our neighbors, the warren(s)

“Be cunning, and full of tricks,
and your people will never be destroyed.”

Richard Adams, Watership Down

“Love the animals.
God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled.
Don’t trouble it, don’t harass them, don’t deprive them of their happiness,
don’t work against God’s intent.

Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov”
Richard Adams, Watership Down

We have some neighbors…its a family of 5 and they live outback
someplace behind the house.

We believe there were perhaps 6 or even more, but one of their smallest family
members met a tragic demise…
Our older cat, Peaches, might know something about all of this but we won’t talk
about that today…

Rather we’ll just enjoy those who call our yard their own…

The other day, I went to open the front door and this is who greeted me on the walkway
directly at the bottom of the front porch steps.


(julie cook / 2019)

Next, I went out on the back deck to check on what was cooking on the grill when
something down below caught my eye…
That’s when I spotted him, or is it a her, under my blueberry bushes


(julie Cook / 2019)

Definitely munching on the blueberries…


(julie cook / 2019)

This afternoon I went out front to water my plants when suddenly someone darted
out, right in front of me…


(julie cook / 2019)

That’s when I turned around only to see these two youngsters chasing each other around the yard.


(julie cook / 2019)

Without a vegetable garden these days, I certainly don’t mind our neighbors sharing my yard.


(julie cook / 2019)

Do not plan evil against your neighbor, who dwells trustingly beside you.
Proverbs 3:29

10 comments on “our neighbors, the warren(s)

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    So cute. Good thing you don’t have a veggie garden. We’d have to call you Mrs. McGregory.

    • Oh they use to invade when we did as did the deer— that’s when I resorted to the old timer’s advice of surrounding the garden with slivers of Irish spring soap— I don’t remember if it worked but things did smell good

      • lynnabbott says:

        Oh, I’ll have to try that! I do have a garden that gets invaded by the neighboring warren. 😦 They are cute little buggers, though. 😉 Amazing photos, dearest Julie! And Watership Down is a powerful book…I thoroughly enjoyed it. 😀 ❤ and hugs!

      • Cut slivers of Irish spring around the perimeter of your garden Lynn-it seemed to work— for a while 😁

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