Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Bunny

 

Image from http://www.greyhoundinfo.org/?page_id=493

The name of the lure bunny at the greyhound races is Spunky. At the start of every race, the announcer says "Here comes Spunky" so that everyone knows the race is to begin. The following questions/statements happened over the course of an hour as the youngest tried to process what she was seeing.

Is the bunny just getting dragged?


Do the dogs think its a real bunny?


What's the name of the bunny?

Spunky.

 

Where do they start the bunny?


But it's not a real bunny.


It also took some time to realize that number seven in race five is not the same number seven as in race three. It wasn't until the following statement that we realized it was even an issue.

The seven could lose. It's a different dog. It could be a really bad dog.

Grandfather is somewhere in the air between Houston and Seattle delivering kids home. I'm not with him because teachers go back on Monday. Just a little secret between you and me..... I'm feeling kind of lucky.


 

1 comment:

Roxie said...

The bunny at our dog track is a jointed metal cutout called "Rusty." Same tallyho to alert you. What an experience for the kids! Did they wager?

You ARE the lucky one. Even docile, submissive kids can be hard to travel with, and you clearly have live wires there.