We used to have rabbits. I still remember how small and cute they were. I used to never carry them by the ears, even though that’s how you hold them because I’d get scared about hurting them. Instead I held them like a puppy. People used to keep telling me that rabbits create a mess, stink and reproduce a lot! At that time, we lived in an apartment which had four balconies, one of which was just theirs. I had kept my treadmill and twister in that balcony, which was a huge mistake because they had spoiled them by biting on the wires. I used to feed them all kinds of healthy fruits, imported grapes, and veggies so that they grow healthy. I had turned my balcony into a small garden for them to feel at home. I used to sit on the swing and enjoy watching them hop around happily. You know secretly what I wished for? I wanted them to have babies. I used to dream about nursing baby rabbits at home! When my friends would come home, we used to play with them and some of them used to tease me by saying my rabbits are of good size and will be a good meal on Sunday, etc !! I’d almost cry! How can anybody even think of pets as food! 😠
Our new house was finally ready, and we were all getting ready to shift. Suddenly, Mom told me we have to give the rabbits away because we couldn’t dirty the house. She said it was easy to take care of them here, because we had a balcony here just for them and so it never stank. She consoled me by saying the rabbit’s have a short life span, so it’s best to give them away instead of growing more attached to them. In return, I was promised a puppy. I was thrilled about it since, I’ve been wanting a puppy for ages. With a heavy heart, I went to give the rabbits away to an animal foundation near Hebbal and also donated some money. I was crying my eyes out while giving the rabbits to them. I told them to take care of my babies and feed them well. Finally, I asked them a question that’s been running on my mind for so long. The rabbits are so fat, are they pregnant by any chance? They all suddenly started laughing loudly and told me that sincethey both are female, they can’t get pregnant. Everybody who had come along with me to give send off to rabbits also burst out laughing. They still rag me till today.