Keep in mind this was pretty late. I want to say it was something like 12:30 or 12:45 AM. Long past what I think is a reasonable bedtime for bunny rabbits. But here this guy was, bold as brass, just hanging out in the yard.
In the evenings though, I hide pellets underneath this guy. And Hugo’s always the one to go digging. To the point where it always looks like he’s wearing a small poncho or cape.
Hugo is young and full of energy, but he’s also this incredibly immense coward. Sometimes I’ll walk by, and my appearance just causes him to dart for cover.
Liz broke out the new bunny tunnel that we got as a gift, from Katie and Tim. Hugo was pretty wary at first, but eventually wandered in and got to exploring.
Liz and I were walking home from the grocery store, she grabbed my arm suddenly. She whispered to me that there was a bunny near our front yard, but I couldn’t see him at all.
I imagine Hugo quietly practicing what he’ll need to do, when he decides to head out on the road and hitchhike across the country. Also imagining a line of cars screeching to a halt on seeing this exquisite leg, and car doors opening to offer him a ride.
Stopped in to pick up Daisy and Hugo, at Liz Rench’s place. While there, I got the chance to visit with some very small and very adorable baby bunnies.
Look at those gams. Just look at them.
So. I spent a lot of the day in the basement, working with these supplies. And it seems like all I did was make a few prototypes of Halloween anuses. Because let’s be honest, this is what they look like.
There’s this decent sized divot in the neighbor’s yard, where I think this bunny is nestled. I’m not sure if the areas was the site of a nest, but this bunny really, really likes this spot.
Tonight, Hugo was in rare form… and was digging around a lot in the litter box.
The audio is tough, so you’ll really need to turn things up a lot to hear it. But I think you can catch just a little bit. At the end, she wakes up and pulls away… but it’s still a win to me, because I got to hold her as she was sleeping. Just for a little bit.
I’m starting to wonder if this is actually a guy, and possibly more a gal. And if there’s a warren nearby somewhere. This bunny seems to be very present in our yard in the evenings, and occupies the same spot.
Nothing quite compares to the amazing show we got back in July. But we do have some small hawks in the area, and there’s at least one cat that prowls around. So there are a few things that could go wrong for these little guys.
Liz and I went together with the bunnies to Ness Exotics. Both were there to get a vaccination shot for a particularly scary disease, that has officially cropped up in Illinois: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease.