Benny Bunny loves to hop around the house and play with his dog and cat friends. Usually when Mom goes upstairs for bed, his cage door is shut. One night, the door to his cage was left open.
With the house dark and still, Benny tentatively hopped out of his cage. He sat on the floor, his nose twitching, and his ears listening for footsteps on the stairs. When the house remained still, Benny hopped across the floor to the living room area rug. After frisking across the rug several time, he moved into the guest bedroom. He hopped under the futon, and raced across the rug. He explored the kitty scratching post, and cat litter box. Then he frisked across the room again. It was nice to be able to hop and run without anyone else around.
Benny stretched out on the cool wood floor for a short break, enjoying the silence. The rest of the night, Benny frisked and explored. The night went quickly, and soon Mom came downstairs. Mom was very surprised to see him hopping toward her.
“What are you doing, Benny?” she asked. “Have you been hopping all night?”
Benny sat in front of Mom twitching his nose. He then gave a little frisk and hopped around the carpet.
Mom laughed and shook her head. “You’re so cute, Benny.”
She guided Benny back to his cage and secured the door behind him.
Mom disappeared to the kitchen and returned with veggies, and more hay.
“Eat your food, Benny,” she said, placing the food in his cage.
Benny glanced up at Mom as she locked the cage door again. He watched her walk away to care for the others, as he took a bite of his food. It tasted so good! He took another big bite. He hadn’t realize how hungry and tired he was, until he now. He could hardly keep his eyes open as he finished his breakfast. I hope my cage door gets left open again, Benny thought, as he fell asleep to dream about his night of partying.