So for my daughter’s 8th birthday last weekend she asked for a horse or a bunny. Clearly I chose the bunny route. Bear in mind that we already have a dog, cat, fish, six chickens and three kids. We surprised her Sunday by taking her out to a farm to pick out a bunny. Of course she picked the smallest bunny there. We got it home, named it Danny because we didn’t know if it was a boy or girl and Danny could go either way. By Monday the bunny had settled in and had already peed on both couches. Every morning the kids would run into Maddy’s room and get the bunny and as soon as they got home from school it was straight to the bunny. And then came yesterday. So our dog is our first child. She is a yellow lab named Dixie and she is great. She has also expressed interest in our new bunny so we try to keep the two apart. Normally every day when we leave the house we kennel the dog because she has really bad separation anxiety and she will destroy every paper product she can find. She eats diapers (the dirtier the better), tissues, toilet paper and anything else she can find that makes you want to puke. Yesterday apparently she went in her kennel but the last person that left the house must not have latched the latch on the kennel. So Keri goes out to take the kids to school and such and after she picks them back up a 1 she takes them home. When they get there Philip and Lily go in first while Keri is collecting their junk from the car and run straight up to the cage. Meanwhile Dixie runs out the door to go greet mommy in the driveway. Keri noticed she had something in her mouth and she told her to drop. She dropped the new bunny at her feet and just then Keri hears Lily scream from upstairs. She had gotten to Maddy’s room and seen that the cage was knocked over and broken and she couldn’t find the bunny. The youngest two didn’t seem to be too upset over the bunny but Maddy was due home soon. They picked Maddy up from the bus stop and tried to find me but I was in meetings and left my cell phone at home. She proceeded to cry for an hour and a half while the drove around looking for me. I made it home and heard the news. This bunny literally made it 3 days with us. Now just so you know that my dog is not a horrible dog, she didn’t bite or draw blood or eat the bunny she just played it to death and then carried it around for a bit. Last night Maddy said she would rather have gotten rid of Dixie than lose the bunny to which I replied, “Whoa…..We had Dixie before we had you so she has seniority. We would have to give up one of you guys before Dixie”. She cried a little more last night before bed but by this morning everyone was better including Dixie as she mourned the loss of the bunny by eating all of the sliced turkey for the kids lunches today off the counter.