as she makes her final journey.  She is comfortable and remains in her high dependency nursing home. Her carers are wonderful and treat her like a princess as they always have done. We are keeping brave, celebrating our love for Nonna.

So as you can see a lot has been happening here.... a final mention that the TV Show - Better Homes and Gardens have informed Yollie that they envision airing our story in November... we will keep you posted when we know more.

Finally, a very, very important request........

 Here is a picture of the 300 bunnies they saved earlier this year... I am sure you will agree it is a very worthy cause.
and a special request from my dad....
Before I sign off.... one very important request from one very sweet bunny (that's me).....   If you are an Australian resident and would like to vote in a very worth cause... please use the link below to help make a difference.... There are only 7days left to vote....    It is really easy to vote:


 Hopefully Big Ears Animal Sanctuary will win the $5000 prize money for their animal sanctuary.

Okay well that is it from me,  remember don't be shy to hop by and say HI!!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweetie and Patches move into their new pad....

Hi, Sweetie your Spokes-bun here,

 Welcome to all our new followers and seasoned ones as well *giggles*

It has been an eternity since we have updated our blog. For this we apologise. So much has been happening here.
 A summary is in order.
We saw Dr Harry at Petstock and he remembered us!!!

The SUV in our fence
Our damaged fence

A car came crashing through the side fence and caused some damage but everyone was fine and no one was hurt in the accident. Yollie brought us some strawberry tops as treats thinking we would be  frightened by the noise but we honestly did not know what all the fuss was about, if anything the flashing red and blue lights we really very pretty!
On to....... Yollie's birthday bash :)
Very funny Mr Stewart !!
Mummy (Teegee) and I are still at eachother's throats - so Yollie had us booked in to be spayed.  This sadly has been put on hold temporarily as Yollie herself needed to have surgery.  This was last Thursday. She is back home and feeling well again.
Patches and I were ever so lucky to move into our very own Bunny-Pad...
Our Kingdom has expanded !

 It was a birthday present for Yollie from her bonded-mate (husband) Mr Stewart, to help make life easier for her with our housing and upkeep since it has taken so long for failed re-bonding attempts for mummy and I.   The plan is once mummy and I have been spayed and Yollie has successfully rebonded us, this house could be used as our 'transportable' holiday home.  To use around the kingdom as a playpen. Or a transportable chook coop or we could just let Willow use it as a cat run  *giggles* the possibilities are endless!
Willow at 5 months
Willow celebrated her 5month birthday ....  by the fire. 
and finally,
Toasted marshmallows while recovering from surgery, Yollie says "Are the Best!!":)
So there you have it. It has been go, go, go around here.... hope you enjoy the pics.  As always thanks for stopping by. We love it when you say Hi!    Till next time. "Don't be shy to hop by and say Hi!"  xoxox Sweetie

Saturday, July 14, 2012

You’ll never guess who Sweetie is named after!

Good day dear friends,
Sweetie here,
 I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying your corner of the globe.

I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you all a very little know story of how I got my name.

I know many of you could be forgiven that "Sweetie" is my name because of how sweet, delicate and nice I am in nature. But in actual fact my name is "Sweetie" because of a .... (are you ready for this?) .... wait,

you may want to be sitting down.... Okay?  ....
 Right, good.... Now I am called "Sweetie"  after a - - - - 

D~O~N~K~E~Y !!

I know!  A Donkey!!  

This is what she looks like:

Sweetie and Miss Princess at Dundee wildlife Park

Do you see any resemblance?

Patches just giggle-snorts and binkies away when I show him the picture...
heee heeee heeee
I hope he is not laughing at me *thump*  

Daddy says it is because we both  have a gentle and kind-hearted sense of  what is good and right, and that Yollie felt this the moment I was born.

I was given my name the very moment Yollie and Miss Princess met me... I was only hours old, and I was already "Sweetie".

Baby Sweetie
Yollie tells me that this delightful girl lived at a wildlife park in Murray Bridge (South Australia) called Dundee's Wildlife Park, perhaps someone reading this may have visited and seen Sweetie for themselves. 

Looking for a pacifier ....
Sweetie's favourite activity was to 'borrow' babies dummies if they were dropped or visible from their prams, only very reluctantly ever giving them back... Miss Princess on visiting Sweetie thought she was the prettiest long eared furry creature she had ever seen!  We visited her often and have many photos of her. Sweetie will always be remembered by our family as a gentle soul with cheeky eyes and a hungry belly! Sadly this park is no longer operating, the last we heard is that Sweetie retired with her family and lives happily on their land.

So there you go... now you all know how I got to be "Sweetie"

Take care and remember ... Don't be shy to hop by and say Hi!!

Sweetie... your Spokes bun at Fairy Castle Farm... not the Donkey (giggles) xoxo