The other afternoon right before supper, the doorbell rang. Seeing a car in the driveway with a "j-hook" on the roof, the Pres thought it might be someone I met kayaking but he was wrong.
A small well-groomed man stood before us. "Did you folks loose a rabbit?" he asked in a soft spoken voice.
Looking perplexed both the Pres and I followed him to the end of our walk as he went to his car. He returned carrying the cage he'd removed from the passenger seat of his car. Peering into the cage, there it was...a light brown lop eared bunny with the softest fur you could ever imagine! It's big brown glassy eyes sparkled as I reached in to pet him. My voice seemed to clam him which made us think he was familar with a female owner.
The man, who called himself Bruce, went on to tell us that the night before as he headed home passing our gravel road, he saw "something" crouched down in the middle of the paved road. After watching a car straddle it, he pulled over to see what it was, afraid it would get hit. "Now we know why the dogs were barking like crazy last night," I said to the Pres.
Although unharmed, the weak lop had made it's way over to the bottom of our gravel road. As Bruce approached, he could see how lethargic the poor little thing was, huddled in a ball. He walked right over to it, picked it up and then drove home with it cradled in his lap. Once home he gave him a "good long drink" before calling a neighbor friend.
The poor little thing was so weak he assumed it hadn't eaten. Knowing she had a rabbit, he asked her for some rabbit food, since it was too late to go back out to the store. Well, the little lop ate and drank "quite a bit" he said, which made him think it's been outside a good while! The next morning the little guy had perked right up.
Don't worry though, the lop will have a new home if no one claims it.
No, not us. Heaven knows I wanted it!
I got that look from the Pres (I'm sure you know the one I'm talking about!!!) when I asked.
Bruce's neighbor will be taking care of
the little lost lop!
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