Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Where For Art Thou?
"Fluffy! Git out from behind there!" Mom screeches. I look at her, then I look away, like I didn't hear what she just said. "McFluffersons.......OUT! It's too dangerous back there!"
No it's not! It's cool! There are all these tubes winding in and out of places, huge dust bunnies that float in the air when I walk by, dark, mysterious corners of cold tile and battered drywall. It's an adventurous bunny's dream come true! What was that sound?! The Raisin Box? Oh no, I'm not falling for that one....I'm staying right here.....
I've found many places to hide in this basement. When I am not hanging behind the dryer, chances are, if the door has been left open, I am in the storage area, weaving in and out of a maze of Rubbermaid bins, cardboard boxes, Christmas decorations and luggage sets - plenty to chew on! And it's really dark in there - Mom has to come in with a flashlight to look for me. Usually I see the beam of light flickering about and that is my cue to bolt it out of there. One time I bolted so fast past Mom, she got startled and hit her head on the low ceiling.
Then there is the furnace room. The door is almost always closed but every once in a while, Mom has to go in there to get something and off I go, following right behind her. *sigh* "Fluffy......you know you aren't supposed to be in here......" What's this? "It's a furnace....now git!" What's this? "It's the old toy box filled with bunny stuff....." And this? "The central vac hose......McFluffersons! No chewing on that! Stop it!" That's when I take off like a shot of lightning and beeline it back to the bunny room and flop out beside Miss Binks, my little tummy rising and falling at a rapid pace.
"Fluffy, your whiskers are dusty....."
"That's because I am a brave Bunny Explorer, conquering new lands and discovering hidden treasures!"
"That's nice..." and with that, she begins to groom my dusty whiskers.....