Pet dog and wild rabbit strike up unlikely friendship

Gaynor Hough with her pets who struck up an unusual bond ' Pip the dog and Pebble the wild rabbit.''MBSP 03-10-12 pages 1977
Gaynor Hough with her pets who struck up an unusual bond ' Pip the dog and Pebble the wild rabbit.''MBSP 03-10-12 pages 1977

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35 years ago...1977

An unusal bond was sparked between two unlikely friends in Boston – a tiny Yorkshire Terrier and a wild rabbit.

The tiny dog was owned by Gaynor Hough, of Tytton Lane East, Boston, and the two unusual pets got on like a house on fire, regularly romping around the family’s home together.

The rabbit, named Pebble, was rescued from a field as a baby orphan and bottle-fed with the help of Gaynor’s parents.

When she was well enough to be released back into the wild she didn’t want to go – and ran straight back into the house.

Pip the dog weighed just over 27 ounces and the family said the pet could be the smallest of its breed in the country.

l AFTER only two days on the new £32,000 council-provided gipsy caravan site at Boston, the first tenants were already fed up with it and refusing to pay their rent.

And they said they would continue to refuse until electricity was put on. The families were complaining about the lack of bathrooms and demanding showers should be provided. The council said electricity would be provided in due course.

l A WOMAN escaped injury when a car she was driving hit a telegraph pole as she was on her way to visit her husband who was taken to hospital just half-an-hour earlier.

Mazal Gay, of Bicker, was unhurt. Her husband John, 49, was admitted to Pilgrim Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after his lorry cab caught fire following an electrical fault. He was released later that day.