Everything To know about rabbits

  • Rabbits:

ImageWhat is a rabbit?:

  • A rabbit is a small mammal known for its distinct long ears and short tails. They are found all over the world in meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands. There are about 30 species of rabbits in the world.
  • Rabbits have fur ranging from pure white to black or gray. Their size can range anywhere from 8 inches (20 centimeters) in length and less than a pound in weight to 20 inches (50 cm) and more than 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms). They have short, puffy tails that resemble a round plume of fur. The cottontail rabbit is named after its tail that looks like a ball of cotton.
  • Rabbits are popular pets because they are social and adapt to humans well. They are herbivores that prefer green, leafy vegetation and feed mainly at night. They typically live in the wild for 10 years.
  • Rabbits and hares may look alike but they are two different species. The biggest difference between the two is what their babies look like at birth. Newborn hares are born with fur and are able to move as well as see shortly after birth.
  • Rabbits have a near 360-degree vision and can even see behind them. They have just one blind spot right in front of their nose.
  • Rabbits are popular in mythology and culture. Many people believe carrying a rabbit’s foot will bring good luck.
  • Rabbits are popular prey and spent most of their day hidden in vegetation or in underground burrows.
  • If spotted, they flee from prey in a zigzag. Their powerful hind legs can reach speeds of up to 18 mph (29 kph).
  • Rabbit ears can be as much as 4 inches (10 cm) in length. They use their ears to detect predators in their habitat.
  • Rabbits breed at least three to four times a year. Litters of three to seven young are produced. Baby rabbits are called kits and are born blind as well as hairles
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Colors of the Northern Lights

I go out onto the ice. it is midnight, and I am waiting to see the Northern Lights shine gracefully above me. Out in the water, i see a glow. it is colorful. This must be the first reflection of the Northern Lights. I looked up and saw the colors of a rainbow dancing playfully in the cool air. My parents once told me the Northern Lights were full of emotions and meaning. Each color you see has a purpose. Red flashed out on the water in front of me. I knew, from my parents’ stories, that red meant love. Blue stuck out like a lightning bolt, almost mixing with the red. Blue, meant heartbreak and sadness. Next, the two colors mixed and made a purple.Purple showed playfulness and joy. The color was amazing to the eye. It makes you want to jump up and dance away with it. But the northern lights weren’t gone yet. Yellow and Indigo came. Yellow meant Fright, and Indigo meant celebration. Orange shot out of nowhere. Than Green. Orange meant boredom and tiredness. Green meant growth. It meant to reach towards the sky. The colors together, meant live. They meant be who you are, through sadness and joy, through sickness and health. These are the Northern Lights of Alaska.      

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Trotting River Ranch-Introduction

I am currently working on a Story called Trotting River Ranch. It is about a Girl who learns that life has it’s ups and downs. When her father moves to a Ranch near her mother’s home, life is good again. The girl is hopeful that her parents will fall in love again, but when her mother passes away in an automobile accident and her Father meets another woman , she is not sure what will happen next… Make sure you read it to find out what happens!

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A Christmas Nightmare (A Christmas story)

It was 3 days before Christmas. Donald Duck was watching T.V. when his phone rang. He went to answer it and found it was Minnie. Donald said hello. 

“Donald, there has been a change of plans. We need to have the annual Christmas party at your house this year.” Minnie explained. “Mickey will be over later to help you set up.” Minnie and Donald Duck said goodbye and hung up the phone. Donald had no desire to put up tangled Christmas Lights, a prickly tree, and wrap presents with sticky tape. Donald Duck decided there was no hurry. The party was on Christmas day at noon. He still had tomorrow and Christmas morning to decorate. Just then, the phone rang again.

“Sorry Donald, But i can’t make it to your house to help you get ready for the party.” Said Mickey Mouse. Donald hung up. Gee! Now he’s have to decorate alone! Donald went back to watching T.V. Slowly, he fell asleep. The next thing he knew, Donald heard that something was scratching at his door. He opened the door and a muddy Pluto ran in, shaking mud everywhere. Then Goofy came and accidentally broke all of the plates, cups, and silverware! Mickey came and ate all of the food. Minnie Mouse was cleaning, and threw away all of the decorations! Then Donald’s nephews ruined the whole house! Daisy Duck was shoveling snow, and then came in with very wet boots. Next, Donald Duck was all alone with the big mess. All of his friends went home mad because Donald threw a terrible party. Then, Donald woke up. It had all been a dream- a nightmare! Donald looked at the clock and saw it was noon of Christmas Eve! Donald Duck got a tree, cooked, wrapped presents, and decorated. By the time this was done, he was tired. He went back to bed. this time his dream was of him at his house. All of his friends were careful and neat. They brought big presents. Wait- this wasn’t a dream! It was real! It was noon of Christmas and all of his friends were having a good time!

The End! 

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Patiently Waiting (A Christmas Story)

“I want to go outside.” said Sally. Sally’s dog, Skip, sat by the door. Sally’s mom entered the room.

“Sorry you two,” Mom said, “It’s too cold.” It was only 6 days until Christmas Eve. Sally could not wait and wanted Christmas to come soon. Sally decided to put up decorations inside. Skip helped too! They hung up lights and garland. The next day, 5 days away from Christmas Eve, Mom drove Sally and Skip to a tree farm to pick out a Christmas Tree.  They brought it home and decorated it with plastic snowflakes, Santa ornaments, and little sparkly balls. The next day, only 4 days until Christmas Eve, Sally and Skip made Christmas Cards. Skip put a paw-print on each card. Only 3 days away from Christmas Eve, Sally and Skip couldn’t wait! Sally took Skip to go see Santa Clause at the mall. The next day, only 2 days away from Christmas Eve,  Sally and Skip wrapped presents that they had gotten at the mall. On the next day, only 1 day away from Christmas Eve, Sally, Skip, and Mom baked Christmas treats for Santa Clause. Finally, it was Christmas Eve! They set out milk and cookies and went to bed. Sally awoke and ran to her presents. Sally had gotten the doll she wanted! Skip got a bone! Mom got a shiny necklace! They all got just what they wanted because they waited so patiently for Christmas to come!

The End! 

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