A few month in the past we caught Matilda sitting by the highest of the steps that go into our basement (the one stairs in our entire home). On the time she was simply sitting there, trying – and after this she hopped away, however simply the opposite day we heard some noises from the basement stairs, and positive sufficient… there was Matilda, two-thirds of the way in which down into the basement.
Sadly I didn’t get a photograph of this, being an excessive amount of in shock at what she was doing. And in true Matilda type, after being seen she instantly circled and scrambled again up the steps.
A day or two later we heard her strive once more, however this time she solely made it down 1 stair earlier than coming again up, so we didn’t get there in time to see something. However we suspect it’s solely a matter of time now earlier than we discover Matilda sitting within the basement.
Now, for context, Matilda has by no means skilled stairs in her life, and before now she’s utterly ignored the basement stairs. However she’s a intelligent lady, and regardless of the steps being quite slender (it’s an outdated home; these stairs would by no means cross code these days) she managed to get down most of them. Surprisingly, she had extra bother coming again up – I think as a result of she was making an attempt to rush and doesn’t have a lot traction on the sleek ground.
Very long time readers will bear in mind one in every of our prior buns – Betsy – had accomplished one thing related. She’d by no means proven the slightest curiosity in stairs till one morning we awoke and couldn’t discover her… solely to ultimately look down into the basement, the place we discovered her sitting quietly close to the underside of the steps. She’d gone down a while within the evening and presumably couldn’t get again up (she allow us to choose her up and carry her up, and by no means tried to return down once more for the remainder of her life).
Hopefully Matilda’s little journey whet her urge for food for experiencing stairs, but when not… anticipate footage of a sure bunny within the basement!
Autor Keith Survell