Luis & Mrs. Rabbit

Since the day we adopted Luis, our dog and Mrs. Rabbit have a special bond. Luis loved to chase Mrs. Rabbit through our whole backyard. And they both were fast. As soon as Luis saw her in the yard, he leaped halfway across the deck. But Mrs. Rabbit was fast enough to escape through one of the holes in the fence. Back then I thought, he wanted to catch and hurt her.

One day in Autumn 2016, I noticed something interesting: Luis and Mrs. Rabbit were running across the yard again, when Luis lost interest all of a sudden. He had to go and do #2. While he sniffed out an area to do his business, Mrs. Rabbit stopped running. Okay, that still looks normal. But then she turned around and hopped back to Luis. She sat maybe a foot and a half away and waited patiently for him. In the meantime she nibbled on some grass, until Luis was done. They looked at each other for a moment, as she would ask him: “Are you ready?” “Yep! I’m ready to play!” And the chasing game began all over again.

Since that day Mrs. Rabbit comes close to the patio door and waits for Luis to come outside in the morning. Luis seems not to chase her as much, lately. And Mrs. Rabbit looks a little bit bigger. She might be pregnant. Luis is a good pup and gives Mrs. Rabbit a break for now. And I can’t wait to see baby bunnies hopping all over our backyard, again.


Mrs. Rabbit waits for Luis to come out and play with her, every morning.