Bunny - Personal horse of youngster Laura
Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) on the frontier family drama LITTLE HOUSE ON THE
Laura Hugs Bunny the Horse
- On episode #14 "Christmas at Plum Creek" (aired 12/25/1974) Charles Ingalls
makes a saddle for Laura's horse but Laura trades her beloved horse, Bunny to
local general store merchant Mr. Nels Oleson (Richard Bull) in order to buy
her mother Caroline (Karen Grassle) a much needed oven.
- On episode #47 "Bunny" (10/18/1976) Nels Oleson's daughter, Nellie (Alison
Arngrim) falls off Bunny and pretends to be paralyzed. Laura fearing for the
horse's safety, hides Bunny from any possible retribution. Meanwhile, Laura
discovers that Nellie is faking her handicap and pushes Nellie and her
wheelchair downs a hillside into a pond. Shrieking with indignation, Nellie
stands up and walks out of the pond. To punish Nellie for the deception her
father, Nels Oleson returns Bunny to Laura's care.
- On episode #48 "The Race" (10/04/76) Laura enters Bunny into a race at the
local town fair. The Olesons enter their daughter, Nellie into the race riding
an impressive thoroughbred named Sparks. Come the day of the race Laura has to
ride and fetch Doc Baker (Kevin Hagen) for an emergency, but just in the nick
of time she makes it to the race, and even though exhausted, Bunny still
manages to win the event. The Olesons award Laura with an heirloom silver cup
and Laura graciously returns to the cup to the Olesons.
- On episode #51 "Journey in the Spring - Part One" (11/15/1976) Laura's
grandfather, Lansford Ingalls comes to Walnut Grove to live with his son,
Charles after his wife dies. While there, Bunny the horse has a serious
accident and grandfather Lansford has to kill the horse, even though he
promised Laura Bunny would live. Laura's initial anger makes her grandfather
feel bad and so he leaves Walnut Grove. But eventually, Laura realizes the
horse had to be put out its misery and she convinces her grandfather to return
home with her.
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