Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A kitchen-dog is never a good rabbit-hunter…

When I lived in Austin, oh so long ago, there was never a shortage of critters in my yard. We had raccoons, possums, lizards and let’s not forget my personal favorite, scorpions!

Everyone told me how happy I would be not to have those critters in my yard, here on the east coast. Well, guess what?

They were right!

For the record, let me say, I did not plant this flower garden. The ladies who lived in this house before us were totally into flowers. It’s been great, because they planted flowers to come up at different times during the season. Every day is like a beautiful surprise when I go outside. I wish I could take the credit for them, but I cannot. However, I do water them every day so they will stay alive. That counts, right?


They also had these great raised beds where I decided to plant my farm. Look how much it’s grown!


I planted marigolds in the farm because I know there are bunnies in the area. I’m told they don’t like the smell of marigolds. And plus, I have dogs. Who needs a scarecrow when you have dogs, right?


I know it looks like she’s asleep, but let me tell you, this dog is on high alert for any critters that might find their way into the garden or the farm. Well, sort of.


Because this little guy has taken up residence in the flower garden. I know I should chase him off, but I can’t do it. After having  rat-faced possums, peeping raccoons and the big freekin lizards on the patio, I just can’t bring myself to shoo off the cutest thing that has found it’s way into my yard since Zoe was a puppy.


Even if I did see one of the tall flowers fall over, tiiimmmberrr-style, just this morning.


  1. Oh, they are so cute but boy can they do some damage when their family comes to town! Your fowers and your garden is looking GOOD!

  2. Bunnies are so cute! And you should name your house: "House of Many Sheds"

  3. I plant flowering kale in my gardens, specifically for the bunnies.

  4. Ack! I couldn't scare it off either. I would have just gotten a camera out, just like you.

  5. I am positive that having a bunny in your yard is good luck. Isn't it? Well, if it isn't it should be!

  6. Clever as always, Dawn, to buy a house where some other ladies have already done all the hard work. ;-)

    I have a love/hate relationship with my bunnies too. Their noses and ears are so cute, and their teeth are so destructive.

  7. Oh my goodness. I totally need to move into a house that already HAS beautiful landscaping. Duh! Now why didn't I think of that 12 years ago? ;-)

    I have a bunny - but I'm trying to live trap and relocate mine. I don't want him in my garden, and keeps chewing holes through the fence. Sneaky little guy!

  8. Oh, he is so cute! Don't you dare let those doggies chase him. Just keep feeding him your best garden fare.

  9. I'm so lucky my many bunnies love the lawn and not the flowers!


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