Saturday, October 8, 2011

Barnaby Bunny and Brinksy Boy to the Rescue

After a full week of working 14 hour days, husband left in the wee hours of Saturday morning for training in the ever-mysterious "field."  He is beyond excited to run around playing a really intense game of lazer tag (I kid, kinda, a little bit) with his friends for six nights and seven days.  I'm beyond miserable.  What with our post being in the process of shutting down, this place already feels like a ghost town and I dread feeling even more alone than I already do.  Plus, it's no fun taking out the trash myself.  That is not my chore, I tell you!

It doesn't help that this short goodbye brings back all too vivid memories of the other, longer, more awful ones.  It also doesn't help that I know without a doubt that this won't be the last goodbye by a longshot. 

But anyway.

There is one good thing about this week.  And his name is Barnaby Rockjaw Kindred.  And he is our new bunny.  And, oh, is he precious!

At first Brinks was confused.  He growled with disdain, thinking he was being replaced.  Am I not cute enough, Mom?? he whined, sadly.

But then we told him:  "But Brinksy, don't you see? This is your pet."  And after some intense sniffing from both parties involved, Brinks licked Barnaby square on the nose, and now they're best of friends.  For real.

Kyle approves of Barnaby as well.  Mostly because he picked the middle name.  But also because Barnaby (who is two years old) comes to us pre-litter trained, and his food is cheap.  And maybe a little because he's fluffy and cute, but don't tell him I said so.

Barnaby and I are thick as thieves.  This little guy knows full well who gives him his foodstuffs.  Plus, he's fluffy.  Just in case you didn't notice.  I mean, with all this puppy/bunny cuteness going on, maybe I'll even survive until Friday.


  1. oh my god, a bunny! i've always wanted one, but we travel too much to keep one. barnaby is adorable.

  2. I think you have your hands full Carrie with the cute little furbags. Funny how the goodbyes never seem to end, huh? Snuggle your little friends untl hubby returns and delve into those books you love so much. Take care ...

  3. Sarah, I've wanted one for a long time. My parents weren't exactly "indoor pet people." It's really hard not to adopt every cute fluffy thing I see now that I have no one to tell me no. lol.

    Lyn, that's pretty much my plan. These little guys are hilarious to watch. Mid my cry-fest last night, Brinks kept getting scared and leaping in the air everytime the bunny thumped his foot, and before I knew it I couldn't stop laughing at the two of them. They're good therapy.

  4. I've always wanted a bunny!! Are they like cats in the house?

  5. I'm sorry about Kyle love but how cute is your bunny. my bestie has a house rabbit and his favourite treat is banana :) I wonder if Barnaby likes it too... also brinks and barnaby? cutest names ever!!

  6. Holli, they kind of are. Barnaby is litter trained just like a cat, and he doesn't require a lot of upkeep, but he much more shy than any kitty I've ever had. I think that might wear off in time though.

    Rhianne, I'll have to try that!

    I let them out in the house together for the first time yesterday, and surprisingly, Barnaby chased Brinks all around the living room. Not what I expected. lol. I'm glad they can play together though!


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