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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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

Friday, July 13, 2012

With heavy hearts, shocked by our sudden loss, we say "Goodbye beautiful Harry" ....

Princess Harriett "Harry"
It is a post of sadness and loss tonight I am sorry...

Sweetie here,
As spokes bun of Fairy Castle Farm it is my duty to inform you all that tragically our girl, Princess Harriett "Harry" of Fairy Castle Farm has passed away suddenly ....

What is more baffling is that we are unsure as to why?

She roosted as she normally did, happily after a day of laying her speckled egg, foraging, evading General Hudson, dust bathing and gossiping with the rest of the flock. So this really has come as quite a shock!

It was only when Yollie came out for our nightly bunny chat-time, treats and snuggles that I was able to alert her to the sad turn of events.

As you know, Yollie and I are closely bonded... so much so that when I feel happy, sad, worried or even scared she knows right away... Well tonight she saw right away that I was desperately worried and sad.  I hopped right over to the side of the coop to show her that Harry had crossed over to fly with the flock over Rainbow Bridge.

Immediately Yollie broke down, once she realised nothing could be done for Harry, her very special and bright 'Cheeky Houdini' hen. Yollie, bursting into tears, sank to her knees beside me, I licked her cheek as she tried to understand what had happened.  We had a long chat, I told her I did not see any obvious reason why this has happened. I stayed by her side, comforting her until she could pull her self together. Even Patches hopped over to lend and ear... I nearly fainted when I witnessed what he did next, he licked her!!!  Yes that's right, an actual Patches kiss right on her wrist, unbelievable I know.

I wish I had more answers to share, I know we all have many questions... but sadly sometimes this is just how life goes.  
Harry ..... she forged a very special place in Yollie's heart... always by her side when there was work to be done....  
So, to our dear Harry.... 
Young Harriett - our little Houdini... whom we all thought was a "Harry" ... and proved us very wrong indeed 
"Bless you, please watch over us and keep us safe..... we know you will be re-united with your Mum Belle, Dad Wilbur and Sir Chester The Mouser.  Please hug each of our friends-past, tight. Until we meet again over Rainbow Bridge, from all your family, Rest in Peace".  
Sir Chester the Mouser 
Dame Belle


To all our dear friends, I wish you well, take care and until next time, goodbye.

Sweetie xoxo