Just when you thought I had an errand or met a long lost friend, no. This morning as I got off from my flat I hurriedly went to the elevator which is steps away. I woke up 30 minutes late from my usual time so I was trying to offset it by saving a few steps (I hate being late). Before I was able to press the much-coveted arrow down, I noticed a white creature. I thought and oddly presumed it’s a kitten (They say it’s going to bring bad luck if you accidentally crossed paths with a black cat. Anyway, it’s not a cat and it’s white. Okay, forget the superstition.), but gee, it’s a rabbit. And it’s a pretty rabbit!
She looked at me. Heehee, I’m not even sure if it’s femme or not. But it looks like one, isn’t it? To be honest, I wanted to take her and be back to the flat to find her a temporary abode and give her a pink ribbon-necklace, and um ah… cereals?. I almost forgot that I was trying to save time. But I did back off from the idea when I realized that I’m not in the Philippines. Unbelievable but true, in case I was caught holding her, it might be mistaken as I have taken her illegally. I suspect that it escaped from one of my non-Filipino neighbors doors.
So, I didn’t even dare to touch her. I moved towards the door and waited for it to open, and she moved, too. Uhum, maybe she wanted to come with me? If she happened to be a rab-kal (rabbit sa kalye/ street rabbit), I might have had considered taking her inside my bag. Haha. Anyway, I left her there and wanted to report it to the natoor (a local term for a building’s guard/keeper). But he was not around that moment. I was still thinking of her the whole day and as I came back from work, I asked the natoor, “Hi! Did you see the rabbit at __nth floor near the elevator this morning?” He replied, “Huh? No rabbit in this building.”
I hope your master have found you. It must have been so hard (a) to be lost (b) to escape (?) (c) to have encountered someone like me in a gray suit sheepishly staring at you and took advantage to take photos of you.
This post is dedicated to you. I hope you’re in good hands.