Peter Cottontail just better watch it!

I hope I am not accusing wrongly.

I hope this is not the work of the neighbor’s 2 cats (and btw-why is it OK for people’s cats to hang out in my yard, leaving their poo-poo and harassing my obviously “fraidy-cat” of a dog??).  Why should my carefully prepared garden soil be an invitation for kitty-frolic?  People, I implore you!

But for the past several mornings, my garden has been in disarray.

The onions have been pulled out (which I am able to plop back in: they are a hardy bulb plant and seem none-the-wiser that they have been messed with).  And my 1″ high radish seedlings are half gone.  Gone!  Now the itty bitty tiny carrot seedlings were pulled out and of course, died in the sun (I am starting over), but half of my radish seedlings are gone without a trace.  Not a leaf left lying.  Some lettuce and mesclun, too.  And I am blaming Bugs (as in Bunny)!

I have seen the little bunnies.  Our neighborhood is full of them. Full!   They apparently did not get the notice that this is no longer open farmland and that to stay will require a vote by the HOA.


You’d think our mangy Lady-in-the-Water*-looking dog would scare them away, but they still sneak back here – to my Eden, my little farm-in-the-dell, my back 40 (feet).

Peter had just better watch out…Mrs McGregor, aka Old Jeanie MacDonald

NOTE TO SELF:  I will have veggies!   God as my witness, I will have veggies!

*Referencing the “Lady in the Water” movie which was one of the lamest storylines ever from  one of my favorite storytellers, M. Night Shyamalan (a bit of indulgence for the writer himself, I fear), but I still watched again recently because the characters are great and the setting is superb.  Just a crappy story (but some great visual appeal),  with a grass-mange dog-thing of some sort.

pictured: google image

5 thoughts on “Peter Cottontail just better watch it!

  1. Oh now Mom – I don’t think that ‘Lady in the Water’ is one of the lamest storylines EVER!! Let me list for you some of the ones that I think deserve that title:

    Troll 2
    From Justin to Kelly
    First Daughter (Yes, Tredessa it’s true!)
    The Whole 9 yards…the Whole 10 yards…
    The Fountain – remember THAT one Mom?!?

    Those are just a few that I remember off-hand. I’m sure they will be coming to me all night….oooh, anything Harold and Kumar!

    1. Maybe it was just one of M. Night’s worst. The Fountain-horrid! The two worst movies of all time were Nicholas Cage in “The Wicker Man” and that movie about a cruise ship where people got cut in half with a cable and they showed it (?) Ghost Ship, I think…awful!!! And I STILL don’t think Atonement had one atoning value…except maybe the soundtrack?

  2. I have to agree with you Jeanie, it was a lame movie. Very disappointing for a Shyamalan.

    You would think those neighbor cats would keep those Peter’s out. I had to put up a chicken wire fence to keep my dog out. He likes to dig from time to time (something I’m trying to stop)and he liked running up and down the hill. He’s a little unhappy with us.

  3. Peter Cottontail must be the bad guy because Peter Rabbit, my most favorite rabbit in the world, would never do that since Mrs. McGregor put his daddy in a rabbit pie! Try putting baby powder on your young shots. Rabbits won’t eat it and it won’t harm the pkants, just reapply after watering or rain.


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