Friday, April 11, 2008
David has named his baby bunny Roger. We have gone online to find out how to take care of this little one. We have also purchased a "habitat" since David doesn't like the idea of a "cage." The habitat now has a curled up baby blanket and a box so Roger can go into it for privacy. I have fed him kitten replacement milk from an eye dropper. He was so sweet. He just stretched out in the baby blanket while I tried to feed him, but he wouldn't eat. I placed some of the milk on and around his mouth, but still no eating. As soon as we placed him back in the habitat he started to lick it off. I think he didn't know what the dropper was and was afraid. After licking all the milk off he went to the water bottle and started to drink. We will try feeding him the milk again later tonight.
David has always been good at catching animals, so this capture was no surprise. The fact that it was a bunny was. He has caught frogs since he was four and when neighbors had a dog "escape" when the door was left open they would come a knocking. The first time our neighbor lost his dog he and his two teenagers tried for about 15 minutes and had given up. When a five-year-old David said "I'll get him." Our neighbor laughed, but a couple minutes later David was back with the dog.