Friday, April 25, 2008

Wind, Rain, Floods and More!

Hi everyone. I hope all is well with you because it was a wild day here at my house.

First, my Dad stayed home from work today. It is very strange to see Dad in the house during the work week. At first I wasn't so sure I was going to like having Dad home. I was worried he would disrupt my nap (like my Mom does when she is home). But now I'm really glad he was here today because we had VERY bad weather and I was scared!

I noticed the sky was starting to turn a funny color. Then it started to thunder and lighting. I was sure it was going to rain but I didn't see any rain drops. Soon I heard this noise I have never heard before. It was very loud and annoying and it sounded really scary. Suddenly Dad came rushing down the stairs and told me there was something called a tornado coming our way. Oh no! I guess a tornado is a really, really bad wind storm. Dad told me it can be so windy that the tornado could blow the roof off our house!

I started to get really worried. Dad must have seen the look on my face because he told me not to worry too much because my play room is actually the safest place in the entire house during a tornado. But just to be safe, I decided to stay in my cage (under my new, sturdy shelf).

Dad stayed with me for almost an hour. He also turned on the TV so we could learn more about where this tornado was headed. I heard the weatherman on TV say a tornado was spotted in our county. Dad later told me it didn't come close to our house. Whew! But it did rain...and I mean it rained REALLY hard. Here you can see that our neighbor's backyard turned into a lake because it rained so hard.

And here you can see a small river of water in our front yard.

It finally stopped raining and the storm went away by the time Mom got home from work (she had to walk down six flights of stairs to get to the basement of her office building during the storm). I was really glad to see her. I was also really glad that my bear-bunny friend was also OK!
Man...I sure hope next week isn't so exciting. A rabbit can only take so much excitement in one week. In the past 7 days we've had earthquakes, flash floods, and a tornado. Can you believe it?

Hope your day was uneventful. Until next time...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I Finally Busted Down the Big Gate!

Hi everyone. I've had another very interesting day.

As most of you know, I have a 9x9 foot "room" that I get to play in every single day. To help me stay "safe' Mom and Dad have put up with wire gate to mark my "territory." For many months I have wanted to bust my way through the big gate. Well today, after months and months of chewing on the wire gate, I finally busted free!

I was shocked! Normally I will bite on the wire for hours (mainly to annoy Mom...not because I really want out). But today I didn't have to chew at all. I only needed to push it with my nose. Why didn't I think it this sooner?

I must admit I was a bit surprised at my own strength. So I immediately surveyed my work. Then I showed Mom my good work..and she just smiled (note from Mom...Jackson Harering had a little help but he doesn't know it).

Satisfied that I had achieved my goal, I hopped back into my "territory" and asked Mom to put the gate back in its proper place.

Now that I have conquered the gate, I will have to find something new to work my bunny magic on.

Until next time....

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Day the Earth Moved

I have had one VERY strange day.

It started long before the sun came up.

I was in my cage relaxing and admiring my latest round of decorating (I decided the grass rug you see on my shelf in the photo below would look much better on the "main floor").

Suddenly, I felt this strange vibration and things in my cage started to move!

At first I was just plain mad because I don't like it when people rearrange my stuff. I figured Mom was playing a trick on me. But then I realized it was still dark outside and Mom and Dad were still sleeping. Hmm....maybe my friend the Easter Bunny was in the house.

The vibrations continued and I started to get scared. The movement didn't hurt (it actually felt kind of good) but my ceramic food dish was moving on its own! Then the vibrations stopped as quickly as they started. I sat in my cage and didn't move for a few seconds. Finally, I decided to check out my bowl. It wasn't damaged. Phew!

A few minutes later Mom came to check on me. I was going to give her a hard time for playing a trick on me but she looked a little scared herself. She told me she thought we had had something called an "earthquake."

Mom says she's never felt an earthquake before but she was sure that's what caused the strange rumbling and vibrations. My Dad told her that she was imaging things and then he told her she probably had fallen asleep with her BlackBerry (not sure what Dad meant by that but I guess anyone with a BlackBerry will figure it out). Mom insisted she felt something strange and I agreed with her.

Mom told me everything was going to be fine and I decided to take a nap. When the sun came up, Mom turned on the TV and learned there was an earthquake afterall!. I guess it was a pretty strong one because Mom says our house is more than 400 miles from the place where the earthquake happened. Dad was really surprised. He was also upset he didn't feel it.

I started to worry that there would be more earthquakes. Mom told me not to worry. I wasn't so sure I wanted to believe her, so I decided to stay close to my cage. It's a good thing I did. I felt another earthquake a few hours after Mom went to work. She told me it wasn't as strong, but she could feel it on the 6th floor of her office building and she saw strange waves on the Mississippi River (which she can see from her office).

I decided to be brave tonight and spend some more time outside of my cage. But I still felt the need to be surrounded by something sturdy!

I sure hope we don't have any more earthquakes. I don't like them.

Until next time....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Visitors

Hi everyone! Today two people I have never seen before showed up at my house. My dad says they are my other grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa Johnston. How cool is that? I have TWO sets of grandparents.

Here I am with Grandma Johnston.

And here I am with Grandpa Johnston.

Grandpa Johnston told me he used to have bunny rabbits when he was younger. I knew right away he was good with bunnies....I sat for a VERY long time with him on the couch today.

Thanks for coming to see me!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mom is Back!

I am SO excited. My Mom is home from her trip to Brazil....FINALLY!

Dad took really good care of me. And my Aunt Lynn stopped by for a few days when Dad had to go away for work too. I didn't mind. Aunt Lynn brings me cilantro...yummy!

I really don't like it when Mom is away, but I know she works so I can have all of the carrots and berry yogurt drops I could ever want. But being the opinionated bun that I am, I did have to give her a short moment of disapproval. :)

Mom was in Brazil to gather material for an upcoming radio program. Here are some photos of my Mom "in action" during her trip to Brazil.

Mom and her boss Keith in a manufacturing hangar at Embraer (third largest commercial plane manufacturer in the world). Doesn't she look funny in those safety glasses?!

Mom and my friend Flat Michael in a sugar cane field (in a rainstorm, nonetheless).

Mom, Flat Michael, and his friend Flat Gabby at a police substation in Sao Paulo.

Mom and her radio host friend David on a boat in the Port of Santos.

Mom taping the sound of soybeans being loaded into a truck near Brasilia ( Mom is a bit strange....but she tells me the sound is REALLY important).

Mom and her television cameraman friend Steve taping their ride in a combine outside the capital, Brasilia.

Mom and her boss taking a break along the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

I am still trying to learn how to use my I think I'll continue playing with my boxes and let Mom be the journalist in our house.

Bye for now!