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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

UN LAPIN MALADE

The other day I wrote about our wildlife in the neighborhood and mentioned that SWMBO was mourning the lack of bunnies this year. Well it wasn't two days later that we were watching the warblers taking turns flying to their nest over our front entryway feeding a new baby when a bunny hopped right into our front yard. He then found a spot partially sheltered by some shrubbery and parked himself.


To SWMBO's delight, he then assumed a rock-solid equanimity and barely twitched a whisker for about half an hour as she watched him and the warblers.


This second picture is taken from my unsteady stance and through a screened window, hence the fuzziness. But, come to think of it, fuzzy might be just right for a bunny portrait.

Which brings to mind a bit of doggerel from my childhood:

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy WASN'T fuzzy,
was he?

With that bit of second-childhood nonsense I'll close this and leave you alone for awhile.

Oh and if you don't read French, the title of this blog post is Francaise for "a patient rabbit." (And I do know that it can also be translated as "a sick rabbit" but this one was definitely healthy. And, for the moment at least, free of bobcats.)

9 comments:

  1. I rather like lapin moutarde, but it is a cute rabbit without the mustard sauce.

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  2. Happy to see your bunny friend is back for the spring and summer and that SWMBO's invitation was accepted.
    I prefer to think of your post as about bunnies or rabbits. Lapin reminds me of the wonderful Lapin Chasseur I had at a hotel restaurant in Castellane in the mountains of Provence. It is a dish I have tried to replicate and while tasty lacked the je ne sais quoi that came with hearing the French pronunciation "La peen Chaw suer, you know Rah beet, hop, hop hop!"..

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  3. Fuzzy bunny is perfect. You can call it "Slippers"!

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  4. Glad for the return of your bunnies. As for French, I don't even tr.

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  5. So glad Mr. Fuzzy has made an appearance. There is a lot of wildlife activity in your area!

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  6. Bruce, sorry to correct your French but I'm allowed to, right? (Being a native French speaker). "Un lapin malade" means a sick rabbit, not a patient one! And a 'lapin malade' wouldn't necessarily become a patient unless he was in hospital! Anyway that's a sweet lapin in your jardin - say bonjour to him, or her, for me next time you see him.

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