So one of the things that Kymber recommended I do is take 30 minutes a day and just sit. Time has been a bit on the unavailable side to sit outside, so this blog comes to you courtesy of the Rabbit in the chair.
The Rabbit is Midnight, our big black bunny who will have her eighth birthday with us in August, our first rescue bunny. She is sitting here, next to me on her pink towel as I type.
Rabbits, if I have not said it enough, make excellent pets. They are quiet. They are relatively clean, if you keep up with their litter box - and their waste (combined with hay and wood pellets) makes an excellent mulch for the garden. Their food is inoffensive - hay, hay pellets, and fruits and vegetables. For those that trouble themselves about such things, they are supposed to be as smart as cats. They purr, in a sort of way, just like cats (actually, they grind their teeth together. Means the same thing). They give bunny kisses, also like cats. They are incredibly fluffy. And they have personalities.
Midnight has a very restrained, reserved personality. She generally prefers attention on her own terms. She will happily sit beside you (as she is doing now) rather quietly and contentedly. She does not seem to be bothered extensively by the new puppy (as opposed to I-bun, who is definitely not a fan). She gets rather excited about the carrot that comes her way every morning - in fact, she is rather insistent on it and gets grumpy if it is delayed.
But the best thing about her- and really about any bunny - is just the sense of calm and peace you have when you are with them. I am not sure what it is - all I know is that being with the bunnies makes me far more calm and happy than not being with them.
Sometimes peace is just a few bunny hops away.