Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Basil the Rabbit


Andrew wanted to raise a rabbit as a project for 4-H. We did some research and decided to buy a Netherlands Dwarf. We waited 6 months to get the "perfect" male rabbit from a local rabbit breeder. This rabbit was going to win blue ribbons. He was going to be the best show rabbit in Polk County..... however, Basil had a different plan!

Basil weighs 2 1/2 pounds and lives in a cage in our school room. During the Christmas season last year, the boys were listening to Christmas music on the radio while doing their school work. Mr. Basil got very used to the music being on and would throw his metal pan against the metal cage when they turned it off. This became very annoying, so we decided to let him listen to NPR. He listens to it day and night. He seems to really enjoy listening to"Prairie Home Companion". If you want to know anything about the upcoming Presidential Election, just ask our rabbit. He is very well informed of all the current events. The only thing he is not too fond of is opera! As far as rabbit shows go....since the radio can't come along, the boys have decided that Basil would be much better off just staying at home! He is just too sophisticated now.

6 comments:

Kitty said...

Hahaha! That's cute! :) You could probably send that story in someplace. :)

Amanda said...

Lol!
That is what you get when you let a rabbit listen to too much music!
:) So who does he think should be our next president?

THE STRICKLEN FAMILY said...

That is too funny!! I cannot believe that a rabbit wants to listen to music all day!! Christmas music and Classical, hmmm...
God's creatures are certainly amazing :)

Molly

The Miller Family said...

What a funny story! You should send it in to Reader"s Digest. It is surely amusing (and odd) enough to be printed!

Katie

Bonnie said...

What an ummm . . . unusual rabbit! He had no intention of hanging out with those redneck bunnies down at the Youth Fair! Can you imagine taking classical music down there for him?? What a cute story, y'all!

Mrs. Frodge

♥Emily♥ said...

That is so FUNNY!!! How cute!