In childhood we have all heard of the story of the race between the tortoise and the rabbit-
Slow and steady wins the race.
Now I have a chance to re-learn that fable in my house as I was kindly gifted two rabbits by my friend-Abdul Hamid Khomaj
I tried to toilet train them by making them identify with one area of the room.
This was an attempt to keep them from making the house a litter bin.
The bigger rabbit is confined to one area. The smaller one is ingenious enough to find his way out from the barriers I have created. Yesterday, Santosh came to the house and tried to find the younger one. He searched everywhere and could not find him. After giving up, he sat to make some phone calls, only to find him hiding behind a football.
The tortoise and the rabbit
I have five tortoises who run towards me for being fed. Each has a personality of his /her own. One of them usually prefers to eat the salad straight from my hands rather than the one put on the floor. They have been my companions for over four years.
This tortoise group too started as a gift from dear friend Mathew who told me to keep his tortoise when he went to India for a holiday.
See blogs to get a flavor of life in Tripoli, our visits to Ghadames, the chicken curry
we had together
Thus, through these pet group friends we have woven a richness into our lives.
The conversation is changing.
“What did your rabbit prefer to eat today?”
“Where was he hiding yesterday?”
Now I have stopped trying to figure out how to confine the smaller fellow to one area of the house.
He is enjoying running around, I am getting some exercise doing the cleaning.
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Man’s best friend-Rex and Lisa, Wacko…friends in Tripoli