We said goodbye to our furry visitors this weekend. Miffy and Lillefee belong to my neighbour and when she went away for a couple of weeks I jumped at the chance to give my boys a taste of small animal husbandry.
The bunnies were pretty good houseguests, but more work than I was expecting. They came with a little harness and leash and instructions for 15 mins exercise each per day. Not such a big deal, I thought, but I had underestimated the stress of putting a harness on an unwilling bunny whilst being *helped* by a toddler and an over-enthusiastic 5 year old. In the end I gave up on the walking lark and let them hop around the kitchen for their exercise period.
I think the bunnies were glad to see Ann (I know I was!) and no-body here has asked for a rabbit of their own, so all in all, a successful experiment I think.
Now I think I must have 'SUCKER' tattooed on my forehead, because this week we are on watering duty for some other neighbours, a couple in their late 40's, no kids. Watering duty, in the hottest week of this summer so far.
Their garden makes me spit. It's so manicured and tranquil, not a shred of plastic play equipment in it. Now I love my guys as much as the next parent, I just wish they came with less stuff and didn't leave a trail of havoc in their wake.