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.
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!
Ruby Grace and Polly both have an extra spring in their hop and seem to be adjusting to motherhood quite nicely.
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.
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)
2 Do you count the months till they bear?
Do you know the time they give birth?(C)
3 They crouch down and bring forth their young;
their labor pains are ended.
4 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
This momma and our furry mommas thank you!