Friday, June 27, 2008

The Grass Is Greener.....

The grass must be greener on the other side of the fence. This (darn) rabbit arrived everyday at 6 am during school season. Mr. Bettis went wild. Barking and barking and barking. So when school was out, I (stupidly) thought, I will not put him out until 7 am. That way he misses the rabbit and he won't go on one of his barking rampages. Guess What? Apparently Mr. Rabbit has an alarm system that alerts him as to what time Mr. Bettis goes outside. He sauntered in our yard at 7 am. What is up with that? He nonchanantly nibbles on dandelion greens totally oblivious to Mr. Bettis and his antics. We have an entire yard of dandelion greens and this rabbit chooses to come here within 4 feet of Mr. Bettis who is in the fenced part of the yard.

Little Miss Gypsy (who weighs in at 9 pounds) chases Mr. Bettis (who officially weighs in at 124 pounds) up and down the steps and around the pool every morning. She yaps at him until he runs 3 laps. Then when he approaches her on the deck she yaps again. And he runs another 3 laps. This goes on for 15-20 minutes every day. She is his personal trainer. Mr. Bettis falls for this every day.
(I never said Mr. Bettis was very bright....LOL)

Mr. Bettis watching Mr. Rabbit or is it Mrs. Rabbit? Time will tell.

My dad called and said the Bear was on his way down as he just went through his yard. My parents live across the road. Sure enough, while I was on the phone with him, the dogs went crazy. Yep! There he was, running through our driveway and behind the neighbor's house.

The DH woke me up this morning to tell me there was a deer in the back yard. Mind you one of the neighbors has one of those plastic shooting deer things and I thought that was what he meant. After all, it was 5 am and I thought he was a bit groggy. Nope. It was a live doe munching away on the grass.

This is Mr. Bettis napping! On my furniture! Thank goodness I put a cover on it.

p.s. I believe we live in an animal sanctuary and as long as they don't move in the house, I'm okay with it.


Bubblesknits said...

I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Little Miss Gypsy! She's precious! And that's one wascally wabbit. ;-)

monica said...

OK, when you say The Bear is running through the yard do you mean a real bear or is this a name of a pet? Because I would be going nuts right along with the dogs if it were a real bear, unless of course it is a common occurance.

Mr Bettis and Little Miss Gypsy are adorable.

Nichole said...

What a fun critter filled post - and cute pics!
I can't wait to get my new Sockit bag with that fabric!!! :)

Channon said...

Don't know why this and a few other blogs' posts didn't show up in my Reader until today, but I require a bag in that fabric!!!!

Firefly Nights said...

I let Roscoe and Mosby out yesterday without a leash and without their special collars that go with the underground fence. After all, I was going to be right there with them.

Didn't count on a bunny being right outside the front door. They both took off after it. Mosby managed to come back, but Roscoe was running in and out of the bushes in the small ravine in a neighbor's yard that goes to the town's reservoir. I was SO lucky that Roscoe decided to come home on his own. There's a steep hill and I can't climb through the bushes.

Those darn rabbits. Just plain troublemakers.

Love the story about the doggie personal trainer.