Sunday, 19 February 2012

A close run thing...


At 3 o'clock this morning we were awoken by the horrible sound of screaming rabbits.

I was out of bed and half way down the stairs before I thought "Jeez, I am going REALLY fast - I hope I can stop!"

I hit the back door running with Custard right behind me.

Out onto the path, the first thing I saw was NUB, thrashing on the ground.  I thought his neck was broken and he was dying, but I picked him up anyway before Custard made sure.  I guess that the cat had dropped him and fled when the door opened.

It was soon clear that he was alive.  There was no blood but it was clear that he had been grabbed by the back of the neck.  We put him in a carry basket while we tried to find out what had happened.

It was probably around this time that I realised how cold it was and thought how good it was that I was actually wearing PJs...

It looked like a cat had made a very small gap in the wire which NUB had escaped through, straight into the waiting cat's mouth.  Hurried repairs were made before we put NUB back into the run and returned to bed, not really sleeping as every sound had us on edge.

Today, NUB has been subdued, although he has been eating on and off.  Not as much as usual, but at least he as not gone into the shutdown that traumatised rabbits can do. He seems to be bruised and frightened by his experience, but hopefully he will be OK in a couple of days.

More soon!

8 comments:

wReggie said...

I hate animal drama....but cats are cats and dogs are dogs.

Abby said...

Oh NO! What a close call! But at least it's got a happier ending than the way I first thought this was going to go! I hope NUB is none the wore for wear, and thank goodness they can scream!

agg79 said...

Jeez man. What a thing to wake up to at 0300. I am glad Nub was only traumatized and not seriously hurt. I hope he is able to shake it off and recover quickly. Maybe it will teach Nub a hard lesson in caution with his nocturnal adventures. I was impressed that Custard with you to charge out into the face of danger.

terri said...

Those damn cats! :-( Poor Nub! I hope he'll be okay.

wigsf3 said...

Cats is evils I tells ya.

kenady said...

Nothing like the sound of screaming rabbits to waken you at 3am! I hope Nub is ok and that you and your family were able to get some rest.

CiCi said...

Poor NUB. That was an unpleasant experience for all of you. You got there in the nick of time for sure. Good thing you didn't fall down the stairs on the way.

Shrinky said...

Oh my God, poor NUB, poor YOU, and your all your family. What a fast, brave and quick-thinking hero you are - soooo glad you managed to get there in time - sheesh, what a trauma!