A hurricane is on its way up the coast, washing away our planned boating trip off of Cape Cod.
My local hospital and doctor’s offices have been completely screwing up the first potentially serious procedure I’ve ever had to have done.
And I just finished an 8 week excruciating process to wean off of a medication that helped me with pain, sleep and anxiety.
I’m cranky, kids. I’m wicked cranky.
But you know what?
We got bunnies this year!
I’ve lived out here in semi-rural Massachusetts for over thirty years. I’m used to seeing deer out there. Don’t get me started on the ever present squirrels, chipmunks, moles, voles, mice and raccoons. We see skunks, foxes and coyotes. We’ve even had bears a few times.
But this summer is the summer of the bunny rabbit. Adorable, soft, bright-eyed little bunnies are everywhere, twitching their little bunny noses and flashing those little white puff ball tails. We have bunnies living under fallen brush, beneath the branches of our overgrown rhododendron and snuggling in the tall grass at the edge of the yard.
And they make me smile every time I see one.
Sure, having a tiny ball of fur hopping around has been known to turn my dogs into slavering, howling beasts, but even that is kind of funny.
Just now one little bunny friend, whom the kids and I have named “Lily”, was calmly working her way through a patch of clover about two feet outside of our dog fence. Bentley and Lennie were hysterically barking, racing back and forth along the fence, threatening to tear her limb from limb.
She just kept munching.
I had to laugh. The dogs were determined to get her. She knew they couldn’t.
I loved it.
For a few minutes I forgot that the Gulf of Mexico caught fire this week. I stopped worrying about the ever increasing number of clinically insane members of Congress. I even forgot to be mad at my doctor.
Just a fluffy little bunny, but her sassy attitude sure turned around my bad mood.
Now I need to go see if I can find some turkeys. Those things are freakin hilarious.