Yesterday (Friday) while I was cleaning outside I discover two baby bunnies. The boys insisted on holding them, and they were surprisingly easy to catch.
We put the one we caught a box while we decided what to do with it.
Plus from what I read on Google bunnies have a 90% death rate when captured. And they need a calm and quiet place to live if they have a chance at survival. Our house is anything but calm and quiet.
I was getting pretty worn down, and getting nothing done around the house, half way thinking of letting the kids keep the bunny. Then the kids found the second one, which we also caught. Finally I told the boys we had to give them back at the end of the day. One bunny was kinda grumpy and James said the mommy could keep that one and we would keep the happy (most likely in shock) one. But at the end of the day these boys made the right decision and gave the bunnies back.
And then all the children watched from the window to see if the mommy bunny would go back to the babies.
She did finally but it was a rather hard decision on the kids, especially James. I think he secretly hoped the mommy wouldn’t go back. So we had a big game night to make up for it.
I have been bombarded with requests to go to a pet store and buy a bunny, or a dog or any pet for that matter. I am not sure now much longer we can hold the children back. 😉