Every Spring around May or so, a big round rabbit camps in our backyard, happily munching the dandelions and clover that flood our yard. He gives every bright, cloudless day a feeling of peace. This is especially welcome during this time of quarantine when you don’t know what’s going to happen next. The rabbit gives us a sense of familiarity and closeness.
He first came to us three years ago with his family of smaller infant rabbits who hopped around the back shrubs and bushes, eating and exploring the surroundings. As the other rabbits grew up and set out on their own, our friend stayed and seemingly, began to trust us. He has a lot of unique traits too; he likes laying in between sunlight and shade and seems to be a big fan of Outkast and Van Morrison. Lately, he’s taken to spreading out and laying in the grass, laying very still with the cadence of a London Royal guard. You need to squint to make sure he’s still breathing. It’s fun to watch him go about his business and have full reign of the yard.
What else can I say about our rabbit: he’s a natural lawnmower, summer tourist, and a loyal gentle friend. I hope he sticks around for a long while