Sunday, April 5, 2009

Rabbit Rescue

We have had quite an exciting weekend around here.
A mama bunny had her babies in our backyard. Our dog-filled backyard, I might add. We 1st discovered this on Friday when our Newfoundland tried bringing one of the babies into the house. Yikes! My husband found the nest and tried to cover it back up, and put wire fencing around it to protect it from the dogs. Curious as they are though, they just wouldn't leave the nest alone.
Then a 5 foot long bull snake decided HE wanted to explore the nest. On Friday evening our labrador started barking like crazy-- we ran out there to find him between the snake and the nest. Our lab is now a Hero :) He protected the babies. On Saturday we nearly buried one of the babies, before figuring out it was still lightly breathing. The mama did not return. Thankfully, and by what I am SURE is a miracle, we hunted down a rabbit rescue operation just a couple of hours from our house after church today. It was a miracle. I had been praying a lot for the babies. They are now in good, protective hands of some women who will feed the bunnies, take care of them, and rehabilitate them back to the wild when they are big enough.
Nothing is too big or too small for God to take care of. He is able to command the ocean waves to beat against the shore, and to make the heart beat in these 3 inch long baby bunnies. They are so incredibly SMALL. Their little ears were only about 1/2 an inch long, and SO soft. We put them in a nice box with a t-shirt and warm washcloth and the hair from their nest (we covered them up after we took the picture) and toted them off to the rescue place.
Aren't they miraculous? So tiny, yet God loves them even more than I do.

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