Monday, July 14, 2008

Bye Bye Bunny


This morning a tiny baby bunny rabbit living in the jungle of weeds/shrub rose bushes next to our garage met its maker. I spied a neighborhood cat in the yard this morning peering into the flowers (I mean overgrown weeds) very carefully, tail a-twitching. My first thought was, oh yay -- that cat is probably watching a mouse -- hope he gets it! Yes, it's true I do have a very big fear of mice. Maybe there are no mice in the summer -- who knows? I guess the cat was being neighborly as it dropped the dead baby bunny at the bottom of the stairs as a little gift for me before I went to work! Anyway, I just about stepped on that baby bunny on the way to the garage. I gave a little scream and ran back in the house to alert the Rickster so he could dispose of it before he and Maddy went out to the car. Evidently, he didn't get that accomplished before she saw it. It didn't scare her or freak her out at all. She just wondered . . . how did that cat kill the bunny (maybe scared it to death??).

So, this evening we had a little funeral for the bunny. Maddy donated one of her shoe boxes to lay the bunny to rest . . . and she's a little attached to her shoe boxes lately --we make leprechaun houses out of them (that's another story). We took her Webkinz bunny and Webkinz mouse along with us so that they could also pay their respects, said a prayer and buried the little bunny under the Russian sage.

10 comments:

Shari said...

How very sweet!! That was not very nice of that cat!!

Lisa said...

how sweet! my cats have been killing things right and left. we find bodies almost daily. usually mice, not a bunny, not yet. The poor Bunny Mama....

Lisa said...

How sweet of her! We had a humming bird die in our garage last summer and the kids buried it and had a funeral too.

We have so many bunnies around here that my husband has a trap for them and usually catches about 8 a summer. We don't hurt them but we relocate them to a different neighborhood.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This is sweet....I would have screamed too!

I have a huge fear of mice...I saw one in our basement at our old house while I was running on the treadmill and I jumped off the tread while it was still running and sprinted up the stairs as fast as I could......

Have a great week!

Sharon said...

Our cats are on the hunt like crazy lately. I think the summer air gets their fever up. Two nights ago i heard an aweful screech that ended abruptly. It made my heart pount and woke me up. It is taking me a while to get used to this level of country life. You all seem to be taking it in stride and reading your account makes me feel a little better about my 'savage' cats! I never can figure out how they can be my sweet lap cats in the day and such brutal murderers in the night! Okay, I'll stop going on, but this post was very sweet how you handled everything. I wish you would cioem do that for me! haha. Seriously, you are the sweetest, most thoughtful mom!!!

Kim said...

Oh how sweet!

As for mice I can't even go there. We had a mouse in the garage a month ago. My husband set out a trap. Next morning he left me a little picture he drew on the refrig. showing a mouse with a big X through it. I almost lost my breakfast but needless to say, no more mouse.

Jodee Leader said...

The poor little bunny! As you know, I am not a big fan of cats or mice!

Kate said...

Remember the episode of Bill Cosby...when they paid their last respects to the goldfish....before flushing it??? You remind me of that!!!

How sweet of Maddie to donate her leprechaun house to the cause!!

The circle of life.....a tough thing to see up close and personal....

Kate

Donna said...

That is so sweet...we found a dead bird earlier this summer and had a similar memorial (without Webkins!)

Kerry said...

Maddy could not be any sweeter! And nice of her to bring guests to the service.
Too cute.