Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dying For A Good Birthday Gift


Hey, so today's my birthday. I'm 34 now. But honestly, I was perfectly happy being 33 and I see no reason why I should need to change that. Apparently it's not up to me, so there you go. I found THREE gray hairs on my head this morning. Thought you guys would like to know. First time I've seen so many at once. Of course I plucked them out as quickly as I could, so I can go on pretending I don't have gray hair yet.

You wondering about the bunny situation? You know, how my brother and sister went together to get me a bunny for my birthday... and we got a cute white rabbit named Draco Malfoy, who was supposed to be neutered and was NOT, and tried to fight my sweet bunny Spike to the death, forcing me to risk my life to separate them.... and how I was going to return that bunny Draco Malfoy to the animal shelter and exchange him for a female, that would most likely get along with Spike better. (that was the abridged version)

So we took Draco Malfoy back to the animal shelter...

Shelter Man: "Oh yeah, no problem we'll take him back and you can pick out another bunny. I'll just need you to initial here and sign here, stating that you are aware that this bunny will be euthanized if no one adopts him, which seems pretty likely given that he was so aggressive."

Oh yeah... Happy Birthday to me... Fuzzy wuzzy bunny Draco is going to the gas chamber because I wanted to return my birthday gift. So I did what I thought was best... I marched right over to the bunny room and picked out a new bunny. Meet Luna Lovegood. And no, you can't call her Looney.


You know why I picked her, right? I mean, come on. Look at those ears! (yes they're always like that) She was spayed yesterday, so she will spend a couple of weeks away from the other bunnies, in the cage while she recuperates. After her sutures are removed, we will introduce her to Spike and his girls, and Fang, the outsider. Like sands through the hourglass Like pellets in the grass, so are the hops of our lives.

18 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! What a great present! I love the ears. I hope you receive many purple gifts today as well. Irises perhaps? That would be nice.

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  2. Oh man! I know the shelters mean well, and all, BUT ... that kind of emotional manipulation really chaffs my hide, makes me fuming angry, makes me want to spit nails, makes .... oh nevermind, I'm sure you get the idea.

    Good for you, resisting the guilt trip. Luna is lovely and I'm sure she'll play nicely with the others ;-)

    Happy happy birthday, you young thing!!

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  3. Well happy birthday! The hairs come from your kids, not your age.

    That wasn't really fair of the shelter, now was it? Poor Draco .. it wasn't his fault someone didn't know how to snip him properly. Luna is gorgeous! I had a lop that had ears like that .. I named her Disco, for obvious reasons. I'm loving the Harry Potter names though.

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  4. Happy, Hoppy Birthday!
    I'm a 1975 child too :)

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  5. Happy birthday to you! Just remember that I said it first...last night...which doesn't count, but I'm gonna say it does.

    I love the rabbit...her ears rock my world. And of course I love her name--PERFECTLY fitting for such an adorably quirky rabbit!

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  6. Happy Birthday Julie!

    I prefer the bunnies with the big, floppy ears! So cute!

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  7. Happy Birthday! I am sorry to see Draco leave... but who can resist Luna? I am so pleased...you are a star! Have a great day!

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  8. Yay! Happy birthday!
    Luna is beautiful :)

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  9. I agree with Skeller! Dang, that just ticks me off! Luna is just beautiful, and I'm sure she'll be a wonderful addition to your menagerie. Happy birthday (and don't worry, if you feel gray, you can just stand next to me and feel better.)

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  10. Happy birthday!!!! That's one gorgeous bunny-- almost luring me back into the world of pet owners. Hope its a great day.

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  11. Is there a pet named Giles yet? Shouldn't there be??

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  12. Oh my. I should not have seen this.

    How well do bunnies and cats play together??? ;)

    Happy Birthday! *hugs*

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  13. happy birthday Julie!!!!! hey maybe you should grow your family with a sister for Marlie. LOL. Ok just kidding, its your b-day, don't have a heart attack!


    Robbin

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  14. Welcome to 34. Being here about a month it is not much different than 33.

    Luna is very cute.
    Have very Happy Birthday!!

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  15. So young, so young. Happy Birthday, crazy pet lady! (aren't you glad you aren't an old lady wearing purple, surrounded by cats--so cliche' much better to be young, wearing purple, and keeping snakes and bunnies, and a cat or two or seven...)

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  16. I love those ears!! And happy belated bday!!

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