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The Newspaper Story

I am quite sure about the fact that newspapers and pets can be inseparable and I do not mean wrapping newspapers around them. What I mean is that, newspaper can be extremely useful when we own a household pet be it a dog, cat, or a rabbit. In the past, I have successfully litter trained puppies using newspapers. When it comes to rabbits, the most practical use for newspapers is lining the tray underneath their cages. I do not remember an instance where I have not used newspapers throughout the years raising rabbits.

There is something about newspapers that always caught me off guard. I sometimes get a shock while lining the trays with newspapers. Due to the reason that I am so used to lining trays with newspapers, I am usually very quick in opening to the centrefold.

Just imagine this.

Because of how fast I spread the newspapers apart, I get scares from faces staring back at me. Yes, you guess it right – the Obituary Section!

Right after getting a scare and shock by the black and white faces looking back at me, I will normally have mixed feelings whether to use these pages to line the tray or otherwise. There will be two common reactions. If the shock is bad enough, I will quickly squash the pages up and trash them or, I’ll gently place another piece of newspaper on top just to cover the obituary section.

What about you? What do you normally do when this happens?

I just do not think it is right for my rabbits to pee or poo on faces of dead people, it is just not right!

Today it was a full page with an old lady smiling at me – God bless her soul!

As for me, I almost felt part of my soul leaving my body…

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