It may sound mildly cruel that Monday we took away the water bottle which, frozen, had been put in bunny_hugger's [INSERT: rabbit's] cage as a source of coolness against the heat. Here's why it wasn't.( Collapse )
Back home, bunny_hugger's rabbit seemed no worse off for the day without the water bottle, and even seemed a bit more active. While playing outside he hopped onto the couch cushions beside bunny_hugger. She showed how she could playfully tease him into reflexively licking --- himself, first, and then the couch when he moved his paws --- by scratching him in the right spot, just before he slipped through the cushions and threatened to fall into the sofa. She got him out swiftly and before he could panic or get hurt.
The only sad thing of this scene was that in 24 hours I wouldn't be part of it.
Trivia: San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, styled the first land in the New World spotted by Christopher Columbus in 1492, was rechristened that in 1926; before it had been named Watlings. Source: A Voyage Long And Strange: Rediscovering The New World, Tony Horwitz.
Currently Reading: Inner Navigation: How We Get Lost And How We Find Our Way, Erik Jonsson.