Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dancing The Bunny Hop

Glancing out the window yesterday, I noticed a rabbit backed all the way up to the chain link fence that separates my yard from my neighbors. And he was dancing. All four feet jumping up and down to the beat of some song only he could hear, not unlike the way I dance around the house when I’m alone. Oh, c’mon, I know you do that too!!

It took a second or two for my brain to tell me that rabbits probably don’t dance very much, duh, and I realized that his little butt was actually stuck under the fence where he tried to crawl through and that there was a large black and white cat on the other side. And that cat was batting at his fluffy white tail with it’s two front paws. As I was getting set to run out there to try to help the poor little fella, he danced a little harder, squeezed the rest of his body through and off he went, none the worse for wear.

The cat just sat there and stared at him as he hopped away, stared at me as if to say “I was only playing”, then carefully washed his paws before he slowly sauntered back through the bushes and went back home.

For not dancing very often, that rabbit had some pretty good moves. I’m going to have to add some of those to my routine.

16 comments:

Susie said...

That poor little bun-bun. Yes, that is what I call little bunnies. I think they are so cute! Maybe that is what you can call your new dance move! The Bun-Bun!!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Hah! Maybe that'll put some fear into that rabbit & it'll think twice before coming to munch in your garden again.

Dog_geek said...

Ha, cats always try to play it off when they fail at something. "Oh, I wasn't even really trying to catch that rabbit." Or, "I totally meant to fall off the TV set." Whatever, I'm not falling for it.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Too cute, I could really see the poor little thing dancing away.
Jen

flydragon said...

Susie,
In my case I'll be calling it "The Haggard Hare Hop"

MMD,
No fear in that rabbit. I saw him later stretched out on the front lawn taking in the sun, without a worry in the world.

DG,
I was pretty sure that cat wasn't as innocent as he pretended to be. Just the way he stared at me as he sat there washing his paws told me that.

Jen,
It was a happy dance as he scooted out of there and across the lawn.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see you trying to get under that fence with a lion after you. I bet you'd have some interesting moves too.! Middle sis

flydragon said...

Betty,
Hopefully I would be aiming to go over the fence, not under it. And that lion would be licking his chops not his paws.

raccoonlover1963 said...

I'm glad to hear the the bunny didn't become kitty lunch! I love cats, but I also love wildlife, and hate to see them hurt in any way.
Take care and have a great week.
Lisa

Not Very Anonymous Mom said...

lol @ "haggard hare hop"

TC said...

That's hilarious! Do you regret not having the wherewithal to grab the camera or was there just no time? And ain't it just like cats to saunter? We have a new one here, a six-toed Hemingway, about six months old. He's 15-year old's new pal. Together they saunter very well.

flydragon said...

Lisa,
Those four lucky feet came in handy for the rabbit this time. And I don't think Mr. Cat was really very hungry. (I always call them Mr. when they're being bad)

NVAM,
And what would you call your dance routine, because I know you have one?

TC,
There was no time for the camera. I don't know how long the drama was going on before I happened to see it, but I just caught the last act. That's me, always showing up just before the final curtain.

oldcrow61 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. The little bunny dance must have been quite a sight to see, lol.

Roses and Lilacs said...

LOL, glad kitty wasn't trying to drag the bunny back under the fence. Kitty's are good garden patrol, but I would rather they ran off the bunnies than eating them.
Marnie

flydragon said...

Hi oldcrow,
I just had to visit a blog by someone using that name. And as funny as that bunny dance was, it's nothing compared to the way I look when doing mine :)

Marnie,
You and me both!!!

Not Very Anonymous Mom said...

i pretend i'm a ballerina when no one is looking... i also conduct orchestras.

i coulda been a dancer if you'd have sent me to dance class, instead of piano lessons with that crazy lady.

coulda, woulda, shoulda. in my head i'm tall, thin, and an amazing dancer.

life is good, in my head.

flydragon said...

NVAM,
Well, I now have a picture of you as "The Ballerina" in my head.