Bunny Trouble In Paradise

Slim and Ruby

You think you have problems being at home? At least you did not put your house in the middle of a war zone. First lets just get this out of the way. This is not about boats. I am stuck here and this is what I got. So consider this a break.

I smell baby rabbits – yet she is the sweet one. Wouldn’t hurt a fly.

Murphy – Just wants to play.

This all started a week ago in the back yard. The dogs playground. 4 of them now. A pit bull, German Shepard Mix, Ruby the Morkie and Oreo who is now a lump of fur. AND….. Now a nest of Baby bunnies. This does not take a great leap to know how this will all end.

2 week old baby

But the Boatress and Kelsey are gonna try. We gave up a coffee table as a shelter of sorts so the circling dogs would not dive in and do an all you can eat deal.

My coffee table


Now these little babies who double in size daily, are running around the yard not knowing that they are future snacks and toys to be hurled about and torn to shreds. Ya.. It would not be the first time Ruby, the Morkie would catch one. SHE IS THE ONE!


I smell bunnies!

Why is she looking THERE?

The true hunter and trouble maker. The littlest one, the fluffy little Sunshine.. has caught birds in mid air.. And well.. Her mother was called Evil, which we never understood until recently.

On patrol

Looks peaceful.. HA

So thats life now for me. Stinky is in the barn, WECATCHEM is getting a new something, Sweet Pea is staying at her dock waiting to be cleaned up, and well. I have dogs and baby rabbits and time to watch it all play out. The Boatress yelling, go out there and watch the dogs, make sure they don’t do what dogs do. Stay tuned. High drama for sure.

34 replies
  1. ScottK
    ScottK says:

    I’m trying to wage a battle with Muskrats….they are winning. Set 4 live traps, no Muskrats. Caught a rabbit and the same stupid squirrel three times though, so I got that goin for me.

    • NR
      NR says:

      Forget the live traps. Put a small shelf in the water at waterline level with a jaw trap and bait. There were numerous trappers that did this along my parents seawall in Algonac. My dad decided to boil one. That didn’t go well and he should have done it outside.

  2. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    In the grand scheme of things, rabbits are food for larger animals. They were given excellent eye site and sprinting speed to give them a fighting chance but in the end, they are vegetarians that serve as prey for a predator. We’ve had on and off years with multiple bunny litters but we were forced to build a critter proof enclosed garden. Otherwise, the rabbits along with other creatures would destroy our crops.

  3. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    A female sexually mature rabbit can give birth to up to 60 kits per year given an ideal food supply. She can even get pregnant immediately after giving birth. Imagine if the all of the offspring lived!

    Circe of life.

  4. Greg W
    Greg W says:

    During my lifetime I have enjoyed and loved just about every species of pet imaginable…including dogs and a rabbit, both of which resided with us as house pets. At this stage of my life I am over the “pet” thing (grand kids excepted). I have enough problems taking care of myself. Yesterday I was out for a walk on the island and passed a young man walking his very handsome yet enormous dog. He was standing behind this regal canine contemplating (bag in hand) an appropriately enormous steaming pile. I smiled as I walked passed remembering that we had been able to train the rabbit to sh#t in a box (with litter).

  5. steve bunda
    steve bunda says:

    Louie resting up before morning run in he woods at the boat shop. Where he chases, deer, turkeys, ducks, squirrels, birds, UPS and FedEx trucks, balls , sticks. Pretty much anything that moves.

  6. Riggsy
    Riggsy says:

    We have a MorkiePoo and he’s a hunter. Lives outside every minute we’ll allow it and chases birds, rabbits, chipmunks, and digs at the moles in the yard. Baby bunnies wouldn’t stand a chance. The other rabbits we have in the yard know the sound of our backdoor opening and immediately go to the other side of the fence to snack on the grass.

  7. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Geez…this non nautical post got a huge response…I am petless now and like Greg W. above…been there done that…now really done. As to the problem in Reedville….quarantine the dogs???
    no help right? Oh well….like the boatress says…get out there and mind the dogs! How is the headliner job coming along?
    John in Va….with a whirlwind up in the backyard boatyard!

  8. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Several years ago, our cat was proud to bring a little bunny to the door at the back deck – on Easter – while the grand daughters were getting ready to hunt for eggs… I can still hear the screams! Now that we no longer have any cats, the bunnies have a better chance in our backyard. Baby bunnies “freeze” when scared. From time to time I have to get off the lawnmower and flick a little white tail to get one to move out of the way. As much havoc as they reap on the garden, I still can’t bear to run ’em over.

  9. Garry
    Garry says:

    We had 2 petite dogs the daughter brought home. There went my hunting dog! Wife brought home a cat over objections. That cat and I got along but it would bring home to the kitchen baby rabbits, mice, voles and birds. I had to come home from work to get the girls off the kitchen table often. Good cat!
    With the rabbits, they multiply, came a Lynx, Bobcat and a bear. No more rabbits after those pets..

  10. Don Palmer
    Don Palmer says:

    Here are Brody and Sailor and as you can see Sailor has a life jacket on her butt! Need I say more?

  11. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    Beemer, our miniature schnauzer, loves to scare all the chipmunks, squirrels and deer roaming in our back yard.
    When she lays by the back door wall, and a squirrel walks by close to the door, she scares the heck out of us, with her immediate loud barking, enough to give me a heart attack…

  12. Brian Flaherty
    Brian Flaherty says:

    Mr. Boy Bunny and Mrs. Parsnip strongly dislike today’s discussion and say that they have already contacted their friends at the ASPCA.

  13. CenturyMike
    CenturyMike says:

    Well after a ruff day, I was looking for a few grins. I am glad I wasn’t barking up the wrong tree. After being dog tired, Woodyboaters always make the day better! Thanks folks.

  14. thomas d
    thomas d says:

    Spud dawg and Dixie never bothered my possum but Dixie is hell on rabbits and she just finished a squirrel.

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