Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Rainbow and the Rabbit

My day started with a rainbow, and has ended with several places flooded on our road because of pouring rain, all day.  Coming home in the dark was a little tricky because there is water across the road in several places and I couldn't really see how deep it was.  Our driveway looks like a stream, and our backyard is a mud-lovers paradise.
Todd's day started out with an encounter with a rabbit whose ear became a fun play-toy for him. Getting it away from him proved to be a little challenge. I chased him through the house, and outside. Corrections and trying to bribe him with a treat fell on deaf ears.  There's no way to catch him; Todd is just way too fast and way too quick!  
Then I remembered 'blue squeaky ball.'  I grabbed it out of the drawer and Todd immediately dropped the ear, and came running to me, anxious for his treasured toy.
I picked up the rabbit's ear and put it with the other one that has also come off...
Oh, did I forget to mention that Todd didn't have a 'real' rabbit ear but one from a garden statue?

42 comments:

Sharon said...

Sounds like a typical puppy with selective hearing. :-)

houndstooth said...

I'm cracking up! I was thinking "poor Kim" having to deal with a rabbit ear mess, and then it was a statue! Those puppies love to keep us on their toes, don't they?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You caught us off guard too Kim! For sure I thought you were talking about a real rabbit! Thank goodness the blue ball was found (mysteriously) hummm wonder where it was!
The rainbow was gorgeous! But driving through all that high water can be so scary!
I hope its time for you all to relax for the night!
Of course Todd- that silly little dog- probably does not know how to relax!
love
tweedles

Jo's World said...

Todd sounds like a holy terrier!

Stella, Jo and Zkhat

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Todd, you little rascal you!
Lotsalicks
TOBY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Nancy K. said...

YOU are a shit!

;-)

I'm afraid you've got more rain coming. I live on the side of a hill and I've actually got standing puddles in my back yard. I don't think that there have ever been puddles there! Of course, if it had been snow (which I almost wish) we'd have about three feet!

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Oh we were totally tricked here........we thought a real poor bunny was missing a real live ear!! Ewwwww!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

marejohn said...

Oh that face! and thank goodness the blue ball miraculously happeared..also thank goodness it was a statue!
and did I mention, "that face"?? What a handsome guy!

The Life of Riley said...

We need one of those blue squeaky balls here for when Enzo runs away with some forbidden treasure in his mouth!

scotsmad said...

Good thing you found the mysteriously disappeared ball to bribe him with!

We are having loads of rain, too, so we sympathize! At least we aren't having flooding like so many places around the state.

XXXOOODaisy, Bella & roxy

bellaboo said...

Ha,ha,Kim you had me going there,thinking it was a poor little bunny!
Hope you're all safe and dry now

Anns Art said...

Phew, I thought you meant a real rabbit! But then Todd can get away with anything in my book.

It's me said...

Poor rabbit .....sweet Todd...love from me....xxx....beautiful sky !!!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

That's cute. you got me there. I was like, A RABBIT EAR. How did he catch it? But at the end it was a garden statue. Thank fully.
I could just imagine you chasing Todd all over the house.
TFS.
Have a wonderful Thursday.
ANA

Angus said...

Well done Todd .

Lori Skoog said...

So glad it was not a real rabbit! Silly Todd.

GOOSE said...

Oh you had me going. I was thinking it was a real wabbit. Good job Todd. hehhehe.
Blessings,
Goose

TexWisGirl said...

todd is SO full of character. i know you adore that crazy pup...

Camille said...

Whew! Well done Todd! I long for rain - twelve inches of snow for us today up north. Arrrgggh! :-)

Jodi said...

I was picturing Todd with a real rabbit hanging from his mouth as you chased him and the rest of your crew chased you! Glad it wasn't as adventuresome as that. :-)

Jill said...

Shame on you! You got me! lol!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

You had me!! I was wondering how Todd got the rabbit's ear off so quickly without having the rest of the rabbit!! And then I was imagining him chasing the rabbit through your house.....

Cute story and cute picture of one of my favorite boys!

xo
Lynn

Sherri said...

If he did that to a statue rabbit, I'm REALLY glad he didn't get his teeth on a real one! lol.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

What a guy, that Todd!! I can't believe you played the "squeaky toy" card. But with a Terrier, it's whatever works:-) Poor rabbit.

tammy j said...

oh puppy todd!!!
i needed this laugh today. how did you know?
you are the big A in adorable.
hugs to your adorable wee self.
tammy j

Sam said...

I was thinking in my head "Oh yuck, he must have ripped it off the rabbit!" BOL!

Sam

A Quiet Corner said...

Just want you need, Kim...a teething terror named Todd!...:)JP

Reena Walkling said...

You rascal! You had me going there! ewwwww I was thinking ... poor bunny! That Todd ... he is one ornery boy!

Country Gal said...

Just like our Miggy hears what she wants to lol .
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Val said...

Todd, Todd, Todd...you had me going with this one Kim!! Thanks for the giggles :)

Jim said...

Got me on that one Ms.Kim! Todd will forever keep you young! lol

The Witch said...

Kim,
HA HA HA you had me hooked line and sinker. I was thinking the poor bunny and how could he have run inside the house with it.
That Todd sure is a cutie pie.

NanaNor's said...

Too funny! I thought for sure it was alive because terriers are known for such antics. I thought "best of luck" with getting him to stop. He is such a cutie. Love that he came for his favorite toy. I hope you were able to relax today. Hugs today.
Noreen

Catherine said...

Oh you naughty naughty girl! I was totally reading that thinking it was a real live baby bunny! Be still my heart!!! I should have known Todd would not be up to such antics! ;)
xo Catherine

KB said...

You got me!!!!! I was wondering why Kim wasn't upset that Todd ripped a rabbit's ear off :)

Gorgeous rainbow!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

That looks like Todd's "Who, me?" face. Actually, yucky as it would be, at least he couldn't choke on a real rabbit ear.

Jed & Abby

John Gray said...

Ah scotties and small furry animals
They don't mix.....
George is fine with hens but with small and rodents....it's dead

~ Kirra ~ said...

Stunning photo of nature and her colour scheme, after a downpour.

The excitement to be outdoors and how we have the essential temptations onhand for their eventual return.

A delightful post.

Bobbi said...

Every time I read another Todd story, it brings back that first year when Gracie was a pup. I thought at that time I'd never survive.. lol. (She's lucky she survived!) You gotta love 'em!! Todd couldn't get any cuter!!!

2browndawgs said...

Good one Todd. I am sure you make your humans laugh. :)

Chris said...

You had me there for a minute. Glad to know he didn't dis-ear a real rabbit.
Todd, you are such a cutie though.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Todd is such a punk and a scallywag. Just adore him and his antics. :))