Dinner with Baxter

Baxter the bunny was only a few feet away from me leisurely munching on dandelion leaves in my back garden.

I spoke to him like Alec in the Black Stallion speaks to the horse; hoping to say something witty and charming in rabbit.

He looked at me head on and only rotated his long ears to hear the sound of birds or dogs.

At one point, he stood up on his hind legs; at another, he stretched his back.

All the while, he continued to enjoy his dandelion leaves. They disappeared efficiently into his mouth, regardless of the size of the leaves.

I felt honoured and privileged to share that time with him. He wasn’t scared of me and I was happy for that.

P.S. Rabbit in Persian translates to “donkey ears.” Sorry Baxter, it fits!