Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Bunday;Rabboratory Report

During a Post-Easter Egg Delivery Wrap-up snack in the Rabboratory the Spots fell to discussing what is on the lips and in the minds and hearts of all rabbit care givers around this time of year; The Easter Bunny Problem. Sydney proposed that it was time for rabbits to taken off Easter detail, being a high profile featured animal is not helping. Agreeing, Tyler wondered what sort creature could be used instead of a rabbit. The two of them decided it would have to something that could survive on it's own in wild or urban settings. 


Ideas flew around like bats in a belfry; a rat? a mouse? a snake?  a worm? Still even these animals would have no guarantee of survival. What about, said Tyler through a mouthful of greens, what about cockroaches?  they can live in a wide range of environments and are even supposed to survive a nuclear holocaust. Sydney liked the idea, although she had been about to suggest a Dung Beetle, it too is found in a variety of habitats, including Antarctica and it could be depicted pushing an egg instead of it's dung ball. 


However, the Spots soon realized that children might not like cockroaches or Dung Beetles, either, for that matter. Then, said Tyler, it has to be something all children love but that is unobtainable. Luckily there were still some greens left in the snack bowl. Munch, munch, munch....hmm what about the Easter Dinosaur?!! Suggested one or the other or both at once. 


Here is the plan as seen by the Spots. Rabbits will continue to deliver eggs, after all it is a job they have held for untold generations and there are no dinosaurs. The sacrifice of doing the job and not getting credit is worth a lower publicity profile. All Easter paraphernalia can be changed to dinosaurs and this will certainly stimulate spending around Easter time, and supposedly that's good. Thousands of graphic designers, artists, printers and various manufacturers will have to hired to design all the new paraphernalia: result increased employment. The downside, of course, is that tons of it will end up in the landfill, but the same is true of Easter Bunny paraphernalia. What do other bunnies think about this? There remains, still, the problem of rabbit mistreatment during the rest of the year.......

We send a special shout out  to our friend Hans of Furrybutts fame for rapid and full recovery from dental surgery.

Have a Good BunWeek Everybody.

11 comments:

Annette F. Tait said...

My gosh! The Spots are indeed a very imaginative couple!
I've never laughed so much! and I'm still laughing!

Arabella, my rescue rabbit would like to add that perhaps pigeons may also step in if the dinosaurs are not feeling too well on the day. They are well practised at making a quick escape from small grabbing hands.

Wesley, my other rescue rabbit says that perhaps the cockroaches could wear a small pink fluffy outfit with large ears to disguise their real identity?

Sending good vibes for love to all rabbits everywhere

RoadBunner said...

Haha! I actually think a dung beetle rolling an easter egg could be sort of cute! And I agree with pink fluffy outfits for the bugs!

bunnygirl said...

We have enough cockroaches here (of the 3" palmetto bug variety), thanks. But dinosaurs? Maybe. If someone does go and bioengineer one, good luck tossing it into the woods to fend for itself. It'll come back seeking revenge!

furrybutts said...

Hmm.. dinosaurs are a good idea! Since they don't exist, there can be no impulse purchase of baby dinos and no dumping of grown dinosaurs in the wild or at dino shelters :D Perhaps the Spots can also consider dragons, or the phoenix or some other mythical creature!

P/S: Thanks for the shout out for Hans. He wasn't very excited about getting his pellets this morning (he's usually VERY happy to see me scooping out the pellets), but he did munch on some alfalfa hay.. we're bringing him to the vet for another shot of painkillers, just in case he's starting to hurt from the surgery.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Leave it to rabbits to bring up this conundrum so thoroughly.

For all the bunnies in this house care, anything or person could deliver the eggs as long as it is not them.

I might go for Great Blue Herons. No kid is going to want one of them.

Or maybe the great Invisible Chicken! Won't make any throw-away shirts etc. either.

M.Kate said...

What a funny post and a delightful reading too, and poor Hans...eeekk..I hope he does well ;p

PJ said...

Dodo birds come to mind. Plock!

Sam, Willow ,Samantha and Tabitha said...

this was great, Sydney and Tyler are very intelligent
- we have discussed it and we vote for ants they are very strong and can survive - although they might eat all the easter candy

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Rabbits - Innocent always.
hugs !!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Easter dinosaurs would get my vote as being economically useful in increasing spending at Easter. Hmm, but that doesn't suit my anti-consumerist tendencies, I think I'd go for the dung beetles or ants...

ilex said...

Well, dinosaurs do lay eggs, after all. Rabbits laying eggs, I never got... oh, Max and Cecilia just whispered to me something about Pagan fertility rituals... So hey, if the new Easter means frisky pagan dinosaurs laying pastel-colored chocolate eggs all over the place, I'm so in. We don't need no stinkin' bunnies.