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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Bunny's Loose!--Again

We've been playing this game about every other day where we have to catch a huge white rabbit!!  This rabbit burrows out of our little fenced in garden area.  It loves to be free!  I actually like to see it free!  It then hangs around our house all along the edges of our yard--it could run off into the surrounding wildness, but it doesn't!  When we try to get close, she scampers off--big back feet--stretching its long body and bounding into the brush where, even though its bright white, it disappears!  She'll turn up later after we've given up, lounging under a bench near the house.
She'll let me get close, especially if I have a treat, some almonds or fresh greens--see, she's wondering what I've got, but she's ready to bound...
I caught her the other day, but didn't have a box handy, so yelled out to my husband to get the box--Of course I scared her and she was determined not to get caught, so she just pumped her legs and scrambled out of my grasp, gashing my hand and arms--I was so intent on holding on to her that I didn't know I was bleeding--the bright red blood on my hand was quite a contrast with the white rabbit!
Hmmm---I'm ready to just let her be, but we have all sorts of night animals on the prowl around here and my granddaughter would be devastated if something were to happen.
There she is sitting right outside her fence--munching on a root--teasing me!  I can't help but laugh--she even let me pet her!  I can see she wants to get to her food--the garden door is open--I quickly go get some fresh greens and wave them about...
I tear them up with a flourish making yummy sounds--she's in--she can't help it, she wants the swiss chard. That was easier than trying to nab her!!  I've been working on setting rocks down around the outside of the fence, but I'm not sure if that will hold her--I've got a feeling that we're making her into a wild rabbit--she's had the taste of freedom--where she can run and jump with abandon!
I won this one--or did she?


michaela said...

Ha ha. And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
To call Alice, when she was just small

Susan Beauchemin said...

She does look like the Wonderland rabbit!