Welcome to my blog, Curiouser and Curiouser! As I'm sure the well read (or well watched if you love classic Disney like I do) will know, the name comes from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. My purpose in this blog is to share what I love most: books. Here you will find reviews from me about books I read. It will probably be skewed towards fantasy since that is my area of choice, but I do like to read books from across all genres.
I don't have a book review for the first post. Instead, I'm going to tell you about Cas the Bunny.
Cas the Bunny lives in my backyard. He's lived there longer than I've lived in my house. When I first moved into my new house in the fall of 2016, I wanted to plant a tree in my yard that came from a tree my parents had in their yard all throughout my childhood. The kind of tree is called a Japanese Maple tree, but we refer to it as the Phoenix tree because of a story wherein my dad got sick of beating around the branches while doing yard work and cut the tree back to almost nothing. But, just like the phoenix rising from the ashes, the tree came back to life and didn't just live but flourish.
Now, one thing you may come to learn about me is that I'm a little weird and I name everything including the trees in my yard. One tree has clearly been growing there for many years. At some point in this tree's history, someone (I like to think some little kid) carved the name "Sam" into the bark of the trunk. So, of course, this tree's name is Sam. Now, being the Supernatural fan that I am, I had to name my new baby phoenix tree Dean. If you don't get the reference, go watch Supernatural immediately. Along with Doctor Who, it's one of the best shows out there.
So, here I have my baby Dean planted in my backyard. I was so excited to see him grow and become big like Sam, but even though he was growing, I started to notice that something was eating his leaves. I immediately thought it was some kind of bug, but I never found anything on it. Then, one day, I saw a bunny in my backyard. I didn't think anything of it until I noticed that there was always one bunny in my backyard every time I came out. Then, I started to notice that he looked like the same bunny every time. Then, one day, I caught him over by dean, munching on a leaf. I had my answer as to what was eating my baby tree.
Because this bunny kept coming to visit Sam and Dean, I decided to name him Cas (once again, if you don't get the reference, watch Supernatural).
By the first frost, Cas the Bunny had eaten Dean the baby tree back to the point that he looked like a plain stick stuck in the ground. I was certain that there was no way he would survive and come back in the spring, but come spring time, he had buds again. So, with my dad's help, I took precautions to keep out Cas the Bunny. We wrapped Dean up in chicken wire, and he exploded. He's not as big as Sam yet, but he's well on his way.
Cas the Bunny and I have struck a weird kind of alliance. He doesn't eat my baby tree or my garden (because they're wrapped up in chicken wire), and I don't mind when he eats my grass, which he does, a lot. I've actually grown quite found of Cas. While I'm still waiting for him to reveal himself to be a hot guy in disguise, so long as he stays Cas the Bunny, he's welcome in my yard.
And that's how we got this Alice in Wonderland inspired story following Cas the Bunny.