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Scruff's Scribbles with Dougal - 22/03/2006

tYo, how’s it hanging out there in the outside world? Old Uncle Einstein’s been feeling a bit udder the weather so I decided to step in and fill his little bunny shoes.

It’s big bruiser bun Dougal ’ere and I’ve bin listening to gossip around Bobtails and have a thing or two to tell ya.

I’ve also bin listenin’ to gangsta rap comin’ out of the radio but Florence told me she’d only let me write this column if I woz sensible and didn’t write wubbish.

So I’ll drop the cool n happin’ chat and talk so you can udderstand me.

There’s no need to worry about Old Uncle Einstein, he’s just a bit tired but he’s not died or nothing.

So, Bobtails business. Well if anyone fancies dropping by to feed me they can. I’m always looking for a friendly hand to dip into the Burgess Super Bun for me and hand me a few nice pellets.

Florence has just told me to stop mucking about and tell you the real news, so, here with the news is Dougal Cordell, live in Ewell.

Today in downtown Ewell we had a very nice surprise – a cheque for £250. It came from BAA. Here with me now is Delia Cordell. What can you tell me Aunite Delia: “Well, Dougal. We had a lovely donation from BAA thanks to one of our volunteers who works there. BAA chooses to support some of its staff good causes each year and this year decided to give our Karen £250 to pass on to us. We’d like to say a big thank you to Karen for putting us forward and to BAA.”

You wouldn’t believe the number of people who have come forward to wish our little super bun Bud well. He’s got so many fans. People have even been sending him money, which has really helped with his treatment and we’d all like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s wished him well and sent some dosh.

A little while ago he went outside for the first time. He was on some Vetbed, lapping up the sunshine and looking at all the other buns – he was fascinated.

The little fella is continuing to put on weight, he's reached a kilo now, but although he’s improving all the time we won’t know for a while just what the impact of all of this has had on his health until he is strong enough to have blood tests.

We’re all hoping he’s going to well enough to make a star appearance at our open day in June. My hero Jordan said she was unable to attend but Bud might be able to fill her…., erm shoes. As soon as we know a date for the event we’ll let you know.

I heard Delia chattering the other day about donations people give us for the rabbits they adopt and was quite shocked to hear it costs the rescue £47 to get a bunny ready for rehoming – you know, lopping off bits and bobs here and there and sticking needles in us for vaccinations.

Delia was saying that we don’t ask for a fixed donation, just a good home, but wished some people would bear in mind how much it costs us, and that £47 doesn’t include hay, other vet bills, fruit and veg and the oh so important dried pellets we enjoy munching on.

On saying that, some people are very generous and to those people we are eternally grateful.

Before I go, I’d better mention the guinea pigs. We have lots of guineas needing homes and if I don’t tell you that I get such an ear bashing when I go into the guinea shed – they can shout soooo loud.

Anyway, on that note, I’ll get back to me gangsta rap and leave you in peace for another week. There’ll be no more soppy nudgey cuddles though – let’s have some foot-stamping fun instead.

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