“Come here Tom! Come here at once!”
Shouted his mother angrily as the little bunny was hopping and scattering around a small landfill which happened to be exactly where used to be – just a week ago- the greenest the freshest the thickest grass ever , for play and food.
Tom was perplexed and very very confused at the same time , trying to figure out what had happened and his favorite spot was vanished under all this horrible nasty itchy bitchy rubbish which looked, smelled and felt so, but so bad.
Mrs Bunny was very disappointed too and very afraid of Tom who continued running around discovering this new smelly and untidy world.
His father Jim, and his siblings had stayed back home to prepare everything for the new Year Eve, and the day excursion was a special treat for everyone , as when Tom was at home, there was no change of doing anything else than taking care of him . Not to smash, not to throw, not to climb not to fall, not to eat what he should nοt and to shallow what he ought to.
Not to throw snow in the fireplace not to lit a fire in the bush, not to hide in the barrel with carrot pickles not to crumble the bread to bits.
Tom the bunny as you see was a very naughty overactive bunny and the best time for all, was when Tom, was out of home. So was for Tom, and he loved every moment of it.
When Tom at last decided to stop , his mother sighed in relief and hugged him with her two fluffy white paws.
“People can’t manage their own litter and throw them wherever they can” she said in a soft voice as her paw. “ But this is our home and my favorite spot to play. Where is the grass mum? Will they ever come to take them away?”
Ohhhh! Tom was so sad and bunny tears run down his bunny cheeks till his bunny fur was all wet. He had just started to calm down a little, when they heard a strange noise coming from the lane which connected their forest to the village.
They quickly ran and hide behind a tree and they saw a big trunk stop just next to the rubbish. Three young men came out and with shovels in their hands started cleaning up the place.
They were working quicker that Tom run, faster than Tom climbed up the stairs, and loaded everything to the trunk till there was nothing left on the ground, except a little smell, which was all around.
They didn’t speak at all while working but when they finished cleaning, looked around and smiled. One of them said to the others. “ I think that we have managed to clean this forest! It’s the third spot that we have cleaned today! , The recycling factory stops at 3, hurry up!”
The car left as fast as it had come, and Tom with his mother left their hiding place and full of joy started their way back home to tell about this very strange day they had.