I grin every time I see a pet rabbit sniffing bushes in the park or being rolled down the street in a customized stroller when I’m out and about.
(I’ve also seen people take their pet rats, parrots, cats, and snakes out for some fresh air at various times. It’s by far one of the coolest parts of living in Toronto).
When I’m having a bad day, I look at pictures of pet rabbits online. They soothe me for many reasons, some of which I’ll share with you today.
They have expressive, little ears that give away all of their emotions. I’m the kind of person who gives away a lot of my thoughts with facial expressions that I don’t always even know I’m making. It’s nice to be on the other side of the table for once!
They’ve got soft fur that not everyone is allowed to pet. You have to earn a rabbit’s trust before you’ll be allowed to touch it. I respect that about them. There’s something to be said for taking things slowly in life even when it comes to simple things.
Their unmistakably impatient expressions make me giggle. (I hope this little guy got the vegetables he’d been waiting so patiently for!)
Not everyone is obsessed with them yet. You can find millions of cat and dog memes and pictures online, but you have to dig a little deeper to find decent rabbit pictures. I like the thrill of the chase…or, rather, the thrill of the googling.
They can never be fully tamed. Many dogs seem to think they’re human. Like cats, rabbits never make this mistake. There will always be an untameable streak in even the happiest bunny. It’s something I like to see in humans and animals alike because it makes them more challenging to figure out.
Oh, and at least one of them knows how to open your mail. You have to admit that’s pretty handy!