Over the hedge: Rabbit runaround

If the hound wanted a chase, a chase is what he'd get.

I think rabbits have a sense of humor. The two wild rabbits I observed from my kitchen window one wintry day convinced me of that.

The pair was huddled in a cozy shelter where a large tuft of grass had bent over. Covered with snow, it was a perfect hide out.

One rabbit hopped out to enjoy the sunshine when its long ears rose up to catch the baying of a hound dog. The dog had picked up the scent and was ready for a chase. The rabbit obliged, running full speed in a large circle with the hound in hot pursuit. Veering toward the shelter, the chased rabbit hid and the second rabbit darted out, running the hound in circles.

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Soon, the hound tired and trotted off. The second rabbit joined his friend. Can't you imagine them jabbing each other and doubling over in laughter?

Nancy Gokay

Vashon, Wash.

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