Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

Seriously, if you haven't visited Mama Kat and partaken in her weekly homework assignment, you're missing out ... seriously.

This week, I chose to write about a stray animal I took in ... I'm probably taking some liberties with this, because the "stray" animal wasn't really a stray. You see, my buddy Bill and I were on our way to school one morning ... I'd say we were about 8 years old or so. Anyway, on our trek to elementary school, we stumbled upon (almost literally) a baby bunny, who had been abaondoned by its mother (at least we think it was abandoned).

We decided we would pick up the little bunny and take it to school with us ... the little thing looked so helpless. As we got to class, our teacher decided to help us take care of it, finding a shoe box, and a lamp to give it heat ... Fuzzball must've been scared to death (yeah, we named it Fuzzball ... got a problem with that?). The bunny survived the day, and we took it home to Bill's house.

Surprisingly, Bill's mom agreed to help us take care of it ... this bunny must've been a few weeks old tops ... certainly wasn't weened from its mommy yet. Bill's mom purchased some formula to mix with milk to nourish little Fuzzball. Bill and I had already put a plan in place that we'd both "house" little Fuzzball once it grew up.

Sadly, Fuzzball didn't survive the night, despite Bill and his mom's fervent attempts to care for the little ball of fluff. We ended up burying it in Bill's yard, complete with a full ceremony ... I'd like to think that Fuzzball at least didn't have to die alone or in fear ... poor guy.

13 comments:

Heff said...

If it wasn't abandoned at first, it was after you touched it, lol !

Jeff said...

I am shocked -- shocked!! -- that you didn't use your first date story yet again here ... with you as the stray that Sue took in.

blueviolet said...

Those little bunnies just can't seem to make it without their mommies. It's sad.

Astharis said...

(Came over from Mama Kat's Workshop) :)

Aw, such a sad story. It's nice to hear that the two of you tried to do everything you could for the little bun though. Sometimes it's just not meant to be. :(

Melissa said...

awww, poor fuzzball....I would've love to hear a happy ending to this story!!

April said...

Poor fuzzball. At least yall tried.

El Padrino said...

Was it the cadbury one?

Red Thread said...

Sorry to hear that it didn't have a happy ending. Like others said...at least you tried.

via-Mamakat

Tabi said...

Poor furry fuzzball...I am shocked everyone was will to help you both take care of it! Mom's usually say take it back or just no!! Lol...good try though!

Mama Kat said...

Awww. Why is every stray animal dying?? This was not my intent.

And Jeff's comment is awesome. I think you should tie in your first date story with every post as well.

Lisa said...

I wanna hear more details about Fuzzball's funeral? Did someone "yagoogalize" the little bunny?? .... babs

schue said...

Pooor lil fuzzball. That's a sad story.

Stevil VU said...

Maybe naming the cute little bunny something like Nails would have helped??? I have no problem with you naming it Fuzzball, but using "weened" in your post? Really??