When I was a child, I used to believe in the Easter Bunny who hopped around delivering brightly colored eggs to children all over the world. He was like Santa, magical, but he didn’t have a sleigh and flying reindeer. So he had to be very, very fast. I believed that he was a jackrabbit, which happened to be the fastest bunny I knew. So what if he was a hare.
As an adult, I sadly gave up the idea of one Easter Bunny. It would take hundreds, thousands even millions of bunnies to make all the deliveries. But why not. Given the proclivity of bunnies to make other bunnies, lots of other bunnies, it is completely feasible. So I now believe in bunnies, bunnies everywhere. I even found one of their bunny production facilities. A few years ago I was traveling up the Northcoast of Oregon and came to the town of Tillamook. You may know it for its cheese, or even better yet, its ice cream.
I pulled into an RV campground and found enough bunnies to easily handle the city and surrounding countryside on Easter. I also noticed bunnies chasing each other around. I stopped one and asked one what was going on. “Are you blind,” he asked in amazement. “We are making more bunnies so the old fat bunnies can retire. They get nasty if they have to work too hard.” Oh,” I had replied.
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17 thoughts on “Bunnies Bunnies Everywhere on the Day After Easter…”
Don’t believe I have ever seen a white bunny in the wild.
I was pleased, however, to see a proclamation earlier last week declaring the Easter Bunny an “essential service” while saying at the same time social-distancing protocols still had to be observed – not public Easter egg hunts, etc.
I know, Ray, even the rabbits had to put up with social distancing. Private Easter egg hunts were still going strong, however, if our grandkids were any example. The white bunny and its companions were all ‘domestic’ bunnies gone wild. 🙂 –Curt
Good job they are not French bunnies, they would be on the butcher’s slab in no time!
When I was a kid, we raised rabbits for our larder. Quite tasty. I was careful not to bond with the bunnies, however! –Curt
So much more appropriate for an Easter post — we’ve just done an Easter snails post 😀
Ha, you approve of cute bunnies more that a devious rooster…
Ahh, Curt, so many cute and busy Bunnies. Of course you have to believe in them. We need some magic.
The last picture is so charming with the Bunny posing very prettily.
Can’t go wrong with a post filled with cute bunnies, Mariam. 🙂 –Curt
Cute story, Curt. I used to raise rabbits and I sure do miss them!
I am always amazed at the variety, G. When I lived in California, I would go to the State Fair every year and the rabbit barn was always on my must-do list.
We raised them briefly when I was a kid and about all I remember about them was their taste. –Curt
Oh goodness that plump white one!! I couldn’t stop smiling! 🙂 What a great post to brighten up Monday Curt 🙂
Bunnies are such a big problem in Australia.
I know, sigh, introduced without any natural predators to keep them in check. Those big fat but cute bunnies near Tillamook would stand little chance around here between the foxes and cougars, and bobcats and coyotes, and bears not to mention hawks and eagles.
Love the jack rabbits. We used to see them all the time hopping across our backyard in Santa Fe.
I grew up with jackrabbits in the Sierra foothills, Arati. We were excited to see them in our yard here, but it was the only time they came to visit. –Curt
I can almost feel all that soft fur through my screen! 🙂 That last one was particularly cute!
I know, Lexi. Just makes you want to snuggle up to them! 🙂