Monday, March 29, 2010

AWOL: a tale of strange (dis)appearances

"Didn't the fox never catch the rabbit, Uncle Remus?" asked the little boy the next evening.
"He come mighty nigh it, honey, sho's you born--Brer Fox did.
(from, The Wonderful Tar Baby Story, as narrated by Uncle Remus)

Mighty nigh but not quite, eh Uncle Remus!!
Meet my my newest excuse for not showing you any new work... 10 feeds per day  and some serious supervision so he doesn't go AWOL from his temporary new mummy until he's big enough to fend for himself. In the mean time - he runs fast, so I am getting lots of exercise in the back yard ;-)

When we are not rescuing 3 week old rabbits, we are setting fire to the dangerous pirate ships* that sail to 'La Rivière' to bomb us with chocolate fudge cake...
I shall pop over to catch up on and admire all of your latest adventures this evening. For now, it's time to make hay while the sun shines, feed 'Chanceux' ('Lucky') who has become my shadow, and sneak in a few brush strokes while he's between feeds. 

*The super duper mega cool 'successful' version of this pirate cake comes from the blog 'Chapter 40' which you can find on my sidebar. I have to race off so can't put in the link till later. In the mean time - go have a look through her February and March posts where you'll find out how to make it.

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  1. Your very own and very special Easter Bunny! Bet the kids just love him. xx
    And the cake looks particularly scrumptious.

  2. How divine. Of course as you know here such a rabbit would be given the calici virus immediately to avoid it breeding. So sad, little rabbits are divine. Will you keep it.

    Yours is the second more than acceptable in fact v v impressive children's cake I have seen today.

    It was my son's 3rd birthday today. It was a bit bereft, he has just been diagnosed with asthma, and I am (still) sick with flu... The consolation is that he is too young to hold it against me (I hope).

    I will do him a v v impressive cake this weekend.


  3. Hey Ange
    Perfect timing for easter.. now the Uncle Remus tales I do remember and Aesop's fables were certainly a staple diet in my childhood. Have fun chasing bunny xxx Julie

  4. Hey there, thanks for the advertising, your cake looks delicious. Just love the colours and your photography.

    I just adore a fluffy bunny and will be looking after my sister's rabbit this Easter too. But 'Buddy' the bunny is no baby. He's a big black bold boy who nudges you for a pat.

    SNAP! for cake and
    SNAP! for bunny.

  5. Chanceux is beautiful beyond words! Bet you're feeding him right this very minute.

    Pirates and bunnies--your life is always full of adventure, my friend! xoxo G

  6. he is darling - can't wait to see him!
    deux semaines mon amie, 14 jours...

  7. Yum to the cake

    actually - yum to the bunny too
    (mustard sauce)

  8. Agree that the cake looks tres yummy but not so sure about eating the easter bunny, there should be a law against this but we are after all in France :-)

    Bisous, L

  9. lucky are you...a wee little bunny! we had two bunnies when i was little. they were suppose to be dwarf rabbits well as the days and weeks went by those two sweet little bunnies turned into huge rabbits...we only had them a few months and then we had to say our goodbyes and off to a farm they went...enjoy their sweetness! pirate ships and cake oh truly have been one busy little bee...well wishes and easter bunny blessings to you and yours~

  10. So cute !!! clever little one has found the right house!

  11. What a great post! Rabbit just in time for Easter; I love that.

  12. Easter Bunny arrived early eh? HOW are you going to let him go again? Scrummy cake. I wouldn't mind being bombed with that.

  13. You are so good to have rescued a little bunny - could the timing be any more perfect. And happy birthday to your messmonster. I wouldn't mind getting bombed by chocolate fudge cake.

  14. Ah Ange...your kind and loving heart is tending this sweet, wee bunny...
    Happy Easter to you and your family!
    xoxo Laura

  15. I laughed out loud when I started to read this post, I had no idea what was in the hat! reminded me of Rocky and Bullwinkle.... :o)

  16. Chasing after bunnies has certain advantages, does it not? Particularly after eating that cake. YUM!!! Send me a piece of there's any left.

  17. your little friend is totally cute. happy easter wishes to you!

  18. oh how very precious, a worthy cause for taking a break from blogging. And pirate ships too, your life is full of mystery.

  19. Oh how gorgeous! My daughters would be green with envy if I showed them! (Sorry - not going to coz then the pleading would again begin!) Actually, I think they're illegal as pets in Australia, aren't they? Love your pirate ship cake :)) K

  20. Oh Ange - Chanceaux is adorable! 10 feedings a day is exhausting, but I'd do it too, for that furry little face!

    Do post more pics as he grows!

    The cake looks wonderful. Makes me want to set sail!

  21. How sweet your little Chanceux is! And I so love fun with food so I just came back from finding directions for this awesome cake at Chapter 40. If I had a bunny to chase after I may be able to eat more cake!!! Fun post Ange. ~Lili

  22. Lovely Easter rabbit in a wonderful cosey fur lined cave perfect. Lucky you, a joy!

  23. I saw the wolf in sheep's clothing that you made for Lulu over at her blog - just wanted to tell you how much I loved it!

  24. oops... I meant wolf in reindeer's clothing


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