She has a ...different outlook on life, that's for sure !!
A Labor Day Morning Conversation With Ms Rabbit
It was about 5:30 AM , and just starting to get light when Ms Rabbit hopped up to join me on the patio.
She's a young suburban single who likes to stop by, nibble a little clover or dandelion ,and chat for a while.I do most of the talking,because she's usually too polite to talk with her mouth full. She mostly sits there munching, and doing rabbit things with her nose and ears - but this morning she had some questions.
"Are you planning to write something about Labor Day ? ", she wondered. " You know: the usual stuff about how much we love and respect THE AMERICAN WORKER - especially right before elections ; and how we are so indebted to our Workers that we ship the really tedious and monotonous jobs overseas so our Workers won't have to do them ?"
Ms Rabbit ,feigning disinterest in my answer, located a juicy dock leaf, and began nibbling : glancing slyly at me out of the corner of her eye.
"Ummm...," I responded. " That's kind of a tricky question. Outsourcing, trade relationships with developing nations,new realities in the Global Age...I'm going to have to get back to you on that one."
" Umm..,yourself !", she snapped." I think you're ducking and dodging ! " (This statement came out a bit muffled, because she still had a mouthful of leaf.)
"Look at who's talking about ducking and dodging !" , I scoffed. " I saw what you did when that black and white cat showed up last week !"
" Oh. That's it: you're going to attack the messenger now !"
She twitched her nose . " Well ? Nothing to say ??"
"Hassenpfeffer !" , I hissed.
There was a brief pause while she Googled the word on her little BunniPod ; then she was gone: moving like a bolt of brown and white lightning across the yard.
Call me an old grouch, but -If there's anything I can't stand first thing in the morning, it's a smartass rabbit !!
Happy Labor Day !