Bouncy Hector Davie, the house rabbit of Hampton

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Hector loves to bounce!

‘I am Hector and I live in the house

on the other side of the hedge.’  

The wild rabbits looked amazed and murmured,

‘Ooooooo, you live in a house with humans?’

Hector goes wild! Jo Rutherford

Hector goes wild book cover

Hector Goes Wild or How Hector the House Rabbit introduced the Three Secrets of Success to the Wild Rabbits of Hampton Court   

Hector goes wild! Jo Rutherford

Nannie's burrow in Hampton Court Warren
Nannie of Hampton Court Warren

Hector was very impressed.
“This burrow is a hospital, isn’t it” he said.  “I know humans wear a cross on their chest when they look after the sick. Is that why you have one?”
“Yes, my dear,” replied Nannie, “this is a hospital.”

Hector goes wild! Jo Rutherford

the wild rabbits of Hampton Court Warren

Cromwell and Oliver have an appointment with Nannie
“Ooo, that must be painful,” said Nannie, as she applied a peppermint paste to cool the gum, and quick as a blink, she tweaked out the vicious thorn.
“When you get back to your burrow, smooth this soothing sap onto your sore gum, and you will soon be able to eat. A little nibble of wild garlic flower is good for healing too, so please eat some with your next meal.”

hector goes wild

I’ve had the best idea,” he told his friends. ”When my tunnel is dug, you can all come over to my house, to watch MY television.”


Well, can you imagine how happy the Coneys felt? They leapt and bounced about like absolute loons.

Hector goes wild! Jo Rutherford


It was the fox!  He was hungry too.  And Hector was on the menu.

Hector goes wild! Jo Rutherford

Hector goes wild at Hampton Court

Hector the house rabbit says always tell a grown up if you have a problem
Diana, goddess of the moon and the wild at Hampton Court
The golden fountain of Diana the goddess of the moon and wild creatures at Hampton Court
Hector goes wild!
There are also ten statues of heraldic animals, called the King's Beasts, that stand on the bridge over the moat leading to the great gatehouse. Unlike the Queen's Beasts in Kew Gardens, these statues represent the ancestry of King Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. The animals are: the lion of England, the Seymour lion, the Royal dragon, the black bull of Clarence, the yale of Beaufort, the white lion of Mortimer, the White Greyhound of Richmond, the Tudor dragon, the Seymour panther and the Seymour unicorn.