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Animals are better than people, but more work


Most of you probably remember this fiasco from last Spring, in which bunnies are ‘rescued’ by being abandoned at my house.

So, we had the little bun-buns for a couple weeks while we tried to find a home for them.  It was frustrating and definitely an exercise in patience for me.  Don’t get me wrong, bunnies are very cute, and I did a lot of research to make sure they were fed properly, etc.  But they are a lot of work and require much much much much more attention than cats do and are less responsive than dogs (in my opinion).  Eventually I found them a home.

Imagine my apoplectic rage when Hols and discovered the same bunnies, once again abandoned on our porch.  Even worse, not only did the woman ‘return’ them after 7 months, but she left them on the porch, in the freezing cold, without food or water in the cage.  I called her out publicly on our local neighborhood listserve when I went, once again, looking for new homes for these guys.  She emailed me then, very defensively saying I didn’t know the circumstances, she didn’t have my contact information, blah blah blah.  Somehow she knew to CC a couple of our mutual friends/acquaintances on her defensive email, but I guess she couldn’t ask them for my contact information.  She also couldn’t knock on the door (we were home when she left the little bunners).  Nor could she leave a note.  So no matter how much she claims she was trying to do the right thing, she did not.  And she knows she didn’t or she wouldn’t have done it such a cowardly manner. Also this all ceased to be my problem SEVEN MONTHS AGO.  ARG!

Luckily for the rabbits, we do still live in this house and we did find them after only an hour or so.  And now I am back to losing half of my work day to bunny care and tracking down leads on finding them home.  So far I have managed to find fostering for one of them, but the other still needs someone to love him, preferably permanently.  So, Nashville folks, anyone know someone who wants a rabbit?

So, um, yes, I am cranktastic, uninteresting and not inclined to currently write much.  Also reading that old post about losing weight has made me even more depressed.  I’d write more, but I have bunny cage to go clean and ton of work to catch up on.  UGH.  Some times I fucking hate being a responsible person, as it never seems to achieve much more than constantly stressing me out.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

3 thoughts on “Animals are better than people, but more work

  1. I can’t believe that someone would be that irresponsible! There is absolutely no reason for that kind of behavior! Those poor bunnies, and more importantly, poor you! That sucks! I am glad that you called her out publicly, you should smack her publicly, too! *nods* Yup, that’s totally what you should do.

  2. This is not right. Not right at all. 😦

  3. i can’t believe that woman had the nerve to get defensive about it! I think you should paint a giant red BH (bunny hater!) on her door.

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