The Roofing Rabbit

close up of rabbit on field

Velour wiped her brow and sat back, hammer in paw. The roof of the cabin had been difficult so far, as they only had honey locust thorns as nails and bark for shingles.

“How goes it?” Velour’s mate, Timber, asked. His ears drooped from exhaustion, as he’d built the catted chimney.

She smiled. “We’ll have this finished by winter.” She pointed to a clay bottle sitting on a stump. “Take a break and have some ginger beer.”

“Only if you come down from the roof and drink with me.”

Velour clambered down, and the pioneer rabbits rested a minute.


This was written for the March 19th Carrot Ranch prompt,ย Rabbit on the Roof. My mom just started readingย Redwall again, and I couldn’t think of anything that didn’t involve anthropomorphic rabbits. These pioneer rabbits are building a cabin much like the one recently built on one of my favorite YouTube channels, Townsends.

25 thoughts on “The Roofing Rabbit

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Brilliant to think of pioneer rabbits! Oh, I love the Redwall series. I took my eldest to listen to a reading with Brian Jaques in Minneapolis ages ago. He was quite a character. You captured that believabilty in your story the way Jaques does.

    • H.R.R. Gorman says:

      I’m a huge, huuuuge fan of Watership down, but Jaques has such a different feel from Adams. I think Jaques’s works are so much ‘sweeter,’ and in many ways that’s desirable.

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