I lost my rabbit

Nicholas Augustus the rabbit

A rabbit named Nicholas Augustus moved into my driveway. I’ve tried to video him, but so far no luck.

This will be a short post, thanks to the migraine I have coming on. It also might not make sense, which probably has more to do with me than my migraine.

I had a rabbit.

His name is Nicholas Augustus (because what else do you name a rabbit?) and he appeared in my driveway a week ago.

You probably don’t know this, but my driveway is long. Like, 800m long. I know this because the pizza delivery guys measured it, but that’s another story.

A week ago when I was driving to work Nicholas Augustus shot out of the ditch beside the driveway, probably thinking the world was ending. He ran just ahead of the car all the way to the road, at which point he and I headed off in different directions.

I met him again on my way home. This time the car chased him up the driveway a good way until he finally dove in the bushes.

It happened again the next day, and the next.

The first few times Nicholas ran as if a train full of the fast kind of zombies was chasing him, but after a while he got rather blasé about the whole exercise. Sure he was hopping away, but it was a half-hearted effort, and I had to drive at a crawl to keep from accidentally running him over.

No zombies here, he’d decided. Just this noisy metal moose interrupting my breakfast again.

I got rather fond of Nicholas and decided to get out my camera and video him running in front of the car. In other words, do the exact thing guaranteed to make him disappear.

So far I have four videos of the car trundling along the driveway, but no Nicholas.

I wonder where he is. I hope he’s okay.

I miss my rabbit.

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Author: A.S. Akkalon

By day, A.S. Akkalon works in an office where the computers outnumber the suits of armour more than two-to-one. By night, she puts dreams of medieval castles, swords, and dragons onto paper.

20 thoughts on “I lost my rabbit”

  1. I also hope for Nicholas’ safe return! Perhaps the only animals I am more fond of than rabbits are cats (and maybe snails).

    If he doesn’t come back, perhaps you’d like me to send you a new one? To my great delight, we are overrun with them in Massachusetts.

    I hope your head feels better!

    1. Thank you! They’re a pest, but rabbits are kind of adorable, especially when they really can’t be bothered running away from a car.

      It took a few days, but my head is better now, thanks. 🙂

  2. Hope you find him again. It might just be the beginning of a long friendship with your Royal Fluffiness! 🙂

    We have plenty here too if need be. Though, I don’t really picture myself chasing them down to the river. I might have to unleash my two wild cats, but then the delivery might be the type that inspires Stephen King!

    Hope you feel better too! Take care!

    1. Thank you. 🙂 His Royal Fluffiness is fond of rabbits, but smaller ones of the Stephen King variety. He cleared out a whole warren and brought in five in three days once. It took some doing to get the blood out of the carpet. 🙁

  3. Found a girlfriend. Or a boyfriend, whichever he prefers. He’ll be back with about six compadres in a month or so.

    And I do hope your migraine changed its mind! Feel better soon!

    1. Oh dear! I hoped it was a bit cold and wet for bunny companionship, but I wouldn’t put it past them.

      It took a few days, but my migraine eventually got over itself. 🙂

  4. N.A. may have realized that the most dangerous thing for a rabbit to do is to become predictable. Or maybe he has a migraine too. May yours go quite away in short order!

  5. Oh no! I hope he returns, although it’s understandable that poor Nicholas was spooked. I’m also more frightened of cameras than cars.

    I hope your migraine goes away soon! I don’t get migraine headaches myself, but I hear they’re really terrible. :/

    1. Cameras are quite terrifying. He’s clearly a sensible rabbit.

      I don’t get migraines often (thankfully), or as badly as a lot of people, but they’re still an experience I’d rather skip.

  6. I hope he will come back! I had a lovely rabbit as pet he gave me sunshine and happiness every day, it is amazing how much unconditional love they can give! If you never had a rabbit in your arms you never know! Mine sadly passed away last month 10 hours after a shot of antibiotics to treat an abscess, so very sad he was still very young only 3 years old, I got him when he was 2 months! I miss him very much! I hope your lovely rabbit will come back! <3

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