I guess the lack of updates on this blog goes to show how little I have to share lately but the truth of the matter is, I have been really busy living life (like the other parts of my life that is). That reminds me of an email I received this week that made me laugh a little. In the email, the sender addressed me as “Rabbit Seller”. It was funny because it sounded as though I am like a butcher selling meat but in this case I sell rabbits to make a living. Again, the fact remains that this is just a hobby that I enjoy and I do not sell rabbits to make a living (thank God for that!).
I believe I am not the only one who keeps rabbits as pets and hold a day job at the same time. For some of us especially those with a family, the week days seemed to have less time. As age catches up, I do feel that movements tend to slow down and it takes more time to get things done around the house. With so little time on hand, we barely have enough time for our pets let alone posting long blog entries (LOL!).
So what happens to the bunnies?
I am glad that I do not keep as many rabbits as I used to. At one point of time, it seemed to be a burdening chore and I was doing nothing but cleaning rabbit pans & litter trays. Not something that I was hoping for in a hobby and less attention was given to each individual rabbit. In situation like this, problems tend to go unnoticed.
A couple of months back, I anticipated how hectic my life would be and started downsizing to a number which is very comfortable for me. Unfortunately, even with such a small number, laziness gets the best of me and I do feel like a bunny slave. I sometimes find myself wishing that my rabbits will start cleaning their own litter trays. Call it hallucination but I am sure doing bunny chore will be the last thing on your mind when you come back home after a long day at work. That is as real as it gets.
Just like life, there are ups and downs, there is no exception when it comes to raising rabbits. The moment I start getting my hands dirty, I feel recharged again when I get to see each rabbit with their unique antics and personalities. It is like they brighten up my day all over again and it made what seemed to be a chore enjoyable all over again. I conclude that we have to remind ourselves that this is a hobby or our favorite past time and at the same time being aware of the responsibilities that comes with keeping animals as pets.
While many in this world do not even have the basic necessities to live through life, keeping rabbits as pets really is a luxurious hobby. I am grateful that I am able to have such privilege in this lifetime. There are indeed so many things that we tend to take for granted and while many friends across the globe celebrate Thanksgiving Day, I would like to give thanks for this wonderful hobby and the people it has brought into my life.
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all celebrating!