LIFE OF A BLOGGER: FAVORITE ANIMALS
Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme by Novel Heartbeat. It gives us a chance to talk about non-bookish passions and interests.
I am a huge animal lover. Wherever I travel, I always seek out zoos and aquariums. I would love to own a farm. So, I could easily write a novel about my favorite animals. I love foxes, okapis, giraffes, sea turtles, dogs, manatees etc. etc. But it always comes back to one animals in particular:
This is a childhood and perennial favorite of mine. I've loved bunnies for as long as I could remember. It would drive my aunt crazy because she would get tired of buying me bunny things. Evidence: one of my favorite books as a young person was Watership Down...which is about rabbits.
I've been luckily enough to own a few rabbits over the years. My first one was a black rabbit I named oh so cleverly "Peter Rabbit". I was three. Peter was not a nice bunny though. He was very anti-social and could scratch or bite me when I came near him. So he went to live with a family friend who had lots of other rabbits.
My second rabbit wasn't until I was 16. We got him at a rabbit rescue society. They called him Honey Bunny and he had the best personality. He LOVED running down the hall and leaping up in the air. He was like the Shaun White of rabbits. So we renamed him Jumpin' Jack Flash. I really had a thing for word play as a kid. (I had a hamster named Jean Claude Van Hamsterdamm). Sadly, Jack didn't leave very long. We had him for a year before he died overnight. We never did find out what happened. I miss that guy.