Last night we had four college students spend the night as they travel from Vermont (where they go to school) to Oregon (where at least one of them lives)
We actually just met Sam, Simon, Julia and Jen last night when they arrived. Sam had made arrangements with Roland – although his mom had given him my number, I couldn’t seem to return his call from my phone.
I had somehow believed that we had plenty of sleeping bags. I pulled out two sleeping bags from the shed – (it turned out that one of those was actually just a blanket) and one from Jenna’s room. There was another that I couldn’t reach. But Sam could. He pulled it down with no problems.
While we were outside, he spotted a bunny. I had never seen a wild bunny before and wondered if it was actually someone’s pet. There are a lot of busy roads between here and the wild. How in the world?
Before I started asking our neighbors if anyone knew who the bunny might belong to, I opened the door to the house and told Jenna to come look at the bunny. When I returned, Jen was holding the bunny and Jenna and the three other students had gathered around and were taking pictures with their cell phones. Jenna later told me that it was Simon who had caught the bunny.
The weather was overcast and I think the girls were cold. I had Jenna retrieve a box from the back porch and we put the bunny in the open box and gave him (or her) some spinach and water. I put the bunny under the table so it wouldn’t get stepped on or into.
Before I went to bed, I noticed the spinach was gone, and put out some more. I had looked bunnies on line, what to feed them and how often, but wasn’t finding a satisfactory answer. The spinach was gone.
At 4:00 this morning, I got up and put some more spinach in the box – the rest of it actually.
At 5:00, I heard the front door open and close. I rushed out to see if the gang would like to take banana and/or boiled eggs with them. I was about to open the door to go out when Julia came in with a bag of garbage to throw away. I asked if they wanted to have the bananas and eggs. She said she thought they were okay. I asked if they had slept okay. She said they had and thanked me. And then they were gone. And actually, so was the bunny.
I just received a fb message from Sam. It said: “We have the rabbit, and we plan on releasing it into the wild somewhere outside of the city, so it has less of a chance of getting hit by a car. I hope this puts your mind at ease, as it's a mystery that has been solved now. “ I think that’s cool for them to do that! I just hope it wasn’t somebody’s pet.