- May 9, 2011
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- Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
So my husband and I have been working on this sign in the downtown core at nights so as not to disturb the merchants and their parking. Last night my husband asked me at 11 pm to come down and watch the equipment so that he could come back up to the shop and get some different items. As I am sitting there in the car with it running of course as it was cold, this woman walks up to my car and says to me "I wonder if you would mind doing me a favour, I left my keys at my friends house out at a trailer park, 5 miles from town, and I can't get into my house without them." Okay we are a small town of 15,000 and after chatting with her for a little I decided she was safe and not too much off the deep end, so suggested that she sit in the car until Len got back and then I would drive her. During this time the subject of rabbits came up. We discussed Derby and her mom's rabbit and general rabbit care. She was worried about her mom leaving the rabbit on the deck for the winter, how to build a warm rabbit hutch, general feeding options and neutering. The next question she asked totally stunned me. This is a woman of about 35, not a child. She says that her mom and her are extremely worried about the rabbit's big, floppy neck. She seems to have this big foldy thing around her neck, and they were worried that she was mutated or sick and were thinking about having her put down. I didn't quite know whether to laugh or cry but assured her the bunny was a normal female rabbit. That thing around her neck was a dewlap, perfectly exceptable and necessary if she was ever bred and had babies, all female rabbits have them, some bigger than others. Wow!!! she laughed and laughed, was so happy that her mom's rabbit was okay. It blows my mind at times just how uneducated the public is towards rabbits in general. :? I took her to get her keys, dropped her back at one of the local apartments and trotted off home. I am hoping after the little chat that another person is a little more educated about bunnies.