There was High Drama at the Elephant house (get it? Like at the zoo!) last week. On Tuesday, I did something terrible. I have no idea what that something was, but it pissed Bumble off. Usually he doesn’t stay angry for long, but this time, he ignored me all day long. He wouldn’t look at me, and he oriented himself so that either his back or his butt was facing me:
Bumble giving me The Bunny Butt*
This behavior hurt my feelings. I can’t stand it when he’s mad at me. After several hours, and efforts at making up (saying how sorry I was, attempting to pet him), I caved and offered him a raisin. It worked: we were best friends again. Being angry at me for an extended period of time takes a toll on him. Once we’ve made up, he clings to me like glue and must remain in physical contact with me. He has to make up for all the lost snuggle time. Tuesday was no different, every time I held still, he laid his head on my foot:
I’m forgiven and we’re both relieved**
I’ve told him it would be so much easier to avoid all of this. But Bumble’s rules are that when you do something awful, you have to be punished, and you must pay restitution in fruit.
*All pictures are reenactments.
**Poses performed by professionals. Do not attempt.
Next week: A Very Special Monday Bunny Blogging, featuring Bumble’s Second Adoption Anniversary Party!