Ms Rabbit got back from her "Rabbits of Faith" convocation late this afternoon. She looked ... a bit worse for wear - hungover,if you will ; so I decided it would be best to avoid talking about "hot button" issues.
"How was your trip ?", I asked solicitously.
" Not good !", she responded tersely. " I forgot this is hawk migration season ,and I darned near wound up as some bird brain's din-din . Also, the subway was very overcrowded , and I had do a lot of racing around to keep from being trampled."
"Honestly," she exclaimed. " People just don't care about us poor animals !"
"Oh,I don't know. I just read a story out of....Let's see: Underwood, Minnesota. A donkey fell into an abandoned well , and the local Volunteer Fire Department spent just about a whole day getting him out."
"How did the donkey get in the well in the first place ?"
" I don't know," I shrugged. " Just one of those donkey things, I guess."
"In any event, to get him out, they had to tear down and remove the walls of the well, then build a ramp, so they could harness the donkey and lead him to safety.
The Fire Chief said it was the first time they ever had to rescue a donkey- but they do rescue a lot of cows that fall through the ice every year."
Ms Rabbit twitched her nose. (Rather carefully, I noted.) " I didn't know cows went skating !"
I shrugged again. " They're not very good at it !"
"Here's another story," I continued. " Out of Grand Haven, Michigan - which is right on the shores of Lake Michigan. A surfer rescued a dog from drowning."
"Humph ! I don't know why anyone would rescue a dog ! "
" Maybe it was one that didn't chase rabbits," I offered. " In any event , a 25 year-old surfer named Matt Smolenski was out surfing on the lake. It's a very big lake,and,if you get a little wind,it's just about like surfing on the ocean."
"Humph !" , Ms Rabbit muttered ; but she looked interested, so I continued.
" Young Matt, the surfer, saw this brown and white mutt standing on the pier,barking at the waves..."
"Now that sounds like a dog ! They are such stupid creatures !!"
"Yes. Well, in any event, a really big wave came in and splashed the dog-so he jumped in and (I'd guess) tried to bite the wave; but he couldn't swim very well.
He was treading water frantically, when Smolenski paddled over and put him on the surfboard. The dog then rode the board in to shore, jumped off without so much as a by-your-leave, and ran to his astonished - and grateful - master."
" A-w-w-w-w-w-w !", snarled Ms Rabbit. " Ain't that sweet ! I'm outa here !!!"
(I don't know if rabbits are just naturally sarcastic, or whether it was the hangover-but I'm through talking to rabbits.. today, anyway !)