Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dumb Bunnies 4-10

This post comes on the tails, uh, pun intended of Parsley's post, Dumb Bunnie. Can you make out this baby rabbit? My dog is staring, waiting for my release command. He dropped the bunny to get a "treat" instead, but intense, animal focus remains.

No, I did not let him eat it.

Now for those of you who don't know, my yard backs up to a four lane road. I am not in the country. Anyway, Major found a nest of four, yes four baby bunnies, just like this one, Wednesday. I was out in the back yard, and saw him lay down with something wiggling in his mouth. My first thought was a snake. I ran up and told him to drop it which he did. That one was hurt, by the time I removed that bunny he had # 2 in his mouth. And so it went, till all four were rescued.

Here's where the dumb bunny-(DB) comes in. My neighbors on both sides are pet free, but where does the DB nest? Yep, right here. And get this, this time it was right behind my hubbie's barbecue pit right next to our patio. Helllloooo, is anyone home?? We counted all the nests that Major has found and DB has had about 15 bunnies in the past 2 years. Sigh......

I love the little bunnies, but this is not the right yard for them. This picture is how Major was restrained, he didn't do it all on his own. (We're lucky retrievers have such a soft mouth.)"They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my stay." Psalm 18:18

How many times have I gone after something that I shouldn't have? Maybe it wasn't even anything bad, but not the best, not what God wanted? Yet God became my "stay," my protector and treated me with something better.

Ah, keep Your good hand on my collar, Lord, this one is prone to chase.


Parsley said...

Ah, so it's not just bunnies here! haha

I've been a dumb bunny myself plenty of times.

Diane said...

Those wild and crazy bunnies. That dog is well trained. :O)

L. E. Neighbour said...

our dog finds wild bunnies all the time. If we catch him and scold him he gets all remorseful and tries to nudge the bunny back to life LOL it's cute in a sad sort of way ^_^ The cats are ruthless though... they'll just eat 'em. Better than the rabbits eating our garden I guess :P

Janean said...

it reminds me of how others are spared and blessed when we practice self-control and wait on the Master's command. great post, karen.

Libbie said...

What a good prayer!!! Seriously! I wthink I better get using that one right away Karen :)

Karen said...

Parsley, oh, yeah, me too.

Diane, yes, Major's pretty good. Great temperament, too.

LE, how funny that you're dog acts sorry. Rabbits are really not too smart.

Janean, great wisdom there!

Libbie, me too, that's why I wrote it. :P

Deb said...

"How many times have I gone after something that I shouldn't have?"

Karen,I'm thinking that you've been reading my journal.

But I know that you couldn't have.


Sweet dreams.

Auntie Cake said...

I just keep thinking of all the things I fill my mouth with that I shouldn't! I do seem to do that alot these days!

Hoping you had a precious Mother's Day! And more hoping that I get some time this week to catch up with all my blogging friends!

Dave said...

Your dog is very good and obedient. Would he have eaten the babies if you hadn't stopped him? I think this baby is cute. - Dave

Karen said...

Deb, oh, the training I need!

Kate, ah, filling the mouth, yes, guilty, here.

Dave, he is a great dog. I don't know what he would've done. We are always in the back to catch him. Yes, the bunnies are so cute, but not so smart. :(

Janna Leadbetter said...

Karen, Major's quite the dog! If only we all listened to commands quite as well as he does.

Adorable bunnies. So glad you saved them.

Hilary said...

Bunnies have got to be among the cutest but dumbest creatures alive. That's got to be why they reproduce.. well like rabbits. :) Great photos.. good doggie!

Lara Harris said...

SO cute!!

Sueann said...

What a beautiful post! Yes He does restrain us at time and we pull and pull...straining to break free and to grab hold of that "bunny". But His hand is sure and He knows what is good for us. We too can be very dumb bunnies!
Congrats on your POTW

CiCi said...

That is such a teeny tiny bunny. Or your dog is giant. Congrats on your POTW.

Daryl said...

Congrats on the POTW mention from Hilary .. you have a great blog and well trained pup

Karen said...

Janna, oh, you and me both!

Hilary, LOL....Thanks so much for the award. You are such a sweetie!

Lara, thanks for stopping by and following!

SueAnn, thanks so much. Yes, I'm so glad He keeps a'hold of me.

TechnoBabe, yes, these bunnies were so tiny, I just had to save them. :)

Daryl, thanks so much. Come by anytime. :)

Dianne said...

thank heavens he's so well trained
he's a beauty too!!

congrats on POTW

blunoz said...

Wow. I love how you turned this into an analogy of our own behavior in God's eyes in the last paragraph. That was superb! Well done! Congrats on post of the week!

Karen said...

Diane, thanks so much, he's a real sweetie.

Blunoz, ahhh, you makin' me blush. Thanks for stopping by.