Rocky’s Last Picture

I recently caught Rocky sleeping in a crazy position. This happened to be Rocky’s last picture.

Rocky was 17 1/2 years old when he died roaming the neighborhood. Carol was there when Rocky was born and he was her baby for all those years.

About a month ago our rabbit died of old age.

On Carol’s birthday, July 2nd, Rocky caught a cottontail bunny, about 2 or 3 months old. He did not hurt it. He carried it home by the nape of the neck like a mama cat carrying her kitten. Rocky brought the bunny into the house and dropped it at Carol’s feet. He gently herded it with his paws so that it couldn’t run away.

Everyone loved Rocky. The grandkids petted him and played with him.

Rocky kept the rats and mice away from our house and squirrels and rabbits out of our garden and back yard. And the neighbor’s yard also. Our next-door neighbor made a place under her porch for Rocky to hide so he could help keep pests away from her yard.

Update On Carol’s Bunny (2/8/2020)

Crystal moved in with us about the same time the old rabbit died. Crystal’s cat Chloe liked Rocky. Chloe witnessed Rocky bringing Carol the bunny. Soon after Rocky died, Chloe killed a rather large rabbit that dared enter our yard. She keeps the squirrels and rabbits away. However she has not chased away Carol’s little bunny. Crystal has been feeding the bunny and it will come sit close by when she is outside. Last night Crystal took a picture of the bunny.

Carol’s Bunny

Carol’s bunny spent much of the summer of 2020 in our back yard.

June, 2020

July 23, 2020 Carol’s Rabbit kept the pea plants trimmed at the ground.

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Jon Kauffman graduated from Goshen College, earning a BA in Religion. Jon attended a Mennonite Church while growing up and currently attends the Salvation Army Church. Jon works as a drafter at TrueNorth Steel, Fargo, ND.

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