It is simple. Because Breakfast starts with a “B”, right? But this won’t be about food. There are two very important “Bs” in my life…
Books & Bunnies.
I still have the very first book I’ve got… It was my 5th Birthday, gift from my Parents… A very simple book, short,4-verse poems about different animals. Do I have to mention, I’ve read that book over and over again, my Mom said I knew these poems by heart… well, I cherish this tiny book, and have it on my bookshelf… Each time I look at it, I remember that moment when I first opened the book, and slowly read the inscription that My Mom wrote in there…
You can see the book is well loved. I’ve coloured in some letters, I’ve added the page numbers. I’ve traced the animal shapes, and underlined some words (have no clue as to what key I used while doing that?)
Well, and so my life-long adventure with books begun… In years that were passing by, there were many hobbies I’ve picked up and dropped, but books prevailed… 🙂
As to the paper vs ebook – well, I’m still on the paper side 😀 This is always my first choice, if not possible – then I turn to my trusty kobo… And no doubts – the e-books are much more travel-friendly 😀
Bunnies… 🙂 no wonder that is the other “B” in my life. For past 25+ years, there always had been at least one bunny in my house… It started when my Mom had that idea of a miniature bunny… She did not have to convince me at all 😉 So first was Tuptek, but he was sick as we got him, passed away some 3 months later… Then Trusia – she was a trooper! 🙂 Loved running with a crazy speed around the coffee table of our living room… I had to leave her behind when I got married and left the house…(and the continent…)
First bun in our married life was Sparkly. He was a tiny lop, white with black patches… we had him just for few months, and then all of a sudden he passed away within minutes… 😦 After that came Lucky. We bought him in 2002, did not know much about shelters that time. He was so cute 🙂 He’d come and sit above our heads, on top of the backrest of the couch, coming over at times and grooming our hair 😀
In 2010, after visiting my sis-in-law’s farm, we felt sorry for the little guy, that nobody wanted anymore and got dropped of at their place… They do not want animals in the house, so they kept that bun in a barn… We thought our Lucky could get a friend maybe? So we adopted Patches.
Now, while Lucky – as cute as he was – was a bun with a character, and especially later in his life – did not like to be pet (we suspected later on that it could have been a symptom of lingering tumor.. but he was eating&pooping good, so we never thought…), Patches was a real sweetheart! Anyone could pet him, any time 🙂 Tamed as they came, would lie down (did not like to be held in arms) for hours, as long as you’d stroke that spot between the eyes – up to the ears 🙂
Unfortunately it was not given to us to see if these two would ever bond – as Lucky got sick one day, and when we took him to the vet, it turned out there was nothing we could do for him, and we had to make the very hard decision and put him down 😦
Curious thing that happened though was, that Patches seemed to be confused as to where did Lucky go? Started pacing back and forth along the x-pen wall that divided the two…
So we visited the shelter and came home with Flippy – a mini-rex beautiful princess 🙂
After both Patches and Flippy got “fixed” we introduced them to each other and they hit it off within few days 🙂 Maybe not lovers but BFFs for sure 😀
I still think there is no cuter pic than the bunnies grooming each other 😀 Patches was unspecified age when we adopted him, our guess was about 4-6 years old. Flippy was 1 when we got her 🙂 They had wonderful 4 years together 🙂 Then, Patches started showing the age symptoms, was just slowly shutting down, still being as sweet and cute as he was…
In January 2015, Flippy lost her BFF, and we lost the cutest bunny we’ve ever had…
Flippy seemed to be doing ok, was hopping around and being funny as she always does… I honestly did not think of adopting another bunny… until one day I opened the shelter’s website and saw Binky…
At first I didn’t tell anyone else about him 🙂 I was just mulling the thought in my head… And then I showed his pic to my Hubby, and that was it 🙂
Now, Binky was just neutered as we got him, so he still had looooots of hormones buzzing in him, and showed it profusely by… (sorry) humping all our limbs as they came available to him 😀 Other than that – he is just the most cuddly, cute creature I’ve ever met! He can sit hours beside me, with is head on my lap, demanding to be cuddled 🙂
We were a touch worried if Flippy will accept him – somehow I did not even think that Binky wouldn’t – but we had to wait till his hormones would calm down 🙂
It turned out there was absolutely no trouble between them 🙂
And so goes my “B”-day (not Birthday 😀 ).
Did not mention: bed (oh so tempting in the mornings when I have to get up and DO NOT want to 😉 ), babka (traditionally Easter cake, the thought of which makes me drooling right now), “balagan” (a word meaning “big mess”, but also THE name of our traditional Easter dish, name given by my Dad, and a dish which makes me drooling like above), and many more… 😀 Ooops. I guess I just mentioned them anyways 😛