Poor Rabbit

I used to work as a nanny for this family who decided it would be a good idea to get a rabbit for their 8 year old son.  At first the rabbit got lots of love and attention, but it didn't take long for the little boy to get bored of the rabbit.  Mum couldn't be bothered with it, and soon the family got an adorable little dog.  But sadly the rabbit got forgotten.  Try as hard as I could, I could not motivate the little boy to care for the rabbit properly, (I would end up cleaning out her poky little hutch, which was ridiculously small.  I often used to point out adverts in the local paper selling larger hutches) and the mother did not seem to care.  She let the dog run about with the rabbit, and the dog would chase and terrify the rabbit.  You couldn't blame the dog for this - it was natural for this type of dog to chase rabbits.  I used to shut the doors so that the dog couldn't chase the rabbit is she was out, but the mother of the child used to come home and open the doors, letting the dog out.  'The rabbit's out' I used to say.  She'd reply 'It's only a rabbit!'.  That would really upset me.  I had to leave that job soon after.  I often thought about that poor little rabbit and how she was faring.  I wish parents would think before they buy pets for their children.  They must be prepared to look after the pets themselves because their children are too young and immature to look after them at a young age, most of the time.

Tibicina Tibicina
41-45, F
1 Response Feb 11, 2009

you are right friend-people often dont think!