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February 4, 2013

I was preparing some more sprouts for dinner and put the outer leaves in Peaches’ bowl. She usually eats a few, but today she was most definitely displeased. She upended the bowl noisily onto the floor and then sat with her back to it. When there was no response she went over to the bowl again and lifted it with her teeth and dropped it down so that it made an even  louder noise and looked at me as if to say “come on then give me something else”. Now I don’t believe in pandering to my children let alone pets, so I ignored her. rabbit

She kept turning her head to look at me and then returned to the same stance staring away from the food bowl as if affronted. She kept this up for a good 15 minutes  – I was able to do a few drawings of her and if I’d known how long she stay still, I’d have got the paints out.

Eventually she lay down beside the bowl and went to sleep. rabbbit-2

This was odd because her place of choice is beside the Aga, so she was definitely cutting her nose off to spite her face (as my mother would say).

Eventually she was rewarded as I peeled some carrots and gave her the peelings, but by then she had been quietly protesting for almost an hour.

There is a real possibility that the rabbit has a more successful tactical approach to things than my children do…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2013 10:21 pm

    adorable

  2. jessica Meredith permalink
    February 4, 2013 11:13 pm

    A rabbit of calibre methinks…..sprouts honestly only a philistine would KNOWINGLY consume anything sprout derivative . x

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