Monday, December 20, 2010

To Rabbit or not to Rabbit, that is the question

I've had a hard time trying to decide what to get my boys for Christmas this year.
They haven't given me a wish list.
They seem to be having a hard time coming up with ideas.

I've come up with a few ideas...and given them all away to relatives.

And then my 8 yr old, Remy, came up with an idea.  A real DOOSEY.

He wants a rabbit.

He really, really, really wants a bunny rabbit for Christmas.

People have been weighing in.
They think it's a bad idea.
They say rabbits' cages smell.
They say they're a pain to clean up after.

But you know what, it's a good responsibility for Remy to take on.
And it'll be an adventure for us.
They're inexpensive.
They don't require shots or regular vet visits.

And we'll have to make sure we never let Annie have time with it.

Because I have a feeling Annie would like a rabbit for Christmas way more than Remy.


NanU said...

My cat Natalie would like a rabbit for Christmas, too! She knows they're tasty. Certain of it.

Leslie Moon said...

My father in law raised rabbits. He rigged this "tray" up and attached it to the bottom of the wire cage. He put newspaper and sawdust in the tray that way all the rabbit by-product fell thru the cage and he could just remove the tray and clean it. His rabbits or cages never stunk.

DerringDo said...

Please dont give your children a bunny for xmas. They can be a 10+ year commitment and are not appropriate pets for children under 10 years of age. When spayed/neutered, rabbits do not smell.They can be litterbox trained. They can be very expensive pets. Rabbits require exotic veterinary care. I've had vet bills as high as $2000 for rabbit visits. Finally, I am a rabbit rescuer and can assure you that most of our unwanted rabbits come from situations like yours. The rabbit is given as a gift, kids get bored, and it gets dumped or taken to the shelter where it's usually put to sleep. Please dont give your kids an animal as a gift unless they're prepared to care for it for 10 years. Oh, and rabbits and cats actually get along well and are usually pals.