Restless Roscoe Rousting Rabbits

Spring is fully upon us (so, of course, we have snow predicted Saturday) and our own restless Roscoe is rousting rabbits from our field.

Those rascally rabbits are everywhere.
Those rascally rabbits are everywhere.

Roscoe is experiencing his first spring here at Chez Herd and discovering the explosion of rabbits in the field outside the perimeter of Sibe Quentin. We can often spot a dozen or more rabbits happily munching away on the grass out there.

Restless Roscoe pursues another rabbit.
Restless Roscoe pursues another rabbit.

Of course, the rabbits have to keep an eye out because their predators aren’t just the canines of The Herd. Birds of prey, coyote and bobcat all love to hunt them so we can have a Wild Kingdom in the field some days.

Why don't you rabbits come inside the fence for a while?
Why don’t you rabbits come inside the fence for a while?

And, yes, the Hu-Dad does need to get out a mow the dog lot. He claims he never has to mow before May, but the grass is telling him something different.

Yes, the grass is getting taller and taller.
Yes, the grass is getting taller and taller.


  1. Juno's mom on April 18, 2019 at 9:38 am

    At 15, Juno doesn’t chase anyone anymore. Both good and not so much, just because she’s older. Now we have a resident rabbit who hops right past her and she sits and watches her. (I love Roscoe’s horse pose in frame three.)

  2. Debbie and Ruby on April 18, 2019 at 7:16 am

    For 17 years my boy Danny was annoyed by the rascally rabbits, now it your turn Roscoe. Made me laugh when I saw the way he also looked at the rascals.

  3. Jean Burkhardt on April 18, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Sorry Hu-Dad-it looks like you will have mow a little early this year. Roscoe is telling you that by the fence he NEEDS to TRY and catch at least one pesky rabbit who would dare to come inside and munch that lovely grass! I am SO happy Roscoe is enjoying his first spring at Chez Herd!

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