Whenever we get home, my husband and I are so happy to see our children, but as I said last week, we both seriously miss our Jack as well. Saturday morning when I let him outside, I saw the bunny outsmart him a few times running around in the garden. It made me think of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd with Jack being Elmer Fudd.
As I was working outside in the back; I couldn’t help but stop quite often to watch Jack gallop, prance and jump trying to find his elusive prey. I had to take pictures of his pathways and craziness; he takes his job seriously as chief hunter and predator. His backyard is his and woe to those who trespass, at least that is how he feels about it. The resident bunny isn’t on the same page, he brazenly goes about his business or her business. Do bunnies stay together after mating? Maybe we have a couple cohabiting and their children have gone off to make their lives elsewhere. I found two empty burrows or nests; so there were definitely babies just this past spring, same as last year. I had thought that the nests last year were a fluke and that the mother hadn’t quite been aware that Jack was ever present, but apparently the bunny doesn’t fear jack’s perpetual presence. Our bunny has nerves of steel because Jack really wants to get it.
You might not see Jack in all of the pictures, but he was in there at some point. He has his routes well mapped out and he goes in between the plants, ducking beneath Hostas leaves, trying to be stealthy while he searches for his bunny. He is very diligent with his perimeter patrols. He is quite the hoot, our little Jack.