Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ranger the Runaway Bunny-Part Two
These are pictures of Ranger from the night we picked him up almost five years ago. When he was a baby--he almost ran away and it reminded me of the Runaway Bunny story. I caught him by the hindleg just as he was trying to make his escape. This is a layout I did a few years ago to remind me of that story.
Today, he really gave us a scare. Somehow I didn't get his cage locked as it should have been. I got home and noticed the cage was unlocked but I figured Chris had him out playing with him. So I didn't even mention it until Chris came out for dinner and I asked him where Ranger was. He was gone. Chris was beside himself--as was I. How could I have been so careless as to not make sure the cage was locked? We looked all over our back and front yard but couldn't find him. I even started walking around the neighborhood a little bit in the hope that I would find him but Chris was sure he was dead already. He was inconsolable. As I was trying to calm Chris down on our front porch, I just happened to look across the street and see him in our neighbor's yard with a cat stalking him. I was so relieved and Chris ran across to try to catch him. It took a bit of doing but I finally managed to grab him out of the bushes.
I am so thankful that we didn't go inside and that God revealed him to us in that way. Ranger has had a really rough year already and I spent so much time and effort trying to nurse him back to health. I think he has finally gotten better and then to lose him right now was just devastating. I wonder what kind of adventures he had today and if it was worth it to him for giving us such a scare. But so happy we have found him and that he is safe back in his own cage and back in our lives and hearts.