Tuesday, March 22, 2011

On An Impulse : BUNNIES!

I am a 100% sucker. For fur, for fuzzy, for scared, for adorable, for baby animals...
I went to our local Farmers Co-op today to pick up some hay for JuJu the donkey, but when i got inside the building to pay there was a cage next to the counter full of little rabbits! The signs on the cage said were that they were "meat rabbits" and also "just in time for Easter"?? I didn't care, all i knew was i was going to take the two cutest ones home with me. Not for meat. And not for Easter.
The little solid black bunny was greatly loved by the woman at the check out counter who put them in a box for me and walked the box to my truck just to send her loving goodbyes to the terrified fuzz muffin. (Although she was incredibly sweet on the bunny, she made some off putting remark about naming it "little sambo"--- i always find this word to be racist. )
The black bunny is most friendly, the spotted one likes to thump his foot, zip around and send me signals of fear and loathing.
Even though in recent times i have started to lose the illusion that I am somehow saving animals from a worse fate (cause mainly how can i judge the fate of nature, really?) ... but still there is a part of me that wants to take all the animals home with me, love them all, make them all comfortable, make it so they have a peaceful life. Maybe it's a biological/maternal thing, they are all my babies , I really just can not help myself!
What would ya'll like to name the two bunnies? (NOT sambo (explained above)! and Salt & Pepper has been suggested!)


Kittie Howard said...

Awwww, sooo cute! I rabbit-sat for a neighbor once (not kidding). They'd trained their cuties to potty in the toilet. All I did was flush!

I'm bad on names...I named my cat Chester. He loved me anyway.

Lou Cheese said...

The black & white rabbit itself could be called Salt & Pepper. For the other one, I say: Nightshade.

William Blake said...

Everything about you
Things that you do
making life true
rabbits renew

my inspiration
without reservation
although a temptation
even more an elation

to yourself U R true
Thank you 4 you

ab65 said...

What a couple of cuties! How about Onyx and Oreo?
Angela :)

Carol said...

How about Blackie and Spot (I used to have 2 cats named that)? Though I think Pepper and Sprinkles would be really cute names too!

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Colorful Canary said...

Moo & Truffle