Friday, June 5, 2009

Baby Bunny and a Bad Cat!

I wanted to be like Beatrix Potter but I wanted happy stories.
But wait, her stories always had some drama! Well here is my latest.

Toby our oldest cat whom I loved at first sight when I saw him on my cousins farm was beautiful. I asked if I could keep him. Her kids were reluctant but knew he'd have a better chance at survival in town indoors than out there. (their cat's survive 2 years at the most.) So, I brought him home and enjoyed his company

Through the years he has brought me his (gifts) some pretty gruesome. This past week he has brought in 3 different aged baby bunnies. The first 2, old enough to survive and unhurt. I was able to let them go in the woods. But this time it made me mad! This one is too small and needs it's mother. I have tried to save several small bunnies throughout the years to no avail. Being someone who doesn't give up easily, my daughter and I took a trip to TSC to get some infant milk and a bottle.

We warmed some towels and put a warm water bottle in a box and off to the store!

Got the stuff, treated ourselves to ice cream on the way home for being such good Samaritans and back home to try to get the baby to eat.

First try nothing. Teeth locked shut. But warmed up the formula a bit more and he/she went to town!!!!

We are sitting here keeping it warm and giving it love before we go to bed tonight. I can only pray we do not find a stiff bunny when we wake. Here are some photos of this precious baby. Any gardeners out there just hang with us, I know they eat your stuff but life is life and I gotta try! Someday I'll tell you the story about when I took our dying pet rat to bed so it didn't have to die alone. Then I'll tell you the story of how I tried to put another pet rat to sleep coz the vet wanted $60.00 to do it! For a $5.00 rat. I don't think so. Well maybe I should have. Miranda is still scarred from the experience.

Gotta love it! If it lives I think we'll call it Thumper.
I won't mention Miranda's friend wants to name it Chicken. Kids!


  1. Awwwwwww! How adorable & cuddly. He/she won't forget this wonderful 2nd change you have given. Good for you. Pop over & read about our rescues (several) this past week ... TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwww! That is so cute. I hope he or she is still with us today. I'm not so sure I want to hear your rat story. ;-P

  3. TY for the note ... I love him. Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

  4. I like you because you are an animal lover. I hope the baby makes it. How funny that the cat brought it to you alive.

    You know I don't really do cats, but my daughter found a stray...Oliver...and I am down right smitten.

  5. what a really sweet story....i wanted to drop by to say thank you for following blossom....very sweet of you
    take care xx