CHAPTER 60 – Save a Bun
It was a typical Friday morning. Abigail finished her breakfast and settled into her spot by the window while Dad sat on the floor eating his breakfast and reading his email. Abigail noticed a concerned look on Dad’s face. His brow was furrowed. “What’s the matter, Dad?” she wondered.
Dad explained, “Auntie Heather at the Rabbit Haven sent out a post. There are two bunnies at the local shelter that need a place to go—even if it’s temporary. Their time is up at the shelter and the Rabbit Haven is full. She got them an extension for the weekend, so they’re living on borrowed time. One’s a girl and one’s a boy.”
“Oh no!” thought Abigail, “What can we do?” Abigail was always wanting to help a fellow bunny. Dad wasn’t looking for another bunny, and the house wasn’t set up to foster a bunny, even on a temporary basis. There was just one small room downstairs that could be used. But still, for those bunnies, it was better than the alternative. Dad sent off a message to Auntie Heather, “Not really ready to foster a bunny, but if they don’t find homes by Monday, let me know, and I’ll figure something out.” It was Dad’s birthday that weekend, but even while he was celebrating, in the back of his mind, he kept thinking about the bunnies.
Monday morning came. “Did the bunnies find homes?” asked Abigail. Dad checked with Auntie Heather. Heather replied, “Someone adopted the girl, but not the boy. Can you take him?” Dad thought, “What better birthday wish could I ask for than to give a bunny their life?” He looked over at Abigail and asked, “What do you think? Do you mind sharing the house with another rabbit? I know it might not work out long term, but at least we can give him a temporary home. It won’t interfere with your territory, since you live upstairs and he’ll be downstairs.” Abigail thought, “Sure. I’ll help a bunny in need.”
Dad replied to Heather, “OK, tell the shelter I’m coming for him.” Little did they know, a new chapter was about to begin for Dad and Abigail.