Saturday, August 1, 2009

"Who ate my carrot"

Hi my friends
Remember my little garden? I have worked so hard to get my little garden growing. I water it and talk to it. I've been waiting for my carrots to grow to a GIGANTIC size. My dream was to take my prize winning carrots to the country fair. I knew they were almost ready to go win the BLUE ribbon.

Guess what?
This morning, before dawn, I heard some rambling & chatter going on down in the carrot patch. Crows were squaking, blue jays were chattering. By the time I ran down the steps, and got outside, and looked at my garden, all the carrots were gone! Everyone of them.
There was a trail of carrot tops leading up the hillside. I had a suspicion!

I heard some stumbling and grumbling, and then noticed a trial of dust darting up the hillside. All of a sudden from behind the tall bean stalks, one mischevious little rabbit, whose name is Niblet, ventured out carrying a carrot. It was my prize winning carrot. Niblit, is the most peculiar of all the little rabbits, that I have ever met. When he chews, you can hear him crunch a mile away. Niblit lives with his mom and dad and brothers and sisters under tree roots up on the hillside. They sneak berrys, cabbages and collard greens from my moms garden. Somehow, it never fails, that I get blaimed for their mischevious ways. However, I wish they would go to the farm next door and eat those stinky parsnips. I would not get blamed for missing parsnips, since everybody knows I hate parsnips!

I caught that little rabbit red handed, so I grabbed his blue jacket with my paw.
Niblit, I want to have a talk with you- so just one moment! What do you think your doing with my carrots?

Niblit was still hanging on to the carrot. Do you see him hold tite! He had one end, I had the other. He is a mighty little monster.
Tell me Niblit, please tell me why you stole my carrots?
"Well, Niblit replied . I wasn't going to harm them, or eat them. I just wanted to get your attention. You have been so busy visiting with all the other little wild forest friends that come to visit you. And,,,,,, well, you don't have time for me anymore. So, I thought this would get your attention. I think I am jealous".
I did not know what to say. Tears came to my little pug eyes, as I listened. Niblit had tears too.
I finally was able to speak with a quivering voice. "Niblit your right, I have not been a very good friend lately. I need to pay more attention, and listen to all my friends, including you, so lets start now."
I licked the tears from Niblets face and then the two of us sat in the grass and chomped away on the prize winning carrot.
I decided it was better to have my special friends, than a blue ribbon.
What do you think?
With that thought in mind, it is now time for me to go to bed.
I will dream about the good times with ALL my friends.
Nitety nite


Riley, Titan,Boo and Sandy said...

good job watching the garden

Ziggy Stardust said...

Oh Tweedles, it is that soft tender part of you that I love the most. I hope you enjoyed your carrot. I hope also that Niblit wasn't tricking you. I agree that friends are always better than a ribbon. What good are they anyway, you can't eat a ribbon. Sweet dreams my friend. I hope your skin itchies are getting better. You look beautiful as always.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Al said...

Awww Tweedles the li'l rabbit is jealous. It's just a ribbon if you want I will give hundreds of blue ribbons, red or yellow, just give friends some of your time. You go to bed now and sweet dreams. See you again.

Coffee and Oreo

Anonymous said...

Oh how sweet you are Tweedles!

Salinger The Pug said...

Oh Tweedles! I should follow your example and be a bit kinder when things like this happen!

I would have totally given Niblet a big fat "what for" if I would have caught him in MY garden!

Your garden is SO nice! You've done a great job taking care of it!


The Devil Dog said...

What a nice garden you have, Tweedles. It is too bad that Niblet felt lonely, but it is good that he told you and all is well now.


Anonymous said...


The WriggleButts said...

Friends sure are more important than ribbons. I refuse to eat carrots so I'd say they're more important than carrots, too!


Hank said...

Tweedles, that was real nice o' you to share your carrot.

I won't be that nice if I ever find the rascal (human!) who keeps reachin' over the fence and stealin' mom's tomatos.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Woo are such a kind gardener!


Manon said...

I hate parsnips too Tweedles but I love carrots like you!

Rosie said...

Tweedles - that was sure a wascally wabbit

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I love this story! Niblit sounds like such a great friend. How nice of you to share your carrot with him.

I wonder if Niblit is related to my little friend Scamper, the rabbit. Scamper comes into my yard to play with me, but sometimes he gets distracted and eats Mom's flowers. Every little critter has to eat right? Mom gets mad but I tell her that it wasn't Scamper and that it was the coyotes.

Stubby xoxo

Becky said...

Glad that you and Niblit are friends and you shared the carrot. By the looks of things, your hair problem must be better. Are you over that mysterious ailment and what was it and what cured it?

Molly the Airedale said...

You are such a sweetie, Tweedles.
DWB is Dogs Who Blog and it's the community we blog to. Don't you belong too, Tweedles?

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh Tweedles, you are the only pup we know who could find something good in this tale of the rabbit. You are such a kind-hearted pup - we love you. We hope you can find some more carrots growing to submit for a ribbon. In any event, you are a blue ribbon winner in our book anyday.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Kelly said...

Hi Tweedles! I hope you are having a nice Monday. You are so sweet to share your carrots with that cute Bunny! You are the best friend anyone could have!

Love, Pearl

GAIL said...

You are such a wonderful friend Tweedles. I really loved your photos and story.

Archie and Melissa said...

oh tweedles!
you are such a special soul and such a good listener. you and niblet are excellent communicators and it looks like you enjoyed your yummy carrot that was grown with love. what better way to eat than with a dear friend.
m & e

Jan Mader said...

Oh Tweedles...your creativity is everywhere. I just left my blog and read all your terrific ideas and now I'm here! You're a star, truly are!!!!

You know how to have fun, that's for sure. Double hugs for you tonight sweet puggie!

Mia said...

You are so right Tweedles! After all, you can't cuddle with a ribbon!

Jan Mader said...

Just looked at your cute pictures again. Did you eat that carrot, Tweedles? Something tells me you did!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Tweedles you are so funny with that carrot in your mouth. And you have your own garden! Cool.
Benny & Lily

Diane said...

Oh my little Tweedles..This is why I love you so very much. You are the best friend. Your story was just wonderful. You always manage to bring little tears of joy to my eyes!
Kisses & hugs to you & your moms.

Pretty Things said...

LOL! And oh my, I know how tiny carrot seeds are, so growing carrots is indeed a feat!

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Hi Tweedles. We just nominated you for an award. Stop by our blog and check it out!

Chihuahua kisses,
Bentley & Lexus