Bunny Crossing: It’s been in the pipeline for the past month, but we never knew it’d hit us so soon.
Puppy’s moved out. To her own room across the landing.
Today, it’s her third night away, and she hasn’t looked back. Not even once.
No cajoling. No tears. No requests for water halfway through. No trips back to our room in the middle of the night.
Today, I even had to remind her to give me a goodnight hug and kiss!!! She ran at me with full speed and gave me a big bear hug. (*giggle, giggle*)
So this is how it happens when we don’t force her towards independence. Only two weeks ago I asked her if she’d like to move. She shook her head, smiled with her head tilted on one side and said, “I’m not ready.”
Lamb bravely tried to make the crossing on the first night. He came back in the wee hours and has stayed with us ever since. Poor Lamb, he really does miss his sister. He now wakes up with a jolt in the morning and asks, “Where’s Puppy??” With a lightning leap, he’s off the bed, running as fast as he can to the other room. I no longer have to extricate myself from early morning Sandwich Making.
Let’s see, that leaves only two Bunnies left in our room at night.
I’m in mourning. It seems so ………. FINAL.