Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wascally Wabbits

I cursed our little garden (see I really AM a plant torturer) when I posted about Tony's green thumb on Monday. Besides the propensity towards butterflies in our lovely little community, we also tend towards rabbits. So, it really should have been no surprise this morning during breakfast when Sam noticed not one but TWO little fuzzy rabbits munching on Tony's garden, apparently having a little breakfast of their own. I've never seen Tony move so fast...lickety split, he was out the door and halfway across the back yard before the rabbits wised up and fled.

But that's not the end of the story. As Tony was making his way across the backyard, my darling daughter, who still sleeps with a little stuffed bunny, starts yelling, "Use a stick, Daddy! Use a stick!" I guess it's better to know now that beneath those pink princess jammies beats a murderous heart.

15 comments:

Melissa Bennett said...

Oh my heck, that is too funny!!! Not the bunny eating the garden, but your little Anna saying that!!

Marisa said...

Around here (and probably for Kristi too) there are rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and the occasional opossum. Not to mention the town stray cat that has a warrant out for it's hide. Good luck with the garden.

kathleener said...

rabbits are the bain of my mother's gardening existence as well. peanut chases ours away...but eats the tomatoes and flowers so i wouldn't recommend a dog to solve your dilemma.

ps tuesday must've been a bad day all around b/c i was so frustrated and tired by the end of it that i didn't even get on the computer at all. i hope today was better for you!

pps i love the notes between sam and tony--too cute!

condiefamily said...

Reminds me of a song..."Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun". Annie-i mean- Anna Oakley!

Leenz said...

Hopefully those rabbits will get smart and stay away. If not, we can send the vicious Tika over to teach them a lesson.

Cocoa said...

I had to go inside and hide while my husband took care of the rabbits in our garden with his trusty .22 rifle.

Albanie said...

Those rabbits! I know that Gene Walker has this.......well it looks like a wagon, but he planted a garden in it. I thought it was a good idea since rabbits can't jump that high..good luck trying to get them away!

Cheri said...

Silly Wabbits. Gardens are for daddies.

Montay said...

That is too funny get em daddy

Lacey said...

Bunnies are cute but they are pains. I have lost many flowers to them. If you figure out how to get rid of them please do share.

Ashlee said...

That is awesome! :0) Princesses can be tough too!

Shawna B. said...

Go, Anna, GO! Such a great girl!

parrish fam said...

Jackson had a similar response to a mouse we found in our house. It makes you wonder what they think "kill it." means. Thank you for your response and concern for Asher. He is doing much better and we are sure that he will make a full recovery.

just jamie said...

Sheez. I'll be sure not to get in her way. :)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

"Use a stick." Oh my goodness, that makes me laugh. It is amazing how even a little girl can feel that mamma bear spirit. =)