Now There Are Two: Meet the Bunnies

Once upon a time there were four little rabbits. –Beatrix Potter, opening [half] line of The Tale of Peter Rabbit

We have bunny house guests! I’m not sure how long they’re going to stay, but we are loving our furry, very active little visitors.

As I write this, I’m watching them run to and fro in their temporary home, the dance they perform to let us know they are hungry. They are always hungry. They’re also nosy…uh…curious little things.

“Curiosity”

The bunnies have been with us for almost a month. My husband received a message from my son’s school that three recently orphaned bunnies needed a home, so my son and I picked them up at the end of the school day and eagerly took them home.

“Photo Bomb”

The poor babies witnessed the horrific demise of their mother at the hands of a hungry and determined coyote. I imagine she sacrificed her own life to protect her little ones. Can you imagine the terror those bunnies experienced? I know nature is nature and coyotes have to eat too, but still…”bad, bad coyote!”

These are not “keeper bunnies,” so we haven’t given them names or handled them as we would pets. Because they will be released back “into the wild” eventually, we don’t want them to lose their survival instincts.

Sadly, one of the triplets died not long after we brought them home. We’re not sure why, but we’re pleased the other two are happily thriving.

For just a little more bunny love, click over to Beverly Dyer’s Art Prescription; her “Soft Bunny” watercolor provides an extra dose of cuteness. Then, hop over to Holly’s ThreeSixFiveArt and swoon over “Bunny” drawn by a five-year-old Ellis. I drew a bunny this week, and I tell you, her art skills way surpass mine!

Wishing you a weekend of sweetness and warmth…and to all the fathers…

Happy Father’s Day!

27 thoughts on “Now There Are Two: Meet the Bunnies

  1. franhunne4u says:

    If you are not keeping them, you should rewild them soon – better even find an organization that has experience with rewilding them. Otherwise I’d have to suggest neutering them … just to be on the safe side … You do not want to become Australia.

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      • franhunne4u says:

        Oh, ok, did not know your husband is experienced with that. I know that they seriously discourage private people to take wild animals and rather advise to leave them to an organization (any wrong z/s? Blame it on the English). They usually have larger facilities, too, so the contact with humans can be kept to the absolute necessary – it would be a bad idea to rewild “wild” animals which have become used to humans, wouldn’t it?

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  2. Sheila Delgado says:

    Bunnies!! Funny photobomb. Oh, I bet they are noisy, chew-chew chewin’. Poor tiny bunnies, lucky to have you guys though! Are you going to release them? Or will someone else do that? Loved seeing the bunny art too, thanks for sharing the links 🙂 These bunnies are so fun and cute! Thanks for the giggles Chandra!!

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  3. Lisa R. Howeler says:

    I would love to see your rendering! What cute little bunnies! Glad you will be able to get them back to the wild. My dog got a nest of bunnies one year and we were heartbroken. Then last year my husband accidentally ran over a nest of babies – he called himself a murderer and was so upset but they were really nestled in there .

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