While riding bikes at the elementary school behind our house, Brendan and my niece, Annie, came across a baby bunny that couldn't have been more than a couple of weeks old.
He was hopping across the parking lot and the two of them were scared that one of the landscapers cutting the school's lawn would accidentally hurt him.
So they scooped him up and brought him home. They named him "Hope" and found a box in the garage to keep him in. They filled it with grass and rocks and carrots. I found an old hat that I thought would be perfect to use as his nest. I explained to them that he had to go back to the school when the landscapers were finished because he was a wild bunny and needed to be put back in the wild. Needless to say, they weren't exactly thrilled with the idea but understood that it was for the best.
After dinner, Brendan and Annie decided it was time to bring Hope back to where they found him. They decided it would be a good idea to bring him to the playground and wait until we saw another bunny so he wouldn't be alone. After a few minutes of going down the slide with Hope (that poor little thing!!), another rabbit appeared out of the woods. Annie put him down and he quickly hopped over toward the other rabbit and then under a bush where we knew he'd be safe.
During the time that we were on the playground, Brendan's friend Tyler showed up so they seized the moment and played on the swings and then kept a close eye on Hope from the jungle gym. By the way, yes, that is Annie wearing Hope's nest on her head. I warned her that there could be bunny pee in it but she didn't care. What a woman!!! : )
After a while, I told them it was time to go. They were a little upset about leaving Hope but were happy that he had gone into the woods with another rabbit. We got back into the car and took a drive around the lake across from where we live. I could hear them talking about how much they missed Hope.
And then we came across this guy who walked right over to the car looking for a handout and, suddenly, Hope became a distant memory.
Look at that face!!!!!!
Many blessings ~ Wendy