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sillyrabbit
08-12-2006, 08:51 PM
This woman came up to me at work today asking about rabbits, because someone had told her I had some. Anyway she was going on about how she was going to go and buy a bunny for her 9 year olds birthday tomorrow.

I said you shouldnt give a child an animal, that you should only get one if you are going to be looking after it and she laughed and said the reason she was after a rabbit because that way she wouldnt have to do that :shock:

And she thought after buying the hutch, the bun would be pretty cheap to look after because rabbit food isnt as expensive as cat or dog food!!

So I started going on about neutering, vaccinations, hay, exercise, cleaning, fresh veg daily, toys and spending lots of time with the bunny and she was just looking at me like I was nuts :roll:

But then she said "oh well it all seems like more hassle than its worth so I wont bother with that then, maybe I will wait until christmas and get her a kitten" :evil:

Sorry this is getting quite long but I am just really shocked. I know you have probably all heard stuff like this before and I have read about people like her on here but this is the first person that has actually said anything like that to me and it has made me really angry!

I will stop now :oops:

chloaster
08-12-2006, 08:55 PM
Well done for doing the rabbit ramble! I think if more of us rambled it might discourage people from buying rabbits cos they'll think they drive you mad! When I rang Steph about the homecheck I spoke to her hubby and told him I was a friend off RR and he said "So you're slightly mad too then?" :lol: :lol: I had to correct him and tell him it was more than slightly! :lol: :lol:

sillyrabbit
08-12-2006, 09:07 PM
:lol:

You should have seen the poor guy who sits next to me, he looked so shocked :lol:

And he probably thinks im crazy now

chloaster
08-12-2006, 10:08 PM
:lol: :lol: Probably put him off ever buying a bunster too!! :lol: :lol:

raine
09-12-2006, 01:47 PM
Doesn't that make you feel good, it should.

sillyrabbit
09-12-2006, 02:29 PM
Probably put him off ever buying a bunster too!!

:lol:

Yeah it made me feel good! I do feel bad for the kitten the stupid woman is going to get for christmas though!