Meet Gimpity. He’s my thumpless lawn rabbit.
Lawn rabbits are timid by nature. They’re normally quick too. The thumpless variety, however are a little slower. And my Gimpity seems slightly more daring.
Gimpity has a serious problem with his right hind leg. It’s badly broken between the hip and knee…I think. It’s badly broken is definite…exact location of the break is a bit of a guess.
This puts Gimp at a huge disadvantage in the “cruel” world out there so I don’t expect him to live very long. He seems pretty content though and I like this about him. I hate that I’ve grown a little attached to this bunny.
I’ve been taking advantage of Gimpity’s disadvantage…I’ve been hounding him with my camera.
Through the photos I shot, I learned that Gimp has a problem with at least one tick. You can see it as a swollen bag of blood at the base of his ear in the picture directly above. Poor guy. Without the use of his leg, he’s unable to scratch the blood-sucker away.
I thought of Thumper as I watched Gimpity selecting the clover flowers and noticed that he also ate the greens. Good boy Gimp.
And I couldn’t help but think of Lady and the Tramp as I watched a dandelion stem get shorter and shorter as Gimpity nibbled it down.
All cute stuff ya’ mangy rabbit. I’m rootin’ for ya’ Gimp!