Friday, September 5, 2014

An Empty Cage

The clock stroke twelve midnight, and I am still not asleep. I had to boil water for tomorrow and while waiting for my kettle to whistle, I lay on the couch. I listened quietly. There was sounds of the passing vehicles, and noises from the LRT construction site nearby. There was also sounds of the night crickets. I listened...and listened... 

I was hoping to hear the sound of the gushing pee, or sounds of hay being bitten, or at least the creaks of the cage. Empty...

The large cage inhabited by the two renowned rabbits, Fluffy & Bunny lies empty. Silent...

Fluffy had succumbed to her G.I disease last two months. We coped with her departure by channeling our grief into loving, caring, nurturing little Bunny Boy. Bunny was coping really well, along with us. We spend the night letting him roam free, giving him occassional treats, letting him on the sofa, watching television with us. He was an avid follower of humans. My guess was that he did not know what to do, he wants to play with us. Bunny has always been a timid one. It took us years to gain his trust. Before this, he will mimic Fluffy's actions. He dislikes human touch and was very sensitive to unfamiliar noises. Fluffy's departure also marks the beginning of a new relationship benchmark between Bunny and us. 

As much as I am enjoying all the kisses and cuddles from Bunny, I miss Fluffy terribly. I miss her lovely eyes, her occasional winks and her bites! I miss the way my bunnies chased each other playfully! I missed them both even more now that Bunny goes for his annual vacation at his daddy's house. 

I always thought that Fluffy and Bunny were just pets. Never did I know that this two little creatures had a lot of love within their tiny body. They taught me humour, responsibility, anger management, and many more. They no longer appear as 'just pets' to me. They are FAMILY, and family stays together no matter what happens! 

Narrated by Fluffy&Bunny's mama.

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