CHAPTER 158 – Nightly Routines
It was later than usual when Dad finally came into the bedroom. “Hi B-boy. Sorry I’m late. Daddy was working. I’m tired,” he said to Bentley.
Bentley was grazing at his orange buffet tray. It was past his midnight foraging time, but he didn’t mind. He was flexible with Dad’s schedule. Bentley continued crunching on a piece of lacinato kale as he watched Dad crawl into bed.
Bentley thought, “Time for dessert!” He hopped over to the side of the bed and waited for Dad to hand him a piece of dried mango for dessert, as was their routine. And he waited. And he waited.
As any bun parent knows, rabbits don’t usually communicate verbally unless they’re fearing for their lives, so there was no way for Bentley to call Dad. It was time to take matters into his own paws. Bentley periscoped, trying to see on top of the bed and gauge his jump. With one hop, he landed squarely on the bed, or rather, on Dad’s stomach. Oops.
“Ugh!” grunted Dad, with a surprised look on his face, “Hi Bentley! What brings you up here?” Bentley grunted. Dad realized what he wanted, “Oh! I’m sorry. You want your treat, don’t you?”
Dad reached over to the nightstand for the plastic bag with the dried mango and pulled out a piece. Dad apologized, “Here you go. Sorry, I forgot.”
Bentley thought, “That’s OK, Dad. I know you’re tired.” He grabbed the piece of mango between his teeth and hopped off the bed to enjoy it.
Rabbits just love their routines!
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