They’re even cuter than grey tree frogs–baby bunnies. I’ll never forget one night, I happened to be standing in the parking lot, and several baby cottontails decided to play a game: chasing each other around me. Well, they grew up in Patty’s garden; I guess they liked us. There I was in the middle of a ring of baby bunnies. My tree frogs never did that.
Some nice human set up this wonderful playground for his bunnies–in which rabbits demonstrate that they’re no better than we are at remaining on top of round things that roll out from under us. Ooh! I tried that once, as a kid–balancing on top of a trash barrel, like I saw a bear do on TV (on Ed Sullivan’s show, naturally). The cusset thing shot right out from under me and I landed smack on my nose.
Don’t worry–the rabbits in this video avoid calamity.
Predator and prey? Well, that’s what they’re supposed to be, but animals are smart enough to do what they want to do. Especially domesticated animals that hang around with humans.
Cats and bunnies: they groom each other and play together, and eat out of the same dish–what more could you ask?
This is how it will be when God finishes re-creating His creation.
What ever happened to “There are old bunnies, and there are bold bunnies, but there are no old, bold bunnies”? Like, who ever heard of rabbits playing with dogs? Aren’t dogs supposed to eat rabbits?
Not in these videos, they don’t. We don’t yet have the lion and the lamb lying down together, with the little child to lead them; but we do have dogs and bunnies being friends and playmates. That’s a good start–just a little glimpse of what our God has in store for us, down the road.
While we’re waiting for the Lord to restore Creation so that the lion and the lamb can lie down together, we can get a foretaste of it just by watching cats and rabbits, predators and prey, playing together, cuddling, grooming each other, and having an all-around good time. You can see the bunnies are positively terrified of the bloodthirsty hunters… or not.
Betcha never thought you were ever gonna see that word in a headline, eh? But obstreporation is sort of what these dogs and bunnies do, once they get going.
Wait a minute. Dogs chase rabbits so they can eat them. Rabbits run away from dogs because they’re terrified of being eaten. But that’s not what’s going on here, is it?
Another glimpse into the Peaceable Kingdom, when it’s ready for us…
My car’s in the shop, probably for the whole week, with a monster repair bill at the end of it, it’s still raining, and… and… and–
Bunnies and kittens!
God keeps giving us these little glimpses of what He has in store for us, once He finishes repairing all the damage: and it is very, very good.
This is one of those glimpses.
I found this video very soothing. Who knew cats and rabbits could be friends? In the wild, everybody eats rabbits. Cats would, if they were big enough. But put ’em under a roof, and it’s cozy-cuddly time.
I think God is trying to show us something here–don’t you?
I’m sure I’ve heard it said somewhere that dogs eat rabbits and rabbits run away from dogs. But I don’t think these two have heard it. All right, it’s obvious the poor dog wants to take a nap, he doesn’t feel like chasing anything. But does he have to let the bunny snuggle him all over? You’d think the bunny loves the dog. And maybe he does.
I’ve never had a pet rabbit–look what I’ve been missing! *sigh* My cats will have to do.
I think somebody told me once that you shouldn’t give pet bunnies baths or showers. The one getting showered in this video seems to be bearing up very well. Really, though, some animals do a very good job of grooming themselves and grooming each other. We need not interfere.
Although all bets are off when your dog rolls in something rotten.