"Stay out of Dave's garden" - I think to our rabbit -- but I know she nibbles on my strawberries, and I figure there are enough to share. So, today, instead I think of the story she & her distant relative, Peter, inspired. I think of him hidden away in the watering can -- keeping a distance from Mr. McGregor & his rake.
Perhaps that is what draws me to German rabbits -- from the candy container that now sits on my kitchen table above to all the others that now live in my home....this sense of sweet adventure. And the story, told to children of all ages - a story likely in our own childhood. Perhaps it is the distant nursery school teacher in me that draws me back -- or perhaps it is still that little girl playing in the yard at Healy Lane, making "salad" for the bunnies from the sweet clover.
I must also share a fond "Happy Birthday" today to my friend, Pam --- I met her in Kindergarten, and for all these years since, we have remained just a smile away... We have shared many an adventure--- and I am certain Mr. McGregor has shoo-ed us out of a garden or two. Pamerella - this one is for you!