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A Pet Rabbit Miracle

Updated on December 23, 2014

It Was a Beautiful Rabbit - Until . . . .

This is a humorous but sad story of a pet rabbit which belonged to a friends neighbor. It is a look into human behavior if nothing else.

Most of us keep pets of some description and why people keep rabbits is a long story but many are so attached to them that they virtually have the run of the house. Lets just say they are as much loved as any animal and highly respected by those who keep them.

Mary, my dear friend, had 2 pet rabbits to which her family were deeply devoted. They loved these cute cuddly animals and their garden was a haven that the rabbits simply thrived in. As a naturalist she grows lots of vegetables and fruits and her mini orchard will put many a professional grower to shame. Her place is a haven for wildlife as well.

Being a very gentle soul who would never hurt anything or anybody by nature makes this story a great one not to follow.

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What the Dog Brought Home

A gentle pet turned hunter

Living right next door to Mary was a neighbor who also kept a rabbit and was equally as besotted with it as she was with hers.

One morning as she opened the back door to the garden there standing in all innocence was her dog who was anything but a hunter. She had never known him to bring anything home or even catch a bird in the backyard. But here he was and in his mouth he had a white furry rabbit which he instantly dropped at her feet.

Now dogs have an inherent instinct to bring home food to feed the pack but domestic dogs usually don't act in this manner, mainly because they have lost most of that wild instinct. So what could have possessed her dog to chase after and kill this particular rabbit, now in a shocking state. Quickly checking her own rabbits she realized that this was the one belonging to her neighbor. which was a thousand times worse

A quick peer over the fence and sure enough his hutch was empty. Mary's mind and heart were racing. He had obviously raided the neighbor's yard and caught the rabbit and somehow killed it. Well at least he had brought it to her and not just dumped it on the neighbors doorstep. Her heart sank to the floor. If only he had chosen a bird or one of her rabbits she could have gotten over that but this was an entirely different matter. As it was early, not yet 6 am Mary suddenly had a brilliant idea.

Shaking all over she quickly woke her daughter to give her a hand as she attempted to cover up the crime.

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Shiny and New Again

It had everything restored but life

There was nothing to be done about the rabbits demise but Mary convinced her daughter that they should wash it and, believing that the dog had killed it, remove all traces of dirt and restore it to a reasonable condition. It was funny that the animal had no kill marks or blood on it, so it was assumed it had died of fright or something.

Into the hot soapy water they plunged the carcass of the poor beast and scrubbed away. At last the dirt was gone and the white furry coat was clean. It was normally a fluffy white angora whose coat was outstanding. Out with the blow dryer and a hasty brush up left it looking very respectable indeed but still not quite the same. The next trick. however, was to get back to its hutch without disturbing anyone in the house next next door.

Mary crept quietly around the neighbors pathway and into the back garden. The hutch was not locked and she carefully placed the remains, now beautiful once more, into it and made a hasty retreat.

Returning to her own kitchen it was time for some breakfast and await the results. her heart was still pounding and she dreaded the outcome.

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The Miracle

Thank you God

About an hour later Mary heard the neighbor's screams and raced outside to innocently inquire if anything was the matter.

The neighbor was beside herself, dancing all over the place she could hardly get the words out but at last she said. "Its my rabbit, He died yesterday and I buried him and now I found him all nice and clean back in his hutch. It's a miracle."

Mary agreed and quickly retreated before she gave herself away by laughing at her own stupidity. Oh, well! At least the rabbit was clean and her dog really was innocent, completely off the hook.. She had never believe in miracles before but suddenly she was on her knees thanking God.

It was a marvel in that the neighbor never suspected the truth and everyone was exonerated.

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It was so nice to see you here and I hope you take something good away from this lens. But before you go . . .

. . . Please scribe a comment for rabbit's enjoyment.

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      3 years ago

      I would like a few more predators in my yard. The sqeulrirs and rabbits -- that is, the vermin -- need to be eradicated. The chipmunks are gone, thanks to a neighbor's cat.Coyotes are good for them, but maybe not so for just as bad vermin - deer. There, you really need wolves. See unintended consequences of killing wolves.Leaves other predators with a competitive advantage.Interestingly, supposedly the population most affected in Yellowstone by the reintroduction of wolves was the coyote population - cut in maybe half. Not sure though how much of that was because the wolves out-competed the coyotes, or that they preyed on them. The logical answer to any coyote problem (as with a deer problem) is to declare open season on them. But, cities and towns have long banned discharging firearms within the city limits, and that includes hunting. Bow hunting might work with deer, but likely won't with coyotes.

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      4 years ago

      This was a wonderful read, thank you for sharing.

    • malenacaty profile image


      6 years ago

      My relatives have three bunnies and they are so beautiful.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for such a wonderful chuckle this morning. I never suspected the ending of this rabbit tale at all. What a delightful (if somewhat warped) pet rabbit story. Lol...I loved it.

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      7 years ago

      This is so funny! I hope the neighbor doesn't read this story or your friend will be caught! This is just like what happened in the movie Dickie Roberts, but the neighbor didn't think it was a miracle, she thought the opposite! Great lens and thanks for telling the story!

    • evitaa profile image


      7 years ago

      Amazing story. Miracle saved Mary...

    • strayspay profile image


      7 years ago

      What a cute story! Thanks for sharing it.

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      jojokaya lm 

      7 years ago

      cute and adorable story. Great lens

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      7 years ago

      What a great story. I never expected the ending. You did keep me on the edge of chair while reading.

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      7 years ago

      That was an adorably funny story. Sorry the rabbit died. But the way you went through all the grief trying to cover it up. When all the dog did way dig it up. In reading this story I would have never imagined the ending..Great story and Lens ;) Joni

    • AinsleyKlar profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for blessing my lens, when I read yours, I loved how it was a funny, sad, but miraculous.

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      7 years ago

      very funny :-)

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      Harshitha LM 

      7 years ago

      Funny! It started as a sad story but ended with a twist! liked it!

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      7 years ago

      ~ Cupid Kisses by a Squidoo Angel ~

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      7 years ago

      Hilarious. I enjoyed the read. The shenanigans humans are always getting into always makes for a huge smile... thanks for sharing

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      7 years ago

      Great story. Probably not so funny to the resurrected rabbit...:)

    • JeremiahStanghini profile image


      7 years ago


      It's easy to see why this lens has a purple star. :-)

      With Love and Gratitude,


    • katiecolette profile image


      7 years ago

      Very funny story :) We have a bunny and a German Shepherd, and they are good buddies :)

    • mariaamoroso profile image


      7 years ago from Sweden

      What a story! Very nice lens with an unusual twist

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      7 years ago

      nice story :D

      *Still, I feel sorry for the rabbit who was killed by the dogs :(

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      LissaKlar LM 

      8 years ago

      That's hilarious. I love rabbits but I'm highly allergic. We did watch my niece's rabbit for about 4 months and got really attached.

    • norma-holt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Thank you so much, Margo, for the lovely gesture and, yes, it was awarded a purple star. You are such a doll and so much appreciated. Hugs

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      8 years ago

      Amazing story, I have paid forward a purple star by nominating this one.

    • photofk3 profile image


      8 years ago

      Cute story.

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      8 years ago

      Funny story!

    • Philippians468 profile image


      8 years ago

      never had a pet, but now im considering. thank you.

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      8 years ago

      Great story

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      8 years ago

      Great story

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      What a hilarious story. I'm sad the rabbit died, but so glad the neighbor found out her dog didn't kill it, so she wouldn't blame her dog or feel guilty. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      8 years ago

      Oh dear... and how do you know this story? Did it ever come out as to how the rabbit was clean again and in the hutch?

    • javr profile image


      8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Very funny. We had a similar experience with a neighbor's dog, except for the replacement rabbit.

    • sheilamarie78 profile image


      8 years ago from British Columbia

      I had a bunny once who was kitty box trained. Then my youngest son had a few, none of which lived very long.

    • sheilamarie78 profile image


      8 years ago from British Columbia

      Woo. Amazing story! Sneaky is usually a bad idea.

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      8 years ago

      I REAllY LIKED THE FLOppY EArrED HOppITY BUnnY-RAbbIT VIDEO. O.K. WAS HE DEAD, then cleaned, and put back? lol!

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      8 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      That was a funny story! I liked it a lot. Thanks for this lens. I had a friend who had a pet rabbit, and even took it to camp with her. It had a nice big cage, and seemed to like the mini-vacation. I have wild rabbits who love to try to squish through the garden fence.

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      8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I wonder where the rabbit came from? DId you ever find out? Interesting story.

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      Cynthia Arre 

      8 years ago from Quezon City

      I'm back to leave a ~blessing~ for this enjoyable story.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      8 years ago from Royalton

      Thank you so much for including my Thanksgiving Tale of Tobias Turkey lens in your list of other pets.

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      8 years ago

      I adore my 7 rescued indoor bunnies.

      I loved reading your story and it remined me of a smiliar one.

      My friend Chantelle thought she had accidentally run over and killed her neighbors bunnny. It was dark and her tire marks were across the poor rabbits middle. Chantelle is a wonderfully warm hearted girl who would normally always do the right thing, but she'd always found her neighbor a

      bit scary. So she decided to put the body in the gutter of the busy road in front of house and hoped her neighbor would think the bunny had been killed by a car. During the night Chantelle couldn't sleep and got up eight times. Fours times to bring the body back into her yard, confident she could confess to the neighbor and four times to take the body back onto the road feeling like a terrified wimp. The story goes on a lot more, but to get to the end, Chantelle did confess, and the scary neighbor started laughing and explained the rabbit had died the day before and a dog or cat must have dug it up and dropped in front of Chantelle's car.

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      TANITU LM 

      8 years ago

      Having my own bunny story I just had to check this out. WOW !

      MY lil' story is of Peetie the wild bunny. Not domesticated. Coming home one evening there was this rabbit sitting smack dab in the middle of the front lawn (left to right) and about 2 feet from the house. As time went on, each evening he/she would sit there. SO Sweet ! I like to think Peetie :) was mine and I created a whole story around Peetie, with his English accent and his Aunt who raised him to be quite the traveler. Each night I placed carrots out for him, then I would spy on him and watch him eat - aw.

      Disappearing during the cooler months, I imagine he hops south meeting up with his Aunt to reminisce about their time abroad. As the temps rise, Peetie magically appears in the same exact spot on the lawn as he has done now for 3 consecutive years. With summer in the air I must go now and prepare for his arrival - need more carrots !!

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      8 years ago

      @anonymous: I see this is one of those lenses that doesn't get lots of comments. I have many like that.

      Thank you so much for blessing my Kabetogama Lake lens Norma. That was really nice of you to do and very much appreciated. I also got a Purple Star Award on it yesterday, and am thinking you might have had something to do with that. That is probably my best lens, and my favorite one, I'm as happy as a bunny hopping down the bunny trail.

      I'm going to take a couple days off for a mini retreat to get refreshed. BUT, you will be in my hearts thoughts and prayers, as will many others. God Bless!

      P.S. ~ BTW, I have seen the gold dust that falls!!! Your blessing are real...

    • CarolynPile profile image


      8 years ago

      Great story! XD

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      8 years ago

      Interesting story about Mary's bunny. huh! There is something real special about bunnies. As a child we had bunnies and they were so much fun. My children had a bunny too and loved her so much. Nice lens, that brought back good memories for me. ~ Thank you Norma! 5 Stars


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      9 years ago

      Great story! Thanks Five Stars

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      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Aw, sweet story. Congratulations on your Giant Squid Nomination! :)

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      9 years ago

      One of those stories you feel you should not laugh at but you can't help yourself!!!!

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      9 years ago

      I had heard this story before, I love how you weaved it together with pictures and videos, very nice. Congratulations on the nomination for the 2009 Giant Squid Awards! ~claudia

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      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      That's so funny and I'm loving the cute bunny videos too! Now thinking of getting my own bunny (though I wonder how our cat will feel about that). Really enjoyed this story. (:

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      I'm laughing out loud! Great story. So glad the dog was innocent!

    • justholidays profile image


      9 years ago

      This lens reminds me of my own pet rabbits... I had two of them too and... they ended up in my plate for dinner.

      I never ate rabbit since then!

      Wonderful lens!


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      9 years ago

      I've heard that story a few times, in different forms :D Not sure if it's better or worse than the cats constantly bringing the dead mosue back, however far you throw it! Good lens ^_^

    • norma-holt profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      @anonymous: Just goes to show that humans behavior when faced with the same situation is rather typical. I think I will add a duel here. It could be funny.

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      9 years ago

      This happened to a friend of my husband too! It was years ago but the guy thought his dog had killed a neighbors rabbit across the street. He didn't bath the poor creature but did return it to it's hutch. Kind of the same reaction from his neighbors who had buried their rabbit the day before. Amazing how very similar the stories are.

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      Joan Hall 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      That is so funny!


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