Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wordy Wednesday: Dealing with Rascaly Rabbits

Rabbits have been a challenge for us. Last winter they moved into the bushes in the front yard and made an icky mess pooping all over the front walk.

Sure he looks harmless enough, but he and his family are home wreckers. Don't let his cute charming features fool you. Don't use the sweet bunny names that people associate with Peter Cottontail, Easter treats, and other sweetness. This creature left alone in your yard is a problem.

This Spring they moved into the back yard perennial garden, but we've made that less hospitable. While we don't have regular access to the front yard, we've made it clear the back yard is ours. At first they thought picking the overgrown perennial garden would thwart us. Well, we just made paths through it and now with regular checks we are keeping public enemy number one at bay.

Bailey has provided mostly spotting services. Katy has been amazing at flushing and herding the bunnies to the exits. She has discovered most of their covert spots that were previously safe zones.

Now we know there are civilized bunnies out there. There are Bunny Bloggers right here in Blogville. Those are not the rascally rabbits to which we refer. These are not the rabbits that break into your gardens and cause havoc all over your yard. We fear talk of a union with the squirrels and chipmunks.

Blog Paws is hosting the Hop here.


  1. Looks like you guys have control of the situation!

  2. Oh dear...we have rabbits too but not as many as you. I do love me some Bunny Chocolates; they are tasty. I think if you plant marigolds around your garden it will deter them from entering your plantings...or so I have heard.

  3. omg too funny about the union! lol.
    I love rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks, but that could be because I don't have a garden since I am in a condo/apt building :)

  4. Wow, those are some pretty determined rabbits to hang around with Bailey and Katy patrolling the yard!

    1. That's one of the things that surprises me. With Katy patrolling multiple times daily through their hiding places I never thought they'd have the courage to move back in. However, at least every other day she's flushing another rabbit out and escorting it to the fence.

  5. we would be chasing those bunnies clear across the other side of town

  6. We also have a problem with rabbits, but ours are sneaky and only come out at night or the early morning when my dogs are in the house. We started planting flowers that the rabbits don't find yummy and that seems to be working out. Good luck with your bunny problem.

  7. Although those bunnies are cute, they do nothing but tease us
    Lily & Edward

  8. Yes, they are cute but can destroy flowers. Golden Woofs

  9. When we first built our house over 20 years ago, we used to see rabbits in our yard a lot. But now we haven't for years (though we have plenty of deer to eat our plants). Sounds like maybe that's a good thing! I wonder if they moved out when our beagles moved in? LOL
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  10. Sounds like you have things pretty well under control...although he is pretty cute :) I'm not a gardener though LOL

  11. This is the first time that we have ever had a problem with rabbits in our yard. Pierre loathes them and has made it his mission to chase them right back out! BOL! Good luck.

  12. You clearly have some evil rabbits in your yard!

  13. Hoo boy, that would be one powerful union!

  14. Oh man! I don't have wabbits here! I bets they are as evil as tree rats!!! Those have been drivin' me krazy lately!!! I hopes you keep those pesky varmints at bay guys!
    Ruby ♥

  15. Sneaky wabbits!! Keep up the patrolling you two!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. Rita hates those rascally rabbits too!


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