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Saturday, 16 August 2008

My First RabbitCall... and does the Blackberry do Raspberries ?

Yesterday I was swimming up and down my own little Roman style pool in Grasmere in the Lake District eyeing up the mist hanging over the mountain and revelling in the hotel breakfast to come ( cooked breakfast is so low carb ). Today I am pondering the Blackberry and wondering for the first time a) how these things work and b) why do people call them the Crackberry ?
I have numerous CatCalls this weekend but this is my first RabbitCall and despite clear instructions that the rabbits , who are exquisite creatures in a large Dutch bungalow residence situated outdoors but with attendant outhouses containing all their requirements , foodstuffs , hay , straw , sawdust , shavings , must be spoken to and stroked to maintain their socialisation , they also need brushing and their nether regions checking for this and that , I can find no hairbrush and am thus unable to brush out their fur .
I re read my e mail instructions and decide an e mail is in order . The family will then receive it by means of a Blackberry. I recall my brother having such a system and though we mocked and cavorted round the said item , I paid no attention to it . Is the Blackberry a phone and thus switched on at will , or at all times ? Does it emit strange noises ( raspberrries perhaps ? ) and will the family be informed of the lost hairbrush via a bleep in the middle of a wedding ceremony or a christening service ? Who knows ?
Will the Blackberry reply to me telling me it cannot be held responsible for the lost brush ?
Meanwhile I must get back to my own clearing out .
The bathroom , which has taken most of our attention in the last two weeks has now been painted in Natural Hessian and though we are still waiting for the Intense Truffle to be restocked at B and Q so that the roll top bath can be re painted ( gone is the duck egg blue which has been in situ since 2000) . On my return from Grasmere ( with Nat ) D had dug out that gross black mouldy shower grout . What a hero . Even the shower now looks wonderful .
The loft rooms are now waiting to be cleared .......say no more ....... the weekend will flash past in a dust filled haze as we crawl into the loft space under the eaves . There will be much banging of the heads and cursing .I am on holiday now for two weeks and have a friend coming to stay so we need to create space so that she does not feel she is sleeping in the left luggage dept of grand central station .

5 comments:

BetteJo said...

As far as I know a Blackberry works like a cell phone with messages and stuff, and are called crackberries because the people who use them seem to be addicted. Never turn them off or put them away.

How did you get a rabbit call?

MsCatCalls said...

Aha..... this one appears to be turned off though !
Im talking to the rabbits instead ...

Someone saw my ad and asked will I watch rabbits as well as cats . Simple . I was delighted . I like rabbits . Guinea pigs would be good too . Anybody?

Anonymous said...

Hi shelagh
I bunny sitting at the min! Fudge is off his food, but can manage few dandelion leaves! Re ad can u add rabbit/gpig calls 2 yr ad?
think you would be great, i would certainly leave my pet in yr hands!
Pleased you enjoyed grassmere we went there many years ago,
take care
joan

DulwichDivorcee said...

Hi MsCC, I have also been painting in Natural Hessian! Isn't it fab? Though looks completely different in different shades ....as you are now a rabbit whisperer as well as catspert, any tips on biting bunnies? x

MsCatCalls said...

Oh Natural Hessian .... dont get me started , what have you linked yours with ?
And no my bunnies are far too well mannered to nip . I wouldnt have a clue ... give them a wide berth I should think , or approach with carrots and caution only

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