Thursday, March 1, 2018

Rabbit!

 There is a belief among some of the other bloggers that if a person says the word rabbit on the first day of a month, it's supposed to bring good luck. I'm not a superstitious person but what the hey, I'll play along. Unlike the other bloggers however; I have the "country cred" to pull it off. Unfortunately blogger will not let me post pictures but some of my best buddies are bunnies. I have five, they are all girls, being all female there is no chance of a "mistake". Mine are all pet breeds meaning small in size. Blackie, Blue Bell, Chinchin, Patches and Snowball. Blue Bell is a Lionhead, Chinchin is a Dwarf and the rest are mixed. On bad days they are one of my happy places to go.

 I strongly DISCOURAGE people from getting a rabbit as a pet. There is more work to them than people realize. They often don't make good pets if you don't know what you are doing. Surprising to many people, the females can become total bitches, yes you read that correct. Females see their cage or pen as their territory to secure for their future babies, so they will defend it. Often they become aggressive towards the person caring for them.  Also rabbits have a good sense of smell, so they can instantly smell a stranger's hand being placed in their cage, a rabbit that is kind to their owner, may bite someone else, so just be careful. Killer bunny is not far off, they can bite or strike you with their front feet, which can really scratch. I am only being honest here because all my rabbits came to me from being unwanted, that is the reason why I won't breed them. The other odd thing that drives rabbit owners crazy, is even though they can be extremely aggressive towards people and other rabbits, they usually, totally give up when a predator catches them, which is too bad because they can really slice and dice with their back feet.

 The males tend to be more relaxed but I have heard of a few becoming aggressive as well. The problem with male rabbits is you can't have another male around, it's one of the few animals you can never train to accept another male. The females usually get along, Chinchin, Patches and Snowball share a pen. I never keep them in a small cage, they either run in a pen or I build them a large cage, the reason is it makes them smarter and have a lot of personality. Most people think that rabbits are dumb, while they are not like a dog, if you think about it, how smart would your dog be if you locked it in a small cage for ever.

 My girls live in the barn but are used to the climate, I actually have a slight allergy to them so I could never have them in the house. I have had Blackie the longest but she is the most aggressive so I have to make sure she knows it's me, Blue Bell is the sweetest and most relaxed, Patches is my second favorite, Snowball is the quickest to come to me but is independent so if I don't have a treat, it's "see ya" and Chinchin is the most aloof, she is also Patches and Snowball's mother, she came to me pregnant. There you have some rabbit info, lol. Hopefully you have some good luck, if you win on a lottery ticket, just remember me! ;)






12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I only know two rabbits: Roger and Bugs. All I know about rabbits, I learned from them. Rabbits love to wear drag, and kiss men on the lips. That's all I know.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Walter, what about Peter Rabbit and the Easter bunny? I never noticed how much alike rabbits were to some gay men, thanks for pointing that out.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for rabbit 101.

John Going Gently said...

Albert brought in a wild rabbit a few years ago, she survived and I kept her in a hutch for a year. She was a sweetie . I called her Mary

Old Lurker said...

You are indulgent not to eat your pets when they scratch you.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Rjjs, I think everybunny should know a little about rabbits, look what happened to Elmer Fudd!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

John, don't you have a dog named Mary? Lol that's ok, I used to have a rabbit named Lassie.... because she was marked like a collie dog.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Mr Lurker, I could never eat one of the rabbits; however I don't have a lot of patience for a mean rooster, even worse for them, I LOVE homemade chicken soup.

Old Lurker said...

How long do pet rabbits live? This is yet another reason not to sell the farm.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Mr Lurker, if you take good care of them they should live until at least eight years old, many get to ten and I know of one that was supposed to be twelve. Same with a chicken, kept as a pet many live 7 to 10 years.

Ur-spo said...

Brother #2 and I had a 'fun calendar' in our youth that suggested saying rabbit as the first word of the new year, for good luck. We started doing this. Decades later we take comfort no matter where we are NYE, we are thinking of each other as we are all saying the same word at the same time.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Dr Spo, I don't see the good luck in being a rabbit, everyone wants to eat you, and what is up with a lucky rabbit's foot, it obviously didn't work for the rabbit and he had four of them!