Horace the Hare.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Published in LIFE Magazine in March 1956, photojournalist Carl Mydans's profile of Irish zookeeper Cecil S. Webb and his pet hare, Horace, is sweet, strange, and completely captivating. 


"Horace loves to eat from his master's mouth, kick and drum against him in mock battle, bound about the house from chair to bed to bureau," reads the accompanying article. "And hare, a favorite food all over Europe, has no place on the Webbs' dining table."


See more on the LIFE website here, and have a wonderful spring weekend! (I'll be spending mine at McCarren Park.) See you Monday.

17 comments:

Natalie said...

a wonderful friendship!

sherry said...

bunny makes such a wonderful companion/pet. these photos made me smile all the way through. love, love.

tara said...

I have two words: jealous and want.

I was always so jealous of Dr. Dolittle. I love animals and my dream is to be surrounded by them. But I also secretly want to raise a lion....I should've been a vet!

Melissa said...

Adorable! I never knew rabbits were so sociable. I hope the weather is gorgeous for your park outing!

Meghan Silva said...

Looks like a pretty awesome bond.

xo Meg<3

Anonymous said...

um, adorable.

lydia {ever ours} said...

adorable to the max!

Shoko said...

Melissa, such great weather ahead...can't wait.

Kathy said...

I just really love that his name is Horace.

Shoko said...

Best name ever.

Natalya Yakusheva said...

beautiful rabbit!!!

Carla said...

What a little charmer! I've had domesticated house rabbits most of my life & I find it very funny that Horace seems to exhibit many of the same silly behaviors.
(... and that little butt... Squee! So cute!)

Latrina said...

What a unique take on an Easter blog post! I love it. :) Super cute story, I remember reading about it somewhere not too long ago!

marie said...

I want a hare.

Ethaney said...

this is so amazing!! the last photo of the little bunny butt makes me smile. so cute.

ellegentsia said...

The love between people and their animals is something that spans ages and cultures. Lovely.

Shoko said...

Natalya, the cutest!

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