Bunnies, Bunnies — Oh how we love our Bunnies!

We have been keep­ing a lit­tle bun­ny secret for the last 6 weeks or so and are excit­ed to let the “bun­nies” out of the bag! We have 2 new mom­mas in our fam­i­ly!

Pol­ly & Ruby Grace have a slew of new­ly birthed kits. Inter­est­ing­ly, even though the ladies had two box­es to build their nest, they decid­ed to build their nest in the same box.

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Ruby Grace had her babies in the late evening of East­er and Pol­ly had hers in the wee hours of the day that fol­lowed. Above is a pho­to of Pol­ly look­ing quite mis­er­able and her sweet hub­by Louie pac­ing intent­ly at her side. What good beside man­ner the boys have!

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Ruby Grace and Pol­ly both have an extra spring in their hop and seem to be adjust­ing to moth­er­hood quite nice­ly.

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It is espe­cial­ly hard to get an exact count — but my best guess is that Ruby Grace has 5 babies and Pol­ly has either 5 or 6.

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As you can see for this pho­to, it looks as though we have a nice blend of col­ors! We will be bun­ny rich in very short order if all goes well.

Speak­ing of all going well, if you are so inclined, would you please join us in pray­ing that all DOES go well? The world is full of things, much more press­ing that need prayer — but I am con­vinced we serve a God that cares deeply for His cre­ation. For starters, when God cre­at­ed every liv­ing crea­ture accord­ing to His kind, He looked over all the ani­mals — bun­nies includ­ed — and said that what He saw was GOOD. ((Gen­e­sis 1:25)) Good in this con­text means :: beau­ti­ful, best, bet­ter, boun­ti­ful, cheer­ful, at ease, fair, in His favour, fine & glad ((accord­ing to the Strong’s con­cor­dance)).

Job Chap­ter 39 gives us an even more inti­mate glimpse of God’s inten­tion­al­i­ty in pro­vid­ing per­son­al care for ani­mals.

1“Do you know when the moun­tain goats(A) give birth?
    Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?(B)
Do you count the months till they bear?
    Do you know the time they give birth?(C)
They crouch down and bring forth their young;
    their labor pains are end­ed.
Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds;
    they leave and do not return.

What a beau­ti­ful pic­ture of God’s ten­der, inten­tion­al and com­plete care. He watch­es, expec­tant­ly counts down to the birth of His wild cre­ation, He knows the time mom­mas give birth and He equips His crea­tures with the instincts to thrive and grow strong in the wilds.

The con­cern is that with 10, 11 or even 12 babies in one nest — some­bun­ny ((or bun­nies)) could be over­looked and starve. I am pray­ing that ::

  • these lit­tle ones do just what God equipped them to do: thrive and grow strong. 
  • the mom­mas do just what God equipped them to do: feed, pro­tect & nur­ture
  • may these fine lit­tle ones and their mom­mas & dad­dies bring beau­ti­ful, boun­ti­ful, cheer­ful, sim­ple joy as we watch them thrive & grow strong 

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This mom­ma and our fur­ry mom­mas thank you!

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