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.


kokobean said...

I don't recommend picking her up. Bunnies tend not to like that as they feel vulnerable when lifted off the ground. She will probably love pats from you eventually though ;) Enjoy her, she's a cutie!

Janet Roper said...

BunBun is so cute ~ it's like she's your assistant...or maybe manager! Try telling Benjamin he needs to stay in his yard for awhile.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

What a cutie

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I have a bunny like that living in my pasture. Today I saw her hopping around, and a while later I heard a ruckus and saw hundreds of birds of all different types (quail, sparrow, blackbird, magpie...) squabbling over fallen apples on my lawn. Something happened and they all flew away at once.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awwwww, BunBun is just precious. What a little blessing to have around your barn :)


Grey Horse Matters said...

Now that's one cute little bunny. But Benjamin needs to stay home in order to keep BunBun safe. It's amazing given their skittish nature that the bunny lets you get so close. Animals seem to be drawn to you, I'm guessing you have an aura of kindness that makes them feel safe.

Pam said...

How lovely!Bun Bun is beautiful. My daughter and I were discussing rabbits today and how she feels drawn to them. In her teenage years we had a beautiful Flemish giant rabbit called Foo-Foo. A few years after this dear rabbit had passed on, a clairvoyant described her perfectly, sitting at my feet!It's been a while since I visited to check in with you and your dear horses so it's interesting to see there's now a new kid on the block vying for your attention!