Today I found my son stretched out on the floor doing homework with our rabbit, Marius, curled up in between his legs
It amazes me what love and gentleness can do to tame the hearts of animals.
Marius is a house-rabbit. He used to have a cage but we used it less and less as he got older. Eventually we just stopped and threw it away. He uses the doggy door and does his business in the yard. He chases us, literally, butting his head and nibbling on our toes for treats throughout the day. He also chases us for pets. He stretches out and when we pet his big head, his teeth chatter, which is a rabbit’s way of purring, and he licks our hands to show his love. He is the sweetest, gentlest guy although he has chewed quite a bit of our house up!
What a privilege to have animals who have given you their hearts. They are one of life’s greatest gifts and bring our family immense joy.