Dear Abby…

Happy Monday! The day I get to do more than roll over and sneak on the couch…I get to answer your questions! Woof!

Our guests today are the fantasy and sci-fi writer Samantha Warren and her furry friend, Bunny Boop. Samantha likes socks and I like socks, so I like Samantha. Woof! Here’s her bunny’s question:

“Dear Abbey, I’ve recently discovered how much fun it is to chase cats. If they get too close, all I have to do is run right at them and they race out of the room. The silly things are so… scared of me, it’s great. Do you have any advice for a budding cat-chaser, maybe how to get around that big box my mommy put in the doorway so I can’t chase the cats all over the house? Yours truly, Bunny Boop”

Abbey says: You are the first bunny I’ve ever seen. I had to ask mom some questions about you. She said that like me, bunny’s are pack animals and need to know who’s in charge of the pack. Apparently in your house, you are! Cats are built differently and don’t care who’s top dog…or, er, top bunny. So, snuggle, chase, hop and sniff your little heart out. Oh, and about the big box…use your teeth. I’ve chewed through tougher barriers…but you didn’t hear that from me.

Mom says: This is inspiring. If predator and prey can live together in peace, maybe there’s hope for us humans! Do you agree?

(*If you’d like to ask “Dear Abbey” a question, please send it to my mom: soespo (at) gmail.com with a picture of your pet.)

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  1. #1 by August McLaughlin on December 12, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to pal up with you, Bunny Boop! (Can we say world’s cutest bunny???) And yes, Abbey. I think we can all learn a lot from animals, including how to better get along… Thanks for another wise dose!

  2. #2 by Samantha Warren (@_SamanthaWarren) on December 12, 2011 - 4:36 pm

    That is excellent advice that I’ll make sure Bunny Boop never gets! She’s already a box chewer and manages to sneak through the tiniest of holes. I’d let her ‘hop’ on to thank you, Abbey, but she’s currently sleeping in her favorite box in the corner (she’s only eaten about half of that one, so far).

    Thanks, August! Isn’t she just the most adorable thing ever? It is funny how well they get along. My youngest cat can often be found sleeping on top of the bunny’s cage (or in it, until the bunny finds out).

  3. #3 by Natalie Hartford on December 12, 2011 - 5:51 pm

    Adorable!!!! OMG!!! LOL!!
    I’d love to have a bunny…so jealous!! 🙂

  4. #4 by Pat O'Dea Rosen on December 12, 2011 - 7:08 pm

    Abbey, I’m begging you: Listen to Mom about predator and prey living in peace and tell Bunny to quit chasing cats.

    Bunny’s cute, I’ll give her that. You know, I might not mind if she chases me. Smokey Rosen (Yeah, cats type, too.)

  5. #5 by Patricia on December 12, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    Bunnies chasing cats? How exciting! Cats are silly creatures. They secretly love to be chased. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

    Definitely chew through that barrier. God gave you sharp teeth for a reason. Use them my little furry friend.

    Keep up the good advice Abby!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmit

  6. #6 by coleen patrick on December 12, 2011 - 11:38 pm

    Bunny Boop is adorable! And yes, I think we can learn from animals too 🙂

  7. #7 by Marcy Kennedy on December 16, 2011 - 2:32 am

    Bunny Boop is so cute! I had a dwarf bunny for years, and I desperately want another bunny some day, but we have a full house right now.

    As for the question–it does give me hope for people. You’ve heard of “fighting like cats and dogs.” My dog loves our cats. She grooms them (by which I really mean “covers them in slobber”), and they rub against her legs. If dogs and cats and bunnies can get along, maybe we’ll figure it out someday too.

  8. #8 by Debra Kristi on December 17, 2011 - 2:37 am

    My kids want a bunny. I hear about it every time we step into the pet barn for crickets. They are so cute! Too bad the little one is asthmatic and daddy is so allergic.

    Your Dane reminds me so much of the one I had growing up. She was a good dog. 🙂

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