Uncle Wiggily himself was an elderly rabbit who suffered from rheumatism. He had a tendency to help the other animals in the forest and occasionally had run-ins with some unsavory characters. He liked to solve their problems and to protect them from the bad guys. Author Howard Roger Garis created 79 books about his beloved characters.
Grandma had the Uncle Wiggily game, in which you made your way through the forest. The clues on the cards were always in rhyme. I loved playing it with her.