Friday, October 3, 2008
My New Barn Buddy
This is my new barn buddy. She is a child of Siete’s bunny that I told you about earlier this summer. My daughter has named her BunBun. Over last week-end, BunBun began to appear when I was mucking out the stalls. She sleeps and hides under the barn and in the day lilies next to it. I chased away Benjamin, the black cat who lives next door, last Saturday because he was lurking in the drainage ditch and I knew what that meant. I guess BunBun decided that I was her guardian angel.
So, each morning, as I pull up my bucket and fill up my fork, the little rabbit comes closer and closer to me. It’s almost like she wants me to pet her or pick her up. Today, she let me sit next to her and take her picture. I gave her some carrot bits. I’ve started to be very aware of the noise I make when I clean the stalls. I try to stay as silent as possible so BunBun won’t get frightened. She stays with me until I’m done and then disappears into her little hole under Siete’s stall.
I looked up what it means when a rabbit comes into your life in Ted Andrews’ “Animal Speak”. He says that you should be aware of 28 day lunar cycles, since that is the fertility cycle of a bunny. Ask yourself what the cycle is manifesting. Also, while many associate fear with rabbits, they are also wonderful at defending themselves. Given the battles I’ve been having with Siete, I can see the relationship to that quite clearly. They are good at not giving themselves away, so he suggests that they symbolize the importance of planning for possibilities and foreshadowing of my moves. They are also extremely fast, indicating that there may be opportunities that present themselves and must be acted on quickly.
“Rabbit can show you how to recognize the signs around you. It can help you to attune to the lunar cycle and recognize the tides of movement within your life. This in turn will enable you to become even more fertile in your life.”
I just hope that BunBun is fast enough to avoid Benjamin.