My New Writing Buddies

My adopted parents gave me my rat, Autumn, to me for my birthday two years ago. She was the most delightful small pet I’ve ever had. They told us at the pet store that the life expectancy of a rat is only two years, so as this birthday approached (back in September), I realized Autumn was getting old. I decided that it would be nice to have another pet by the time Autumn died, so I began looking for a bunny.

My reasoning here was that even though Autumn was a lot of fun, she also required being held when she was out of her cage. I wanted a pet that could scamper around my feet, sit in my lap, and not climb up walls or disappear into minuscule holes. But, despite searching (and some praying) for a little bunny, I couldn’t find any.


On Thanksgiving day one of the things I told my family I was thankful for was how long Autumn had lived – at least three, probably more like five or six, months, past what I was expecting. And… that night when I went to feed Autumn, she had died.

Our house was full of nieces and nephews who are quite practiced in having animal funerals (living on a mini-farm gives that type of experience), so my sister (their mother) said they’d probably enjoy helping bury Autumn.


As it turns out, they were fantastically wonderful at recreating funerals for Autumn. Thankfully since I was prepared for her to die of old age, I was sad, but not overly much. Mostly I was just happy that she’d been such a fun pet and lived so long and had died in a  very non-dramatic way.

That night after we’d buried her, several of my family members helped me look up bunnies again. And, praise God, we were able to find some! Only, these were an hour and a half away. Very generously my dad offered to drive me there the next morning, and to join in the fun, my little brother tagged along.


To give my little bunny a better chance of living long and healthy, my sister suggested I actually buy two so they could keep each other company. (This is also because we thought I was going to get a six week old bunny, but instead I ended up getting two-month old-ish bunnies.)

Scribbles Monticello was the name I had picked out for my bunny way back in September, so all I had to do was figure out which bunny was Scribbles and pick her out. The white-nosed bunny fit scribbles perfectly. fullsizerender-316

It was a bit harder choosing my second bunny (since I hadn’t been planning to get it), but before long I had picked her, too. I’m still trying to come up with a name for the second bunny, because, strange as it sounds, it’s much easier for me to pick a pet that goes with a name than pick a name that goes with a pet.

One idea for a name I like a lot is Whimsical Ink, because then I could either call the bunny Whimsy or Inky, and both those names are rather cute. I also like the ideas of Limerick, Molly, Hazel, and Whimsical Synopsis. So! If y’all have a suggestion of what I should name Scribbles Monticello’s sister, then just leave it in the comments to help me decide. 🙂

And yes, both my lovely, fluffy little bunnies are currently sitting in my lap as I write. Happy Monday, everyone!

17 thoughts on “My New Writing Buddies

  1. Bekah says:

    Aw, I’m sorry Autumn died. 😥 But I’m glad she lived a good long life. How sweet of your nieces and nephews to help with the funeral.

    Your two new bunnies are so cute! I love the name Scribbles. Hopefully you’ll be able to come up with an name for the other bunny soon!

    Have a great day!!


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    • aidylewoh says:

      Thank you, Bekah! I’m agree with everything you said. 🙂
      So far Scribbles has turned out to be much more ornery than the other bunny, who is rather quiet. I suppose I could watch the second bunny’s personality for a little bit before I chose a final name for her.
      I hope you have a wonderful day, too!


  2. Adrienne W. says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, Lydia. I know Jeremiah enjoyed watching Autumn too. 🙂 But so happy you got 2 bunnies!! A warning- when we had an indoor rabbit, we found it liked to nibble on wires. 🙂

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  3. Kaitlyn says:

    Sorry to hear about Autumn. 😦 But what a sweet burial. That sounds like something my family would do/has done. Congratulations on your 2 new adorable bunnies! They look SO soft and cuddly! Love Scribbles’ name……as for ideas for the other one…I love the thought of calling a bunny Inky. Or Limerick. Aw…well enjoy them! 🙂

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    • aidylewoh says:

      Thank you, Kaitlyn! My two new bunnies are turning out to be adorable, although somewhat crazy. I need to rabbit-proof my room before I let them spend much time outside of their cage. 🙂 Thank you for your input regarding their names!


  4. ladyelasa says:

    I’m sorry about Autumn, but awwwwwwwwwwwww bunnies! I love Ink or Limerick for a bunny name. I’ve always wanted rabbits. They’re adorbz!

    Also random question, but are you Mennonite? My family had some Mennonite friends a while back and I’m curious.

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    • aidylewoh says:

      I really like Limerick, too. One of the problems with that is I don’t exactly write poetry. 😉
      Thanks for asking about us being Mennonite, I like it when people ask if they’re curious. 🙂 No, we aren’t, although we do cover our heads for the same reason that most Mennonites do. (Which is found in 1 Cor. 11.) Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Aww, i’m so sorry about Autumn! Those bunnies are adorable though! And i love the name Whimsical Ink! I might even like it better than the suggestion i had given… 😀

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  6. Kate Willis says:

    Aw, that’s so sad and sweet about Autumn! I’m so glad you got to have her longer than expected, though!

    Two bunnies?!!! Wow, they are so cute. Whimsical Ink would be awesome, although Limerick has such a nice ring to it. 😉

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    • aidylewoh says:

      Yes! I’m so thankful Autumn lived as long as she did. She was a really good pet. 🙂 And, a cool thing is I got a video of her just last week, so that was special.
      The bunnies are cute. I think it will take me a bit of time to finally settle on the second name, because really, there are so many names to choose from. Thank you for your input!

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