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Etienne loves Maisy

14/12/2011 9:03:00 a.m.

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Maisy is Etienne’s best friend.

Maisy is Etienne’s best friend.

ETIENNE is a large rabbit who  may not be named after the French Ambassador to New Zealand,  but he definitely likes dogs and lives in Mt Victoria with his best friend,  a  blonde spoodle named Maisy.   They share an unlikely love for both the rabbit’s carrots which Maisy eats happily, and chasing games, and at any time of the day you might find the dog racing round the garden or the house  after the rabbit , or delightfully,   the amazingly agile rabbit racing after the dog.  On the steep section his owners plant Etienne’s favourite delicacy (mint), which he  hops  to .  
Steps,  near vertical banks, and even walls are no hindrance, and he’s quite happy to follow Maisy inside the house. There is a two metre high wall which separates the house from the street, and if you are lucky you might see Etienne perched on top superciliously surveying surprised  street people.  Maisy can’t get up there, but she will be at the foot of the wall inside, waiting for him to come down and play chase.
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Etienne may have jumped off his wall. He’s gone.   If anyone round Hawker or McFarlane Sts sees him, please let us know at Capital Times  edit@captimes.co.nz or phone 385 1426.
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