Back on May the 12th, I was walking in our local Walmart Store, going down the soup aisle, when I heard a very small voice, in obvious distress cry out..

“Dad, please don’t step on me Dad! It hurts to be stepped upon! I am so sad that I may be thrown away in the trash! 

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Three things here.

One, I nearly opened up a new category to describe this Post .. Captain! You’ve Got To Be Kidding!

Two, much more important however is that the childhood story, The Velveteen Rabbit, was one of my all time favorites.


The Velveteen Rabbit, chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit‘s desire to become real through the love of his owner. The story was first published in Harper’s Bazaar just over one hundred (100) years ago in 1921.

Three, as recently as yesterday, I promised to tell The Rest Of This Story.

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I looked down on the floor and there I saw a sad and dirty children’s stuffed Rabbit. I reached down and, picking it up, I put it into the children’s seat area in my shopping cart and said, “I’ve gotcha “Little Bunny”! I’ve gotcha!”

And home to our Condo I came with “Little Bunny”.

The name “Little Bunny” comes from “Little Bit”, the name of Michael’s precious dog.

I did not think to take “before” and “after” photos of “Little Bunny” I just washed her up (I think children’s stuffed animals are made to endure washing!) and she is really pleased to be here with not only Patti and me, but with a small plethora of other stuffed animals that we have here in our Condo keeping us company.

A very, VERY HAPPY “Little Bunny”

Patti likes calling her “Honey Bunny”

Patti also calls her “Hon Bun” or “Honey Bun”.

I still like “Little Bunny”.

She occupies a prominent place in our living room. We touch her often during the day.

And? Now You Know ..


Smiling .. Cap and Patti and “Little Honey Bunny” and we hope YOU are smiling too!


2 thoughts on “JUN 14, 23 .. I WAS WALKING IN OUR LOCAL WALMART STORE ..

  1. Gullible

    You and Patti are the ones who told me about The Velveteen Rabbit and in fact gave me a copy of the book. That evening when I got home, there were Arctic hare tracks leading up my covered walkway, into the flower bed all covered with snow, and under the deck. I see the hares often and always think of you two.

    As for me, I have a soft and cuddly porcupine.

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