Friday, June 01, 2012

Herbie and the Ninja Rabbit

Now I ask you . . . 
Does this look like the face of a dangerous Ninja Rabbit hunter?

Let me start at the beginning . . . A couple months ago one of our neighbors decided to not continue to breed rabbits for 4-H (or some reason unknown to me) and decided that rather than find them homes or sell them they would release the little critters so they could enjoy the life of  'free range' rabbits. 

While at this particular moment I won't go into my personal feelings regarding this plan . . . suffice it to say I find it cruel on several levels. 

However . . . out of the 4  rabbits that have found their way into my and the neighbors yards . . . only 1 has managed to escape the perils of the highway and has gone on to distinguish him/her self as a formidable opponent to the 'Keeper of the Peace' in 'Ooakdolly Land' - Sir Herbert Aslan Heidloff Corl - Lhasa Apso Extraordinaire 

While hindered by a halter and leash and the fact that he can only drag me only so fast across the yard, Herbie makes an excellent showing as a 'Ninja Rabbit' (as our little, black as night and very stealthful little friend has been nick-named) Hunter. 

While to date he has only come within 5-6 ft of the little rascal, Herbie does remember exactly each & every place he has chased him/her to - and when we go outside we now have to check each and every spot, because everyone knows that Ninja's always return to the scene of the crime. . . be it the stubby remains of the new perennials just planted in the front flower bed, or the cucumber plants in the raised beds of the veggie garden that are down by one plant so far, or under the front deck, or under the neighbors 5th wheeler, among other places. 

The neighbor's Dahlias are just starting to come up and while Herbie and I value all life as sacred, no matter how much fun it is to chase, we have the funny feeling that "neighbor operative" code named  "Elmer Fudd" may be watching with his sniper rifle . . . should the little Ninja come to close to his Dahlia Bed . . . 

We will keep you posted on the continuing saga

Herbie . . . signing off

Been so busy lately...

I know it's no excuse, but an acre and a quarter in Springtime Oregon's Coast Range waits for nobody. . .  
Least of all an old lady who would rather be creating and playing. 

I've tried to be so disciplined lately I hardly know myself. 

Believe it or not I am very close to finishing up the five quilt repairs I've been working on FOREVER 

(Snoopy Dog Cheers!)   

Will also get to see Marie and her Mom (additional cheers) when she comes to pick them up.

Have several projects waiting in the wings - not the least of which will be learning more about my blog... 

Then I have wedding, graduation & baby gifts to complete plus some lap quilt orders.
Had to miss Kimmie's baby shower the other day - I managed to twist my knee was down for a couple of days, so have been resting it and worst case hobbling around for short periods of time trying to get some yard work finished while I can still see over the grass. Also found an allergen that is causing a rash on my arms, neck and face - sheesh . . . ya just have to keep plugging along

I've put some Master~Hoopers on eBay as an experiment and hopefully they will do well. 

I love Etsy though - they make it so easy and inexpensive to do business.

We found Snickers a new home. A friend of ours from church lost his wife and then not long after his dog of many years. He stopped by and made the fateful remark . . . "If you ever want to get rid of that little dog..." 
They are both happy as little clams - Snickers doesn't have to deal with not being the 'Alpha' male  and he can relax because he doesn't have to bark at everyone on the bike path that runs in front of our house . . . All in all I think it's a match made in heaven and the energy level at our house has dropped by about 500%

Well I have a gazillion and one things to do today so.... better get going I will be back sooner than last time.
God bless your day!