Photos Copyright: Maggie May
The grass is greener, the saying goes, on the other side.
In this case everything was more yellow because while walking round Westonbirt Arboretum, my friend and I saw the lovely sight of buttercups through a gate. I had to go and look and thought the field of yellow was a feast to my eyes.
This week I am looking after my granddaughters again while my son, Sam, returns to Southampton to do another week of fieldwork and to take an exam at the end of the session. He seems to be getting on well with it and Granddad and I are only too happy to help him out in this way.
I might be busier than usual and will get back to commenting as often as possible.
I am hoping that we are both in a much better state of health this time.
Ash the rabbit has obviously grown but is still smallish. He is a willful adolescent now of 10 weeks and can jump quite high. He seems a contented animal and is very friendly and likes lots of company.
We have had to alter our lives a bit to fit in with him. He has a rabbit playpen and because of his tendency to rip up plastic tablecloths that I put on the floor, we have had to buy a large piece of vinyl floor covering to protect the carpet. Obviously he likes to dig, being a rabbit.
I keep finding a huge amount of large feathers in the garden from collared doves that have been plucked and eaten by something, so obviously I will not entertain the idea of Ash going outside. The culprit is probably the fox because those birds were rather big for them to be the victim of cats, but you never know.
Ash has learnt to use his toilet tray all the time for a wee and a fair amount of times for poops. I am pleased with his progress. I am also relieved that I didn't get the rescue rabbit now because it would have been impossible to train an adult one to use a tray.
All things work together for good....... Rom 9 v 28 NRSV