Okay, so it wasn't a hare...just a plain old rabbit. Otis doesn't care. All he knows is that there is a foreign animal in the backyard. The rabbit showed up yesterday morning, so Otis spent yesterday obsessing over it. Apparently, it began when M let him out first thing in the morning, and unfortunately, I was not warned. I let him out when baby girl and I got up. Usually, Otis goes out, does his business, and comes back. Sometimes he dawdles. The dawdling normally involves the neighbor dogs being out. Yesterday, however, the fancy-mutt just wouldn't come in. The deck and backyard were still snow covered, and I couldn't see him, so I knew he was in the corner by the doghouse. After about an hour and a half, I was able to put the baby down long enough to put on shoes and go after Otis. He was completely covered in mud, so I cleaned him up a bit and put him in his kennel so he'd finish the clean-up job. He repeated the entire incident in the afternoon, and M wouldn't let him out last night without being on the retractable leash. Luckily, I think the rabbit went away because Otis has been pretty normal today. It helps that I've got grapes to bribe him with.
Not related to dogs or babies, I saw the cutest stuff on All Buttoned Up today. It's been awhile since I mindlessly perused other blogs. Baby girl afforded me about ten minutes of computer time this afternoon, though. So, check out the adorable stuff from The Small Object. I love the family tree and the "thumb war" print. I am thinking about trying to make a family tree for us, so it's good to see some ideas.
Lastly, I thought this was awesome. M and I have been slowly trading out all of our incandescent bulbs for CFLs. It's still hard to adjust to the brightness delay, but it's worth it.