I gave Cooper the chore of feeding the rabbits. He likes to have jobs to do and this one seemed easy and harmless. He has been taking it very seriously and this week Bun Bun (the black and white bunny in the picture below) got a bot fly. Firstly, I had no idea what it was but it's like tick and it grows into the skin and secondly, I had no idea how serious something was to a little rabbit. We got the bot fly out the other day but after the vet surgically removed the infected tissue today and we brought him home, sadly Bun Bun died tonight. Apparently rabbits can't handle much stress, and I am so proud of Cooper how he handled it. Erin and Brad cried and cried, deep sobs for their rabbit and Brad broke my heart when he sobbed "now I know what it's like to have someone you love go to heaven and you never see them anymore". URGH! Grief even for a rabbit is not something I like to discuss or handle anymore these days. But Cooper I told separately, alone downstairs and I asked if he was sad that his new friend Bun Bun was in heaven, and he said "No, it's ok, I am sad for Erin and Brad because I know this will make them sad, can we go upstairs and give them a hug?" Such a smart sweet kid my boy is! So we did and came downstairs and had Twizzlers and ice cream because you know that is how I roll :)
Tomorrow morning Cooper has his Kindergarten screening. Which is himself, me and 4 other kids and their parents who get to meet the teacher and they kind of meet and greet and get to know what level the kids are at and the kids get to intermingle a bit on a smaller scale before school officially starts. The first day of school is next Thurs and the kids only go an hour and the parents go with them. Then next Friday, is the first "real" day from 8-11:20am. Cooper is getting excited and so am I :) I am eager for him (and me!) to make some new friends, everyone we have met around here so far have been so amazingly nice!
Please note, we are still wearing the "ring bearer" suite jacket and a clip on tie with just about anything because we like to dress like Yogi the bear, minus the hat.
We are still bear obsessed
but haven't seen any other live ones :)