Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chasing Rabbits. Which is Better: Wild or Tame

"Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!" ~ Sitting Bull

The results of their love in Diamond Bar includes rabbits. Lots and lots of rabbits.


First out of the gate- The rabbit in full stretch
 Last night the Pasadena Writer's Salon met- meaning Gerry had my camera all to himself. Taking a call from our son at the oil fields in Wyoming, Gerry shot away. From the images, I think he had more fun than if he were in the bleachers at one of the few remaining California horse tracks. 


Tahoe sprinting in hot pursuit of  her friend, Mr. Bunny
Tahoe loves to chase the rabbits. Not that she has a dog-ly clue what to do with one if she caught one. Some days, the rabbits play tag instead of chase. Tonight the rabbit sat in the middle of the lawn while Tahoe ran straight to the escape hole behind the bench. Tahoe turned, walked over to the rabbit. Sat down. The rabbit hopped away with no more concern than if my husband's dog were just another rabbit.  

As long as the dogs don't follow through the hole in the fence, the rabbits can use it for an exit


But not last night.

Where is Reno? When it comes to sports, my chihuahua mix is pure spectator ):-
 
For anyone considering purchasing a bunny rabbit for Easter giving, there are a few things to think about.
 
1) When you go on vacation, you need to hire a sitter.  An adult. Or you might come home to the rabbit hutch door open- your dog wagging his tail happily because he jumped in with the bunny- who is cowering in the corner. Unless your dog is a big dog. In which case you will come home to a very full dog and no rabbit.
 
2) How do you feel about helping deliver baby bunny rabbits? There is a reason for their reputation for procreation. Put that with no visible signs of pregnancy or that the vendor could be wrong about the two bunnies both being girls.
 
3) When delivering the baby bunny- just like with people- things can go wrong. How do you feel about having to pay the vet for an emergency c- section?
 
Been there. Done that.  If you choose to buy a bunny anyhow, at least you know more about what you could be getting yourself into than I did.
 
This post is dedicated to Ara.

3 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are darling pictures! LOVE Bunny Rabbits...I truly do. It must be such fun seeing them Romp and Play in your lovelyGsrden...! And the response of your doggies, too....lol!

Joan S Bolton said...

Those bunnies certainly put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing!

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