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Ralph - Floor Manager

Now, you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to realise I have a fondness for rabbits.

Just look at the business name for one thing!

I have always loved rabbits, and as an adult have had house rabbits for years. And of course there is Ralph the shop rabbit - my lovely long-eared companion who hangs out under the desk (I call him my floor manager!) and helps with marketing.

My aim is for Cottontails to offer a really lovely selection of toy rabbits in the world, and I am always looking to introduce lovely new bunnies to the range. But I am fussy. All my rabbits have to be charming, quirky and tip top quality. Happily the three main brands I stock - Moulin Roty, Maileg and Trousselier - all create a fantastic range of bunnies, so I'm off to a good start.

Finally, a word about real rabbits – and I’d like you to meet Ralph, my constant companion. He ‘works’ in the office with me, hangs out with me on the sofa, sleeps on the bed a lot of the time (yes it is perfectly possible, even easy, to litter train a rabbit and they make wonderful, wonderful house pets). It is only because of my home / work situation, and because I spend so much time with Ralph and we are so closely bonded, that he is an 'only rabbit'. In most cases it is far better to get a pair so they have one another for company.

Ralph is a rescue rabbit and if you are ever thinking of owning a bunny yourself, I suggest you visit the website Rabbit Rehome – a wonderful resource for offering a bunny a second chance in life.

Humphrey - our first shop rabbit 2003 - 2012

Rudolph - a big part of Cottontails 2013 - 2016

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