It’s International Rabbit Day
International Rabbit Day ~ 9/23/2017
Well, my friends and dear readers, it’s International Rabbit Day. It’s not a holiday I’d planned for. Maybe next year…
I first heard about the event earlier this morning. Sinnjara looked at me with a knowing grin, and said, “Master, it’s International Rabbit Day today. Maybe you should create a post?”
I mean it sounds like fun. Who minds a good reason to party? Am I right? So I started this post.
What can I say? I’m a good Master…
Bunny Samadhi – circa 2005
When I showed Sinnjara the draft of this post, written and illustrated up to this point, she reacted with exasperation…
“MASTER, I didn’t mean THAT kind of rabbit!!!”
“Well then slave,” I replied, “Whatever kind of rabbit do you mean?”
“You know…” She said.
“Do I?” I made a face at my slave, my ‘innocent’ face. Sinnjara has a bit of Tinkerbell in her, I think at this point she stomped her foot.
“You know, the kind that vibrates and swirls and has really fun ears,” she stated. Looking rather sure of herself, Sinnjara crossed her arms and sort of ‘harrumphed” at me.
“O.K., but you do know that Bunny Samadhi vibrated and swirled as she hopped around the room. And come to think of it, her ears really were a lot of fun to pet and play with…”
Facepalm. Yes, at this point my slave gave me the facepalm gesture.
So, I updated the post, as you can see. But when I showed Sinnjara, the face I got didn’t look too much like joy. No, it wasn’t joy for sure. Her eyes kinda bugged out…
“Rabbits are supposed to be fun, but your’s looks scary. It’s evil!”
“Ya, it kinda does have a special look, doesn’t it?” I broke out laughing, lost my straight face entirely. More links arrived in my Facebook…
Fun Factory Miss Bi, a high-tech rabbit
I hope that’s a more aesthetically pleasing tribute to the International Rabbit (of the high-tech kind) Day.
BTW – In case you wondered, International Rabbit Day (not a marketing gimmick) is a real thing. According to the House Rabbit Society (not dedicated to the high-tech kind of rabbit – but wouldn’t that be fun) …
“International Rabbit Day is an international day which promotes the protection and care of rabbits both domestic and wild… On International Rabbit Day, we think about the many ways that rabbits bring joy to our lives, and also the many ways in which they are harmed, by hunting, eating, medical experimentation, product testing, fur-farming, and living isolated lives in outdoor hutches.”
At this point, Master does the “told you so dance” as we walk out the door to pick up supper.
Walking out the door, my slave says, somewhat curtly, “Guess who’s going inside to pick it up?”
“I guess I am…”, I replied. At least I got that one right!
Nap time for bunny – no doubt tired out from Rabbit Day celebrations…
I don’t know what the word ‘rabbit’ means to you.
But, I do know that today is the day to protect / celebrate / commemorate / vibrate your rabbit.
It’s also not a bad day to remember your favorite bunny.
Bunnies need loving too…