CHAPTER 27 – Thankful
It was late Fall. The brightly colored leaves were falling from the trees and there was a chill in the morning air. Abigail liked the cool weather. She relaxed in her loaf position, looking out the window. “Happy Thanksgiving!” said Dad, as he came into the room.
Abigail turned one of her ears toward him and looked up at Dad quizzically. “What’s Thanksgiving?” she wondered. Dad chuckled and said, “Thanksgiving is a day when we humans stuff ourselves silly with all kinds of good food. So, I brought you a tray-a-plenty!” Dad set down her orange tray. In addition to the usual goodies, there were some new items. “I got you some Herbal Medley. It has flowers and rose hips, and other tasty treats,” he explained. Abigail sniffed it. She took a nibble. It WAS good! “And there are some snackers for you, too!” he added.
Dad brought out his breakfast and sat down on the floor next to her and began to munch on his apricot and cranberry scone. “You know Abigail, the other thing about Thanksgiving is that we take a moment to be thankful for the goodness in our lives,” continued Dad. “And for me, at the top of the list is YOU! Sweetheart, I am so glad you came into my life. You make me smile so much, just by being the cute little adorable rabbit that you are.”
Abigail stopped eating for a moment and looked up at Dad. She batted her big brown eyes at him. She thought to herself, “I’m thankful for you, too, Dad. You saved me. No more living in a cage. I’m free to run, play, explore, and eat whenever I want. And you give me SO many good things to eat!”
But most of all, Abigail was thankful that she was loved and cherished now. All was right with the world.