Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Shabby Rabbit

They first visited my neighbor up the street, I could see them from my front window. Beautiful and white, they didn't look like the others. Of course we hadn't seen the others until the cats began disappearing one by one.

So this morning, my hubby calls me to the back yard. And there was one of the Sweet Shabby Rabbits. He was sniffing my Rosemary politely not eating it in front of me.

We talked to him and he nodded in complete understanding. He then hopped a little further along to feast on some grass.

After making omelettes, I peeked out the kitchen window and The Shabby Rabbit was relaxing in the shade of the Photenias.

Isn't he pretty? And so Shabby Chic with that snow white coat and pink eyes!

Have a Hopping Hump Day!

UPDATE: ****************

Apparently the rabbit is domesticated. Here is a photo of my son offering him a carrot. Silly rabbit, wouldn't eat the one gently tossed to him so as not to scare him away from good food. But, he did allow my son to get closer and immediately began chipping away at the carrots offered by hand.

Of course my son is worried about the little thing, understandably. So, I'll buy rabbit feed at Petco for him and make him a shaved pine bed under the shrubs to stay warm in the winter. I know they, no sign of his partner, were out on Aug. 11th. They have weathered some intense heat if they were kept inside. I think perhaps they were outdoor bunnies that were let out of the backyard. Seeing the cats have all been poisoned (our was) or disappeared...and I mean ALL of them, the rabbit should be safe.

Nope, we won't bring him in. I'm done with inside animals...the males are lucky they still live!



  1. Oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing ever! I would love to see a bunny out my window!


  2. Oh, Poor Bunny !! How awful, someone has poisoned the cats in your area ? Oh, I hate that. Hopefully the owners will come looking for this sweet bunny. Blessings,

  3. I was gonnna say, I think that's an escaped New Zealand rabbit. Maybe you all could keep him outside? He seems awfully sweet!!

  4. Cute rabbit! LOL about the males being lucky to still live inside - that is a subject under discussion here at the moment.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I've got yours marked to read later today when I have time - I did scroll through pictures and it's going to be a fun read!
    Where in Texas are you? I'm in East Texas.

  5. Oh my goodness is he ever cute!!!! I would love to see him in my backyard! I would want to keep him lol :) I just love bunnies!!

    You have a beautiful blog!!!