Thursday, March 6, 2008

You wanna know...

Some of you may know last Thursday Jared had a delivery for work and he discovered 2 bunny rabbits in the front yard of a house for sale. He asked the neighbors about the rabbits and they told him the family had lost the house and abandoned the bunnies. He came home in full blown "rescue mission" mind set and off we went to save the bunny rabbits. Friday we caught one. It literally hopped right into the cage. The other one- too scared to come near us- ran into the back yard and we never saw it again.
So we take our new bunny home, clean off our balcony, make it a nice little house, go to the pet store and ask what we need. $50 bucks later- we are ready to be good foster parents to a new bunny. We had intentions of finding it a good home. Our house was just going to be a "holding Zone" if you will.
Saturday comes- we give it the proper care it needs. Food, water, hay, etc...he seems healthy and happy.
Sunday- same thing. Healthy and Happy
Monday- same thing.
Tuesday-same thing.
Wednesday- Not the same thing. Kody goes out to feed him in the morning and mentions to me that he saw a big patch of fur in its cage. Jared and I go out to investigate and indeed see a large patch of fur. Im afraid he hurt himself on something in our back yard but cant figure out what for the life of me. I call Sharalyn around 2:30 pm as I'm standing at the sliding glass door watching the rabbit. I mention to her the patch of fur and how Jared says they probably "shed" their coats in the spring. (note to who ever is reading this- they do NOT shed their coats in the spring!) I leave to go pick up Kody from school.I return home around 3:15 pm and tell Kody to go feed the animals. (we have a turtle too) I look outside and notice the fur is bigger. The rabbit seems to be eating/licking the fur. what the ???....
I go outside to discover... HE is a SHE and SHE just had BABIES!!! I honestly dont know what to do. She hops out of the cage and I am in complete shock! Kody screams because "Shadow" is all bloody and I have to give him a quick recap on "rabbits apparently have popcorn babies too".
I go back to the pet store and they remember me..."nice to see you again...you were the one who rescued that rabbit from the house...how's he doing?" "SHE is doing fine...after giving birth...!" What do I do now?!? I slap down another $50 bucks and go home to make her a "nesting box" and rip the down comforter off my bed and make her home and little more "homey". (it's the least I can do after ripping her away from her husband and home just days before she is about to give birth right???)

This honestly would not happen to any one else but us! Here I just wanted to be nice and take care of a little rabbit for a couple of weeks and BAM- I get an "insta-rabbit-farm" over night! They are pretty cute though. Tiny tiny tiny. No bigger than your pinky finger. I've taken a few pics but I'm trying to stay away as much as possible to let nature take it's course. She gave birth to 7 but one has died. The other 6 are moving/kicking and making tiny little rabbit noises. She is an amazing mommy rabbit. Mother nature is awesome. We love to sit and watch her take care of them, clean them, feed them, and protect them. (it was a little tricky trying to remove the dead one but Jared did awesome!) So there you have it. No I am not pregnant- and either is my rabbit any more. :P If I were pregnant you would not be reading it on Blogger. You would be hearing it outside because I would be shouting it from the moutain tops! :) Nothing says Happy Easter like 6 little black bunnies right???

5 comments:

the mrs. said...

My mouth is still wide open! Happy Easter my friend! :)

Justin said...

That is your funniest Blog ever Shan. That is a really cool story. Not that I want a babie rabbit or anything but really cool.

The Beardalls said...

That's the coolest thing ever! Can't wait to see pics of the little bun-bun's.

redstarmama said...

That is crazy! How fun for Kody, to get to see those babies grow. It's still a miracle, just not the one I was hoping for...

carly said...

why is it that you and jared ALWAYS have the best stories...ALWAYS! that's pretty much the only reason i stay friends with you guys ;)