Daily Archives: March 29, 2010

Rabbit, How To Train Your Human

Photo taken from HowToTrainYourDragon.com

I had a great time over the weekend with the family watching this wonderful movie. Not in 3D though as I hate having double vision throughout a movie. I absolutely love the humor, the cute dragons and a superb story line to boot!

Photo taken from HowToTrainYourDragon.com

If there is one lesson I’ll take away from this movie, it would definitely be the way we train ourselves to keep pets. Yes, I really mean how we train ourselves and not our pets. I am not referring to only rabbits but any pets for the matter.

Many of us are like the Vikings in the village of Berk. They just do not understand the dragons that they were up “against”. Like them, we are also sometimes oblivious and do not understand what we’re getting ourselves into when bringing little bunny or puppy home for the very first time.

There are many different breeds of pets be it dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters and birds. Do we look beyond the cuteness when we plan to bring them home? Ideally, most of us will do extensive research while most of us prefer the impromptu impulse buying. There are 2 ways to go about it when it comes to impulse buying.  The first would do research only after purchase or when facing difficulties. The second would just get rid of their troublesome pets or allow it to die before acquiring more.

The issue is not really about the pets here. We are in dire need of training ourselves. Like the dragons in the movie, each type has its own characteristics, needs and behaviors. It has been mentioned many times before that we should choose pets that fits our lifestyle and not trying to make our pets fit into our expectations. There should be a fit in your daily routine and with the attention needed by your pet so to speak. In order for us to have the fit, we must first learn the requirements of the pet itself.

Failing to understand the behavior of the pet to begin with is like being a Viking in Berk that kills every dragon that crosses one’s path. Therefore, we all need to bring out the Hiccup (the main character not gas stuck in your throat) in us so then we could give ourselves completely in giving and receiving trust from our pet.

Photo taken from HowToTrainYourDragon.com

Once we’re able to understand the needs of our pets, then we can even tame the Night Fury!

Photo taken from HowToTrainYourDragon.com

It is a great movie everyone ought to watch both children and adult alike! Highly recommended!

On the other hand, I recently had an itch for little cute animal. I must admit that I almost took it home on impulse! Take a look at this photo and tell me who wouldn’t!

A Chinchilla! Isn't he cute? Cuddly Chinchilla courtesy of Furfurries!

It really took a lot of self control to resist the temptation. If you were there, I am sure you can hear me out loud as I kept on reminding myself, “Only Holland Lops please”…

I would also like to say that I am pretty sad to learn that someone I really look up to has made the decision to quit raising rabbits entirely. Maybe one day she’ll be back if it is meant to be.



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