Japan – Down The Rabbit Hole

Reise / January 6, 2016

This has been on my bucket list for so long! Okunojima, also known as The Rabbit Island…

I love rabbits. Love is a strong word, but I really love rabbits! My first and purest love was actually for a rabbit. This rabbit was my everything. She came to me when I was 10 and stayed with me through thick and thin until I was 20. She was my baby, and as a mother there was nothing else in the world that meant more to me than this creature. Her name was Nala. Nala had a bigger personality than most humans. It might be hard to believe that something so small as a rabbit can leave such a big hole in someone’s heart… I still get tears in my eyes when her beautiful face pops up in my mind. So if you ever find me randomly crying it’s probably her fault. However, this post is not about my Nala. This post is about a highlighted point on my bucket list; The Okunojima rabbit island. This is a famous Japanese island that is invaded by fluffy, long eared, heartbreakers.

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I think I have some kind of weird aura around me that just attracts animals, especially baby animals. It took me less than 5 minutes from when I arrived at the island until I had become mama rabbit. I would sit a few meters from their homely hiding hole, and when rabbits are that young they do not normally come out at all. However, for some strange reason the cute little babies came out to smell me, and when I was about to leave them alone they just followed after me like a pack of ducklings. So I started walking faster, and a bit faster, but still they were determine to walk in the steps of their chosen human. So I ended up sitting on the grass beside Toby. My pack now got to meet papa rabbit. Papa rabbit was just sleeping on the bench so he was boring…

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There was this one baby rabbit that refused to leave me out of her sight. She had a nose that was smashed with a scab, therefore, I called her Skanky Nose. Miss Skanky Nose had a weapon that none of the other rabbits had; she reminded me of Nala. Her way of pushing for attention and her silly happy dance was reflected in the black pearls under long flirty eyelashes. So Miss Skanky Nose became my favourite. Haha, even Toby thought that fluffy mess was kind of adorable. She fell asleep under me while I had positioned myself in a bum aching squat. But I stayed in this position for over 30 minutes just because I didn’t want to wake the skanky princess.

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This had been a good day. My thoughts wandered down to the big hole in my heart. Nala… That evening Toby and I said very little to each other. Toby is such a wonderful man in that way; he knows when I need to heal my mind, he knows when I need me-time, he knows when I need just a hand to hold. We ended the day with me ordering summer in a glass (sangria-lemonade) and Toby, winter in a cup (chai latte): my two favourite seasons. Cheers to you, Nala!

 

Best Regards
Renate

Quote Of The Day:
“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.”
– Robert A. Heinlein






5 Comments

on January 7, 2016

Herregud, så søte! Denne posten må jeg vise til Vilja. Hun elsker kaniner!
Og du! Jeg blir med deg og reise en gang, jeg. Hihi!

    on January 7, 2016

    Hihi, gjør det <3 her er det nok kaniner til store og små :P ja, bli med, det blir knallers!

on January 7, 2016

Haha, så herlig! Jeg elsker kaniner og har hatt tre stykker selv. Hadde vært gøy å fått opplevd denne øya :D Vet du noe om hvorfor det er så mange kaniner der? Ble noen forlatt der en gang og bare har formert seg videre over lang tid?

    on January 7, 2016

    Så koselig :D da veit du hvor mye selvskap det kan være i slike små pelsdotter :P øya ble brukt under 2.verdenskrig for kjemisk våpen produksjon (du kan se den falleferdige bygningen på noen av bildene mine litt lengre opp, dette var da selve produksjons området). Det sies at de brukte kaniner for testing, men disse kaninene ble drept etter nedmobiliseringen etter krigen. Så ble det i senere tid bare satt ut noen kaniner som har formert seg en hel masse siden den tid ;)

on January 17, 2016

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