FINALLY I got the chance to take Niblet out to the vegetable garden so he could run around. It's completely enclosed, so he doesn't need a harness. However, I was a little paranoid that some raptor would see him running around looking white and tasty, but nothing bad happened.
I took him out in a little cloth bag (he hates being picked up) and, once safe behind the gate, I put him down. He was a bit nervous at first (just like last year):
He got used to it out there pretty quickly, though, and started to explore.
“This is where I belong!”
Crouching Delia, Hidden Nibble
“Boy, these plants are huge!”
He spent a little time among his favorite veggies, but he didn’t even nibble any cilantro. I think he was too excited to eat:
Then he discovered my ‘California Wonder’ bell peppers:
“GIMME!” (he got out of frame here, tearing at my poor little pepper plant)
My peppers! Sheesh!
I got the requisite cutey-booty shot:
and one of him standing up looking around:
”The wild rabbit steps out of the jungle, moving with the grace of a -- well, a rabbit....”
Boy, you can really see his little nub-ear here. Poor sweet baby!
Once inside (he did NOT want to leave the garden, and he did a few backfeet-flippies just to let me know it), Kisses showed him how much she missed him:
I'm always talking about how well the kitties and Nibble get along; this is a typical greeting between these two. Clawsie's not always so friendly (I think she tastes him sometimes!), but Cookies and Niblet get along just as well as Kisses and Niblet do. We're lucky to have such a happy family!