Saturday, July 26

How I Nearly Died at the Hands of a Critter

It was a beautiful, sunny day. I was determined to carefully dig up a few mounds of Shasta Daisies to share with some of the Burgh Moms. I trudged around the yard, looking for stray daisies that were just screaming to be moved. There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of daisies at the end of the driveway, so I plunked down my shovel and prepared to dig.

"Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!" I screamed. Like a girl. Like a wussy girlie girl. With perfectly pedicured nails, and pretty ponytails. And a cheerleading outfit. A pink cheerleading outfit.

What I thought was a mouse had ran across my flip-flop covered foot.

As I slowly jumped back into my skin I spotted my alleged mouse. It wasn't so much a mouse as it was a bunny. A teeny tiny fuzzy widdle baby bunny rabbit.

I'm pretty sure it tried to kill me. THAT is why I screamed, not because I am a girlie wuss.

Of course my scream caught Mr. Husband's attention, so he came wandering over to mock me. "Check out the baby bunny," I said, careful to not tell the true story of how that teeny tiny baby bunny had teeth like Dracula and was likely to tear him to shreds if he got too close. Or maybe the bunny only chews on women. Whatever.

Mr. Husband thinks every animal is in need of his special touch, so he began stalking the bunny in an attempt to catch it. He managed to chase the bunny right into the storm drain.

Cue 40 minute break in the action while Mr. Husband tried various shovels, tools, and finally a fish net to rescue the bunny from it's damp dungeon.



Once Mr. Husband had caught the bunny, he harassed it for quite a while, then decided to show it to the Toddler. She? Was not amused:



But dang it, the girl didn't scream. I guess I'm the biggest wuss in the house after all.

39 comments:

  1. What did you guys end up doing to a poor thing? Send it to me; it's way too cute!!!
    Haha, I think I would have screamed though too! Except I would have thought it was a giant spider :]

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  2. I'd have wussed and screamed had something run across my foot. You poor wussy thing. :)

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  3. Aren't rabbits rodents? If so, you are totally justified.

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  4. Haha! I'm sorry I missed that little thing.

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  5. awwwwwwww cute widdle bunneh...

    Not as cute as mine though.

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  6. She didn't scream b/c the bunny didn't run over her foot, daddy was holding him.

    And he is SO cute!

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  7. Aww - one more reason to be sad I missed it!

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  8. Girl! Haven't you ever seen Monty Python's "Search for the Holy Grail"? Bunnies can be very dangerous! Your instincts were totally correct. ☺

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  9. dlyn completely read my mind... Did it have "sharp pointy teeth"? lol Very Cute story and bunny!

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  10. Ahhh! How sweet. Baby bunnies are way up there on the "WORLD'S MOST SWEET LIST" right the beside baby kittens, puppies, and tad poles. (Okay.. not really on the frog babies.)

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  11. I would have screamed too. But not because we are wusses but because who wants a critter crawling across our feet? It sure was cute though! I love Alexis's reaction.

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  12. obviously, YOU knew that the bunny was actually bunnicula in disguise. those fangs can be deadly.

    and watch what you say about cheerleaders. :-P

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  13. And it was STILL your fault that you were running late? Geez. Pity it didn't turn on him.

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  14. Och, isn't it just the cutest little thing!
    Mind you, i probably would have mistaken it for the mouse!

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  15. Oh, that's just cute! But, I would have screamed too, and prob jumped out of my skin!!!

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  16. Harass indeed. In that first pic bunny is CLEARLY not ready for a close up shot, and trying to shield itself from the camera....
    Remind me never to loiter in your flowerbeds. :)

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  17. Anytime something crawls/scurries/or trots over your foot when you aren't expecting it, calls for screaming. Screaming and jumping around are totally warranted.

    So you got attacked by Bunnicula, huh?

    :-) Bet that's the last time you garden without boots for a while :-)

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  18. Cute little bunny rabbit. :)

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  19. How cute but yes, she looks thoroughly UN-impressed!

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  20. Awww that is so cute!!!

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  21. She looks a little irritated that she was interrupted during her literary pursuits . . .

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  22. I'm sure if the bunny had run over her foot she would have screamed. They're cute till they start eating all your plants!

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  23. Mr. Husband: "awww, it's just a wee lit'l rabbit!"
    BBM: "This is no ordinary rabbit. It's the most foul, cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on! This rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide. It's a killer!"

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  24. haha I would've screamed too! You're not alone. But the visual sure did make me chuckle :)

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  25. Hey, there are killer rabbits in Monty Python. Why not your yard???

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  26. ImpostorMom6:31 AM

    Poor terrorized bunny, but i guess that's what it gets for trying to kill you and all.

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  27. We have an adult rabbit who passes by our patio on his daily route. I've yet to see any babies in 3 years. =(

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  28. My mom and I were on the phone the other night and she says: "Oh the cat must be out on the dec...oh! That's not a cat. That's a baby skunk."

    I did something similar several years ago when I lived there and was laying on the floor...I moved over to look out the patio door, while on the ground, and was face to face with a baby skunk, sniffing at me through the glass. I tried not to scream because if I did...whoo, that would have smelled!

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  29. I can't see the pictures when I log on at work. That is the cutest baby bunny EVER.

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  30. I'll give you credit. You WERE outside and that furry deal could have been ANYTHING! I would have done the same thing.
    And CUTE bunny.

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  31. I doubt that was the look of death in that preshus baby bunny's eyes.

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  32. That is so cute.
    We don't get those in our yard anymore. The "girls" eat them. Can't blame them. I make Conejo con Cebolla for us and I love it. Bunnies are yummy.

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  33. That bunny is so adorable!!! I can't believe you screamed. Wuss. But on the other hand... did you ever read Bunnicula when you were little? You never know...

    Did you keep it? Maybe replace the Fish Tank of Horrors with a little Bunny Cage of Snuggliness?

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  34. I like the way she is holding her book to the side, as if to say, "hey, this bunny's not getting my book! mmmmkay?"

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  35. You know what? Those things can be vicious. We found an abandoned den once and being so sweet, we took them in and raised them, until they started to mawl one another and we had to let them go. Seriously, teethmarks out of ears....loose tails and skin. Mean sons of bitchen.

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  36. Well, in your defense, it did try to kill you.

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  37. So did you keep the vicious creature for a pet? He is super cute!

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  38. HA! and you think I'm a big wuss over a cold! awwww cute bunny!

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  39. Ha! I knew it! I'm NOT the only one in the US of A that shovels in flip flops!

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