Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Life for Thunder God


Five years ago, Archie and I pooled our resources and bought a bunny for Molly for her birthday. She named him Thunder God and he was part of our family. My dad and Archie built a cage and for the most part Thunder God lived in his nice outside cage but when it was cold, Molly brought him into the house. It's cold a lot in Maine, so he spent a lot of time hopping around our home where he quickly rose to the top of our Animal Kingdom.

Now, with Molly off at college Thunder God has spent most of his time in his cage watching for her to come home. Aside from a quick pet when I put his food out for him, his life is pretty dull.

A few weeks ago, Emily, one of Molly's cousins came by with her Girl Scout troop collecting canned goods. Emily asked if she could show her friends the bunny.

Flash of Brilliance! "Emily, if it's alright with your parents, you can have the bunny."

So, last week while we were in Ireland, Emily and her parents came and picked up Thunder God. He has been re-named Douglas and now he has a new little girl of his own.

I miss him when I see his empty cage but it's re-assuring to know that he's in a good place. I talked to Emily's mother and she said that he goes to Girl Scout meetings and hops around and that this week they are taking him to a nursing home to visit with the elderly.

A new life for Thunder God.

14 comments:

Kallen305 said...

What an adorable little bunny. I find it so cute that the cat and bunny get along. I love his coloring.

Katie : said...

Those cat and bunny pictures are so cute. Emily (and her Girl Scout troop, and the nursing home!) are very lucky indeed.

RuthieJ said...

What a pretty bunny Douglas is! I'm glad he's found a great new home with Emily.

The Texican said...

I liked Thunder better than Douglas. But kids have their own mind when it comes to naming things. Great story. And, may I add, a wise move on your part too. Pappy

Weather Boy said...

As a Guster fan, I'm partial to Thunder God. But that's great news for everyone involved.

Carey's Corner said...

Quite a hare raising tale Beth, have a good day.

SJ said...

Thunder God had to have the best gig in the town of Dixfield, when it comes to rabbits that is. I'm sure that his life will be just as wonderful with Emily.

Ruth said...

We had a bunny called Benji for 5 long years. He chewed any cord he could find so his "out of the cage" moments were always supervised. My daughters cried, but I didn't when he died.

NCmountainwoman said...

How great that Thunder God has such a meaningful new life. You've made some people and one special bunny very happy.

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beckie said...

Just like a fairy tale. Bunny finds a new home. How great he will be loved by another little girl.quesses

beckie said...

Beth, ignore the 'quesses'. It was the word verification and I typed it in the wrong place. :}

Jayne said...

How perfect! :c)

Mary said...

You did a good thing, Beth. Now Thunder God (Douglas) has lots to hop about :o)