Freckles, My Lil Hipity Hopity
When I was a little girl I was always dragging my family to some local pet shop or another. My sister and I enjoyed looking at all the animals and oooing and ahhing over the pretty fish. On one particular day, my family and I were at a really large, local pet store when my sister and I saw the store's new batch of baby rabbits. We couldn't't help but fall in love with those tiny, baby bunnies. Somehow we managed to convinced our parents we each desperately needed one of these little cotton balls. I picked out a female, mini Rex who would grow to be about 6 pounds and live a little over 10 years. She was white with a smattering of brown spots all over and every time I looked at her I thought of my best friend's freckles. So that is what I named her, Freckles. She was such a sweetheart and so gentle and calm. She loved to bask in the sunshine with my sister's cat and their protectors, our two large breed dogs. I had her in a hutch for several years at the beginning but after trying to keep her feet healthy and not succeeding we decided to let her have the run of our 0.46 acre backyard. She just loved munching on the grape leaves, dandelions, clover, and grass that grew back there. And I don't know how many times my mom planted something only to have a little white, brown speckled bunny eat it. We couldn't really stay mad at her for too long though, she was just too cute and fun to watch. I always got a kick out of watching her race around the yard as fast as she could and kick up her heals just for the pure fun of it. I really do miss my lil hippity hoppity. I know someday I will be able to get another rabbit but I'll never forget my girl. RIP Freckles and know that you were loved.