Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Smallest Easter Eggs

When I was a little girl, my dad used to come in and tell me a bedtime story every night. He made up his own stories, and I can tell you (now) I wish I had thought to turn on a tape recorder back then. His stories were funny, sweet, silly, and (often) came with a moral.

But on several occasions, Dad was simply exhausted. So, very rarely, he would tell me a short story with absolutely NO point, just so I could go to sleep (and then, most likely, so did he).

In particular, I remember one very short story he told me. I don’t remember the entire story, but I remember the “gist.” It was about a poor family who didn’t have any money to celebrate Easter but purchased a bunny to bolster their Easter spirit. And at the very end of the story was the punch line – “Hey, look at those! They must be the world’s smallest Easter eggs. I wonder why they’re round.”

Dad laughed hysterically (I think he was REALLY tired). Mom chuckled. And I, well, I didn’t get it!

Now, I do! Rabbits…well, let’s just say they leave a LOT of little Easter eggs!

Thankfully, my bunnies are litter box trained. Rabbit litter boxes aren’t like cat litter boxes. Rabbit litter boxes are lined with newspaper and fresh grass hay.

So why am I telling you all this? Just so you know that all the little “spots” you see on the floor in the photos below are not “little Easter eggs.” Those are the pellets and dry food we give the bunnies on top of their twice-daily fresh veggies!

I just didn’t want you to think badly of my very-well-litter-box-trained rabbits!


Heidi said...

Isn't it amazing what you can train animals to do?!

Jennittia said...

As a fellow bunny owner, I laughed out loud at this one!! I will have to tell my kids this one! Your bunnies sure do live in style! Ours each have their won cage, and it is sure amazing how they train themselves. Both have deemed a certain little corner of their cage the "litter box" and that is the only place they go. It is great!!

mom2mine said...

WE had gerbils we potty trained. It was funny. but much easier than training a dog!

They are cute.