The rabbits were in trouble today. It is not usual for them to be in trouble though. This is because they eat our stuff. So Pricer and I are always trying to watch them when they are out so there is a lot of ‘No Jack Jack!’, ‘ Misses Buns!’, ‘ Hey, Hey!’ etc. Really they are sneeks they act good and when you let your guard down they start to chew on the baseboards (gotta ‘fix’ those before we move), Price’s bike, my cowboy boots, chairs, and books! They love books, magazines, and paper. I can have the newspaper right next to me or even be holding it and Jack does not care, he just bounds up and starts to chew. I have turned in homework with their chewmarks- just don’t care.
I try to tell myself that this just gives our stuff character but who am I kidding? Really not myself. Esp today. Today, the day that I reluctantly called out of work because of the insane amount of work I still need to do and the lack of sleep that is creating a full body twitch (lovely), I was going though our bookcase for a book to reference for my paper due Wed afternoon. Seeing chewed books in nothing new, but they crossed the line with this one.
First I see the edge torn. Crap! I grab it to check and sure enough its been chewed. I tell myself it’s not so bad! Stay calm. I turn it to see the cover and then I see more rips at the bottom and top… AHH!!! Then I turn it over… BIG MISTAKE.
My SIGNED copy of Audition by Barbara Walters. THEE BARBARA WALTERS!!!!! The book that I purchased and then waited in line with Emily for well over an hour to get our books signed. The book that lead me to meeting her and noticing her amazing posture. The book that I still have not read, but can’t read in public since it looks like, quoting Emily, “a homeless person’s book”. It looks like I got hungry and went at it. I can’t read that on the T. I will become one of the freaks that I laugh at in my head.
So the rabbits were on my shit list today. As usual I threatened them with ‘rabbit stew for dinner!’ but they know that is an empty threat since I have found restaurants that serve rabbit and they are now on the ‘Do not enter list’.
Then to top it off, Jack ran over to my model and bit into the base. No hesitation, no glances to see if the humans are watching. Just ran up to it and took a bite out of it.
And before you even think/ask …we feed them!!