A few Saturdays ago was International Rabbit Day. This was decreed to be a day to recognize the importance and power of us rabbits. It is a day where we should be treated like royalty and be petted generously, including lavish head and lower back massages.
Now you might remember that the last time I met up with other rabbits, it didn't go so well. I got all shy and had to go home. But seeing as this was our big day, I knew that this time it would be different, and I would make awesome rabbit friends!
I started off by greeting this guy. "Hi, I like your clothes," I said.
He didn't say anything, but he took off all his clothes and ran away. Then this other rabbit who looked like a little version of me but with short ears came over and started looking at me. She tried to crouch down real low to hide, but I saw her. "Um, hi," I said. But she didn't say anything back to me.
I started to feel confused and a little nervous. This wasn't what I expected International Rabbit Day to be like. So I figured I'd take a break and played in the garden by myself. Look, I have a green moustache! I'm in disguise!
What is this thing? What kind of place is this? What else would I find here--I was almost afraid to even look around.
After a few minutes I calmed down and wondered about that little white rabbit -- what could she be up to and how was she celebrating International Rabbit Day?
I decided to rejoin the party, but it was kind of weird because I already left once, so I had to find my chance to get back in, sneaky rabbit style. Oh! There's that little guy again. I hope she doesn't see me or give those funny looks.
So I made it back in and started having a pretty good time. I was making new friends and trying new things. This was my day...no this was our day, a day for us rabbits. Maybe there wasn't any reason for me to be scared afterall. But then everything changed.
It happened in a flash. I went up to this big guy to say what's up. "Hey, what's up?" I think that's exactly the words I used. All the sudden, I felt his head on top of mine, and it seemed like something was wrong, so I tried to get away. Then out of nowhere, that grey rabbit who took off his clothes in front of me popped up and I bumped into him, and I don't know why, but I just kept running and before I knew it there was that big guy again, chasing after me. At that point, something inside of me snapped. I can't explain what it was, but there was a part of me that said 'run, Albi, run' and there was a part of me that said 'Albi, you are a ninja rabbit'. I don't remember exactly what happened, but all I know is that I moved faster than I had ever moved before and pulled off moves that I didn't even realize I knew. Then it was all over. Just like that.
And that is how International Rabbit Day unfolded. I started the day thinking I was just a normal little white rabbit, but by the end of the day, I realized just how mysterious I really am. I am Albi: a riddle wrapped inside a rabbit riddle, wrapped inside a carrot.