Flashback Friday

Dear peeps of Cute Overload, may we introduce to you, the real Peter Rabbit. Formally known as, Benjamin Bouncer.

We think you may share a similar passion for cute disapproval. And, Benjamin might quite like to hear about your nomming of earses. Please, enjoy yourselves while we prepare tea.

Found these charming pics of Beatrix Potter with her pet rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer, 1891, via Retronaut.



  1. 🙂

  2. In the Beatrix Potter book of “Peter Rabbit”, he DOES have a cousin named Benjamin Bunny. 🙂

  3. How cool! Beatrix Potter sure knew her wabbits. 🙂

  4. warm-n-fuzzy says:

    I actually visited Beatrix Potter’s house in the Lake District of England, and it’s every bit what you’d expect it to be. No bunnies though.

  5. Yes, and she did have a rabbit called Peter as well, she got him after Benjamin (but before she wrote the Peter Rabbit story). So this is really the real Benjamin Bunny, not the real Peter Rabbit. 😀