Sweet Funny Hoolie

Hoolie was found hopping around in a field near our home. No one claimed him so we took him in. I always suspected he was one of the bunnies that was purchased at Easter time and when he was grown was tossed out. It makes me sad that people get bunnies and chicks and like them until they are grown then they don’t want them anymore.

Relaxing in his pen.
Hoolie and PoohGirl hanging out together
Playing with a box of stencils.
Looking under the bed for Patches, they played together a lot.
One of the cats was sleeping Hoolie was trying to get them to play with him
He loved to sling that bag around until all the balls rolled out of it.
His favorite toy, he would toss them in the air over and over until he tired of it and went to other things.

All the kids were grown up and out on their own except for one of the girls. We had so much fun with Hoolie he was a real hoot.

He and the four cats got along very well, but he and Patches were like best friends, they played hide-n-seek every day and chased each other around the house. Hoolie had the run of the house during the day but slept in his pen at night. One of the funniest things we saw Hoolie and Patches do was that he used the cats litter box and Patches used Hoolie’s.

They gave us tons of laughs.

Have you ever heard a rabbit scream? I have and I will never forget the sound. The cats and Hoolie were in the playroom, I was in the living room. I heard a loud, high-pitched scream like I had never heard before. Hoolie had somehow gotten one of his hind legs caught in a stand-alone hamster wheel. He was hopping in circles screaming with all his might and banging the wheel on the floor. It took me a while to catch him and get his leg out. After freeing him he went hopping off and back to playing like nothing ever happened. He was not injured. I made sure he could not get to that wheel again.

That sweet bunny spent many hours playing with my great-grandson and the cats. He was well loved by us all. We are thankful for the time we had with him. It was sad for some time not hearing that little sweetie hopping all through the house. He will always be missed he brought a lot of joy to us.

Precious Patches

Everyone who knows me knows that I love animals. Except for a few short periods there have always been one or more animals living with me/us. Lately I have not been able to think of something to post about so I decided to share stories of some of the animals that have been the most memorable.

For many years we were fostering animals for the local humane society and taking in those that found their way to our home one way or another. Where we lived during those years and still live, at first was mostly wooded area and people would dump cats and dogs so a lot of them found their way to our home.

This is Patches she was attached to me and was a very sweet cat. She would sometimes sit on my husband’s lap until I sat down then she would come running and jump in my lap. She could be in another room sleeping and somehow know when I sat down. She would sit in my lap, turn facing me, stretch her body up my chest so that her head touched my chin and sleep that way until I needed to get up.

My husband read the bible and the newspaper once or twice every day until dementia robbed him of those pleasures. Patches always read with him.

Bible reading

Patches got along with every child and every animal that we had through out her lifetime. She was a sweetheart, and I will never stop missing her.

Newspaper reading.
Crossword puzzle working

Every morning after breakfast while my husband read the newspaper, I worked the crossword puzzle. Patches would be there with me overseeing. When I finished the puzzle, she would go back to the newspaper and sit with my husband until he was finished reading, and it was TV time for him.

Liver and kidney failure took her. She was an adult when she came to us, so we had no idea her age. She was with us for several years.

Precious Patches was one of a kind, so gentle and sweet.

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