The Tale of Christopher Cottontail's Tail part 2


Sylvanian Families Cottontail Grandparents at Clinic

Upon arriving at the day clinic, the Cottontails found head nurse Marjorie Bunny already waiting for them at the door.

“Hallo there, lovies!” She greeted with a warm smile. “I am the head nurse at the Rooibosch Hill day clinic, my name is Marjorie Bunny. Everything is ready; we have been waiting just for you. You are in good hands now Mr Cottontail.”

Christopher was quite scared, but the beautiful young bunny with her bright smile eased his worries a bit.

Sylvanian Families Nurses at Clinic with weelchair

Nurse Marjorie didn’t give Christopher much time to ponder on his fears, and before he knew it, a second nurse, introduced as Emily Nightingale brought a wheelchair out to him. Christopher was getting very tired from standing up for such a long time and he accepted the help into the wheelchair gladly.

Sylvanian Families Christopher Cottontail in Wheelchair

Carmen bent down and gave Christopher a long hug and showered him in kisses.

“See you soon, honey”.” Christopher told her. “I have these two lovely ladies to look after me now, so you go home and get some rest.”

The two said their goodbyes and Nurse Emily took Christopher inside. Carmen stayed a while to chat with Nurse Marjorie about the procedure and to fill in the paperwork before she went home.

Sylvanian Families Nurse with patient in weelchair

Nurse Emily chatted cheerily with Christopher as she pushed him along in the wheelchair. She told him about how she and her sister, Nurse Marjorie used to work in two different hospitals in Sylvanian and Calico Corners and how they finally managed to get a job at the same hospital here in Rooibosch Hill. Nurse Emily was also very excited to tell Christopher about her husband who would soon be joining them here at the hospital as the new intern doctor.

Christopher liked Nurse Emily’s melodic chit-chat and found it quite soothing to be in her presence. Before he knew it, the two nurses had him settled in his room.

Sylvanina Families Nurse with patient injection

Nurse Emily took a blood sample while her sister soothed Christopher’s nerves. He wasn’t accustomed to being in a hospital and he certainly wasn’t used to being around nurses and doctors. Since he was a young boy, Christopher had avoided doctors and hospitals as much as he could and even in his retirement he only ever self-medicated with home remedies and herbs from the pharmacy.

Sylvanian Families Nurse with patient and stethoscope

Next up, Nurse Marjorie listened to Christopher’s heart and lungs. The nurses asked him all sorts of questions about his medical history and how long his symptoms have been bothering him.

Sylvanian Families Cottontail Grandfather in hospital

Finally Christopher met Dr William Waters, Dr Ben Beaver the dentist in Rooibosch Hill’s cousin. Dr William had a chat with Christopher and after examining the nurses’ notes, he asked Christopher to get up so that he could examine his tail.

Sylvanian Families rabbit having tail examined

Nurse Emily helped keep Christopher steady while Dr William examined Christopher’s tail. Dr William told Christopher that he had asked the dentist Dr Eustace Truffle, the orthodontist in Rooibosch to assist him in the procedure. They talked about the procedure that they were going to perform on Christopher and Dr William answered all of Christopher’s questions before he went off to get ready to perform the operation.

Nurse Emily cheerily helped Christopher into the white hospital gown before helping him back into the wheelchair and pushing him off to the operating theatre.

Sylvanian Families Operation Theatre

In the operating theatre, it was cold and too bright. Christopher could hardly recognise Dr William and Dr Eustace, everything looked so cold and scary that his nerves got the better of him, despite his lovely nurses’ comforting words.

“Don’t worry, Mr Cottontail.” Nurse Marjorie soothed. “I will stay right here by your side the whole time, you have nothing to worry about.”

With that, the anaesthetics took hold and Christopher drifted off to sleep.

Sylvanian Families Cottontail Grandfather having Operation

The operation took the four most of the night and as they worked on Christopher, they chatted about his wonderful friends and how much they must care for Christopher to go to such lengths to see him well again. While the two doctors worked, Nurse Marjorie kept her word and stayed by Christopher’s side until the operation was done.

Sylvanian Families Cottontail Grandparents in hospital

Christopher slept for the rest of the night. When he awoke, he found himself back in his hospital room. Carmen was sitting on a chair, reading the Country Times.
For a moment, Christopher didn’t know where he was, but when he tried to move, he suddenly remembered the operation from the night before as the familiar pain greeted him.

“Oh good, you’re awake!” Carmen said cheerfully. “The nurses tell me that the operation went well and that you slept like a baby the whole night. Poor dears, probably had to put up with your snoring the whole time too, but they are much too polite moan.”

Sylvanian Families Cottontail grandfather in bed

Christopher chatted with Carmen for a while and she told him that their friends had been waiting for her when she got home and that she had spent the night with the Periwinkles in their home because they didn’t want her to be alone at home while Christopher was in hospital. The Snow-Warrens had also taken the Cottontails’ grandchildren along on an outing to the park for the day and that gave Sorrel some time to rest as well.

When visiting hour was over, Carmen took her leave of Christopher, promising to be back after lunch.

Sylvanian Families Nurse Marjorie giving medication

Nurse Marjorie brought Christopher his medication and told him that the pain would subside soon.

“You have some amazing friends, Mr Cottontail.” Nurse Marjorie commented.

“That I do, dearie. That I do.” Christopher answered before the medication put him to sleep again.

Sylvanian Families Nurse serving food

When Christopher woke again, Nurse Emily was busy putting out his lunch on a tray for him while happily chatting to Carmen.

“I have a special treat for you, Mr Cottontail.” Nurse Emily chimed with her cheery voice. “You get cake for dessert! I baked it myself, just this morning.”

“Thank you dear, you are too kind. I am truly glad that you and your sister have transferred to Rooibosch Hill. We are very fortunate to have such fine nurses at our clinic.”

Christopher praised while opening the envelopes that Carmen had placed before him.


Sylvanian Families Cottontail Grandfather Reading Cards

Christopher and Carmen talked about the two nurses at the Rooibosch clinic while he ate and read his mail. Carmen had brought get well cards from all of his friends and she told him that she had received baskets of fruits and flowers at home as well.

“At this rate, we won’t have to cook for a week!” Carmen joked. “Everyone has come by with cookies and pies and cakes.”

“Well honey, enjoy it while you can. I am not planning on making another visit back here soon.” Christopher replied.

Sylvanian Families Cottontail Grandfather and doctor

After lunch, Dr William came to see Christopher.  He told Christopher that he was very happy with how the operation went and that Christopher would be able to go home in two days.

“The pain should be totally gone by then and you should have no further complications.” Dr William told Christopher with a smile.

“Thank you very much Doctor! That is the best news I have heard in a long time. After such a good night’s sleep, I feel better already.” And Christopher was feeling much better.

Sylvanian Families Cottontail Grandparents leaving hospital

Two days later, Christopher and Carmen were once again on their way back home. Christopher’s tail had healed well and he had no more problems with his new tail.
He and Carmen waived their goodbyes to Nurse Emily and Nurse Marjorie and Christopher promised to come back for a visit when Nurse Emily’s husband had arrived.

Sylvanian Families Nurse Emily Nightinggale and nurse Marjorie bunny