Well, on wednesday night, I rescued a little, tiny baby rabbit from my cat. Poor little Clover, pictured to the left, had ran away from my cat straight into my cat’s stable, and had been chased into the small gap between the tea-chests. My cat, Sparkie, had then jumped on top of one of the tea-chests adn was looking down at the poor little baby.
Unfortunately, we think that my cat had already killed Clover’s mother, and after I moved Sparkie back into the house, I moved the tea-chest to free the baby rabbit, (I was gonna say ‘kitten’, but I thought that might be confusing). And the little baby remained where she was, petrified. I picked her up and we began looking for the mother. The mother, that we didn’t find.
Now, I know that you’re supposed to leave baby rabbits where you find them, but for obvious reasons I couldn’t leave her in my cat’s stable. Nor could I leave her near the stable due to the fact that Sparkie (who sleeps outside) would be combing the hedges, fields and woods for her.; he’s a VERY good hunter and has recently caught an array of birds, rabbits, voles and mice. Oh, and the odd shrew.
After much debating, we decided that the best thing would be to put the little rabbit (who I’ve named Clover) into our spare hutch in the shed, with my other rabbit and guinea pigs. We couldn’t really leave her outside alone, she’s far too small and young.
And a day and a half later Clover is absolutely fine. We were planning to release her into the wild, but due to how friendly and tame she’s become we don’t think this would be a good idea. Oh, and the fact that my cat is still prowling about the place.
So, yeah, I have a new baby animal.
And in other news: I’ve just updated the Spirit of Fire Series page with the synopsis for book 1. Check it out.
Oh, and I’ll be starting up a series of author interviews with the wonderful writers that I’ve met on twitter. Check back for the first one of those in a few days!