With talk on bunny's lately, I felt a need to show you my two guests from last year. Since moving into this house, we did not have bunnies and always wondered why. Just figured they did not like our yard for some reason. We knew they were around us as we would see them in the fields when we tended to our neighbors horse's.
Finally, last year the furry guests arrived!
First of all Peter showed up. He would scamper all about the yard every morning and evening. This would truly entertain Cheetah as she would run from window to window to supervise his visits. Sheba had better things to do like nap. Peter had the best time running around the yard an nibbling on grass and being a bunny. He would let us get fairly close to him without much fear. Then one day Peter was not alone. He had come into the yard with his woman! We named her Paula cottontail. It kind of goes with Peter don't ya think? Those two chased each other all over the yard and had the best time playing together. Then one day they stopped showing up. We are not sure what happened to them but we like to think they found a cozy spot in the woods and raised a family. But I am sure the arrival of the coyotes had something to do with their disappearance.
This spring we once again have bunnies! I normally love the bunnies but this year, they found my flower garden. So this time I was not so happy with the visitors arrival. We saw one then a second one and found a baby dead in the flower garden. We believe CC (Christmas cat) a neighbors cat is to blame for the babies death. They were munching away on this and that flower. What is a person to do with flower munching bunnies? I reached out to Pet People for help. Adrienne mentioned a spray so I investigated and found a spray which seems to work. The spray does not harm the munching critters just puts off a smell which deters them from eating the flowers and plants. It may put a bit of a tingle to their nose thus telling their brains to go elsewhere for a treat. It also seems to be working to keep CC cat from using an area in the garden as his liter box too! I was upset to find the baby bunny dead even though I was trying to figure a way to discourage them from the flowers. So now with the help of the spray (thanks for the suggestions Adrienne) we can live in harmony with the bunnies!
posted by Skeeter at 6/29/2007 07:15:00 PM