Friday, March 21, 2008

Make mine chocolate, please!

At the risk of sounding preachy, it is time for my annual reminder about giving live animals as Easter gifts: please don't. Each year, clueless people bring home fuzzy widdle bunnies and each year, the buns end up at animal shelters a few days later. Bunnies are wonderful, wonderful pets -- but like all pets, they shouldn't be brought home on impulse. (The same goes for chicks.) If you are seriously considering adding a bun to your family, check out the Interactive Bun, from the Make Mine Chocolate website, which gives you some practical information to decide if a bun is right for your household.




P.S. Um, don't give chocolate to bunnies -- it's no good for them. Charcoal will get a couple of plain cheerios...

9 comments:

Joe said...

No cute little purple chicks?

No fluffy hopping bunnies?

No adorifying little turtles with painted shells?

I guess biting the ear off my solid choco-bunny or jamming 12 peeps in my mouth is an adequate substitute.

Orora said...

Last year I was at PetsMart on the Saturday before Easter and saw a guy selling bunnies out of his truck in the parking lot. I narced on him to PetsMart management. They told him to get out of their parking lot. It didn't totally stop him from doing it, but at least he had to go elsewhere.

Make my chicks Peeps!

Carol said...

Speaking of peeps, I LOVE this:

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/03/18/funny-pictures-peep-show/

Bridget said...

Charcoal is so sweet looking, give him an Easter pat from me.

I wish that people would really think before buying any live animal as a pet. Everything takes at least some effort, but people are surprised when they actually have to interact with the creature!

Eejits.

anne marie in philly said...

sweet pix of G and charcoal!

hoppy easter to all at the GKIYH house!

WendyKnits said...

I thinnk I just O.D.ed on the cuteness of that photo -- thanks for the smile!

Alwen said...

No worries, if I want to interact with chickens, all I have to do is drive along our road - I'm bound to see a rooster and a couple of hens out in someone's yard.

Now if the wild bunnies would just stay the heck out of the fenced yard where we let the dogs out! Twelve acres of safety zone, and they come inside the dog fence. sheesh.

Carol said...

Excellent advice.

Meira said...

Also, if one is determined to adopt a bunny, please check out the rabbit rescues on petfinder -- there are at least two excellent rescues in the Phila area (one of whom happens to be a 'Carol', as it happens . . .)

Here's a link:
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA570.html

One of the local shelters got 16 bunnies in one night when there was a raid on a rooster-fighting ring, & Carol took a bunch of them & got them fixed & healthy.