Character Sheet for Silpfeffaroo
Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)
Silpfeffaroo is a grayish-brown Desert Cottontail rabbit with streaks of white fur on his tail, rump, and around his eyes. He has three scratches on his left-hind hip that was given to him by a cat a couple of months earlier
Silpfeffaroo is a playful, young rabbit. At 9 months old, a rabbit isn't quite an adult yet but is pretty close. Regardless of this, Silpfeffaroo, due to his encounter with the house cat of the humans that owned him, has become disciplined and hard-working. In the wild, he joined a group of rabbits and received acceptance into their owsla because of the day and night difference between his usually playful disposition off duty to a much more determined and focused one, making him a promising young Runner.
Likes: Flayrah, running, snuggling, organization, leadership
Dislikes: pfeffil, all elil, humans, cages, disobedience,
Silpfeffaroo was born "Kitbit" since he was the smallest rabbit kit of the litter. Though he was the smallest, he grew up the fastest. At a month old, he was already very playful; at two months old, he was rambunctious.
Kitbit's mother, Rosemary, had been owned by a family of humans for about 4 years now, having been born under another couple of rabbits the humans had owned before. Rosemary had grown used to the caged life. Her parents, however, less so, calling their cage a "hutch" from prior knowledge inherited from previous generations of rabbits, and using terms known to rabbits in their native tongue "Lapine." Rosemary was complacent, knowing full well that there was not anything she could do about living in captivity. She did not mind it, even. The humans treated the rabbits well. They were kept in a rather large cage, one big enough for a molly (mother rabbit) and a litter of rabbits to run around spaciously in. The cage was atop a base in the living room and provided a nice view of the outside through a window on a nearby wall. This was enough nature for Rosemary. Not for Kitbit however. At two months old, Kitbit found that the humans had a cat named Momo who they would let explore outside through the cat door. One day, when the humans were deep cleaning their cage, they let the rabbits wander the house while they cleaned it and he made his way to the cat door installed in the backdoor.
Kitbit exited the cat door and could smell the scent of the wild rabbits in the wind. Having such a young nose, his sense of smell was not as powerful as that of an adult rabbit's and therefore could not smell the mysterious cat downwind who was interacting with Momo, but the cat could smell him. Momo knew better than to attack the rabbits, but this stray cat did not. He smelled the scent of a young rabbit and caught sight of Kitbit, quickly initiating attack position and prepared to pounce on him. Momo, who was flirting with this male cat knowing she couldn't get pregnant by him wondered what it was he was reacting to and turned to see Kitbit unaware that he was being targeted. With a loud yowl, Momo alerted Kitbit who turned to look at where that came from. He looked at Momo then the male cat, unsure what was happening still. Never having interacted directly before, Momo know that all animals could understand some amount of universal communication and simply shouted "RUN!" With that, the tomcat pounced and Kitbit turned to run, not realizing the ground beneath him was loose dirt, taking him a few seconds to gear up his sprint. The tomcat reached him just as he took off, swiping with his left paw and scratching him, but Kitbit took off just in time, narrowly escaping. He ran out away from the yard, through the chain-link fence, and into the nearby fields in the direction where he smelled the rabbits coming from. Momo did not know where he was running off to but know she did not want to let the tomcat get him; she quickly ran up behind the tomcat and pounced him, drawing his attention away from Kitbit and eventually scaring him off in the opposite direction. With a final hiss, she ensured he would not pursue him.
When Kitbit finally met up with the wild rabbits, he told them his story. They accepted Kitbit into their warren and introduced him to the rest of their colony. One of the rabbits suggested a nickname for Kitbit in regards to the events that led him to freedom and called him "Silpfeffaroo". These rabbits were more fluent in Lapine and explained that it is common to portmanteau various Lapine words to create new ones. They explained this name comes from "silf", meaning "outdoors", "pfeffa", meaning "cat", and "-roo", a common suffix in Lapine meaning "little". Put together as "Silpfeffaroo", his name would translate to "Little Outdoors Cat". Kitbit liked this name and took it as his main name, being called Kitbit only on occasion as his new nickname.
Rosemary - mother
Timothy - one of his brothers.
Grayish-brown fur, incredibly soft from being well groomed in a human household. Streaks of white fur along the bottom of his tail, his tummy, and the backside of his rump. Circles of white fur around his eyes. Golden-yellow iris; black pupils. Soft, fuzzy paws, no pawpads. Three scars on his left-hind hip from cat scratch.