When I looked out my back door this evening, I had no intention on barrelling out of it a scant two minutes later. All I wanted to do was to watch Buster amble across the field. But when I looked out of the back door, I saw him.
Those who have read my blog for a while know of my deep loathing for those little grass and garden nibbling bastards. They eat my grass. They eat my garden. They nibble on my bushes and garlic and trees. They dig little holes in my yard. They are a MENACE and I hate them.
Currently, we have a gap in our back yard fence as the Tree Man is supposed to come and dig up the trees we paid too much money for last year that died in the last freeze of the spring. He assures us that he coming soon to replace those trees, but until then my back yard is wide open to all sort of predators.
So when I saw this latest invader sitting in the middle of my back yard, I did what I do most times I see his marauding compadres - I stepped out onto the porch and told him to beat it post haste in a loud and annoyed tone. He wiggled his nose at me. I then grabbed a piece of bark that was on my porch and lobbed it in his general direction. He hopped to the right - just one hop mind you - and continued wiggling his nose at me.
Obviously, this bunny was not intimidated by a woman with short gray hair and poor bark-tossing aim.
So I turned around, slipped on the nearest pair of shoes I could find, and muttered something about "taunting little bastard - we'll just see about THAT." I vaguely recall hearing my husband asking if I wanted to scare it off or let him shoot it - but I just grabbed the old mop on the porch and charged out after him.
I would love to tell you how he fled from me in obvious fear - recognizing that I was without a doubt the top of the food chain and that his days were numbered. But that little SOB leisurely hopped into my asparagus bed and I'm pretty sure stopped to have a snack as I came after him. He had no fear, this bunny. And he was right to have no fear, because as I tried to chase him through the asparagus bed I realized that the pair of shoes I slipped on were E's house shoes and were about 4 sizes too big.
Go ahead. Laugh. Since you are not in the throes of bunny-homicidal thoughts, you can see what's coming. You have all the time in the world to realize that annoyed and tired woman + too-big house shoes + cocky bunny leads to only one thing.
Yup - as I tried to chase said bunny out of the asparagus bed, I stepped out of one of the house shoes, tripped over border to the asparagus bed, and landed on my knees. The bunny made his escape and I - well I sat there in the dead grass, hoped I didn't break anything, and realized that shortly my husband was going to come out and find me on my butt. *sigh*
Never fear - nothing was broken. Although my pride has taken a beating, and I'm sitting here with ice packs on my knees and very glad that the Tylenol has kicked in, I'm ok.
As for The Bunny? The one who was obviously related to that bunny in The Holy Grail? The next time when my husband asks if I want to chase it out of the yard or let him shoot it?
That little dude is going DOWN.
(For the record, no bunnies were hurt this evening. UNFORTUNATELY!!! But next time he won't be so lucky!)