Thursday, September 20, 2007

bunny snatcher!

Someone snatched some poor kid's rabbit:
Someone stole a prize-winning rabbit from its cage at the Puyallup Fair.

The orange Netherlands Dwarf rabbit named "RJ" won a blue ribbon Friday for his owner, 13-year-old Stefan Johnson, a 4-H club member from Vancouver.

A police report says a witness saw a man leaving the fair barn Saturday with an orange rabbit.

I'm really sad to read this. This is the largest fair in the state, it's a really big deal. I enjoy it so much, I make a point of going several days each year over the fair's 3-week run, in order to see as many of the animals as possible. This year, I went on the 14th (rabbits, goats, cattle, horses)(this was the day RJ won his ribbon) and 17th (rabbits, goats, cattle, horses, llamas and alpacas), and am going again this Saturday the 22nd (cattle, horses, and chickens!). Probably my favorite thing about the fair is seeing all the 4-H kids and their animals. These kids work very hard for those ribbons - plus the fact that during this time, they are missing school and have to make up the work. After wandering barns all day, we usually head to the arena in the afternoon to watch the 4-H riding trials. We see the kids do some amazing things with their horses, and it is really obvious that some of them spend a lot of time working with their animals, who are ready to do anything the kids ask them to.

What is worst of all in this story, what do you want to bet that the asshole who took this little rabbit has no idea how to take care of it?

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