Monday, April 9, 2012

easter, bunny, and stuff



When Emily was little, she wanted a bunny for Easter. Not the Easter Bunny per se, she wasn’t old enough to understand the surreptitious basket/gift/egg/chocolate giving yet, she just wanted a fluffy bunny pet. 
You know, a rabbit. 


My husband, who is physically incapable of ever saying no to that girl, actually got his wallet and keys, and was halfway out the door, as soon as the last word of that sentence was uttered. 


Till I stopped him dead on his tracks. 


With a resounding "NO FREAKING WAY". 

As in:
  1. I don’t want a rabbit in my house.
  2. The garage does counts too!
  3. I’m not gonna be stuck taking care of it.
  4. We have a child and a dog; let’s just concentrate on not killing them.
  5. We cannot get every animal she has a passing interest in… otherwise we would be running a full-fledged zoo (Thank God this happened before her interest in snakes, so she sorta was ready when I we refused to buy several big-ass boas).
  6. But more importantly: I don’t want a rabbit in my house!
  7. End of discussion.
  8. Oh yeah? I'm afraid I'm gonna have to use my veto card!

 Don’t give me that look: I’m a city girl, one dog is pretty much all I can handle.


Cut to years later, yesterday to be exact...


"Mommy, can I please have a real bunny?"


























"Sure baby, here you go!"





We should be reported to the SPCA for the things we dress that poor Chihuahua with!


So, what kind of pets do you have? Umm, do you dress them up in "costumes"?






25 Comments:

At 4/9/12, 10:33 AM , Anonymous Heather said...

Awww I miss Douggy aka the beast!

 
At 4/9/12, 11:06 AM , Blogger Christinekk said...

LOOOL hope the dog isnt going to suffer of mistake of identity :))) he is adorable

 
At 4/9/12, 11:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody knows the recipe for Lapin a la cocotte

 
At 4/9/12, 11:23 AM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

He misses your lap :)

 
At 4/9/12, 11:24 AM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

You know, you're right! Crap. I didn't think of that. He already thinks he's a cat...

 
At 4/9/12, 11:25 AM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

LOL (I mean oh no!)

 
At 4/9/12, 11:30 AM , Blogger Christinekk said...

as long he doesnt start meowing he is safe :)))i just saw a pic of a dog with rabbit ears and a carrot in his mouth LOOL

 
At 4/9/12, 11:38 AM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Kiki, you should be on Pinterest.. you spot the best pictures (sending you an invite now).

 
At 4/9/12, 2:27 PM , Anonymous Beckey said...

bwahahahahahaha!! Can't... stop...laughing...
Yes, I have 2 cats, 1 dog, 6 chickens. No, I don't dress any of them up. Mostly because I don't believe any of them will actually stand for it - not for lack of interest in potential amusement on my part!

 
At 4/9/12, 3:26 PM , Blogger TangledLou said...

It would seem to me that the only good reason for having a Chihuahua is to dress it in costumes. Not much of a dog person, myself. I am very much a costume person, though.

 
At 4/9/12, 6:44 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Oh, the things I would do with a chicken... :)

 
At 4/9/12, 6:46 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Still, sometimes I wonder if he dreams about stabbing us in our sleep.

 
At 4/9/12, 10:15 PM , Blogger Christinekk said...

Just found out there is an app of pinterest for iphones yipeeeeee now going mobile toooo

 
At 4/9/12, 10:27 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

LOL I think I just created a monster :)

 
At 4/10/12, 11:15 AM , Blogger Natalie said...

I wanted a bunny {last year} but The Mister kept telling me the dog would eat it. He probably would've.

 
At 4/10/12, 12:07 PM , Blogger michael adams said...

OMG...that made me laugh a deep chuckling and shaking sort of laugh. We have a too many dang pets...my wife is persuasive in this arena, though I've recently hit the point where I just say "NO!!!! ...oh yes they are really cute, perhaps the neighbors want one, cause we DON'T!"

1 Dog (if you can call it that...a part Corgi and part ummm...mix (see pic)

1 Cat - and here is his story as it relates to me: "Parable of a Demonic Feline"

4 Ducks - I'm still not sure how this happened exactly, something about my step-song having the nick-name "Devi Ducks" and requesting a pet duck for Easter a few years ago and someone offering a pet duck on free-cycle and me somehow saying yes, but I don't want to be responsible for taking care of the ducks (ha...yeah sure Dad)

Stay Strong Megan just say "NO!" lest it all spiral out of control. LOL

Great Post...thanks!

--Mike Adams
http://reasonable-thought.blogspot.com/

 
At 4/10/12, 12:08 PM , Blogger michael adams said...

Our dog did kill someone's rabbit. Not on purpose either, he just wanted to play and the poor rabbit panicked and died (presumably of a heart attack).

 
At 4/10/12, 1:50 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Hi Natalie, welcome :) I would have a hard time using that excuse with our (teeny) dog. I mean, he would probably want to eat the rabbit, but he would more likely crap his pants from fear of it.

 
At 4/10/12, 1:59 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Thank you, Michael. I am totally quoting you when the topic is inevitably revisited again :) (Though the cuteness of your dog might present some logistical problems)

I should add that more than anything else, the impracticality of having more pets in our teeny house dictates the necessity of stopping at the one little Chihuahua. A llama, after all, needs space to roam. Right?

 
At 4/10/12, 4:19 PM , Blogger michael adams said...

Yes, and llamas can be really mean. They spit in your face if they get mad at you. My wife is rallying for goats now...luckily, the county ordinance has my back on this one! LOL. My little six year old, with his big chocolate eyes wants bunnies and I keep gently saying no...and then trying to interest him in worms (as in worms from our compost...they're good pets right?!)

 
At 4/10/12, 4:29 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Anything that can tidily be stored in a box is a VERY good pet, IMHO.

 
At 4/10/12, 4:47 PM , Anonymous Alex @ Crave It Make It said...

Aww, I love your dog's costume! Mom had one for my little brother when he was that size!
I currently have two cats. That's enough.

 
At 4/10/12, 8:22 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Thanks for the visit, Alex :) I have a pumpkin one for Halloween (and a suit and tie too now that I'm thinking about it), I should blog about that sometime. Do you dress your cats? I bet it's a little trickier than dressing dogs.

 
At 4/11/12, 12:04 PM , Blogger Beckey said...

Ok.. I have to ask how one gets from "a pet duck on free-cycle" to 4 ducks? Did the first one get lonely? I know how that can happen - it is how we ended up with 2 cats. And now I'm wondering if ducks just randomly lay eggs like chickens, and if so could one keep ducks simply for the eggs? Which means I should stop thinking before I end up with ducks also.

 
At 4/11/12, 1:23 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

LOL. Beats me!
Yoohoo, Michael, over here please?

 

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