Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Verdict Is In!

Well my friends it has been a heck of a time here at Mereknits, with this whole Max and the Bunny situation.  I was feeling a bit stressed about the whole thing, hoping the press and the authorities would not get a hold of this story before I had  time to work it all out.  Just when I was making plans to find out what had really happened, look what I found pushed under my bedroom door.


 Look at this shifty writing!  There is marker on top of pen, and all sorts of ways to try and disguise the writers true identity.  I had had about enough of all the whispering going on, and the call for lawyers, and potential riots, and now this note, so I decided to make my move.  Mediation, I am told works well, not that it ever worked with my kids, but I thought I would give it a try.  It was time to find out the truth of the matter.


Max was acting all sad and depressed that I thought he was capable of this atrocity, he didn't feel like talking to me about it.   But he also acts sad and depressed when his Dad isn't home, he is a bit of a sulker if you know what I mean.  So was he hanging out in his Dad's closet because of the Bunny situation, (feeling guilty maybe) or because he was missing his Dad? It was time to act.  He either needed to be found not guilty or go for a long walk.


I assembled some toys to discuss the situation among friends.  They are intimately acquainted  with both Max and the Bunny, and frankly were the only ones around during the disturbance. 

 Some interesting  things were discussed.  Apparently the Bunny has been feeling a bit left out, Max had not been playing with him for awhile.  The Bunny was in the middle of the dog toy basket, just above the chewy bones, and he was not pleased.  His arm was losing its stitches, so when he tried to maneuver himself up to the top of the basket his arm almost fell off.  When Max found him at the top of the basket, he grabbed him and while bringing him to the carpet to play...... his arm lost the last stitch, and fell to the floor.  So Max being Max, had a great time with the bunny and the arm, but he was not to be blamed for the dismemberment, even though he looked very guilty in the pictures in the last post.

I asked about the evidence, the dog hair surrounding the bunny and his arm.  The toys reminded me that there is always dog hair on the floor (and everywhere else), possibly due to my lack of cleaning skills, so this in no way, shape, or form, should be held as evidence against Max.


So you see it was all a bit of a misunderstanding.  I decided that really no one was to blame, but that indeed the Bunny had thrown himself into a bad position that had truly caused hurt feelings. As I sewed on the Bunnies arm I talked to him about being a tad bit over dramatic, and to go with the flow a little more in the future.  

Now I am wondering what happened to his right eye and eyebrow?  Seems this Bunny has been around a bit.  And just so you know I never did find out who wrote the note, it looks like it might have been Ms. Frog, she does seem to be hiding a bit in the photo above.  And frankly she is the only one who has the skills to jump up on my desk for the paper and marker. I think it is time to put this whole ugly situation behind us, don't you?.


 So Max is once again feeling tip top and he thanks you all for believing in him.  He may take you up on offers of legal consul in the future, you never know what is going to come up next.

29 comments:

Grayseasailor said...

Whew! I got back just in time to view this dramatic conclusion, Meredith, [and now need to track back and find out what I missed in your last posts :-)] Our guests are fleeing at a frantic pace. The last, my sister leaves tomorrow :-( Sending you hugs to fortify you during your summer storms and heat waves and crime conundrums!
Gracie

kathyinozarks said...

great ending-so glad Max was not the one-lol

Joy said...

I love happy endings and reconciliations Meredith! I'm so glad that you got to the bottom of this whole dire situation and that beautiful Max has been cleared of all blame. But just a word of warning - frog needs to be watched!!!
I have been so entertained by this and your last post, and the comments from fellow bloggers, a huge thank you!
Joy xo

Dee said...

Max told ME that a few doggie biscuits and a good ear rub would certainly help with his hard feelings of being indicted.

Faith said...

To be honest on looking at the line-up I knew it was the frog, written all over it's face....see just goes to show (I'm not sure what!)

Kris said...

Max must be so relieved!!!!
Glad THAT is behind us!!
xo Kris

TACIStudio said...

What a funny story...I love it... And love it even more to find out Max wasn't guilty... I'm always on the dog side, especially if they are not guilty. :) j

Teresa said...

Max looks much happier now that the situation is cleared up! He told me that mom needs to stop jumping to conclusions everythime something goes wrong! Look at all the stress she put on me. I would never do anything that awful! wink, wink. Stay tumed for the next episode of Max and ?....

gilly said...

So happy to read that The Curious Incident of the Dog & Bunny in the Day-Time has been solved. I'm glad that justice has been done and the truth won out in the end. Please give Max a big cuddle from me - I always believed he was innocent ;-)
Happy weekend to you all!
Xx

Elisabeth said...

Awww Max <3 I never doubted him! Have a lovely weekend Meredith xox

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Glad Max was exonerated of this crime!! The bunny reminds me of my favorite story... The Velveteen Rabbit. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Bridget said...

Wow, that's some sequence of events, I'm glad it got resolved!

Though I have to say, that note is pretty creepy ...

The Faerie Factory said...

See I told you he was innocent, that hedgehog however looks very shifty, his eyes are to close together. Let's hope this is the end of it I'd hate to see a bunny shaped white outline on your lovely clean floors ... he he x

kathy b said...

That is the HAPPIEST Image of Max I've ever seen. He's been vindicated~ I knew he was not to blame...

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I knew Max was innocent!

He's so adorable, look at that sweet face, he'd never, ever hurt a bunny!

Ms. Frog totally looks guilty trying to half hide behind the rest!

Wishing you a lovely day filled with many blessings dear friend.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Max is too cute! Look at that face!! The face of innocence!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Betsy said...

I am so happy that Max was found not guilty. That face is pure innocence. I agree that the frog could use some watching though. It looks like bunny is all fixed up although maybe he needs an eye patch. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Pammy Sue said...

Hee-hee-hee! He looks so precious. How could anyone convict him of any crime? Give him a kiss on the nose from Pammy Sue. I wish I could do it myself!

linda said...

I'm feeling quite ashamed now that I jumped to the obvious conclusion and totally thought that Max was to blame, it just goes to show that there is always more than meets the eye. Please give Max my sincere apologies and tell him that I'm so glad that this sad and sorry state of affairs has been finally concluded and his innocence has been absolutely established. Both you and Max have a great weekend! xx

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Max looks pretty innocent to me..after all, look at those eyes.

Jen

by Teresa said...

That is the best and smiling-est photo of Max ever! I think he's enjoying the mystery and the attention! I'm glad he's been proven guiltless. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Buttons said...

Wow I just hopped over from Joan's Blog congratulations by the way. I am laughing out loud after reading this post and the one below it. Poor bunny poor Max I am happy things worked out. I think Max has the most adorable innocent looking face I ever did see:) Great writing. B

Ladybird Diaries said...

So glad things worked out for Max! Both this post and the one below have made me laugh so much!
M x

Susanne said...

max is such a beautiful dog, he would never do anything bad! I'm on his side.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

EMMA said...

Yes, I'm sure this is a big misunderstanding, and that Max found Bunny in this terrible state and was only there to protect Bunny should his attacker return.
Max is innocent! and oh so very cute!

millefeuilles said...

How could you accuse Max of anything? That dog has got to be one of the most gorgeous dogs in the whole world!

You are brilliant Meredith! I would have been gripping onto my armchair except it's so darn hot!

Stephanie

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

So the posters for the Free Max campaign can be put into the recycling? Glad to hear it :D

pembrokeshire lass said...

I somehow missed this post.
I must have been out on the streets getting the petition signed! I had arranged for a photo shoot with Mr C at 10 Downing street too....
I am glad that you appear to have found the culprit
I think Bunny looks rather raffish with his one eye and mustache. I think you had better keep an eye on him!
I should think that you must be exhausted with all this sleuthing. You need a few days break and to be pampered!
Hugs
Joan

Crafty in the Med said...

It does sound to me as if Ms Frog is a bit of a stirrer perhaps she is behind it all. I think she wants to be the centre of attention but she has overstepped herself this time! I'd watch that Madam if I were you!!!
Never-the-less best let bygones be bygones especially as Max has now been cleared of that terrible accusation.
Bunny is looking better too.


This post is a breath of fresh air Meredith

Amanda xx