hopping bunnies

Dear Grandpa Bunny,


Who did you surprise next?

Love, L.B.


Dear Little Bunny,


Well, I thought about who needed a thank you surprise the most.  Who didn’t always feel appreciated? Who did I often forget to say thanks to? I decided Papa Bunny needed a special thank you next.

But, how to do it in a surprising way? Papa, like many father bunnies often went on dangerous journeys away from our garden to get things we needed or to check if animals that might hunt us were nearby. He had to be so brave and smart to do what he needed to do without being seen. I wanted to thank him for his courage.

I decided that the best surprise would be to follow him on one of his journeys and then thank him right after he did something brave. If Easter Bunnies like my papa were brave, I could be brave and follow him, couldn’t I?

One morning, he hopped and hopped…a long way from home and I stayed just out of sight behind him. I could always see him.  He just couldn’t see me.  However, just as I started to feel that maybe this wasn’t such a good or safe idea for me to be so far from home, I saw Papa in the middle of a thick grassy field become perfectly still. I knew that move. My friends and I played it all the time. It was the defense called, “Be a rock”. But why was Papa doing it now? I looked all around. Nothing. I looked up and saw something moving in the clouds. It was a HAWK! Hawks hunt bunnies! It was flying figure eights in the sky…right over Papa! He really did look like a rock but the bird had spotted him! My dad’s powerful rabbit feet took off at super speed. I had never seen him run so fast.

So sorry, Little Bunny, I must run now too.

But before I go…Is there anyone in your life, like your dad, someone whom you’d like to thank for their courage?

If you do, I don’t advise doing so in a way that puts you in danger following them!

I’ll finish this story tomorrow!   I promise.


High Speed Hugs,

GP Bunny


The creator of the Grandpa Bunny Letters is Cathy Gilmore, a native of St. Louis, MO and a married mother of three. Cathy draws inspiration from her experience with the Montessori-based children’s Bible study program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and from the writings of mystical saints.  She is the author of the endearing children’s book Little Lamb Finds Christmas and co-author of the book , Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day, in which the Easter Bunny shows that “Jesus is the JOY of Easter!” Cathy’s passion is to cultivate each reader’s spiritual imagination through stories that touch the heart with the transforming love of Christ.