Saturday, November 22, 2008
  what a damn good guy my chris is
i got moo without really consulting chris.

i mean, we had talked about it for ages. we even went to the wildife care center to meet some buns once. and he didn't seem to mind the idea much anymore... so i started checking into bunnies. the day i went to get moo, i knew i still hadn't talked to chris about it... so i texted him and said, "hey, going to meet some potential friends for george." and received no response, even though he always responds to my texts. SO. yeah, i know... silence is not permission or agreement or anything like that. but i rationalized. i really wanted george to have a friend.

chris wasn't happy. george is patty's after all. she's going back to live with patty next year. and we had agreed that we would get no more pets. i felt a friend for george was different, and if patty didn't want them both, i would have no problem taking care of them indefinitely.

it was actually a really big deal. chris was quite mad that i just went out and did this. i admit that i shouldn't have, but my pity for george was so strong that i just wanted to fix it.

after moo died, chris said that he knew that he was mad when i got moo, but that he had to admit that george did seem to like having a friend. he was sad about moo too.

then i started asking if george could get another friend. the night moo died, i couldn't even go in and LOOK at george i felt so guilty about her being alone again. chris said that i would have to talk to patty about it this time.

so i did. i called her. calling is difficult when the subject matter is difficult. i don't know if she was pissed about me getting moo or not.. all i heard was that patty was ok with both of them going to live there.

patty certainly didn't seem to object. we talked for a little while, and i felt pretty positive when we hung up. but i also realized that she never came out and said "yes" and i know how she is very nice so that may have been her way of saying no.

so i asked chris to find out for sure for me. she told him she didn't want another bun right now, maybe later. considering i'm taking care of them now, i didn't figure that would happen. when chris told me, i got very upset.

after all - after the fight we got into about moo and all the headache, i figured that AT least george had a buddy for life. and then that buddy died. it was just so so sad.

i was walking around a store at the time.. i told chris i wanted to go as i didn't feel like talking. he said ok. he kinda sounded mad, i thought.

then he called back. he said he asked patty again but she still said no. i thought it was nice of him for asking at least. then he kept saying that she said to stop crying and quit being a wimp and all this other goofy stuff that i thought chris was just saying to cheer me up. actually, i think he was trying to goad me into a reaction, but i was so sad i didn't have the heart for it.

then he said, "actually, she said yes."

and i just have to say.. wow, i have a good guy. he didn't want this bunny to start out.. and was actually really upset about it... but he said whatever he did in order to get patty to say yes. :) i am so thankful. and for patty too. what a good coupla kids.

don't worry; i'm not passing the buck off on patty when i hand them over. i'm up there a couple of days a week so i'll stop in to drop off veggies and help keep their cage clean. they also have a chicken hutch outside they can occupy during the milder months during the day, so they should be happy.

SO, i'm going to meet more potential friends for george today. :)
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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