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Friday, March 21, 2008

Hazel, Bigwig And Fiver Expect …

Mr and Mrs Grand Vizier (not pictured, right) would like to thank everyone who has cautiously enquired during the last week as to what the blummin’ hell is taking Baby Vizier so long at emerging into the world, and please be reassured that you will be amongst the first to know when the moment comes to pass – it being the Grand Vizier’s birthday, he for one is hoping for an Easter Bunny Sunday arrival. In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas of how to keep a veritable warren occupied until Baby Vizier arrives to keep them company at what is rapidly becoming something of a Watership Down refugee camp, the Grand Vizier is all floppy ears …

7 comments:

Sinéad said...

I could send my little chap over to gnaw on their ears? He'd love that. They might not though...
Keep me posted on baba watch!

Patricia J. Hale said...

Happy Birthday!

Thanks for Little Vizier update. Good practice that the little one is already pushing you around -deciding on his/her own when to appear.

bookwitch said...

Give them carrots.

Hope Baby V turns out not to hate bunnies...

I think Sunday would be a good day, because then you'll never have that special day to yourself ever again.

cfr said...

Love the writing:
"In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas of how to keep a veritable warren occupied until Baby Vizier arrives to keep them company at what is rapidly becoming something of a Watership Down refugee camp, the Grand Vizier is all floppy ears … "

Happy birthday for Easter Sunday!

My sixth sense tells me that Miss Grand Vizier will arrive late tomorrow night, by the way. (Which means you'll probably be buying blue things and a football collection next month...)

While you wait, had you thought of getting into practice reading stories? Beatrix Potter's might be a good start given the cot entourage? (And what a splendid trio they make.)

Whatever the day, I wish you both all the best and a safe arrival for Baby Vizier.

maxine said...

What a cute little cot! I think we still have two little bunnies like the smallest one shown.
Looking forward to hearing your news.....

Declan Burke said...

Thank you kindly, ladies ... rest assured you'll be amongst the first to know when the white smoke finally goes up. Cheers, Dec

Claire Coughlan said...

That bunny family is so frickin cute! Hope Baby Vizier arrives soon.