I met Edward Bun again today. He was coming from the vegetable garden. Edward Bun is the tiny bunny who watches me through the patio doors.
I was heading to the garden to check on the status of our lettuce. The neighborhood rabbits have been tucking up to the salad bar. The lettuce was being descimated.
Next-door-neighbor and good friend Angela had covered the lettuce with webbing. But to no avail. The mesh had been pulled back and the salad bar was back in business. Interesting. Edward Bun is far to tiny to accomplish this. I see the paw of Oswald, Gentleman Rabbit, in this escapade.
Oswald resides in a deep, deep, very deep rabbit hole. His burrow is quite sumptuous. Oswald does appreciate the good things in life. He adores throwing spectacular parties.
And always orders the finest vegetarian food hampers from Fortnum and Mason. Now he is sharing the very best lettuce with the bunnies on the block. Our lettuce.
Here’s a little known fact about rabbits. They only nibble on the early, tender lettuce leaves. So if Angela and I are going to be able to harvest lettuce for our salads we are going to have to safe guard the tender plants. The Good Husband has fastened the netting down with tent pegs. Even Oswald will not be able to pull these up. We’ve left a lettuce or two for the rabbits for in this world, as in the rabbit world, you must share with others.
Edward Bun will grow up under the sheltering eye of Oswald, Gentleman Rabbit.
In the cold, dark winter nights, deep in the ancient burrow, they’ll sit in front of the fire in the library. Oswald will read to him about the ways of the world while they warm their rabbit feet. Perhaps Edward will grow up and choose to wear a magic coat.
If you haven’t met Oswald, Gentleman Rabbit, read about him and his adventures in the category column on the right. THE CHRONICLES OF OSWALD, GENTLEMAN RABBIT.