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27 September 2008

The Catch of the Day

[Pretend that I wrote this today, and not yesterday. Then all the 'today's will be today and not yesterday.]

You'll never guess what happened at our house today! We have a tree down from Hurricane Gustov that my poor, ridiculously busy husband has had nans-a-lick o' time to deal with, until this weekend. He got out there today and did all kinds of Man Things, one of which was hacking away at that tree with a chain saw.

I was out in the yard, swinging Sugarhead and visiting with my father-in-law when we saw this tiny thing coming from that direction, hopping across the grass in our direction. At first I thought it might be a bird but the closer I got to it, the clearer I could see.

YA'LL.

IT WAS A TINY, PRECIOUS, SWEET, SWEET BABY BUNNY! You simply cannot imagine my delight! I was thrilled! I snuck up on it and me and my father-in-law wrangled him and snatched him up when he was trying to hop over some oak tree roots.

YOU CANNOT BELIEVE HOW EXCITED I WAS TO BE HOLDING A BABY BUNNY! The poor thing. He was not so thrilled. He screamed. Have you ever heard a rabbit scream? It's so horrible. I felt sorry for the poor fella. So I held him real close and cupped him in my hands ('cause did I mention, tiny?) until he settled down.

So. So. Stinkin' Adorable. Oh, and SOOO soft! The fur! I dare say! No wonder people want coats made out of that! The kids and I could not be contained!

Of all the baby animals, baby rabbits are far and away the best. They're probably God's favorite, too. He made them so much cuter than everything else. It's not fair to the rest of the Animal Kingdom really. If I was like, a baby squirrel, I'd be HACKED!
See what I'm sayin'?

Happy happy!(click pictures to enlarge)

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Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

So cute, Jodie! So...do you still have him? Do you have a new permanent pet?

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

So sweet.

Tonja said...

the girls want to know..."what's his name? are they keeping it"?

"oh...they're so lucky!!"

we missed y'all today...

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

That is PRECIOUS!! I could almost feel him in my hands. :-) What ARE ya'll going to do with him?

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

That is PRECIOUS!! I could almost feel him in my hands. :-) What ARE ya'll going to do with him?

Jodie said...

We let it go. We put it back under the tree, from whence it came. :)
It was still there yesterday. I haven't seen any others. I hope it hasn't been abandoned. We have lots of rabbits that live across from our house on an empty lot. If I can catch it again, I may release it there. I think it would increase its chances of survival. It's so tiny, I'd have to bottle feed it if we kept it.

Rachel said...

Aww, how sweet!

bren j. said...

Are you going to keep it? Those things get evil when they get bigger....at least in our limited experience...