Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday Tale/Tail: Petunia

 While I take an inventory of things on the dresser, we'll tell you about Petunia.  Years ago mom worked with an older man
who called her Petunia.  When she asked him why he called her
Petunia, he said Petunia was easier to say than Cecilia. 
The odd thing was this man's name was Cruda...seriously!!
Recently mom was sitting on the couch by the back door.
She caught a glimpse of something at the door.When she
turned to look, lo and behold there was a BUNNY
at the back door standing on 'her' hind legs looking in the house
Oh how I wish I had seen it be alas I was napping upstairs.
Mom hopped (pun intended) up quickly to get the flashy beast.
When she returned look what she saw,
my new BBF(best bunny friend) 
snacking on purple Petunias.  Evidently they are a delicacy 
for bunnies.  We decided to name her Petunia
because we don't think Cecilia is a good name for a bunny.
Then later Dad said I spy Petunia lounging at the edge of the deck!!

Petunia (the smaller bunny) and either her Mom or older sibling.

Prior approval granted:  
Mom, Dad, Dad's bro aka Uncle G and his wife, Auntie K, are taking a sentimental journey today to visit, *Saxapahaw, the home town of Dad and Uncle G's mom.   She would have been 107 on July 5th.  It is about an hour away from us...mom promises to catch up when 
she returns.

It sits on the Haw River.  The old Cotton Mill has been tuned into apartments and shops.

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    1. *Saxapahaw
      North Carolina
    2. Saxapahaw /sæksəpəhɔː/ is a census-designated place in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,648 at the 2010 census. Wikipedia
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  1. We think those bunnies need chasin'. We'll come do it, if you can't find anyone else.

  2. What a great new BBF you have Madi!!! Tell your Mama to have a great time on her day trip!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  3. Crikey .... that's one cheeky bunny. Eating the petunias ...... the hide of it!! I'll help Bella, Roxy and Dui chase him. He sure needs chasin'!!

  4. Did you say BUNNY? I'll be right there!!!!

  5. What a cute bunny! I wish we had Bunny TV here.

  6. We got tons of bunnies here - they prefurs eatin da clover over da flowers though.

  7. Petunia and furfriend do look very cute, I finks Mom is being very understanding letting them snaffle on her plants.
    Have a great time in Saxapahaw, looks a very pretty place to go
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. Bunny TV! You have a new channel to watch at your house Madi! Now we know what happens to Mom's petunias........

    Hugs, Sammy

  9. Petunia is so cute! Your Mom is nice to let them have a little taste of her plants. The head peep is not so understanding about the deer and our shrubs!

  10. Oh what fun to have Petunia to come visit. She won't eat much. And then a family member came along too. Soon you will have a whole porch full of bunnies. Madi, you had better nap by that door so you can see them.
    Hope the Mom and Dad have a great trip today.

  11. Poor Madi, home alone, hope they leave the blinds open so you can watch Petunia. love the name, love the bunny, love the whole story.... tell Mom to have a safe and fun trip today... just read Marg comment. LOL MOL on a porch full of bunnies.

  12. I think we have Petunia's cousins living in our yard. Why they love my hostas flowers and they are purple or white. They must be on some sort of purple diet.
    I don't chase after the bunnies, why if I did Lee would be mad at me. I am only allowed to go after squirrels and moles and chippers.
    Sweet William The Scot

  13. Awwwwww Petunia is sooooooo cute.... I (Frankie Furter) just ADORE bunnies... Ernie wants to chase them... NOT me... I want to be furends with them... I hope that Petunia STAYS close to your house fur EVER... so you can become furends too. Hope your mom and dad have a grand time today...

  14. Hari Om
    Oh yes, my father used to lament the loss of his petunias to the bunny crowd....

    Love the name of the town and let's hope it is a fun and happy time to had by all... Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  15. That is very nice of you, Madi, to let M<om and Dad go on that nice trip. We bet Dad and his brother have many fond memories of Saxapahaw.

    Funny thing, Mom's Dad used to call her Petunia too:) Maybe that little Petunia on your deck will come to your window and give you a nosetap on the glass:)

    Woos - Cara and Lightning

  16. Have a great trip Cecilia. We had some wild/tame buns. They didn't run from us. But, I'm betting the hunter/war kitten clan have a lot to do with why we don't see them any more. Wave, Evie (aka Eve-vil and Target are all hunters.

  17. we have bunnies in our yard also, we feed them lettuce, did you know my little sister named Kody's (piper's momma) middle name is Cecelia also...when she was little she could not say it so she said her name was Kody Celery....lol....stella rose

  18. That is some cute Petunia bunny sweet Madi!

  19. Awww... what cute bunnies you have.

  20. Bunnies are so cute - but they leave a lot of bunny pellets. we had a little one that last year. He lived under our front steps and would come out and eat the grass.
    When the peeps moved the steps to paint - OMD! No wonder he had moved on - his place was filled with poop pellets
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  21. Petunia is an awfully cute name but tell mom we think Petunia is a skunk
    Lily & Edward

  22. Oh, Petunia is adorable! We wouldn't mind having a Petunia to watch at our flowers. We'll insist our mom pick up some petunias the next time she's out and about. Have fun in Saxapawah!

  23. Set out a water pan to see if Petunia leaves your flowers alone. Rabbits are actually interested in the water content of nurtured flowers and vegetables.

    We hope the humans enjoy the visit. Short trips are awesome--less recuperating ;-)

  24. Ohhh, they are so adorable. I would gladly let them eat my petunias.
    Dip and Elliot x

  25. You have your own bunny? Me and Stanley like to chase bunnies! We kept seeing them on our vacation and mom says I have a strong prey instinct. IDK what that means, I only know it was rabbit hunting season! Are you gonna let your Petunia in the house to play with you?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  26. You've got cute BBFs, Madi! It's always fun having friendly critters that live in the back yard. We have a chipmunk that lives under our back deck. We named him Thelonious. We love when he comes out to "play" with us! Or more like taunt us through the windows...

  27. madi...yur mom & dad will be callin petunia a few mor choiz werdz onze her starts eatin everee....thing....in....site....kleer...down....two.....de...soil.....

    guarantee ~~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

  28. Petunia sure is cute! but she needs to find her own petunias to eat and stay out of your Mom's! MOL

  29. Petunia is cute. Sorry your folks are abandoning you.

  30. Awww....Petunia is adorable!!

    The Florida Furkids

  31. Petunia is very cheeky to eat the flowers!

  32. Cute story about the name Petunia! My cats watch a nightly visiting bunny too.

  33. Aw, what a cute little bunny. We've got a couple of bunnies around here and they've been eating all the mom's petunias!

  34. What a cute little bunny neighbor that Petunia is, hope she comes by to visit more often. Also hope your family has a wonderful trip.

  35. Petunia is very cute. You're so lucky, you have bunnies and hummingbirds and all kinds of interesting visitors.
    Tell your mom and dad to travel safe.
    Wally & Sammy

  36. We go crazy if we see a bunny in our yard. Our dad doesn't like them eating his precious plants.


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