Sunday, November 11, 2012

Red Rabbit

I happened to be passing through the Sacramento Airport a couple of weeks ago. My sister and I made a point of stopping by to gawk at  Lawrence Argent's "Leap" – the centerpiece sculpture at the airport best known as the "Red Rabbit."  I couldn't resist being a tourist and having my photo taken with the very impressive oversized bunny.  I love that the rabbit is posed in motion highlighting rabbits' amazing ability to hop.  Rabbit Hopping (high jumping for bunnies) is becoming popular and the record I think is in the ballpark of 39 inches.  It is amazing to me the stout and very cute lops are winning these competitions, too. My Harlequin rabbit routinely jumped over her 36" puppy pen fence just because she could.  I appreciate art and the agile athleticism of rabbits. When the two are combined it makes for a stunning display.   

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