Nibbles the Bunny arrived this week and I knew we’d be in for an adventure while he was here. Now, Joan warned us that Nibbles had a propensity for bull-headedness but, sheesh, we never expected anything quite like what occurred this week.
On the first day of his visit, Nibbles went to work with me at the museum. He wandered off several times and I thought it was odd that he’d always end up near some sharp utensil or object that could be used as a weapon. He seemed harmless enough.
We took a break for lunch and Nibbles didn’t seem happy. He seemed extremely irritated and uneasy. Before I knew it he went crazy and tipped over the jelly caddy.
He stormed out of the restaurant and went and sat in the car. He wouldn’t tell me what was wrong so I thought it best that we head for home.
On our way home he started yelling for me to stop the car. I did as he wished, after all, I didn’t want to make my guest any more disgruntled. I couldn’t believe what transpired next. Nibbles flew out of the car, pulled out a gun, ran off toward a wooded area and seconds later I heard a gun shot. I was shakin’ in my shoes! I ran to see what was going on and this is what I saw:
Oh.My.Gawd. I stood in shock, not knowing what to do. I screamed, “Nibbles! What have you done?” He looked at me with his cute bunny eyes and said, “Please do not panic, it was something that had to be done.” He saw that I was completely confused so he explained. It appears that this opossum (Pico Opossum, the famed Beanie Baby poacher) had been following Nibbles since he saw him on eBay. He knew he was a retired Beanie Baby and figured he could ask a huge ransom for him. Nibbles was not going to be held captive by some scumbag opossum so he took matters into this own hands.
I was relieved to find out it was a self-defense sort of situation. I figured the authorities didn’t need to know about this little incident so I cleaned up the evidence. I threw the body into the wooded area, disposed of the gun and high tailed it home to clean any traces of gun residue off of Nibbles. Luckily, there were no witnesses, so I think Nibbles will be able to steer clear of the law. I thought it best that he get out of dodge as soon as possible. I didn’t want any suspicions to get raised if someone does find the body. So…Nibbles is off to Allison’s. Be careful, Allison. Keep a constant eye on this bad bunny!