This morning A and I volunteered with the local rabbit rescue. Let me set the scene:
1) Drive in to the boonies
2) Turn at the traffic light
3) Turn in to the lady's house
4) Gawk at the menagerie of animals.
Seriously, this lady has everything. Two turkeys. Three dozen chickens (none for eating - just for eggs and as pets. Loud, loud pets. She had a dozen roosters.). Four dogs. Cats (at least 3). Ten birds. A pet rabbit of her own, and about 30 other rabbits that she's keeping for the rabbit rescue. Incredible. I don't know how she does it. Our job for the morning was to change out the their litterboxes and sweep out their hutches, along with feeding them. It felt like that scene from Napoleon Dynamite where he goes to work on the chicken farm for a day. A quick aside: gobble.
Enough of the boring stuff. Time for some cute pictures! Without further ado, I present to you.....Tim Tebun.
Tim Tebun was being sold for $5 on Craigslist as snake food, and was rescued along with four other rabbits. Then, one of those rabbits gave birth. WARNING: EXTREME CUTENESS AHEAD.
Two weeks old. TWO WEEKS. They liked me. Take this picture, for example.
Now, let's contrast that with what happened whenever A tried to feed it:
Bunny affection fail! But A could still rely on Tim Tebun.
That's the lady who owns the place burning her yard waste in the background, which I'm pretty sure is illegal. But it's probably also of questionable legality to have upwards of 70 animals at your house, so it's par for the course. Anyway, that little gray rabbit didn't want to be held, but another one did.
Lucky, the dog, was fascinated by the babies. I would almost say that he wanted them for appetizers, but he's had two whole weeks to make that happen so I'm inclined to say that it's just general curiosity. Obligatory shot of my wife holding the same bunny:
Bundon Spikes, perhaps? That's their mother lounging in the background. She was very laid back about us touching her babies.
After we played with the rabbits a little bit, it was time to leave. Will we return? I don't know. I seem to be mildly allergic to them. But it was certainly an interesting and pretty fun morning.
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