Harold and the Blue Eggs
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir ©A few Easters ago thinking about the Easter Bunny,
who has played a huge role in my children's memories
of Easter -- I remembered my sweet bunny Harold
the rabbit, and painted this painting to celebrate her.
I am glad I can show her portrait each Easter when
it seems life is really hopping.
Harold was a bunny I owned in my last two years
of university. She was very pretty, with hot ears,
and gave me a little extra clout of cool when I took
her to parties with me, very dressed up as I used to
be. She didn't mind parties, but as her owner I had
to clean up the odd mess she'd make under couches,
She got along with my cat, and lived a happy life.
That is she did until I moved in with a boyfriend
in a place north of Toronto, and she got out
and excited the landlord's loud barking dog.
She was not hurt I don't think, but she died of
a heart attack, because I didn't know you should
have brandy on hand as a tranquillizer if you
have a rabbit for a pet.
That may well be why that particular romance
with that young man didn't last. My husband
grew up on a farm, and knows a lot about nurturing
Have an enjoying your animals day.