Thursday, September 28, 2006

It's a girl!

Meet Sister Mary Margaret:

We'll be calling her Midge for short.
Last Friday we went to Maine's annual rite of autumn, the Common Ground Fair. It's pretty cool for many reasons, but my favorite part is the rabbit barn. Picture it: an entire barn filled with hopping bundles of adorability. Who could resist such a thing? Obviously not me, since one of those bundles is now hopping around my house.
Morris was obviously in need of a friend since he had taken up his compulsive licking thing again*. I had been planning on getting a bunny from the shelter, but I was having a hard time finding one on their websites that met our needs and was within a 2-hour drive.
I kept telling myself I wasn't going to buy one at the fair, and I was still telling myself that when I asked if I could just hold that adorable little lionhead. How was I to know that the previously struggling little bunny would just melt into my arms as soon as she was placed there? I ask you, what kind of person would I be to ignore such an obvious sign that she was meant to join our family?
She happily snuggled in my arms for the next 3 hours as we meandered around the fair and then took the long drive home. I actually started to worry that she had no leg muscles, but when we got home she started racing around the house almost faster than my eyes could keep up with her. I think she's going to make things pretty interesting around here.

*It would appear that he's a caretaker by nature, since he will "groom" inanimate objects when he doesn't have another bunny to take care of. The windows were open, and I wonder what the neighbors thought when they heard me yelling, "Stop licking the couch!" after I saw him licking a big wet spot onto the cushion. Do they look at Davis strangely now?


Anonymous Old comments saved from HaloScan exodus said...

ugh, so bummer that it rained at the fair this year. i always look forward to common ground and they ALWAYS have cute bunnies
Anonymous | 09.29.06 - 3:13 pm | #

I know what you mean about the whole, what must the neighbors think about our animal comments."Elvis has left the building " must make them think we're some wierd ,Hawaii Kai ,Ann-Margret lovin' brood .As ofcourse ,we say that pretty much every day.Midge looks awfully cute and I'm happy for little Morris.
jungle dream pagoda | Homepage | 09.29.06 - 11:32 pm | #

I think I could ignore the bunny barn -- I'm allergic! Isn't that horrible? Welcome Midge!
Gina | Homepage | 09.30.06 - 12:12 pm | #

Congrats on the new bunny!! How exciting. How is Morris liking her? She certainly is adorable. :-)
Marie | 10.01.06 - 7:59 am | #

I can tell that they definitely will like each other eventually. They aren't quite as sure about it as I am though!
Petula | 10.01.06 - 10:17 am | #

Apparently, this is the bunny my sister coveted at the fair. It looks like a cat she and her husband used to have. It looked like it was wearing furry pants. (Beth loves the bunny, too!)
victoria | 10.03.06 - 1:23 pm | #

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