Monday, December 11, 2006

Ouško Revisits Jesse

Once back in Brno (the return bus trip involved watching the movie Troy, which was most diverting for all the wrong reasons... who scripts these things?), I thought we should permit Jesse's spotted neighbor another hop around.
Ouško himself was very excited about the prospect. He and the gerbil generally go into a frenzy when we go by their cages, and Ouško now associates me with excursions as well as treats. He thought it was a very fine thing to be able to hop atop his cage and survey the cimbalom. And, of course, for an animal who spends his life confined, the idea of sitting on the cage instead of inside it must be very appealing.

Ouško also enjoyed sniffing a wide variety of things. The cimbalom and the music stand legs got their share of attention, but he thought the socks were especially fine. Rabbits tend to like to sniff socks, but usually they are most interested in socks that are on feet. Being a little skittish, Ouško preferred socks on their own.

After a good deal of hopping, sniffing, and general exploration, our hero settled down for a rest. Orion and Ms. Spots would have been proud of him.
I'm sorry to say that I don't expect to see Ouško or the gerbil again, though, as Jesse is about to move back to Michigan. While I'll miss Jesse the most of the three, at least I'm confident that he can enjoy life back in Ann Arbor. Ouško and the gerbil will probably lead an even drearier life now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor bunny! I'm glad he got at least a little loving.

December 11, 2006 9:08 PM  
Blogger P'tit-Loup said...

Ousko looks so much like my last rabbit "Pita." And yes he did love to smell socks on feet, or just feet! Anyway you could help his owners in learning some rabbit friendly behaviors before Jesse leaves?

December 12, 2006 7:29 AM  
Blogger Karla said...

As it happens, neither Jesse nor I have actually met the neighbor humans. Jesse has merely overheard the rabbit's name at some point. He's not sure which apartment they live in. So I'm afraid the chances of educating them in the next week are rather small. I suppose we should have made more of an attempt. Yet another of those times when one feels all too aware of not doing enough...

December 12, 2006 11:14 PM  

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