Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring Training... for Bunnies

In spring, all thoughts turn to spring training for the bunnies.  After a long hard winter, they're ready to start Bunny Boot Camp at a remote site hidden beneath blankets of flowers.


It is there that the bunnies decide which career options to pursue.  Their choices are many, and bunnies must choose carefully.  Many of celebrity rabbits, like Bugs or Thumper, require the bunnies to work an internship program where they are generally mistreated and overworked for little compensation, all for the lure of fame.


The literary rabbits keep to themselves, and foster only the finest rabbit minds.  Each mentors one of the new rabbits.  Peter Cottontail, for example, looks for a somewhat rebellious type.



The Velveteen Rabbit is always scouting for new bunnies filled with love.



The March Hare is, not surprisingly, always in a hurry and tends to make snap judgments, which has led to disaster on more than one occasion.

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Rabbit of the Hundred Acre Woods is always too nervous to make a thoughtful decision, and accepts hordes of hares.

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Then there are the bunnies better known for their physical attributes.  The Energizer Bunny commands a vast squadron of rabbits, and they can be seen from the crack of dawn, until late at night, doing cardio and weights.

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There are assorted Trickster Bunny Mentors... everyone from Anasazi...

...to the Trix Rabbit.


They're on the lookout for a particular kind of rabbit.  It's not the breed, they explain.  It's how the harebrain works.

Then there are imaginary rabbits, like Harvey, who train with their imagination.  Their graduating classes lack a certain visibility.


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There are, of course, many specialty rabbits needed.  Peter Cottontail is always in need of new recruits, and is thankful that rabbits breed like rabbits, because it takes a lot of hopping to deliver all those eggs.


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Little Bunny Foo Foo used to recruit at spring training...


...until his fairy godmother turned him into a ghoul.

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(They always said he was mad as a March hare.)

Magician's rabbits are considered a specialty, and they attend secret seminars.
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And of course many train to be garden variety rabbits, which are known at training camp as garden-eating variety rabbits.

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But by the time spring is sprung, they're ready to hop to it.

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It's a busy season, and the coaches have no time to pull rabbits out of their hats (or to split hares).
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On the final day, after culmination exercises, everyone makes quick like a bunny...

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...to embark on new careers.

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If you hop to it, you can catch them hare...er, here.






1 comment:

  1. Yaba Daba Do!! Love these bunnies. Such a clever and fun blog..and what cute little faces. Thanks for bringing Spring in with a hop and a smile!

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