While my friend Jacki is away over half-term, we are rabbit-sitting.Their arrival was greeted with much excitement by my three children, but Barney wasn't too sure!
Yesterday, we had the rabbits free-range in the living room and Barney came in to join us. For a while they watched each other, creeping closer, only to back away suddenly if the other moved too quickly. Then Barney remembered that he is a cat, darn it, he's a predator. In a move strikingly resembling a lion's approach to a zebra he pounced on one of the rabbits, pinning it to the ground with his teeth at its neck! The rabbit appeared undisturbed and Barney looked a little lost, as if not sure what he was supposed to do next. However, I didn't think the prospects of Barney playing nice were high, so the rabbits were returned to their cage.