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Greetings everybun.

I am becoming increasingly concerned about 2-foots in general. I know that Merry & Ringo have one that until recently was full of tubes, and the other one is a loony. Now it would seem that the Gower Bun Gang have problems with their 2-foot too, and as for ours... well... words fail me!

This has got me wondering. Perhaps we have chosen badly when we decided to keep 2-foots as pets. They are noisy, unreliable, they stink, and they spend far too much time away from the burrow. When you add to that how unstable they are both mentally and physically, I'm beginning to think that we should look at alternatives.

Woofs are no good because they can't bring us things from the Sainsbury's allotment. Meows are no good either because they are lazy. Hefalumps might be alright, but I don't know where you get them from, and doll-finns seem pleasant enough but they do need such a large pond.

I would be really interested to know if you have any suggestions for alternative pets. I'm not suggesting that we have our 2-foots put to sleep or anything like that (well maybe some of them, but we could decide that later), as I'm sure that there are rescues that would take them in.

So come on everybun, let's hear your ideas!


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Jun. 26th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe the 2foots just need more training - a lot more training. We could just train them to werk less and spend more time with us. Not sure what to do about how delicate they are, though. But I think they've fixed my Mom, at least for now. So I guess we can just take them to the V-E-T from time to time for a tune-up like for the Boxes on Wheels. And the Buck, well, Ringo seems to like him and he was plucking Ringo last night to get out extra fur instead of bugging me, so I guess we can keep him, too.

Alternatively, I know the 2foots saw ChipMunks in their walk the other day. They're cute and fast - perhaps we could train them...
Jun. 26th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Chipmonks... Would they be any good at going to the Sainsbury's allotment for our greens?
Jun. 27th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Our salads were almost 2 hours late, so I was thinking a trade in might be in order. But then again Mom gave me a papaya tablet treat and a fresh ice bottle, so she is fairly well trained. Maybe I'll give her another chance before trading her for a ChipMonk... And the ChipMonks could probably not reach the veggies where they grow in Sainebury's Allotment or Stop 'n' Shop...
Jun. 26th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Despite their unreliable health and their stupidity, 2 foots do have their uses. They are very handy for fetching our veggies and cleaning up after us.
I'm not really sure that there is a better alternative, after all how could any other animal be able to match up to a bun? I think we perhaps just expect too much of them.
Jun. 26th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. When you are as perfect as I am, it's difficult to find a suitable pet.
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
Cedric, I think you may be a bit harsh. What does Millie think? They're her pets too!
Besides, even if my mom is still feeling a bit peaked, she NEVER forgets my morning pumpkin, my rainbow exact, my evening herb salad and best of all my WILLOWS!!
Now, eventually I do expect her to fully recover from whatever. And while I did enjoy my vacation there is no substitute for my mom being at my beck and call.
So, what works for me is training, training, training. She was, alas, the best I could find when I adopted her five years ago. But now, as long as I keep a tight leash on her, she does a good job. I'd hate to have to start over...........

Current Mood: contemplative
Jun. 26th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
I think that Cedric is a buck and is therefore prone to stupidity.
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
My 2foots are lazy and forgetful, but I still think I did quite well. What if I had picked a 2foot that put me in the cage in the garden and forgot about me. I think we could have all done quite worse.

Jun. 26th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
I suppose so, but that is because we are intelligent buns who chose the best 2-foots available at the time. Just think, although ours are rubbish, there are others out there that are even worse. It doesn't bear thinking about does it?
Jun. 27th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
Egg-sat-ly!! Although our 2-foots are lazy, they do keep us in a manner to which we have become accustomed. I like my mixed greens for breakfast, my sultanas for treats, the plentiful amount of hay and all the strokes I get!!

I think it could be a lot worse!

The key is just to continue with the training and try to get the message spread far and wide that rabbits rule!!

Ollie xx
Jun. 27th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm.... I've had to think on this one overnight.

Pet humans are a frail species with far too many design faults - balancing on their hind feet, teeth that stop growing and all the other defects we've discussed through the journals.

But, they do have their uses. Mum has saved my life once and my girls' lives twice. She's also very good with our poo and seems to know instinctively when we're not quite right. Yes, she's clumsy, scatty, absent-minded and stinks out the burrow with kippers but she doesn't complain too much about my compulsive shopping, ensures we always have our food, hay and treats and, because she isn't clever enough to go out to work, she's here 24/7 to be at our service and will do almost anything for us - especially if we look deep into her eyes (which are also faulty).

So, I think I'm quite lucky to have her as a pet human along with my girls, whom I love very much and whom I also think of as my 'pets' - and I can't wait for my little pet grandbunnies to arrive.
Jun. 27th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
I have never thought about getting another two-foot pet. Oh sure no pet can ever be prefect and they all make messes and leave their things lying all about but that is just the responsibility of owning a pet. You must expect to put up with some things! They all have their odd quirks. I guess our two-foots pets are ok and I'll try not to complain too awful much about then since they do bring food regularly and provide treats (Not near enough of them though)

I guess we'll keep our pets. Frankly, I don't think the two-foot rescue could ever place them.

Love Miss Bea
Jun. 27th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Cedric, you know what they say: "a two-foot is for life, not just for Christmas". Owning a pet two-foot is a big responsybillyty and one which, I fursonally, take very seriously. Just because you've got a bit fed up with your two-foots, you can't just abundon them with no regard for their health, wellbeing and feelings! Honestly - what would the RSPCT (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Two-foots have to say about that?!) x
Jun. 27th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
... although, that doesn't mean we can't have a good old moan about them now and then, and of course, keep up with the endless training that these creatures need!
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