After receiving a tip about a klatch of bunnies

After receiving a tip about a klatch of bunnies

Rabbit figurines have a history

When we saw the children stopping and interacting with the bunnies and their magical transformation, we knew we had to continue it.

  • Feb. 15, 2016 3:00 p.m.

Shellie Fischer Trimblethe chronicle Facebook Page

The bunnies were put on Davis Road just before the Christmas of 2013. My husband and I were cleaning the yard out, and thought someone would like the bunnies, so placed them by our front driveway for someone who might enjoy them.

But they stuck around, and when the first snow fell, a neighbour must have taken pity on the little guys and wrapped a red scarf around one of the bunnies’ necks. It was cute, and was even better a few days later when another mysterious neighbour placed some baby Christmas socks on the ears of the rabbits, like little toques.

When we saw the children stopping and interacting with the bunnies and their magical transformation, we knew we had to continue it. They got all dolled up for the Christmas season, and the best part was that the “display” was added to with bits and pieces from passer-bys who gave a bit of themselves to make the display more magical.

In the spring, as rabbits do, the bunnies mysteriously multiplied. I was shocked and laughed out loud to see our three bunnies had now become six due to some stranger’s kindness!

The bunnies celebrated Valentine’s day, St. Patrick’s Day, Canada day, camping in the Summer and the fall harvest and Halloween that year…

What makes these bunnies magical is not the displays that one person creates, but the fact that others add to the display for the joy of all. Not to show off, be tacky, or whatever, but to have something the whole neighbourhood can be part of, and add to, and can have fun with.

So, to answer your question in brief, no one person takes care of the bunnies, and I hope all will feel free to continue their story as they see fit. We enjoy these updates in Yellowknife when we get them!