Cottontails~

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The Holler bunnies are practically tame,
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probably because we feed them carrots,
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with the express understanding they eat the carrots and not my flowers!
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What we have here is a failure to communicate,
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not all that uncommon among neighbors.

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Cheers to you from The Holler’s funny-bunnies~

309 thoughts on “Cottontails~

  1. Oh, Cindy, I just LOVE bunnies, and you’ve got some dandy photos here!! Don’t you want to pick one up and cuddle it?? Look how delicate their ears are, with the veins showing through. Yes, even though they eat everything in sight!!

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    • I got on after school restriction for a week in seventh grade for taking the biology teacher’s bunnies out of the class aquarium and cuddling them during lunch. A nasty class mate told on me or the teacher would never have known. I would do the same thing now in a heart beat. ❀

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    • Erckles! Now that would be a major non-non! Thank goodness my roses have so many thorns and there is so much easier stuff for them to reach to eat. They don’t like mint or herbs. I have lots of both! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Cindy, they are adorable and so much tamer than here. Of course you know what happens to them here… Have you ever priced lapin in the shops? πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Laughing, no, but I hope it is VERY expensive! I was talking to my son who is a vegetarian (I am almost one now too) and telling him about how plants scream when vegetarians come near them (cuz I’ve heard them), and he introduced me to Tool’s song, ‘Disgustipated’ which was pretty damn hilarious. God forbid we take ourselves too seriously, too much of the time~
      πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

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      • Oh Cindy you are so right! we do take ourselves too seriously. I’ve never been fond of eating meat and don’t even bring it into my home. However, when invited into share a meal with my French friends, I do try to eat what I am served. Yes, Lapin is quite expensive and forgive me I did not know what I was eating at the home of a friend but it was delicious. I’ve not had it again and that is okay. I must confess that I do adore good seafood and being so close to the sea here, it is plentiful… Please have a wonderful rest of the summer. Alas it always runs away too fast for me. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xx

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      • I would never presume to advise someone what they should do or eat, so you have no worries about me Lea. I have a hard enough time telling myself what to do, and not do! Life to me without humor everyday would not be worth much and there is so much to laugh about in myself, in people who take themselves too seriously, animals, celebrity culture, everything! It helps to counteract the now daily onslaught of human violence and insanity. Be well my dear friend~

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    • Basically, whatever they do is okay. They live here and they are so loveable. I’m actually learning a lot in completely different directions than my previous life, since I retired, and have been living at The Holler.
      Coming to Canada in about 5 weeks now, to hang out with the grizzlies in the Knight Inlet. It’s not like I’ve been waiting for this for over a year or anything……. πŸ˜‰

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    • The deal is, there is nothing you can do about it except pray they have burrows so you can watch the baby bunnies when they first venture out. If you sing to them and feed them, they are like these watchful little wild non-pettable pets, that look at you as you type on your computer, as if to say, when will you come out and take my picture and sing to me? The wild birds do this in different ways too, so do the coyotes. It is pretty amazing….It has been a huge learning curve for me.

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  4. Hey Cindy– does that work?? feeding them carrots? We have friends with bunnies in the yard often and they put in sprinkles in they flower beds that are motion sensitive to ward off flower eating bunnies! In any case, they are adorable!!

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  5. Hi Cuz,
    Yes…, they’re cute, and cuddly looking, and oh, so innocent acting…, but them dam’ cottontails ate my green beans, plants and all, and then started on the snow peas. “I’ll get that wabbit !!!” Great pics, but, I’m still mad at that darn bunny. Oh, well, guess we won’t be having snow peas or green beans from the garden this year. Hugs !

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    • But just be pleased to think how much the bunnies loved you beans and peas! Laughing….I am being callous.
      I hear your pain.
      “Don’t eat my ganzanias you bugs-bunny, they are only now just starting to take off after 8 hard Holler years!”
      Oh well, they are so damn sweet, whatca gonna do?
      Hope you are well cuz~ ❀

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      • Yes, I think you are right about the rabbits being at risk. As kids, we had the opportunity to see lots of bunnies when Dad was mowing alpha for the cattle in winter. Often the rabbit nest would be mowed over and mother rabbit and her babbies would be exposed to the elements. Dad made it our mission to cover the nest with fresh alpha he had just cut and add pellets of grains they were used to eating in the wild in hopes they would survive. We were not allowed to touch. I’m afraid of rattlesnakes, we had a lot of them in Kansas. A few weeks ago I barely missed a coppermouth while I was gardening. Needless to say I moved real fast!!!! I’m feeling blessed my precious Bailey wasn’t with me as he’s such a curious guy.
        700 new homes are going up behind us and anytime dynamite is used – the snakes that live deep in the earth have a tendency to relocate and we’ve identified several that have made their way towards our property. I’m not a happy camper about that.

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      • 700 homes, oh yuck! You have my complete empathy. And of course this displaces the rattlesnakes. The rattlesnake that is now in our fences is basically my fault. I feed the birds seeds and nuts which attracts the squirrels and bunnies. For this big rattler this is a paradise too good to give up. The only downside for the snake is us people. She moved away from us, but VERY slowly! She is huge and fat and hopefully not pregnant!

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  6. Saw the title of this post, and I was thinking a plant but my mind was singing “Here Comes Peter Cottontail…” and low & behold the post opens with such a priceless picture of Peter πŸ™‚ Wonderful series Cindy.

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