Little Bunny

baby cottontail rabbit
Little Bunny

The babies are coming! I’ve seen a few tiny rabbits foraging around the yard. They are fine, they don’t need any help, and they are cuter than cute. This photo was taken through a screen door so it’s a little soft.

I happened to notice this bunny because my cats lined up at the basement door to watch the morning wildlife show immediately went into laser focus mode. I followed their gazes and there was the little one.

tabby cat at door
Mariposa is very interested.

Mariposa is also cuter than cute with her big white mittens resting on the door, and raptly intent at what was outside the door.

Mariposa was a feral adult about one year old two years ago when I was trapping a colony of cats at an abandoned house slated to be demolished. The cats had to be relocated after their spay and neuter surgeries, and I’m lucky I have a friend with a farm who could take them into her barn. This little girl was somehow different, though she looked and acted the same as the rest. When we do this, we hold any cats who might be adoptable rather than return them, and something told me to give her a chance. She was willing from the beginning, but it took several months of patient, quiet interaction but now she is playful and loving and affectionate, and aside from watching wildlife has no interest in the outdoors. She had enough of that. She wears her eartip proudly as a sign of her former life, and she is staying with me.

tabby cat at door
Mariposa’s eartip.
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