January 12, 2015
THAT TIME I FOUND A BUNNY...AT WORK.
Finding a bunny at work is totally normal, right?
And even more normal to find one in your fenced-in play yard, right? Last week, while I was putting weekly newsletters in cubbies, I saw something moving outside the window from the corner of my eye. I moved my head and saw that little guy hopping around our play yard near the garden boxes.
I grabbed another teacher for reinforcement (fortunately no kids were at school yet!) and we both headed outside to see if we could catch the little guy who was hopping around munching on twigs and grass. Fortunately, this little bunny is slower than the kids I've had to chase but he had the advantage of being able to hop underneath some of the fence's high parts. So we went through gates, into rose bushes trying to get him out.
But once we caught him, all he wanted were snuggles. I've met other rabbits who hate being held, but this guy really just wanted to be snuggled.
We checked online for any lost rabbit reports, but no luck. We shared some apples and carrot sticks and kept him in a cardboard box for the remainder of the day. And whenever someone stopped by, he was picked up and snuggled some more.
Even though everyone at work wanted him (or suggested we keep him as a class pet!), I somehow ended up with him and had my mom and sister bring in an old cage so we could take him home for the night--which turned into the rest of the week.
So now (for the time being) we've got a bunny! We reported him to our local humane society, but as of now, there have been no reports of a lost black rabbit. And yes, we're falling more and more in love. He's gaining some weight, looking happier, and loves sweet dried fruits like raisins and banana chips.
So if you have any names or rabbit tips/tricks, please let me know! It's honestly way harder for us to choose than we thought, haha.
p.s. Apparently my family is really great at finding animals--did you know our first pup showed up on our doorstep in the middle of the night?
p.p.s. Wednesday is The Circle! We're sharing our responses for Never Have I Ever and I hope to see your posts, then!