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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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' piรน” “Mamma e papร  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!!