Saturday, May 23, 2009

I'm in a fight.

With a bunny.

That's right folks, I'm dukin' it out with the cutest little brown bunny of all time. I hate to do it, but I don't really see a viable way around it.

At first the little bugger was eating the grass. I have zero problemo with that. Less for me to mow! And s/he is Oh-So-Cute when it darts up & down the garden path as if it's doing laps. It gives me a little smile when I think about *how* adorable that is.

So, "What's the problem?" you might be asking yourself.

I'll tell you what the problem is! The creature is eating my toad lilies! My favorite plant in my yard! If s/he would have just stuck to the ugly bushes or hostas, I would not be mad at it. I thought the slugs were getting to the toad lilies as they were coming up. Nope: Baby Bunnies. I totally caught it this morning, red f'ing handed. And, of course, it just hopped a few feet away under our rhododendron & looks up at me all innocent-like. As if to say: "Who, me?"

Why do bunnies have to be so cute?

Anyways, I can't stand for the decimation of my favorite plant, no matter how cute the eater is. Thus, I will be bringing out the bloodmeal, cayenne pepper spray, and, if I can coax Mr. Radish to pee in a cup, urine (desperate times call for desperate measures!). If this doesn't work, I will move to that spray stuff that bunnies & deer don't like.

What do you do to keep the bunnies away from your favorite plants? Unfortunately a fence is not an option in this case.


  1. At first, I thought maybe you got a cat and named it 'Mr. Radish'. Then I realized who Mr. Radish is, I'm sure you can get him to pee in a cup!


  2. I love your blog and your in-your-face style of writing. A writer after my own heart.

    Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies. Wanted for reckless mischief in every state in the union.

    I had a battle with a bunny last year. Here's a link to the post I wrote about my struggle...

    I've seen the little varmint hopping around the neighborhood this year, but so far the cats have kept him out of the yard. So far.

    Will definitely be back to read your blog.