|The vermin in the backyard|
A few months ago I noticed a rabbit in the backyard, “Hey, kids, look – it’s Oscar the rabbit.”
Somehow the kids accepted the name and all of us would comment on Oscar’s moods and habits.
When a bunny appeared I referred to it as Vladimir.
I guess I jumped the shark with this one, for instead of the name being viewed as coming from a sacred source the kids began to suspect I made it up.
Now every time a bunny appears it could be referred to as Vladimir, Hugo, Caramel, or Slipper. Also, Oscar’s wife, who has not actually been viewed, has been named Sasha by the daughter.
Weird and happy, our lives continue.