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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Lions and Tigers...No...Dog and Cats and Bunnies...Oh My.

I mentioned we had a productive weekend. 

Let's say that was an understatement. The terrific enamelware deal was mightily eclipsed by an event that took place on Saturday Evening.

& was out with a friend. She arrived home at 11:00 p.m. Rob was reading and I had already entered into the sleep of those who trod over hill and dale, through crowds and rain, and bag a sweet bargain. 

Suddenly, the door flew open and words flew out of our panicked daughter's mouth. My sleep fog and her panic didn't help me to understand what was said. The urgency of her tone did. I stood up and she repeated what she'd already blurted. The phrases were disjointed and confusing. "Lizzie! Sweet Potatoes! Babies!!!!!!! All over everywhere!" 

We all rushed downstairs and out into the yard. Me in my jammies, Rob in his man shorts. What she had been trying to help us understand was that Lizzie had delivered babies. And those babies appeared, at first, to be sweet potatoes. & was wondering why there were sweet potatoes in the cage when she realized that the potatoes were baby bunnies. And those bunnies had no nest.

Elizabeth Bennett Bunny and Mr. Darcy had apparently married at some point. Because, Mrs. Elizabeth Bennett Darcy had been in the family way when they joined our family. I certainly don't want to accuse Mr. Darcy of being just like that scoundrel Mr. Wickham, (again) so I will choose to believe the best about them. 
Night they were born. See the speckled back pattern like Mama and Papa?

Anyhoo. I digress, don't I?

Elizabeth Bennett Bunny and Mr. Darcy are the proud parents of three little bundles of squirming pink flesh with flecks of black. 

Top bunny, check out his back feet!!!!
Would you like to see them? 

Of course you would. 

Look very closely, there are teeny teeth!!!!!!!

Why you so cute?  (less than 48 hours after birth.)


Nancy Drew Nickerson said...

They are beyond delicious and delightful!!!!!!!! OMG the sweetest things I have ever seen! What did you do for their nest? Can you imagine if they had been born in the wild! Good job to all!

Kelly Klepfer said...

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for the shout-out. They are SO sweet. There will be more pictures. My daughter (who is known as &) wouldn't let me take pictures tonight because I "am out of control" ha. Ha. They grew more peach fuzz today. And they are practicing hopping (mostly tipping over) and working on strengthening their little legs.

When the surprise delivery happened we grabbed a box, scooped up some Timothy hay and the fur their mama had pulled out of her chest for their birth and a couple of wash cloths. The box is big enough for Lizzie (Mama Bunny) and she likes to sit on top of it. & did a crash course bunny infoload on Google at midnight after the bunny birth. She thinks we did most of what the majority of the advice suggested.

Lizzie is being a great mama and the babies are growing and thriving.

These little guys are a total miracle. I don't even want to think about what could've happened in the wild. I don't think I've mentioned that we think Lizzie had a run in with something. She has a missing toenail, a healed scratch on her back and a little chunk of hair missing on her nose. Miracle bunnies. And so much fun.