Saturday, September 22, 2007

International Rabbit Day

Though not everyone agrees, International Rabbit Day is observed on the fourth Saturday in September. In the UK, the day is September 25, so get ready.

We often have bunnies in our backyard. They munch on our long grass before it is mowed. They are not too shy, and rarely run off even when we go outside. However, when the lawnmower is cutting down their feast, they stop
grazing and, fast as a rabbit, take for the fence until that machine racket is gone.

Rabbits are social animals, and they like other rabbits and people, but not lawnmowers. Be kind to rabbits today, because it is their day. They can be playful, as you can see by the picture of the bunny safe on the other side of the fence. I do not know who took this picture. I got it in an email. It is signed, but I cannot read it to give proper credit. Sorry.

My 10-yr-old granddaughter raised New Zealand rabbits for 4-H last year and won first prize for Best of Breed. She was so proud to stand among the other winners -- all teenagers. We were proud, too.

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