Hi I’m Lucy. If this is your first time here and you would like to begin reading my stories about life in Ballyyahoo and my search for the witch of Ballyyahoo from the beginning then you should click here to go to the start of my blog.
THE STORY SO FAR
I had been so worried about breaking the news about the Raggy rabbits disappearance that I could hardly bring myself to face Miss Parrot and I have to admit when she called to the house I went to the door very, very slowly to meet her.
My mum met her first and when I got nearer the door I was shocked! Instead of screaming and crying and sobbing and yelling, all I could hear was them laughing. Imagine that!
They were laughing so much that I started to think that my mother wasn’t going to tell Miss Parrot about the Raggy rabbit at all.
Then suddenly they stopped laughing and it all went quiet. I knew Miss Parrot must have heard the terrible news. I also knew I should move but I couldn’t. I felt too bad – how was I going to face Miss Parrot with the terrible news about poor Raggy?
A few minutes later I heard them both calling me. That was it. I knew the time had come to face Miss Parrot. I had a feeling she’d either be upset or angry. Or worse still, she might be both, in which case she’d probably cry all over me and beat the head off me all at the same time.
I walked very slowly from the back garden to the front door. I was so worried, I could hear my own heart beating as though it had jumped up between my ears. My stomach felt like it was being clenched by a fist but when I got to the front door I got a shock. A big shock.
Instead of an angry, or sad Miss Parrot, there was a happy Miss Parrot. She didn’t beat the head off me, or cry all over me like I thought. Instead she smiled and stroked something fluffy that was sitting on her shoulder.
First of all I thought the fluffy thing sitting on her shoulder was a big furry scarf but when I looked closer it was furry but it wasn’t a scarf. What do you think was sitting on her shoulder?
Only the Raggy Rabbit! I couldn’t believe my eyes at first, but once I stroked him I knew it was Raggy. He was all soft and cuddly and muzzled his squishy head against my cheek.
It turned out that Miss Parrot had been worried about the other Miss Parrot. Did I tell you there was two of them?
Miss Parrot has been away visiting the other Miss Parrot in hospital who was there because she had to get a bit of rusty gate taken out of her foot. She was very sore and she was really missing Raggy so Miss Parrot nipped home, got Raggy, and brought him in to the hospital for a visit.
She had left a message on my mother’s phone but my mother hadn’t got it and when Miss Parrot checked her phone it turned out she’d accidentally sent the message to Micko the mackerel. The message said ‘don’t worry, I’ve got rabbit.’
He comes round Ballyyahoo every week selling fish, so when he saw the text he just thought Miss Parrot was cancelling her usual order for two mackerel and two Pollock and was having rabbit for dinner instead.
Anyway, the main thing was that the Raggy Rabbit was safe and well and I was sure I’d be getting a brilliant reward for minding him so well.
If you want to find out what my reward was click here for episode 14 or on the cauldron below.