January 8, 2009

うさぎのクラウド:Cloud, the Rabbit



This rabbit ended up in my home yesterday. My friend has another rabbit that looks identical, so folks who found it assumed it belongs to her.

The problem is ... it's a male. So is her rabbit. Two male rabbits in one cage don't get along. From the day one, the power struggle began. The newcomer was attacking another one all day long, and at night, another one stomped his feet to scare away its adversary.  The dark noise kept her husband stay awake all night.

Finally, this one who'd been more aggressive jumped into a pool, knowing it cannot swim, and was rescued by her son.

"It committed suicide!" - Having realized how fierce their rivalty was, my friend dropped it off at my home, providing me a huge cage, food, and everything we need to keep it alive.

My kids named it 'Cloud' for it has white clouds around his neck;)


こいつは昨日うちにきた野良うさぎ。

そっくりの飼ってる友だちの家に近所の人たちが「逃げてるよ~」と捕まえて連れてきたものだ。押しの弱い友だちが預かったはいいけど、それからが大変だった。

家のもオス、野良もオス、オスうさは2匹同じ檻では暮らせない。初日から権力闘争が始まって日中は専ら家のうさぎに襲い掛かる展開に。夜は夜で家のうさぎが憎たらしげに足をドン、ドンと鳴らす威嚇音がうるさくて、おちおち眠れなくなった。

ところが、ずっとアグレッシブだったはずのこちらが、とうとう最後には嫌気がさしてプールにジャンプ。「うさぎが入水自殺図ったー!」と、すっかり度を失った友だちが速攻でうちに大きな檻と餌をドッサリつけドロップし、脱兎の如く去った、というわけね。

子どもたちがつけた名前は「クラウド」。首の下に雲が見えるでしょ?

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