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.
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.
You should see all the stinkin’ nooze I chose not to cover today! Don’t worry, we’ll never run out. Meanwhile, something quite a bit more wholesome–!
We gave you dogs and bunnies a couple days ago, so today it’s cats and bunnies. Quintessential carnivore meets quintessential (holy moley, I used it twice in one sentence!) prey animal… and nobody gets eaten. Lots of play and cuddling. Watch it as many times as you please!
I can easily imagine my mother’s horrified outburst at walking into the dining room and finding the rabbit and the dog on the table.
It’s extraordinary, though, that dogs and bunnies can play together without the bunny getting eaten. It’s because animals are smart enough to learn ways of life that owe nothing to their supposed “instincts”–if there even is such a thing, which I’m beginning to doubt. The only thing typical about animals is the ease with which they break out of typical.
Gotcha with that headline, didn’t I? Sorry, but I didn’t know what to call this video. It is about bunnies, though–that much is accurate.
Little-known Fact: “Tarzan of the Apes” was originally “Tarzan of the Rabbits,” but the sociological ramifications were too much for the young Edgar Rice Burroughs to deal with.
I’ve never had a pet rabbit, although I’ve always loved them. Something tells me our two cats would be afraid of a bunny.
Anyway, here are cats and bunnies playing and cuddling together. Don’t worry about the bunnies: none of them seems the least bit afraid. And it’s not always the cat chasing the rabbit: just as often, it’s the other way around.