Friday, May 30, 2008

Cottie Takeover

In the past few weeks, our bunnies' wild relatives have taken over our play yard.
It seems that, even in the wild, the Patterson yard is known to be a safe and friendly place for bunnies of all sorts. First, there was smart Mama C ...


who knew Jeannie would do everything to keep her little babies safe:



Brad was under strict "orders" not to mow anywhere in the vicinity, and Hogan, the "big white one" so used to free-ranging in the yard was miffed beyond belief that he was limited to enjoying the yard in a play pen.

This was the beginning of the "invasion" - suddenly, there were cute little cotties all over the place, and it is amazing how close they let us get to them. One cottie teenager took to hanging out under the wheelbarrow right by the path leading to the warrens, completely undisturbed by human feet trampling back and forth beside him.


One of the youngsters loves to play hide-and-seek in the tall grass right outside the south warren and has presented us with the most wonderful photo opportunities:



Little cotties, you are so amazing and beautiful! Thanks for being around; it's an honor having you.

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5 Comments:

Blogger FrecklesandDeb said...

How cool! It must be wonderful watching them grow! (And tell Hogan that a little sacrifice of freedom is worth it if the wild little ones are healthy and happy!

6:20 AM  
Blogger Heartland said...

Frecklesanddeb, your comment made me laugh as I pictured myself telling Hogan to sacrifice anything. In his opinion the warren and all surrounding territory is his and all others are claim jumpers. The wild ones are much faster than he and intentionally taunt him. Whether wild or domestic the bunny attitude is hugely there.

7:38 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Those babies are really precious. They certainly recognize a safe haven around Heartland for sure. Poor Hogan just wants to be king and those wild bunnies are usurping his power.
Ha Ha

12:21 AM  
Blogger mum of critters said...

that is amazing! my bunny riena that i just adopted out was a netherlands dwarf and looked much like a wild bun - that's the closest i came to the pictures you have here. very cool that they know they are safe there

7:53 PM  
Blogger Heart of a Cowgirl said...

So sweet little babies! We always have lots of cottontails and jack rabbits on our property eating the hay we drop on the way to feed the horses. Love the wild buns!

12:32 PM  

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