Guys, the rabbits are out!
I haven’t seen the movie Escape Plan starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I am aware of the premise. That is the only thing that I can think of when I found out that our rabbits had escaped.
We had recently woken up and I had been down stairs to get breakfast and let the dog out into the garden. The rabbits cages are in the room next to the back door but unlike other days, I didn’t look in to check on them. I then went back upstairs and started my breakfast.
My daughter Belicia then went downstairs to get something and a little while later we heard a slightly confused voice shout, ‘Guy’s, the rabbits are out in the garden!’
My wife and I glanced at each other and when we were sure we weren’t dreaming replied, ‘What do you mean they are in the garden?’ Belicia repeated her statement and asked for help. I ran down the stairs and glanced at the cages. I saw that the sliding metal cage door was slightly pulled to one side which was obviously the method of exit. With a mixture of anger, pride and admiration for the rabbits, I glanced into the garden and saw our brown rabbit Coco prancing around the garden flicking her back legs in the air.
Belicia then said, ‘I looked into the garden and I saw these two brown ears poking up, that’s when I realised it was Coco!’
What followed was half an hour of the three of us trying to recapture these fugitives. It isn’t the first time they have escaped from containment, I should have named them Houdini and Copperfield!