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Saturday, June 28, 2014

George's obituary of Harvey the Inspirational House Rabbit

 Harvey the Inspirational House Rabbit was a shining beacon for rabbits everywhere. "He took over our lives as soon as he arrived," says Janet, his pet and primary care giver. "From the start he decided firmly what would be his own lifestyle, limitations and place in the family set up."
Luckily for other rabbits who are thinking of moving into a human house, Harvey left a record of his training methods. "It's not all cabbage and carrots being in charge of two humans and a house," he admitted. He monitored all visitors,  and enjoyed watching TV.
His diary of daily life can be purchased here
Harvey also busied himself with a little redecorating - putting frills on the sofa arm, and adjusting the carpet fringe a little. "It was all done very tastefully," he remarked, "They could have shown a bit more appreciation in my opinion."
Like all good trainers, Harvey recognised the importance of showing displeasure when training a human. "If they try to blame you for something, turn your back. If you want to object to anything at all, turn your back and sit tight."
His chapter on the importance of watching feet should be read by all house animals. It is an important insight into the world of humans. He realised that feet were the key to predicting human activity within the house.
He will be much missed. His legacy is his blog and the written version of it in a book. He also contributed photos to Celia's website.


  1. Dear Janet, we are so sorry for your loss. We know how much you loved Harvey. We loved him too.
    He was the most beautiful house rabbit we ever knew:-)
    He did a very good job training his humans and equally showing the feline's world that rabbits are smart, have strong personalities and can be friends with cats. He will be greatly missed.
    Love and purrs to you
    Fluffy & her parents

    PS. I know he'll meet in Heaven my late sister (Cayenne) and many of our late friends

  2. Oh, Fluffy. We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Cayenne.Harvey's Pepperpot.
    Do we love them too much?
    Love to all your family,

  3. So sorry to hear about your loss.
    Harvey always looked like an adorable ball of fur always ready to cuddle.
    RIP beautiful soul.
    Love to your humans

  4. My sincere condolences to Harvey's humans. It must be a very difficult time for you.
    And, Harvey.....wherever you are ...up there in hat off to my friend...I never had a chance to tell you but, you were the most intelligent, courageous and funny rabbit.

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