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Excitement Today: Rabbit Afoot!

Well, I heard an exciting cry from the kitchen this morning... "Vince, I need your help and I need it NOW!"

My wife is the excitable type. So I knew she wasn't dying or badly injured. But there was a lot of commotion as if the dog was going crazy in the dining room.

It was not the dog. It was a huge rabbit. HUGE.

The cat had caught it, but it was apparently not injured -- yet.

Now I was not the one to call. Let's face it. I'm 70. I'm 310 lbs. No way.

I called my son. He quieted everybody. I suggested a towel to avoid bites. My wife suggested a box. Both helped.

In about 10 minutes, he got it out of the corner and into the box. It was so scared, it didn't try to jump and wiggle out.

My son took it out back, and that bunny hopped as happily as Uncle Wiggily, escaping to his hollow-stump bungalow.

Image Credit » Uncle Wiggily on the Farm - Bookcover.

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MegL wrote on May 4, 2019, 11:47 AM

Well that certainly was an exciting few minutes!

Kasman wrote on May 4, 2019, 1:49 PM

If that had been my wife Thumper would have been in the pot before you could say 'Lucky Rabbit's Foot!' emoticon :smile:

lookatdesktop wrote on May 6, 2019, 8:27 PM

That is so cute. I once saw a white bunny rabbit appear in our back yard. It was a pet of the next door neighbor's grand kids. I saw it and didn't pick it up or touch it. I reminded me of Sweety Pie, our white pet rabbit, my oldest sister had back in the early 70s. I remember when they sold rabbits at H L Greens Department Store in Downtown Dallas, in the 1960s. We got a parrot also from that store. They had several floors. It was located, back then, right across from Neiman Marcus. We never went into that store. Too ritzy for our budget.

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VinceSummers wrote on May 6, 2019, 8:48 PM

I've heard of the stores you've mentioned. Never seen one, though. When I was a kid, we had a white rabbit as well. Dad built it a cage. I was about 5 years old. The bunny chewed through the wood boards and disappeared. The next day, I was watching TV, and they showed a white rabbit. I called one of my parents in and said it was MY rabbit and they had stolen it.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 7, 2019, 2:30 PM

That is real funny. Then if I did not know better and was still a kid, I would argue that the TV people stole my 61 Valiant. Because they used the same sky blue Plymouth Valiant on a few episodes of Leave It To Beaver.

VinceSummers wrote on May 7, 2019, 4:23 PM

Oh, my. You owned a Valiant also? My parents turned down a Pontiac Catalina for a Valiant. What a LEM-ON! Someone must have wanted lemon aid...

VinceSummers wrote on May 7, 2019, 4:24 PM

The cat re-caught and killed the rabbit... BUMMER.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Not a good ending for that story. It needs to be edited.