It is my sad duty to report the demise of Rebecca Rabbit, alias Beelzebun Demon Bunny of DOOM. One of the Maison Des Girrafe’s more colourful characters, she arrived in the Jardin Des Girrafes at a relatively advanced age, having burrowed out of been pre-owned, first by the Vicarage at Cromer, and then by some other friends who could no longer accommodate her wild, headstrong ways (for many years she was known as Roger, having believed to have been a buck). Refusing to be trammeled by a hutch, she lived free-range disguised as a chicken, scooping out what might still be a foundation-threatening refuge under the garden shed. Utterly fearless, she saw off cats, other chickens and Mr G. S. of Glasgow without discrimination.
She must have been at least ten years old when she died. In her last months she went blind from cataracts, and this might have contributed to her last escapade in the pond. She will be missed by Buttons the rabbit, Naughty Pants (Not His Real Name) the cat, and her fitness instructor, Canis croxorum.