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.