Tuesday, April 21, 2009

saving baby bunny...

saturday morning was relaxed and wonderful - we spent it lounging by the pool with friends in an adjoining neighborhood. we had much to do in the afternoon; oldest was helping me prepare for a fabulous senior/family session, and we planned to go to the free movie at the library before picking him up from a date with friends. Papa had bigger plans, though...
as we headed out for home, j and e discovered a baby bunny at the edge of the tennis courts, not long for this world. of course we couldn't just leave him there... thank goodness my friend faith knew of a shelter that takes baby bunnies. soooo... my tenderhearted second bundled baby bunny in his towel and we grabbed some water and a spoon (thanks, faith!) and took off in a hurry. blessings, blessings - bunny was taking the water!
what an experience the shelter was; people line up to "surrender" the animals they can't keep for one reason or another. one couple left in tears after leaving their long-time pet to be put down in old age. we had to giggle when a mother and daughter arrived with a gorgeous black and white speckled rooster in a cage - they are only allowed hens in their neighborhood, and had kept him as long as they could without successfully finding a home for him! well, as it happens, we knew two families who would love and care for him, and the church friend who ended up with him will even allow them to visit the pretty guy! and as it happens, the mother and daughter are fellow Jesus-followers and homeschoolers, as well, so it was kind of a neat little "kinship" immediately. His hand is in everything! all this for the saving of a baby bunny.
it isn't lost on me that my last post of my dear son involves him on his first hunting trip. oh, how i love the fragile balance between the strong and able, fiercely protective man my sweet boy is becoming, and the kind little-boy heart his Father's given him.

3 comments:

Faith said...

These pics are fabulous! Had fun with you all - Must repeat soon <3

Sweet Blessings said...

operation saving baby bunny-too cute:)

Genevieve said...

We used to save baby bunnies from our homicidal dog every spring. Alas, no shelter here takes wild animals, so I spent many nights waking up every 2 hours to give baby bunnies their bottles! I even slept with them on my chest. It was a great "warm-up" for motherhood, although I didn't realize it at age 14. Your post and pictures brought back such wonderful memories!