Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Evil Cat!

Finally - sunshine! The weather this weekend was absolutely stupendous and all of us bunnies, and Boo, too, got to go outside and play in the grass - supervised of course. It was just like I had dreamed in winter - nice soft grass, leafy branches swaying in the breeze and me and my Binks cuddling in the shade under the flickering rays of the sun. It was dreamy!

Mom had us out in our pen so we don't get lost. Binky likes to hop around, nibble in the grass and dig to China - I wonder if she knows how long that is going to take her? I prefer to sniff the air and follow Binks around. Mom sat nearby with a book and chatted with us in between paragraphs. "Bunnies! Are you having fun? Isn't it nice out here? This is much better than our one-bedroom apartment six floors up, isn't it?"

Mom knows those robins make me nervous, so after about an hour, she brought me inside. Then Dad came out and they spent some time with Binks. Binky was still in the yard and Mom removed the pen so that Binks could hop around and explore more. Binky can be a Nervous Nelly - she takes very tentative steps so Mom had no reason to worry about her running off, unlike me who would bolt across the grass if given the chance! Miss Binks hopped around and had quite the grand time running back and forth the patch of grass she felt safe in. "Look at Miss Binks! Dada, isn't she sweet?"

Just then, Dad leaped from his chair, ran straight towards Binky and swooped her up into his arms. "What's the matter?!" Mom asked with fear in her voice. "Get away, CAT!" Dad yelled, and only then did Mom turn around and see a big fluffy cat stalking Binks from around the fence, crouched and ready to pounce! "I said GIT!!!!" Dad yelled and Mom yelled, too, stomping her feet as she ran towards the cat. Well, Mr. Cat didn't seem too worried because all he did was stand up and rub himself all over Mom's legs, meowing all innocent-like. She tried to chase it away, but it wasn't afraid and just looked at her with a funny face as it continued on it's merry way through the yard. Mom and Dad kept an eye on it until it was gone.

Dad hugged Binks very tightly. Other than me, Binks loves Dad best, they have a very special bond. I sure am glad he was there to see the cat because with Mom facing the other way, and the cat sneaking up on Binks' blind side, I shudder to think about what might have happened.

I don't even like telling the story - just the thought of having something bad happen to my Binky makes me all sad and hurt inside. Binky didn't even know what had happened until Dad brought her back inside and I told her about what I saw through the patio window. I gave her plenty of ear licks and snuggles.

Binky is my girl. She makes my heart feel all nice and happy. She is the reason I bunny flop, the reason I binky and the reason I am the happy bunny I am. I love Binky, and if that cat comes around again, it will be time for him to meet a Big Tough Lop, that's for sure!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The New Pink Stroller

This is SO humiliating!

We used to have a red stroller, but it got busted. Remember my game of hide and seek when Mom and Dad didn't know where I was and they frantically searched the storage area for me? They tossed everything out to find me and that is how the stroller got broken. I wasn't even in there. I was trapped in a cupboard.

So I guess this is my punishment. Mom bought a new stroller. It's PINK.

"Fluffy, that was the only colour they had. Don't worry....it's really nice! It matches Binky's pink eye." Okay, it does. And I must say, Miss Binks in her pure white fur (she prefers to call it her Dolce & Gabunny tracksuit) looks absolutely adorable in it but I am not sure Mom read my last blog entry - I am a big tough lop and big tough lops don't get pushed around in a pink stroller!

"Fluffy, don't be silly! It's just a colour! Besides, remember how much fun you had last summer going for rides in the stroller? You got a lot of attention and I know you like that." Yeah, I guess that's true. Nothing makes people stop and stare like a stroller with bunnies in it. Sometimes Mom gets funny looks but she doesn't care. She knows how much Binks and I love getting some fresh air and sunshine. Dad even takes us out and I'll tell you, no one messes with a Dad pushing a stroller full of bunnies. He's a very proud bunny Dad and we love him especially because of it.

Binks and I like to cuddle in the stroller as it makes it's way down the sidewalk. The rhythm and movement makes us squish up to each other for extra stability and comfort. Okay, who am I kidding? Sometimes I'm a scaredy-pants - the birds overhead make me nervous and I cuddle with Binks because I know she will protect me. And Mom will protect me, too. Plus Mom says not to worry, they are only robins and they can't hurt me. Now, trust me, I am still a big tough lop, but I think a bird must have done me wrong in a previous bunny life or something because I sure don't like them!

Stroller rides really are fun. I like the fresh air and the warm sun poking through our protective screen. Sometimes Mom will open it up so we can poke our little heads out and say hi to people as we pass by them - they love that! And I always get people telling me how cute I am as I chin their petting hand. What can I say? I'm a pretty adorable little guy!

"But Mom, big tough lops just don't look all that big and tough in a pink stroller!" I plead with whiny eyes. "Okay, Fluffy. I get it. How about this? How about I throw a nice big blue blanket inside for you to be all tough with? That way, when people look inside and see you with a big blue blanket riddled with holes, they will know not to mess with you! They will know you are one big tough lop!" Hey, I like that! "Yeah, Mom! A nice big blue blanket! Thanks Mom, you really do understand! Now, can we get this show on the road and go through the park again? There's a robin out there I need to show off to......"