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Hokay. It's Time To Get Ready.
It's Been Pancake Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, so that means that it is now Lent, and the Beginning of the Easter Season.
It's coming up onna Time when I tell the story of Willow, the Easter Bunny NoBunny Wanted, and the Story of Me, George the Easter-Dumped Bunny!
Both are Very Sad Stories that have Very Happy Endings.
But they could have had Very Sad Endings, and for Thousands of Bunnies THIS YEAR, the Ending to THEIR stories could be Very Sad Indeed.
So every year, I tell these two stories, and then I tell about "Make Mine Chocolate!" so that EveryBunny will know that Bunnies are NOT TOYS to be Bought At Easter!
You get a BUNNY and you are saving a life and getting a Companion Animal with whom to share your life.
You buy a FLUFFY TOY and you are getting a fluffy toy for Easter.
Let's not Be Stoopit about this. As Maman says, "Ignorance is Curable, but Stupidity is Terminal."
So we heer at Our Warren aim to help Prevent Ignorance by providing Information about Living Assa Urban Rabbit in this The Hay Diaries blog, and how Not To Be Stoopit about HouzRabbits.
But this is the Time Of Year when hoomins tend to get Stoopit about Rabbits. For some reason, perfectly kind hoomins see some unethical pet-store that has poor baby bunnies set out OnAlone inna window or sumfing, and they fink, "Oh Aren't They Cute! I wanna bunny to hold on Easter!"
And they Totally Fortyged that those poor liddle bunnies are all OnAlone away frum their mawmies. They don't know the Furst Fing about being HouzRabbits. They are tiny and skert in ways you can't imagine and there they are, trapped in glass, wif no Way Out! They don't know how to pootie in boxes, or how not to scratch or use toofies, and many times, they are not spayed or neutered, and so they have alla these hormones running all through their bodies that they don't know whut to do with! They don't know about Not Spraying, and they don't know about how to Have Hoomins At All!
So they Grow Up, and the hoomins oftin don't know why their Cuddly, soft baby bunnies don't stay as liddle baby bunnies. And then they have Big Bunnies who are OnAlone and still Very Scared and EveryBunny is Unhappy and Afraid. EveryBun is still OnAlone, with nobunny wanting ennybunny and everybunny needing sumbunny!
And do you know Whut Else Is Horribul? Sumtimes, if they are Not Sold at Easter-Time, the baby bunnies lose their Cute and are let loose with terrifying snakes to be hunted down and killed for food.
Yeah. Right in that pet-store.
So the BEST THING is that pet stores never get baby bunnies inna Furst Place. And if there is No Wun to Buy Baby Bunnies, then no pet-store will get them to be bought. See Whut I Mean?
Yeah. Maman calls that "Basic Economics": no demand, no supply.
Sum Hoomins, for Sum Reason are driven, Maman says, by an Irrashunal Desire for *More Munny*. She says that this Irrashunal Desire for More Munny is called "Greed", although sumtimes hoomins who suffer frum the Irashunal Desire will give it Udder Names just to Prove to Themselves that they are not "Greedy".
Maman and Dadda were talking about This the Udder Night. Maman said that Heer at Our Warren we are going to "Go Back" to "Tradishunal Fasts" and Dadda said that there was Nothing Tradishunal in his tradishun about This Fast Fing. So Maman hadda Whole Big Discushion about Evil Being Sneaky.
I couldn't follow alla it, but as with most Fings Maman gets Started On, I'm preddy sure we'll be hearing More About It in dif'frunt ways for A While.
Dadda says Maman picks atta Philosophical Argumint like udder hoomins pick atta loose end onna sweater - they can't leave it alone until the whole knitting has come unraveled and they can see alla yarn and reknit the sweater.
Now Maman and Laura are buying these Big Balls of Yarn and talking about knitting and patterns and stuff, and just Yestidday, Laura was heer showing Maman sum squares that she had "knitted".
So I hadda look, and far as I can tell, "Knitting" is just tying Wun Big Knot with sticks.
You get a ball of coloured string, and go sit down with it and start tying knots, and preddy soon, you got a whole fing that is made outta knots. And that's "Knitting". When you have tied enuf knots, you have a long fing that issa scarf to wind around a hoomin neck to keep outta Cold Drafts. Bunnies don't need them onna'count obba Fakt we have fur. If hoomins still had fur, they wouldn't need to Tie Knots With Sticks, but there you are.
So ennyways, when you tie the wrong kind of knot, you have to "tear it out" by pulling onna loose end obba string. Since Laura is just learning how to Make Knots With Sticks and Gets Upset When She Makes A Mistake, she tears stuff out. Maman says that there are ways to Fix Fings without Tearing It All Out, but I dunno, onna'count obba Fakt that every time I go over to habba look atta ball of yarn, Maman starts telling me, "Oh no you don't, George!" and mooves me Sum Place Else, like frumma sofa inna Sitting Room to Missy-and-my habbytat inna BunRoom.
Maman says I'm going to pull onna knitting, which is Not Troo, hextactly. So far, I'm just looking, but, ennyways...
So Dadda says that Maman's Discushions about Evil Being Sneaky are like "Knitting" - a Series of Fings Strung Togedder, with Wun Fing That Leads To Anudder, I guess. (But I was only Looking!)
So that having baby bunnies inna pet store leads to hoomins just buying baby bunnies frumma pet store. And then bringing the baby bunnies home, leads to having the baby bunnies grow innu big bunnies that the hoomins don't know Whut To Do With.
And so the poor bunnies get Sent Out OnAlone inna park, or beside a highway, or inna woods where they die, or they are left outside and forgotten in hutches or in basements where they die, or they are fed to snakes for dinner, or they are dangled by their ears over the heads of fighting dawgs to teach them to murder, or they are put in boxes and left outside shelters - or the few, lucky ones are adopted innu forebber homes - but these are always only the very few.
Most Easter Dump Bunnies have short, terrible, lives, full of fear and sadness.
So Wun Evil Leads to Anudder Evil, and all the Evils are Knitted Togedder inna long string that needs to be Torn Out Frumma Beginning.
And I Know because I was Trapped in This Evil and got rescued. So I tell Whut Happened to Willow and Whut Happened to Me every year at Easter Time, and I tell about the "Make Mine Chocolate" campaign, so that mebbe I can help Begin Tearing Out Evil.
And it's Time for me to Get Busy and Start Again, This Year.
So Remember - Start Unraveling Evil - "Make Mine Chocolate!" Please visit the web-site, join the campaign!.
Take hold obba string and please start pulling with me!
-------------------------------------- By George