Tuesday, May 29, 2012

because who doesn't love cute baby animals?!

First I have to give you the update on moving. The ball is rolling, quickly. Like "OMG how am I going to get all this stuff packed up now that it's finally time to pack it up." I remember very little of moving here to this property in Wilton. I don't remember doing all this packing. Maybe because when I was 18 I just didn't have this much "stuff" (and by that I mean the entire studio, loads of reference books, supplies, etc). And I think I also don't remember it because that was not exactly a bright and sunny time in my life, to put it mildly. Moving now is entirely different than that was... now is good and adventure and new and exciting, but packing is still a giant pain in the you know what. ;-) I'm trying to be good and sort stuff BEFORE it goes into boxes, but it's only a matter of time until I reach the "screw it, box it all up and deal with it later" stage!

 Anyway, the furniture's moving this weekend, and then I'm off to Blade Show in Georgia next week, and there will be a lot of back and forth in the next month between Wilton and Oak Run, but hopefully within about a month I'll be able to move the birds up there.

On Friday, on short notice but on an opportunity that I could not pass up, my horse Shylah moved up to Oak Run. So that morning while moving the last of the hay out of the barn and into the horse trailer, lo and behold I found a baby cottontail rabbit. OMG cutest thing EVER. Not the least bit scared, totally healthy, and just barely old enough to be on its own. But... my sweet darling cat Olin has been proudly presenting me with a lot of dead bunnies lately (to my absolute horror) and I really didn't want this one to be his next victim. So I had a day to adore it and take photos and then it went home with my friend Jan, to a nice cat-free yard where it will be released when it's a little older and the scaredy instincts kick in a little more.

Here's some pics! All together, now, awwwwwww! :-)


Wendy said...

Love the little furrball! Caleb has been talking about wanting a bunny ever since!

Swellbelle said...

So-o-o cute. Bunnies are just lovely to look at. In Australia they are an introduced pest. Feral animals like the rabbit, fox and pigs in Aus are hunted and killed so it is weird to hear of this one being re-released. Thanks for the great pictures.

Katherine Plumer said...

They are often hunted here too, guess it kind of depends on the person, the landscape, the situation. And how much of a sucker one is for cute baby animals. ;-)

KathyB. said...

Baby bunnies are among the cutest baby animals on earth. You're right, who doesn't love cute animals? The photos are terrific!

We have a lot of wild rabbits around here and I do enjoy watching them, but I also know their population will not get out of control because of the eagles, hawks, owls, coyotes...and cats.Even though I do not want my land over run with rabbits, I would probably have saved this little cutie too.

Anonymous said...

I think the second photo surprised me the most. Such a big head and such little back feet! Not the proportions I was expecting, but hey, it is still growing up! And yes, the awwwwwww factor is there in spades! -BMc.

So cute said...

Awww *-* SO CUTE!! ♥