A Moment in a Safari- My Rabbit and I

Bath time
Bath time
Eating candy
Eating candy
Play time
Play time
Sleep right after play
Sleep right after play
She's playing with my shirt...chewing on it..
She's playing with my shirt...chewing on it..

Today I have learnt something very important from my rabbit which is, "pay attention to me". Lately, I have been very busy submitting my information to get into POST Academy program in May and Vocational Nursing Program somewhere in June. Calculating my tuition cost, student loans, and thinking if I could afford it was what I have been thinking lately. Another thing is, I don't want to waste my time when there are great opportunity for me especially I have a gap of unemployed. And in that gap I want to fulfill it with education; starting young is better than starting old.

Well, since I was to busy thinking too much about myself, I forgot about spending time with my rabbit. Ignoring her; she circle around me...which mean please play with me. She stand on her hinds looking at me but I walked away. She followed me and sat on my foot. I told her, "Baby, I'm busy...go play with your toy" and she didn't listen to me. Ignoring her again, I sat down on my bed organizing my portfolio, my rabbit was very angry...she jumped on my bed and start digging into my shirt and bit me. I yelled, "ow, why you do that for?" I put her back down and ignore her again. She jump back up and continue digging. She pulled the sleeve to my shirt with her mouth swinging her head side to side trying to get my attention. I notice something but I continue ignoring her and she bite me again.

For some reason, she just want to put up a fight with me.

I than started to scratch her head, petting her, pick her up and used a few moment of my time taking her into a safari. Play with her for a while and when I let her go, she sprint across the room, flick in the air and jumping up and down the sofa. About an hour of fun, she was so exhausted, and fell asleep.

With this experienced I realize my rabbit was telling me I'm being 'selfish, not being the best owner as I should have been, and she needs attention'. Therefore, paying attention to your pet body language is most important!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and funny! I love your rabbit what a darling!

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Oh how i loved this one;take care and enjoy your day.


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sunbun143 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Oh my gosh I loved this story! I used to have a bunny too (named Bunbun - I know, not that creative of a name) but she passed away....I miss her so much. She used to run around and do wild binkies (jumps and twists in the air). You've inspired me to write about her too!

AB 4 years ago

Aww silly rabbit! She's so cute! I wish I could touch her.

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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hello Gypsy, Eddy,Sunbun, and AB, thank you very much for commenting, voting, and reading! I appreciate it. :)

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

cute story...my daughter really love all sorts of animals, including a rabbit...but i haven't gotten one so far...

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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC

Thanks chanroth, what a cute story. We think you're doing great with your rabbit.

We used to have a rabbit named Mr. Bunny. His ears were kind of long and floppy. He would come when we called, and we had a hula hoop that he loved to play with. Sometimes he would jump through his hula hoop. He also had a little stuffed dog we called Mr. Licky-licky. This toy was so named because Mr. Bunny would often lick it in quite the affectionate manner!

It is nice to talk to someone who also loves rabbits. It brings back good memories. Thanks for sharing!

- S. and Chris

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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi S and Chris, thank you! I bet you both are doing great as well. Your Mr. Bunny sound so cute and adorable! lol...how I wish to snuggle him. Jumping through that hula hoop...so smart!! and licking stuff dogs...cuteeee!!! I asked my rabbit just this morning if she want a husband. I say, "baby, if you want a husband lick my hand," and she licked me. I asked her, "baby, you want baby stand up," she would stand on her hinds and afterward she started to pull my socks under my bed building nest. It's kind of cute! lol...There are so many cute story to tell...rabbit are precious and smart animal. It would be great to hear your side of the story! :)


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC

Chanroth, your cute bunny sounds so adorable. Unfortunately, our Mr. Bunny passed some years ago, but we still remember him in his exuberance and he lives on in our hearts forever.

We hope to find another like him someday. Rabbits are sweet and very fun pets, they have a wonderous, silent wisdom about them!

Right now, we have our little bouncing bundle of energy named Oreo, she's a cute chihuahua-terrier mix who's full of fun all of the time. We also enjoy company with our little, naked piggy, Norman, who's a hairless rat! He's cute but really shy, it's like living with Eeyore.

You enjoy your bunny, we notice you have been very protective of her health and you've done a terrific job.

Thanks for the memories!

- Chris and S.

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