Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Pardon me, but is that a bunny in your cleavage?

Ummmmmm....Yes it is!


I have been an animal lover and a momma in training all my life. I wanted to save every animal in my path whether in needed an intervention or not! lol I was the kind of child that brought every animal home that I either found wounded or found wandering lost and wanted to keep them. My poor Mother had a slew of critters to nurse back to health from dogs to cats, and birds to bunnies...I also rescued a few insects along the path of my youth.



A few summer's ago, a momma rabbit made the mistake of making her nest in the middle of our back yard, Maxx  our Black Lab made the mistake of removing a newborn from the nest (without harming it) The petrified momma never returned to the baby therefore it were left exposed to the elements all night without the shelter and warmth from each other and the nest. I'm not sure how old the baby was, but it's eyes hadn't even opened yet. By the time I found the baby, it was very wet, cold and barely breathing. So what does a Mother do for quick body heat? You guessed it! Right into the cleavage! lol

I wasn't sure of this baby would make it, being that it was out of the nest all night and without food, so I hopped (pun oh so intended! lol) into my truck and sped off to the nearest food store, Yes bunny still positioned in the cleavage, I had to keep the baby warm! The nearest thing I found to animal baby milk, was kitten milk. My next stop was off to the pharmacy section for a hot water bottle and an eye dropper. The conversation I was having my Husband during all this via the cell phone was hysterical! Come on girls you know what I'm talking about.......(me) I found a baby bunny in the yard, it was out of the nest all night. (Jim) what do you mean you found a baby bunny? (Jim) So where is this bunny now? (me) Umm, in my bra. (Jim) What do you mean its in your bra? I didn't have time to explain everything so I cut him off, after all... I was on a mission and I was in full Momma rescue mode! lol

Sad to say, the baby didn't make it. It passed away later that afternoon. Me and the kids were devastated. But I had another mission, I was still watching the nest to see if the Momma Bunny would come back, I wasn't sure if there were anymore babies left unattended in the nest, if so they would be very hungry by now. I waited to check the nest until I was sure the Momma Bunny was not returning and I found one bunny safe and sound still burrowed in the nest.

My husband and I took turns with a newborn feeding schedule for the next few weeks, we were very careful not to touch the rabbit with our hands, we slowly weaned the baby off of the kitten milk and started introducing it to the native plant life around the prairie that we planned to release "Squirt" in. I believe in letting nature take its course, but sometimes it needs a lil help. What I found extremely funny in all this was my Husbands help in this bunny mission. He is a dedicated hunter, call him a die hard hunter, but the compassion that his grown man showed this baby bunny just melted my heart! Big bad hunter...........hah! lol

Jim and Lil Jimmy took squirt off to find his own destiny while me and the girls sniffled at home. My son came home in tears and my Husband remained quiet the rest of the afternoon. We still pass this prairie and someone always mentions squirts name and we all wonder where his life took him.

Did I ever tell you about the time I became a crossing guard to possibly the slowest turtle in the world? But that's another story! lol lol lol

19 comments:

madcobug said...

Wish you had of taken a picture of the bunny. Bless you and hubby's heart for taking care of it. Helen

mawmellow said...

lmao Kim...what a way to get your boobs noticed !!  
j/k....being soul sisters.....it made PERFECT sense to me....
my mom never knew what animal i'd drag home....she usually didn't mind but the lizard in the bathtub caused some emotion !  

deslily said...

I had a "save a wild baby bunny" myself when i lived in fla.. thankfully it survived and we too released it..      it always made us wonder too after the release.. it's almost as bad as a kid "leaving the nest"... but bunnies can't phone and say they are ok lol

chat2missie said...

I also tried to save a wild bunny.  It dies within a day.  I'm also a big animal lover.  I try to save all sorts of critters.  Except mice!!  I once picked up a snapping turtle in the middle of the road.  I had no where to put it, so I quickly put it in my son's diaper bag!!  LOL.
Missie :)

grofsand said...

I am always amazed at how the seemingly small  and almost insignificant things in creation can bring the greatest amount of warmth out of our souls!
.  you reunited a bunny with its destiny (how grand is that!)......great heart warming entry!
 Marc :)

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gdlywom said...

I LOVE this story!  It made my day!!!!!

psychfun said...

That is too funny. I remember bringing Dusty to Jewel grocery store when I first got him. He was in my hooded jacket! HA! I love turtles...there is a new movie coming out...rats can't remember the name...but the turtles yell "RUN" and you see them barely moving. It is just hysterical.

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sdoscher458 said...

LOL...I can picture you doing that. I had a friend who raised large birds, she lived right in the path of Hurricane Andrew...her place was destroyed...no electric..she wound up putting her birds eggs yep same place as you! She managed to hatch several baby Macaws...and she never lived it down (she had more than ample heatage)......Sandi

zosche973 said...

I was feeling down in the dumps on this cold and rainy night-until I read this!
Thanx for sharing;~Diane~

gdireneoe said...

Hey chica!  Thank you so much for popping over.  I had all of...oh...say...two weeks of no problem with alerts/comments.  What a tenderheart you are!  Now, had that been my mother-in-law (who ALSO puts EVERY damned thing in HER bra...nasty), the poor thing wouldn't have stood a chance. Oh...LOVE the new pic! ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

astaryth said...

Awwww... raising baby animals on bottles... I have SOOOOO been there! Unfortunately I don't have your cleavage for keeping them warm... I have to depend on hot water bottles or those bags you put in the microwave <g>

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shayshaydc said...

I bet that bunny is out there watching you and saying what a great family!!!!!! Great story!!! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

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thisismis72 said...

Thanks for visiting my journal, cute bunny story, I had to take care of a little bunny my X ran over with a lawn mower, the baby was ok but te momma didn't make it.  Sad story but I did what I could for the little bunny before I too let it go in our back yard again,
Missy
I will be back for more of your journal after i get my little monkey butts to calm down.  I hope it's time for nap, that would be GREAT!!!!
Missy

motoxmom72 said...

Hiya.  Thanks for visiting my journal.  Cute story about the bunny in the cleavage!  Too cute.  Your kind words about our loss of Rocky were very sweet.  Thank you again!

Gina

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