Sweet and Wild


A tribute to a sweet little wild bunny.

When she was quite small, she managed not only to survive four curious cats, a trip through the kitty door (which seriously scraped the fur and skin off  her back), a harrowing escape through the living room, then out the front door. Weeks later, she took up residence in our front yard. She was clearly the same little rabbit, because of the reverse mohawk on her back, which (we were relieved to see), healed very nicely. She seemed familiar with us, the frantic humans from the house who expedited her getaway. On several occasions, she allowed us to approach, and was so relaxed in our presence, that she settled down a couple of feet away and bathed like a cat,taking time to thoroughly groom.


We haven’t seen her for a while. We’re hoping that she is safe, and is more wary of  the dangers of cats and cars and humans. Hoping even more, that her curious and trusting nature didn’t lead her into another disaster, like a suburban Peter Rabbit.

We’ll be watching out for her this  winter, ready with some extra bunny nutrition to help her through the coming snow storms. Ironically however, it would be better  if she didn’t return. Better if  her survival instincts took her a few blocks over to the river,where it’s a little more wild and a possibly a little bit safer.



Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. Elena I’ve missed your excellent works,I don’t have internet connection lately,writing this from a cafe.Your picture is amazingly beautiful,colours depicts her curious and naive nature wonderfully.I hope she’s safe and happy too 🙂

  2. Who doesn’t love a sweet wild bunny story? Adorable. And the paintings totally capture both the sweet and the wild. Particularly the first one. I don’t mind more animals. Just saying. 😛

  3. Such an adventurous life so far for this little bunny – hope she’s found safe grounds now too. Slightly rueful .. a little bit quizzical .. full of character . Lovely paintings Elena 🙂

  4. Oh, those paintings are as gorgeous as your bunny friend. Love the colours and light, and everything! That sweet rabbit knows a lovely human when it sees one. : )
    How wonderful to get all those photographs.

  5. Oh what a great story Elena and such sweet portraits. We have lots of wild bunnies but they do not approach too close if we are around. I have a story about a new baby arrival that happened this summer. I will post it on my Garden blog the first Wed. in December if you want to read it.

  6. Wonderful painting Elena – sweet. What a story, you guys are such a loving family. We seem to have several rabbits each year come and stay in our yard, think because we have so much vegetation – two places where they sleep the ground is totally smooth and I’ve caught them sleeping with their back legs sprawled out behind them like a dog. So darn funny, except that they mow down my perennials each year – but they’re cute.

  7. Nice story you have Elena. — seemingly, your friend left good photo and beautiful
    paintings as well. I guess, your friend might have found a mate and made a den
    somewhere. — and one day, may comeback together with the litter next year.

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