So you think you are ready for a rabbit in your life? Here are some observations from a bunch of people who are already slaves. Are you sure you’re really ready? *This was originally a facebook post with many comments from December 2012. Feel free to add more below!*
…you know and can quickly identify every single vegetable, fruit, and herb at the grocery store.
…your rabbit eats healthier than you do!
…you make an extra trip to the grocery store just for your bunny.
…you find random holes in things and don’t even get mad about.
…your rabbit throws a tantrum and you know exactly what you have done wrong to make him mad.
…you spend more time on the floor than on the sofa.
…you are down to your last $5 and you spent it to feed the buns.
…people in line at the store compliment you on your healthy eating habits.
…you have to ask your rabbits permission in order to eat a carrot.
…you see wild rabbit tracks and examine the pee and poop to determine how healthy they are.
…your entire paycheck disappears because Bella, Beau, Bean, and Bambi each have to have holiday/special.
…the cashier asks you how to cook mustard greens and you tell them you have no idea, you’ll have to ask your rabbit.
…you haven’t gone on vacation in 8 years because you don’t trust anybody to take as good care of your bunny as you do!
…you are looking for a house to buy and keep telling your hubby that the bunnies need a room, too.
…you can’t remember the last time you ate a whole banana by yourself.
…you run to your hubby and exclaim, “Hunny, smell this hay! Doesn’t it smell delicious?!”
…get up an hour earlier every day, because the buns love to play early in the morning before you go to work.
…you have a fridge compartment especially for bunny vegetables and it is fuller than yours.
…you spend your last couple of dollars on kale for feral bunnies.
…you’ve acquired a taste for rabbit hair in everything.
…you go out Christmas shopping & come back with a large selection of bunny toys and treats and no gifts for humans at all!
… following an offense, you’ll do *anything* to get back into your rabbit’s good graces. And your rabbit knows this.
…you remodel a room with all plain pine, so if they chew it, it won’t hurt them!
…when you crawl around the floor looking for stray bunny poops.
…your food dehydrator is actually a homemade bunny treat machine and you rarely (if ever) use it for human treats.
…pack up the raw salads from restaurants for your Bun instead of eating them.
… you’re not feeling angry even when your wooden-door/phone wires/furniture/carpets has been chewed.
…when the top five items on your Christmas list are for your bunnies.
…when you go to work sad because Henri woke up in a bad mood and wouldn’t kiss you goodbye!
…the human laughs, because under her Christmas tree sit rabbit treats, alfalfa blocks, and an aero garden.
…you are always telling guest to get use to the fur cause it ain’t going anywhere.
…you just laugh it off when you find holes in your pillows and cords chewed.
…when you buy an area rug for your new apartment just so your bunny can binky around better (hard wood floors don’t work well for fluffy paws).
…when you pay US$1,300 for your bunny’s paperwork, quarantine and authorization to move him from Brazil to Canada with you and say to everyone it was totally worth it and you would do it again in a heart beat.
…you have 2 vacuums and neither of them work properly.
…you move 800 miles cross country and your biggest worry is how the rabbit will handle the move.
…when the first thing on your grocery list is bunny greens and the last thing on your list is bunny greens!
…it’s 4:30am and you’ve been awake since 3:45am. Your bunnies are thumping. You’ve gone outside twice and there’s nothing there, but just in case you’re trying to stay awake.
…when you go and apologize to the wild bunnies in your backyard for scaring them as you are walking to the car to the door. Or vice versa.
…when I have to ride a total of 8 miles to try find the hay she likes.
…when I have to vacuum the floor around 6 times a week to make sure she is not breathing in dust from the carpet.
…when you cry because you have to leave them for a week and their luggage is much more than yours!
…when you spend all your free time on the internet looking up bunny stories and information and videos and photos and FB posts from other bunny slaves.
…your bun bun starts harassing you for treats!
…you get woken up because your bunny starts banging his food plate (by picking it up and dropping it) around 5 am. Dinner bell.
…when it’s summer and the heat is bearable for humans, but you turn on the air conditioning anyway, because bunny stood beside the a/c and insisted for you to turn it on for him, so he could have a cool room to take a nap.
…when you get your shoes, books, or any other clothing chewed, you’re angry, but then you see that cute face and you just smile and think “its my fault, I need to move everything, so he can run everywhere without destroying stuff.”
…if you pass on a Christmas tree during the holidays because they are all full of chemicals and might harm your rabbit.
…you can’t wait to get home to hear some teeth chattering.
…when random grocery store clerks remember you, because you are the crazy person who always buys tons of vegetables.
…you read comments on posts like this and laugh, because you do all the same things as other people who think they are owners/slaves!