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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Wabbits


...."And if you go chasing rabbits..........."
(Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit)

In my little neck of the woods, there are no rabbits. At least none that I've seen. We have an occasional racoon, oppossum, a bird sanctuary, even a zoo. But I haven't come across a rabbit in my path ever, since I've been living here. That is, until last night.

I live on a relatively quiet and dark street. There's only one street light. The kids that play outdoors (yes they actually do that here) are back inside at dark. It's really quiet (and dark).
So when I walk my lil pooch, I'm extra vilgilant because of this. (and also because there's a killer pit bull that gets loose and attacks small dogs and I'm always looking for a good escape route if this ever happens. But that's another story).

So last night I'm walking Snot Spud and off in the distance I see what I imagined was a white plastic bag of garbage tied at the top as they usually are. Then it starts to move. I think, hmm, it's not windy out, so why is that bag of garbage moving? I get a little closer and it it's up in the air now! Whoa! Am I getting flashbacks here? Is my sinus medication making me hallucinate?
Snot dog's ears perk up and off he goes! I didn't have time to retract the leash. I get closer and see that this "garbage bag" has longs ears and is hopping across the street, Snot dog in hot pursuit. Thankfully the leash stops short of Snot Spud getting rabbit kicked in his already smushed in face.

A neighbor of mine is driving down the street at this time and stops her car and gets out.
Says to me: Was that I rabbit I just saw?
Me: yes it certainly was.
Her: I wonder what it's doing here?
Me: Well I know who it may belong to so I'll just ring their bell and let them know their rabbit is on the prowl.

I ring the doorbell. The "kid" answers. I tell him his rabbit is loose. Says he knows. They let him out all the time.
Me: Oh, well he may get hurt, or stolen or sompin.
Kid: Yeah, well you should have seen one day when a big dog tried to kill him!
Me: Well you better bring him inside then.
Kid: Nah that's ok, he runs really fast. Thanks anyway. Shuts door.

(At least he said thank you.)

Moral of the story: Mind my own business???????
Peace

13 comments:

Matt-Man said...

"Yeah, that's great lady. Now get off of my porch, I'm missing the game."

Michael C said...

No, moral of the story: go teach that kid more dang manners! No fair, you get white bunnies and we get light brown rabbits from the hill country -- even though they all hang out down at the local park. Of course I'm sure we built that park on their habitat, but that has nothing to do with the color of their fur! Just as this comment has almost nothing to do with what you wrote...sorry ;-)

not so common said...

Moral of the story? How about: Run like hell!"

Lizza said...

Awww, wabbits are such cute little things. Moral of the story: Good deeds sometimes go unappreciated. ;-) But what the heck, right?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

People that stupid and irresponsible shouldn't have pets.

brat said...

i DO have rabbits out here.......and No punk kids to go with them !!!!!!!!

mist1 said...

I had almost the same response from a neighbor the other day when I told her that I almost ran over her kid.

Claudia said...

I agree with heartsinSF....
hey...you should show that kid Swampwitch's latest post...where her dog catches a rabbit!! little brat not taking care of his animal...
maybe you can give mist the address...see how fast the kid runs...

the Laughorist said...

No wabbits on your street? C'mon! I just heard on the news that a turkey (yes) held up traffic for 15 minutes on the Triboro Bridge today.

The CEO said...

I did make it back, thank goodness for bread crumbs. I have a ton of rabbits and two silver lace maple trees that hang low. We also have two huge hawks, and when the rabbits see the hawks, the sit under the maples. They almost live there. My place is very animal friendly.

ShadowFalcon said...

I live in the heart of the coty now so no rabbit but the campus of where I went to uni was set in loads of acres of parkland which meant that one summer on the way to an exam I saw rabbits, ducks and even a very shy deer. There is nothing at cute as wild rabbits, unless you live in australia...

Crankster said...

Why aren't all rabbits as lucky?

Skittles said...

We see bunnies all the time around here. I doubt that any are pets and have been see free for a late night neighborhood romp though! :)