Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The on going saga of the rabbits

For those of you who know we rescued an injured rabbit, we are happy to say it seems that the little one's eye is all healed up, although we are not sure if the rabbit can see much out of the injured eye. We still have the baby inside the house,and will continue to do so until we decide what is best for it.

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I know there are some of you who are saying, rabbits are so destructive in the garden, and of course they are. There would not be a video like this one, if all my gardens were not fenced, but they are, so there is not a problem. We just get a kick out of how friendly the rabbits have become, and really, we only have them around for a short time as there are many predators in the neighborhood, namely coyotes, cats and people with guns who like to shoot these guys.
Actually, I think the rabbits are only friendly because they think they have suckered us into feeding them from the vegetable garden, and they are right, who can resist? Oh yes! you who don't like rabbits, can't say I blame you.


As I was sitting outside last evening, trying to cool down in the 100+ degree heat, I was joined by Wabbit and friends.



We call this one Baby, for obvious reasons.

12 comments:

Sue said...

My goodness! You have some pets! Next thing you know, you'll be taking your fence down so they can eat more peas and such. LOL

Thanks for your nice comment on my SkyWatch post.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Those are so adorable. I love that they hang out near you.

Jen

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a cute video and such cute little rabbits. I think I would be feeding them too, they sure do seem to trust you.

Autumn Belle said...

The rabbits look happy and contented now, like they are having lots to eat. Do rabbits from the wild come into homes in NZ? Over here, we can only get rabbits from petshops.

Peggy said...

They look so innocent! They may not scavenge in your veg plot when they know they are going to be fed by you.

Michelle said...

They are cute, but I have to say that I am completely dismayed by the presence, for the absolute first time, of bunnies in my garden. I'm going to have to reinforce the fencing around the veggie patch because they can hop right through the deer fence...

Jesme said...

I had a pair of rabbits during my school days. I let them loose running round the house, They chewed almost everything flat. I was amazed they flattened all the durian thorns.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Aw! They are so lucky to have a friend with peas.
Donna

Balisha said...

Loved hearing your voice, KeeWee. Now, I'm in love with wabbits!!

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Wow, they are precious and quite cheeky which only adds to the precious factor.

lynn'sgarden said...

I can't show this post to my youngest...she's been pestering me for a pet wabbit! So amazing how they've come around to humans like that! I know you are having fun but pretty soon you have one too many...lol!

CatHerder said...

Oh they are so precious. Our wild rabbits have consumed ALL of my basil and cilantro...they dont like my greek oregano, thyme, or assorted mints. Little buggers.....