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Sunday, 19 April 2009
George's 4th Strand, Day Number 19
Now Playing: Running With Spots

I have been a very lucky bunny.

  • I got taken away frum my mawmie too early but I got bought assa Easter Bunny and wasn't sold for snake food.
  • When my furst people didn't want me, they put me inna cardboard box and left me inna v-e-t's office but Maman came and took me home to Our Warren.
  • I felt skert and very Small, but I met Belinda Bunny (Inkwish Spot) and she let me sleep cuddled up beside her and groomed my head.
  • Then Belinda went away and crossed the Rainbow Bridge but Our Friend, Miss Nikita (Inkwish Spot) typed to me, and helped me to see how lucky I was to have even met Belinda inna Furst Place! 

Onna'count obba Fakt ev'rybunny needs an Inkwish Spot Bunny in their lives at some point. 

It's like Auntie Suzy needed to get Mr Brown outta dat Chikin Place. It might have been fulla hoomins who "meant well", but their good intentshuns didn't produce good results for bunnies. And Harold (Inkwish Spot) knew this! So there was Brown, who only had wun eye and who was sik, and so Harold pointed him out and Auntie Suzy got permission to take Brown innu her car and Harold watched that, and he thought to himself,

"Hang on. I'm not staying here on my Ownliest with chikins!"

So Harold hopped up and stowed away innna back seat of Auntie Suzy's car, and sat very quietly until the Whole Bunny Rescue Wagon got back to Auntie Suzy's place and then he hopped out and was like, "Hey, Brown! I'm staying with you!"

And that was that.

Notice Suzy played no part in that Decision. It was all Harold - Harold rescued Brown, and then Harold rescued Harold.

But that's typical of Inkwish Spot bunnies. They make Decisions and carry them out. They are Project-oriented Rabbits.

Inkwish Spots are like Pennyroyle who start out inna evening lounging inside their habbytats, but who greet their mawmie, Auntie Grace, ev'ry morning sittin' on top of their habbytats, yelling cheerfully, "Hey, you! I know you fink this thing is bunny-safe, but lookie heer - Guess Again!"

Inkwish Spots take charge of Warrens, like Miss Nikita.

Auntie Tina wants to take part inna Marry-Thon, go for a 5K run just onna'count obba Fakt she can.

And Inkwish Spots are inna Biznizz of hearing about sumfing and then making it a  Reality. So Miss Nikita took over training Auntie Tina. Afta all - nobunny Runs like a bunny! So if you're gonna train, you might as well train with The Best!

And Auntie Tina hexpekted that Miss Nikita would be there, waiting for her, at the Finish Line to tell her alla things that she'd done wrong during the 5K Marry-Thon - hexcept that Miss Nikita got to another Finish Line and crossed the Rainbow Bridge, far, far out ahead of Auntie Tina, instead.

Of course that doesn't mean that Miss Nikita won't be watching Auntie Tina run inna Marry-Thon - so far as I unnerstand it frum The Lore as it was told to me by me,Hunny (Senior Bun of Our Warren), Miss Nikita will be watching, along with her bond-mate Rosey and prob'ly Our Belinda and her bondmate, Hawthorn, and enny other bunnies who like to watch a good show. And they will most likely make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch with several kinds of hay, froot and enny udder treats Belinda can lay her paws on.

Because Inkwish Spot bunnies are the Planners and the "Project" bunnies; the bunnies who look at the Werld As It Is and fink to themselves, "I can't be habbin' wif dis." and then go fix whutever isn't the Way It Should Be.

Or else they challenge the Rest Of Us to get it done.

Because we've been around them, and have been shown The Way It Should Be. We've been *there* when an Inkwish Spot yelled, "Hey!" and suddenly did Whut No Bunny Had Done Before. Like looked at a wire, followed where it went and said to no-bunny in particular, "If I snip that, sumbunny will come. And when they do, we will Turn On Our Cute and they will Pet Us."

And when the wire was snipped, and Phil came to fix it, Belinda turned on her Cute, and sidled up to Phil - but he didn't pet her! He pushed her away and said, "Not now, Belinda. I'm busy!"

So she lowered her head and came back to him with her Cute running at full-blast - and he pushed her away again.

And Belinda sat back, looked at Phil and said, "I can't be habbin' wif this!"

And she ran unnerneath of him, pointed her head "up" and bit him inna Very Tender Part of his Anatomy.

And Belinda watched Phil fly up inna air and come down, holding on to his Tender Anatomy, and she stuck up her ears, lowered her head and said, "Now you won't be too busy to pet me."

Inkwish Spot Rabbits do not walk away frum Challenges. They make up their minds and Do Sumfing.

Like Miss Nikita took care of Her Hoomin. 

When her Hoomin was crying, Miss Nikia stayed with her. She knew wiffout being told, "Hoomins should not cry OnAlone." So Nikita stayed with her hoomin.

When it was time to go to bed and her hoomin was still crying, Miss Nikita didn't abandon her or walk away or go to sleep inna'hextposed area - because nobunny should ever have to be OnAlone. But it was getting Later and Later and her Hoomin was still crying and Nikita thought: "I can't be having with this."

So Miss Nikita bemembered her Purple Igloo that was inna'nudder room and she went to get it. And she set her her head against the Purple Igloo and she push-push-pushed that Purple Igloo outta the Udder Room and Downna Hallway and Innu the Room Where the Hoomin was, and push-push-pushed that Purple Igloo right nextest to her Hoomin's feets, then got innu the Igloo, turned around so she was facing out-wards and went to sleep wif her head on her Hoomin's feets. 

And that's Devotion.

That's Problem-Solving.

And bunnies who do stuff like that don't ever leave their hoomins OnAlone

Onna'count obba Fakt that deep down, Inkwish Spots are the ownliest rabbits that dare to speak the Troof - that hoomins like bunnies should never be OnAlone. It is a Lie that hoomins can exist OnAlone, because if they are left OnAlone, Without Proper Supervision, hoomins (obviously) will:

  • Cry alone
  • Talk onna computers and phone and never bother to connect with each other face-to-face, and therefore stay OnAlone
  • Ride in cars alone
  • Run Marry-Thons feeling very much alone

Hoomins can feel the same way I felt - terrified, hopless and destitute - when I was left inna cardboard box all OnAlone atta v-e-t's, before Belinda let me sleep all snug and warm curled up nextest to her in Our Warren.

But, I axt you - issa Bunny who pushes a Purple Igloo frum room-to-room just to comfort her Hoomin rilly gonna just go away and leave her Hoomin all OnAlone because she has gone to the Rainbow Bridge? Can you rilly believe that an Inkwish Spot hopped across a shining, glittering thread of a bridge, through the thinnest veil that hangs like spiders' silk between two worlds and is somehow no longer innerested in the Hoomin she loved?

I guess you also fink Harold doesn't care about the Hoomin he worked so hard to follow home, the one he insisted rescue little Brown!

Do you rilly believe Love is so fragile that the misty boundaries between worlds can change the Spots on a determined Project-Manager Rabbit?

You know Whut I Fink? I fink that tiday there are a bunch of bunnies who gathered Very Early This Morning at the Little Kiosk at the End of the Rainbow Bridge, and ev'ry bunny brought a baskit with them. And Hawthorn and Hunny (who are Lops, and devoted to Good Eating) helped ev'ry bunny choose frum piles of choice Hay, Froot and other Treats, until their baskits were full to bursting.

And I fink that whe alla bunnies had their baskits filled, Belinda Bunny (Inkwish Spot) handed out copies of her special Map o' the Meadow that has alla Bestest Looking-Down Spots clearly marked out onnit. And then I fink that Miss Nikita (Inkwish Spot) showed ev'ry bun where Her Bestest Looking Spot was located, and then ev'ry bunny grabbed up their baskits in their toofies and chased allaway through the Meadow, till they got to where Miss Nikita and Rosey have their liddle Place, and Miss Nikita showed them all where to look down frumma Meadow to see In-Dee-Yanna.

And so now they're all watching and cheering for Auntie Tina doing her 5K Marry-Thon. And there's alotta visiting and cheering and eating, and of course, there's binkying and chasing alla'round and Miss Nikita is telling Belinda that this is How Fings Should Be, onna'count obba Fakt it's how she figgered. And Belinda's like, Yeah, and she'd better be seein' an entry inna Hay Didaries blog abouddit, too, and Hunny's like, Well, lookit, have sum hay. I'm sure it'll all get innu The Lore...

------------------------------- By George


Posted by Our Warren at 10:08 AM EDT
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