Almost daily diary!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Rabbiting on.

We had a rare conversation with our neighbours this afternoon. They are a sweet couple, no kids and live very quietly here in the suburbs.
"Do you ever hear a large thumping sound in the night?" He said "A bit like a drum"
I looked at Husband and he looked at me.
"It's the rabbit" I said apologetically "We have a degenerate rabbit. Does it wake you up?"
"Not every night" He said
"I'm so sorry"
"I got up the other night"He said "To see if something was outside. I thought something might be attacking the hutch!"
We never bother to check them! "No, it's the thing in the hutch that makes the noise. It's their warning signal, she just, well, sort of thumps. She has very big feet" (As if that is an excuse!) "She's a bit deaf too, and she can't see very much either" I don't think he was about to feel sorry for her but the sympathy vote was all I could hope for!
I apologised again "I'm very sorry. I don't know what to do about it. She wakes us up some nights too!"
At this point I think he was very controlled, but I knew what he was thinking.



Maggie May said...

She doesn't look capable of making all that noise. dear thing!

Dori said...

You just never know with rabbits. Wild parties in the middle of the night. And the suburbs were supposed to be so peaceful...

The Dotterel said...

That must be one hell of a rabbit, waking the neighbours! What does it score on the Richter scale?

Suburbia said...

Maggie, she's bigger than she looks!

Dotterel, about 7 to 8!

Dori, Not here they're not!

Rose said...

I agree she doesn't look capable of waking the neighbors. Youngest Daughter used to have hamsters. While they didn't wake the neighbors, they often woke us when they went running on their wheel in the cage every night.

What a beauty! She reminds me of Buddy, our rabbit. How many rabbits do you have?

Akelamalu said...

You called her Thumper right? LOL

this is my patch said...

I do hope bunny gets a reprieve! x

Suburbia said...

Hi Rose I have (or should I say the children have!) 2 rabbits. Archie is black and a perfect rabbit both in looks and behaviour!
We decided against hamsters because of the night time disturbance, didn't really pay off though !

Louise, Lucky for her I'm not a bunny boiler ;)

Akelamalu, in hindsight that would have been perfect!

scargosun said...

Noooo! Maybe put something up to insulate the noise?

starnitesky said...

Oh dear - I hope the neighbours don't like rabbit pie!!