As many of you know, two days ago was my fursister Mei-Ling's first birthday. She is a whole one year and two days old now. Of course I've had to listen to her telling me how very special she is. Anyhow, last night when we went outside to do our business before going to bed, momma just happened to come outside with us and she thought she saw something moving in our Crab Apple tree ring/planter. Now remember, we live in rural Ramah, New Mexico, and we have bobcats, mountain lions, bears, deer, elk, badgers, lots and lots of prairie dogs, coyotes, and snakes. In fact, our neighbor just found a Mojave rattler in her yard. These are very poisonous, and not something you want to play with, or so momma says.
Anyhow, momma has been being extra careful when she lets us into the courtyard and when she saw something moving, she walked over to the tree ring and there was one baby bunny. Yup, some momma bunny brought her baby over to visit with us (baby bunny was believed to be too young to have jumped into the tree ring on it's own). It was only about 3 inches long and had a full coat of fun on it.
Mei-Ling was running around saying that it was her birthday pressie! How come everything belongs to Mei-Ling all of a sudden? Shesh, at least Coco and I had an agreement that I could have all the stuffies and she would get the cookies, but Mei-Ling has decided that she will not honor this agreement and will be claiming both stuffies and cookies as her own.
After momma seen the baby bunny, she made us go back into the house, then she got a slice of bread, crumbled it up and went back outside and put the food into the tree ring for the baby bunny.
This morning momma checked to see if the baby bunny was still in the tree ring and was surprised to find TWO baby bunnies in there! That's right both Mei-Ling and I have our own baby bunny!
"Puffy, I want you and Mei-Ling to leave those babies alone."
"But momma, aren't they for us?"
"Sorry Puffy, but they are wild animals and for some reason, momma bunny seemed to think the courtyard would be a nice place for her to hide her babies in."
"So, that means, the baby bunnies aren't for Mei-Ling or me?"
"That's right Puffy, now get back in the house and forget about those baby bunnies."
Here is the tree ring and our Crab Apple tree. This picture was taken before the humans put in the fake grass in the courtyard or had the concrete sidewalk done.
Here is another photo of the tree ring and courtyard. We love our fake grass!
Here is one of the baby bunnies. This one was actually standing on top of another baby bunny that you can't see in this photo.
Update: There are now THREE baby bunnies in the tree ring - can you see them?