Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lady Rabbit

Of our three bunnies, Lady is the most reserved. 

She loves to be rubbed but wants me to earn the privilege before she fully submits to my touch. 

There is a game with her every night. First, I have to bribe her with a treat such as a strawberry or some craisins. Second, I rub her head but she pushes my hand away in mock protest. If I back away, she jumps in my lap as if asking, "what's wrong?"

Next, she squats down for a head rub, pushing her head into my hand with such force, I'm afraid she will hurt herself. Finally, after a few minutes of rubbing, she does a big flop on her side, closes her eyes, and exposes her neck and jaw for a good massage. This time is complete with bunny purrs, those the teeth grinding sounds of pleasure that very happy bunnies make. 

It's a game with her. It's every night; the same routine. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day

Getting lots of Mother's Day email.

Apple says Mom wants an iPad; AT&T says she wants a phone; and Just Flowers says she wants a bouquet of roses.

Well as a poor bunny, all I can give is a hug, but I think that's the best gift of all. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

One Year

One year ago today we lost our Buddy Rabbit. 

I never thought I'd be the guy that remembers the passing of a pet. I thought I was tougher than that. Maybe it's age. Maybe it's that I'm getting closer to the time when I'll have to face my own mortality. Maybe I'm just losing what little sanity I had. 

I haven't thrown out his toys or his bed that he used upstairs while I worked on the computer. I have Buddy's pictures on my computer as the screen saver.  I've never had the heart to change it. 

I added the new bunnies' pictures to the slide show, but I still get choked up when Buddy appears on screen. I must admit that I still miss him so badly. 

Hubby is confused on the date. I didn't have the energy to convince him that he mixed up Linc's birthday with Buddy's death day, but I'm more of a stickler for dates. 

So today marks a year without him, but he's in my heart every day. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Cathedral

I opened the doors to the cathedral and stepped into the sanctuary.

I looked up at the grand scale of the space. The ceiling looked like it was 30 feet above my head.

This wasn’t a space for man. “It’s designed to make a man feel insignificant,” I thought.

With that, I turned and walked back outside.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Linc & Stuffed Toy

As a bunny daddy, I know I'm not supposed to have favorites.

We have three bunnies that are all loving and beautiful in their own right.

Having said that, Linc is my boy. He is super affectionate, minds me most of the time (with the possible exception of a final run through the house before bed.)

He has a little stuffed dog that he carries with him, tosses around and snuggles when he sleeps.

Linc reminds me so much of our last rabbit, Buddy, who also loved his stuffed toys.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I Voted

Today is primary day here in NC.

One of our candidates for Senate is 30 & only has a GED. His platform is: He’s old enough to run and he wants to clean up Washington.

I voted against him.

He’s young enough to be optimistic; old enough to know right & wrong. But I can’t vote for him. It would be like sending a lamb to negotiate with wolves.