Oh man. The photos I used on my page today were almost the last photos of our bunnies... WARNING -- Not a happy story.. but a mostly happy ending, so far. I took these pictures on Monday afternoon, and I was going to scrap them the next morning after school drop off. Well, Tuesday morning, first thing, our bunnies got attacked by a stray cat and managed to get out of their cage! It was terrifying, and I never EVER want to hear a bunny scream again. That noise will haunt me forever. We were just sitting around enjoying the morning when we heard the commotion, and saw one of the bunnies out of their cage being chased. Hubby and I flew out of the house to try to get the cat away, but we couldn't find Mr Hopps. I looked in the cage and the other one, Marshmallow, was gone too. I was devastated. It might sound silly, because they are rabbits, but I couldn't breathe. I practically collapsed in my driveway, weeping. Hubby told me to go inside to make sure the kids were ok and he would look around the street for the bunnies. As I was going inside, I heard Melody call out, "Mr Hopps?!" Somehow, one of the bunnies had dodged the cat and found his way up the stairs and into the house!! I scooped him up and gave him to my absolutely distraught, Melody. She held him for a minute but he wanted to run and hide, understandably. But we couldn't find Marshmallow, anywhere. Hubby walked up and down the street and asked everyone he saw if they had seen a cat chasing a rabbit (and that it was the rabbit that we were looking for, not the stupid cat). He wanted to find something, even if Marshmallow had been killed, it would have been nice to find him to put him to rest. Nothing. He was about to give up when a lady came running back up the street and told him that Marshmallow was being stalked by the cat in our neighbour's driveway. He came and got me and the pet carrier and we tried to get Marshmallow to come. He kept bolting and the cat was still there, and he was near the road. It was awful. But I finally was able to approach him and he got in the carrier. We knew that if they survived the next hour or so, that they wouldn't die of shock. That usually happens immediately during/after a big scare. But these guys are tough little bunnies. We did have to take them to the vet, because Marshmallow had a bite and cats' bites spread infection like crazy, even in humans. The vet said we were very lucky, because the bite was right on his head, and if it had been her cat, Marshmallow would have been dead. He got a shot of antibiotics and we have to put iodine on the wounds, but he is still at risk for a few more days because of the possible infection. Mr Hopps is pretty much all clear, though he still seems a little slower than normal, but he has what looks like a cyst on his jaw (not from the attack) that they will investigate further when he is asleep being desexed. At this stage they both seem to be ok, but they aren't out of the woods just yet. I still feel sick to my stomach every time I think about how close we came to losing both of them!! It is amazing how two little critters can grab hold of your heart so tight in such a short time. Give your pets a big hug today.