Thursday, January 31, 2008
I searched the recipe drawer for the blended salad dressing recipe I’d cut from the newspaper last week. There it was! Let’s see, I’d need oil, vinegar, various Italian herbs (I’d have to use dried, it was twenty degrees outside and all of my fresh herbs were hiding under the frozen ground!), and Parmesan cheese. I gathered my ingredients and one by one added them to the blender container, pressing the button to merge them together into a delicious mixture.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I jumped to the side and hopped under the ledge, settling with my back toward the wall. I waited and listened for the sound of any danger.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I left Freckles to her exploring and concentrated on stirring the spaghetti noodles and sauce. One of the perks of cooking --a quick taste -- yum, just right. Hunger invaded my every thought, but I decided that I would take the time to make a salad with that new blended dressing recipe I'd cut from the newspaper. I stooped over and pulled the blender from the lower cupboard.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Freckles studied the area of the kitchen and dining room. I could see her eying the dining room table. Suddenly, without a sound, she performed sort of a twisting jump into the air and hopped to the table, dashing between the chair legs to get to the center.
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Saturday, January 26, 2008
My scrutiny of the area nearby revealed a huge tree spreading its enormous branches to provide a large amount of shade. I could hop there for safety. I hadn’t seen or heard any large black birds in this land, but the silent, invisible ones could swoop down at any second. I was out in the open and vulnerable to many dangers. I jumped into the air, twisted my body, and dashed for the tree.
Friday, January 25, 2008
After Freckles finished her bread, she scrutinized the kitchen and dining room. This was an area she had never explored before. I didn’t want to scare her off, so I returned to tending my spaghetti and allowed her space to examine the kitchen. Soon she hopped over to the dining room table.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
It reached down for me and I was sure it planned to strike me down or grab me and throw my body back into the Other World. But, when the paw reached my nose, I realized it held a piece of the yummy goodness from the container. Maybe Nice Guy wasn’t the only one who could open the Container of Goodness. Maybe the high-voiced one had a talent I had not realized.
I snatched the piece of goodness and backed up.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I untwisted the little wire tie and reached inside the bread sack. The next thing I knew, a blurred bundle of black and white fur flew into the kitchen, surfed across the tile floor, and landed at my feet. When Freckles had righted herself, she looked up at me expectantly. I held the piece of bread down by her mouth. She snatched it from my hand and backed up until she touched the cupboard. With her back to the cupboard and without taking her eyes off of me, she nibbled heartily at her piece of bread.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Freckles stared at me through the doorway. I could tell she was thinking hard about something.
“Hi, Freckles,” I said. “Would you like something to eat?” I opened the bread drawer and pulled out the bread sack again. Freckles loved whole grain bread. I’d rip off a small piece to give her. The sack crinkled as I untwisted the twist tie and reached inside.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
The spaghetti boiled away happily on the stove and I dumped the spaghetti sauce into a pan. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed Freckles hopping to the entrance of the kitchen. She sat in the living room staring at me from the doorway. She had never visited the kitchen or the dining room, preferring to limit herself to the living room and her bedroom. Was she going to take a chance and explore other areas of the house?
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I'd moved into the kitchen to make some dinner. The first thing I noticed was a bread sack on the counter, the end of which was wide open. Why couldn’t anyone put anything away around here? I grabbed the sack and twisted the top, wrapping the little wire thingy around and around to seal it. I dropped the bread sack into the drawer, grabbed a large pan, and filled it with water to cook the spaghetti for dinner.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Well, it had taken a long time, but Freckles had finally accepted her little bunny condo/cave. She looked so cute, and somehow majestic, resting comfortably inside. It was almost as though she were the queen of the living room. What a silly thought! She's really just a rabbit taking a nap and dreaming her happy little bunny dreams.
Since Freckles was settled in her cave, I decided to wander into the kitchen to make some dinner.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I almost screamed with excitement. Freckles had accepted the bunny condo! She’d climbed inside, turned herself around, and plopped her body down. It fit her like a glove. If she had been any bigger or it had been any smaller, we would have had to pry her in with a crowbar!
She looked very relaxed. She'd certainly taken her sweet time deciding whether she would enter the little cave. Freckles is one cautious bunny! I guess that's a good thing, but it can also be frustrating when you want her to do something.
Anyway, the condo/cave has been accepted. Maybe now she'll forget about trying to get under the couch!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
We had a tornado! A REAL TORNADO! And nobody was home except for me. I was not scared though. I knew it was my job to protect our house, so I stayed in my cave, meditated really hard, and glared at that stupid old tornado with my most meanest glare. It worked! The tornado skipped our house!
I feel sorry for all of those people who did not have a bunny queen to protect their houses. They had a lot of trees and power poles fall down and some houses and buildings were damaged, but Deb says that nobody got hurt. That’s a good thing! I think I will work on a Tornado Stay Away Dance in case it decides to come back.
Yep, Freckles is right. We had a tornado right here in Clark County, Washington on Thursday. Actually, the tornado struck approximately 5 miles northwest of our house. We got the rain, wind, and black skies but not the tornado itself. (It was just outside of Vancouver, Washington, north of Portland, Oregon.) There are articles and pictures in our local paper The Columbian.
We don't get a lot of tornadoes in the Pacific Northwest. We had a bad one in Vancouver in 1972 that killed six people and caused havoc in a short stretch of the neighborhood where I currently live. The Columbian reported that there were eight tornadoes in Clark County since 1972. I don't remember many of them, but I do remember that one touched down, blew a fence over, and then went away.
And, Freckles is correct. She was all by herself. I’ll bet she was really scared! She seemed fine when I got home that evening (sleeping in her condo/cave), but she tends to hide her real feelings, and I think she was just putting on a confident act.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
It worked! Freckles found the bok choy leaf in the cave/condo and muched away happily at the lucious green portion that I had placed there. She seemed surprised that there wasn't any white part to leave behind. Her little rear end wiggled with happiness as she chewed. Now that she had accepted food from the new place, would she climb inside?
(Finicky Freckles makes a choice tomorrow! What do you think she is going to do?)
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Freckles’ nose twitched and I watched her move her head from side to side as she searched the room for the location of the bok choy. Suddenly, she zeroed in on the source and she stared at the bunny condo with great intent. She carefully rose to her feet and moved toward the condo. Would she fall for the bait and finally check out her new relaxing place?
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
When I had returned to the living room with the bok choy, right before I tripped over the coffee table, I'd noticed that Freckles was deep in sleep. She almost looked as though she were smiling! Nah, couldn’t be. Do rabbits smile?
I wonder if they dream. All the dogs that I've had kicked their feet and made growling and wimpering noises sometimes when they slept. I'd never seen Freckles do that.
She had been startled by the noise I'd made, but I didn't think she was fully awake yet. I carefully placed the beautiful green leaf of bok choy inside the bunny cave directly in front of Freckles. She wouldn’t be able to miss it when she opened her eyes.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
My nose quickly picked up an interesting scent, one I hadn’t smelled for a while. I loved lush green refreshment on a hard stick. That hard white stick was inedible - yuck! But the tender green leaves -- oh, when I ate it, I thought I’d gone to heaven. Now, which direction was that good aroma coming from?
Friday, January 4, 2008
I returned to the living room with the largest leaf of bok choy I could find. I’d trimmed it from the white stalk, which Freckles never ate. As I walked in the direction of the condo, I tripped over the coffee table and crash, bang, boom -- I made a great deal of noise righting myself. My shin hurt, but I hoped I didn’t wake up Freckles.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I dozed for a short time. In my dream I danced in a beautiful gigantic cave. I jumped, leaping in time to the bunny waltz played with precision by the jack rabbit quartet. As I twirled and hopped, a handsome black and white buck across the room caught my eye. He watched me with great interest -- the guy knows quality when he sees it! I threw in some of my more complicated maneuvers and I could tell by the tilt of his head that he was impressed.
Finally, the music ended and I performed my special double binky in the air twist to finish the piece. I curtsied to the audience who hopped up and down with excitement at the dazzling performace they had just witnessed. The handsome buck hopped in my direction. I was sure he would ask me for the next dance. I waited for him in the center of the room. No sense looking too eager!
As he approached me, just a hop or two away, he stopped and bowed deeply. He opened his mouth and I leaned forward to hear the first words he would speak to me and ... CRASH! ... something woke me up.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
1. I will write more.
2. I will lose weight.
1. I will eat more dandelions.
2. I will TRY to stay away from Deb’s Consumer Reports Magazine. (But it’s so hard! It’s like catnip for bunnies!)
3. I will have more patience with my three dog relatives: Scramble, Candy, and Lucky (even though they don’t seem to have much patience with each other!)
We hope that you made good resolutions for the coming year and we hope that one of them was to come to visit us often!
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