Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rabbit Love

I have loved rabbits for as long as I can remember.
All breeds of rabbits, their soft fur, and long ears, floppy or standing tall.

When I was younger, most of my time was spent caring for, and raising rabbits, they were my constant companions. 
My school friends spent  their pocket-money on weekly cinema-visits and ice-creams, mine was spent on rabbit food at the local pet shop.

It's a love I have carried into my adult life, although sadly, I am rabbit-less these days.
We'll have to see what we can do about this inequity.

Feeding the Rabbits: Felix Schlesinger


Nellie said...

When I was a child, near my grandmother's house was a family who had rabbits. They were kept outdoors in cages that were elevated on stilts - up off the ground. I was always fascinated by them and would go to see them everytime we visited my grandmother. Keep us posted on the rabbit developments. - Nellie

donna baker said...

You definitely need rabbits Jo.

racheld said...

We'd moved into a small everything-furnished house in a far-away town, for a brief time shortly after our marriage, and one cold evening, during our welcome-home hug, Chris said, "Reach into my pocket."

I slid my hand into the pocket of his blazer, and snuggled warm in the satin was a sweet little girl-bunny to keep me company.
She was a white-and-black lop, and lived in the house, sleeping cozy in her bed in the bathroom. She had a propensity for nipping computer and phone cards in half, and was quite content snuggling up beneath my pony-tail on the back of the couch while we watched TV. When we ate on trays, I made sure there was a nice stick of carrot or celery or apple for her to "steal" from my tray, and she'd sit beside me, munching happily on her treat.

We found her a husband, a long-silky-haired fellow, and she had six babies, each with one ear up and one down. Their coats matched their father's, and we named them all after long-haired folks: Samson, Delilah, Rapunzel, Godiva, and Crystalgayle, and one named Sherlop, just because.

I understand your longing for those sweet soft happy little fellows; I love them too.


Patsy said...

My grandfather had Rabbits and I had to have some to when my children were small.

Janneke said...

A wonderful painting. I like rabbits too and I had rabbits in my youth, I gave rabbits to my children and now to my grand children. In my garden we have wild rabbits, I love them for their funny jumping, but I hate them for my garden, sigh...... they may stay I shall change my garden.

Susie said...

Jo, My granddaughter Savannah has about 23 rabbits...you know it's hard to keep track. LOL. The neighbor gave them to her and she has been helping care for them. Her mom sells them for her. Savannah just loves naming them. :):) I have seen a lady spin yard from their fur at the street fair in summer. Blessing to you, hope you are having nicer weather now. xoxo,Susie

Henny Penny said...

I hope you get another bunny. There is something sweet and special about bunnies.

Lady Jane said...

Yes you definitely need a bunny!!! I love the picture.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Bunnies wouldn't fit in on this pickle farm (too bad) because I am a fan of all things furry and floppy! I would love to have that painting in my farm house.

L. D. said...

We always have at least one rabbit running wild and free from the cornfield east of us. They are nice to see and they do seem somewhat tame.