Last Thursday, all four of them left the nest, but basically just relocated to another spot about 15 feet away from the original nest. This worried me, but apparently it’s normal (according to the internet, which is always accurate). I kept checking on them to make sure they were still growing and didn’t need saving. Friday afternoon I saw this and had to take a picture:
A Random Happy Animal Story
June 16, 2008 by mmg
A couple weeks ago, I took my Boston Terrier Otis out to go potty in front of my house. He kept sniffing at this one place and would NOT go do his business. I tugged on his leash and said “Otis, let’s do a potty!” in my nicest voice, but he refused. Something just smelled too darn good. Finally, I decided to go see what all the fuss was about. I looked where he was sniffing and saw this:
OH MY GOD, have you ever seen anything so cute?!?! I couldn’t believe it! There in my front yard was a nest of baby bunnies, cute as little buttons. Otis licked one of them and she hopped up, eyes still shut, and then landed back on her siblings. That got Otis pretty interested (and not in the most gentle way), so I figured it was time to pull him away. After that, I checked on those bunnies several times a day. It was so fun to see how big they got from one day to the next, to see when their eyes opened and they started exploring life outside the nest. I felt like they were my little babies and they were growing up so fast!
Okay – THAT is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Two of them are using the other one as a pillow! And look how big they got! Saturday they were around part of the day, and same with Sunday. This morning they were all gone. I imagine they are out on their own now. I hope they’re doing well for themselves, making it in this big, scary world where they don’t have some strange human looking over them at all hours of the day and terrifying the beejeebies out of them. Yep, I imagine it’s difficult without me around, but I have faith that they’ll be okay.