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Chet Baker's Morning Bunneh

Thursday, August 15, 2013

There's this bunny who chewed his way into my vegetable garden, through a double thickness of nylon crop netting that we thought would suffice for our door, and has over the past few weeks laid waste to my Swiss chard and sweet potatoes. I would love to go all Mr. MacGregor on his a-s. Scare the bejabbers out of him, make him tear his best waistcoat and lose his brass button and one of his tiny slippers so when he gets home his mama whups him with a willow wand.



So far the bunny is winning. I'm banking on his getting too fat to squeeze back out the fencing, which he seems to be able to do so far.

So it is with great pleasure that I daily sicc Chet Baker on him. Though he is young this bunny is nobody's fool, and he keeps a watchful eye on the front door. Here is a typical morning bunneh session. Chet had been standing, trembling a little, observing this rabbit for a couple of minutes when I decided to break the tension with a little goading.



We don't call him Black Lightning for nothing. That's an 8-year-old dog, folks, and ain't nothin' slow or flabby about him. 56 and feeling fine.

In the background you can hear, in order, 

ruby-throated hummingbirds chittering overlain over a
downy woodpecker rattling (descending chatter)
eastern towhee (Yer tea!! Drink yer tea!!)
more hummingbirds 
fledgling Carolina wrens (Squick! Squick!)
white-eyed vireo (chickperweeoo!)


Good boy, waiting for ribeye scraps.



The new charcoal grill is so very slow. I preferred Daddeh's gas grill. I predict he will go back to gas. I certainly do. Regularly.

8 comments:

Can you make the video not private? Please pretty please?

Video not working---need chetfix....

Posted by Musicmom August 15, 2013 at 5:11 AM

Ooh, sorry, early rising Chetlovers. All fixed now. YouTube, I swanny, is soo unintuitive. It's a fresh challenge to find the privacy features every time I post. I'll get it eventually.

Thanks, Julie. Worth the wait. BTW, I'm guessing the timestamp is off, because I definitely did not write at 5 am. It was probably at least 3 hours later. (Right now, it's 12:27 pm)

Posted by Musicmom August 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

"I mean no offense, but while I will give you that for a 56yr old dog with tiny legs, Chet seems pretty agile, I am fairly certain he is hardly a nightmare figure for bunnies of any sort. I, however, am the grim reaper incarnate." I swear my Vizsla rescue dog Ffion made me post this comment... well once she was done laughing.
kb and Ffion

Posted by Anonymous August 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Usain Bolt... eat your heart out!

Love the video! zero to sixty in 10 seconds or less. Amazing speed, Mr. Chet Baker. And I vote for charcoal grills. Much better taste IMHO. Enjoy those ribeye scraps--much better than bunneh hair.

Love it!!!

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