The following is the totality, to date, of an online convo I've been carrying on, both directly & indirectly, with The Youngest. Others joined in as the dialogue progressed. My big question is, "Does this cat look like a bunny-killer to you?"
Ella Numera Dos: What would you say if I came home with a little bunny???
Dos: She actually wouldn't and the bunny would be in a little cage and let out only when one is there to supervise.
Melissa B.: Nillis, Willis...Daddy wants to know if you've ever seen rabbit turds? They (both the turds AND the bunnies) smell pretty bad, too...:(
Una: I also think you give Pepper less credit than she deserves.
Melissa B.: If the cat can catch flies in her claws and pop them in her mouth, just think what she'd do with a bunny rabbit...
Melissa B.: Plus, who's gonna clean up the bunny guts?
Dos: It will all be fine.
Melissa B.: No it won't, if you bring a bunny home, no matter HOW little it is...
Dos: What are you gonna do??? I get yelled at for getting tattoos and I get yelled at for getting a pet...deal.
Melissa B.: (surprised by this sudden change in tone): Not a single persona has yelled at you for getting inked.
Melissa B.: Why are we debating the acquisition of a pet on FB? If you've just acquired the thing, tell me how it smells in a week...
Melissa B. (updating FB status): A single bunny will poop over a billion times throughout its life.
Caitlin (a former student): How does that compare to people?
Melissa B.: Well, if you live to be 85, and you go only once a day, that's 31,025. Bunnies live to be an average 10 years old (Thank you, Google). The math is scary! I think I need to abandon this line of inquiry...
Joann (another former student): Wow...is this a comment on human health? There needs to be a PSA: "Sometimes when I'm irregular, I don't feel like myself. However, there is a solution, and it changed my life. If you're irregular, then be a like a bunny."
Joann (Obviously influenced by NBC's 20-year campaign): Then, "The more you know," with shooting stars appear.
Melissa B.: Remind me to tell you Miss Jo's gerbil story.
Miss Jo: I was wondering when the gerbils that my cat ate in the 8th grade would enter the bunny conversation. Okay, I should have put a rock or something heavy on the shoebox lid to keep prying paws off.
Who knew Facebook could be so entertaining? I really need to get to the bottom (hahahaha! Get it?) of this bunny biz.