S: Lovable Pets
FC: Cats | Rabbits | Lovable Pets By Shiloh Swanson and Toni Veazey
1: Rabbits and cats are pretty different animals, but both are beloved pets. Here are a few traits they have in common as well as a few ways they they're different from one another. | Quick Note: The traits in this book are from our personal experiences. Your experiences may be different.
2: First of all, rabbits are adorable. Fuzzy, warm, long ears, wiggly noses, puffy tails. What's not to love?
3: Cats are charming animals, too. They come in many different shapes and colors. They are furry, warm, pointy eared creatures with long tails. You can never have just one cat.
4: Rabbits love to snuggle! Many will cuddle for hours with their favorite person.
5: Cats are also cuddlers. They love to snuggle with their favorite person or with each other.
6: Amazing acrobats, rabbits run, dart, leap and twist when they're happy.
7: Cats are active, too. They love to pounce objects, and are known to be amazing jumpers, great climbers, and fast runners.
8: Rabbits are eating machines and will do anything for food.
9: On the other hand, cats only eat when they are hungry. But they are never too full for some treats!!!
10: Veggies and fruits are rabbits' favorite things to eat but they've been known to get into less wholesome delights like beer and chocolate, so watch out! You don't want your bunny to get sick!
11: Cats enjoy eating a variety of foods, such as; chicken, tuna, shrimp and pork. You have to watch them or they will snatch food right from your plate when you are not looking.
12: Rabbits like to play with toys. Their favorites are things they can chew or pick up and throw. If they don't have toys to play with they'll rearrange their cage, instead! Preferably when you're trying to sleep.
13: Cats love to play and chew with toys or objects. Their favorite toys tend to be things we do not buy for them, such as straws, pieces of hard plastic, dice, beads, and their favorite chew toys would be toes...
14: The old saying "curiosity killed the cat" applies to rabbits as well. They're great at getting into trouble.
15: Unsurprisingly, cats also excel at getting into things. They are quickly forgiven though when they give you an innocent look or come and cuddle with you. | Their favorite thing to do is find the last full roll of paper towels in the house and tear it to shreds.
16: For a rabbit, being clean is very important and they wash themselves many times each day. When they shed, you can easily brush off enough fur to knit another rabbit!
17: Cats also like to clean and groom themselves or their siblings (sometimes forcefully). But on occasion we do have to help out by brushing them or giving them baths.
18: Rabbits love holidays... | Or at least they tolerate being dressed and photographed and happily stick around for pets and treats!
19: Some cats come with built in costumes. | Look at Poppy, she is colored like a penguin. Who needs to dress up when you're already in costume?
20: Rabbits are little enough to fit into common household objects.
21: Cats can squeeze into small objects, too, but they prefer to squeeze into laps.
22: Rabbits are usually easy to litter train, even little babies like Phoebe Mae!
23: Cats are also trained at a young age to use the litter box. But make sure you clean it out or they will find something else to use as a litter box, such as a pile of clothes. | Cats also have a tendency to make messes when they leave the litter box, they track litter all around the house!
24: Rabbits are sometimes reluctant to get to know new friends and can be aggressive to each other. | If you work really hard though, you can bond a pair of rabbits. They will be friends for life and do everything together, even share a cage and scheme against you!
25: Cats are also reluctant to meet new friends but after a few weeks, they become inseparable. | First there was one... | Then there were two! | They would not get along for about two weeks. Then out of no where Claurice started giving Poppy a bath. Earlier the same day Claurice had been snapping and hissing at Poppy, so this was pretty strange. | After Claurice gave Poppy her first bath, they became the best of friends and are now inseparable!! | Claurice | Poppy
26: Rabbits are prey animals, so they usually sleep very lightly and tend to rest rather than actually fall asleep. Some even sleep with their eyes open. One of mine sleeps very soundly, though. The first time I saw him do this I thought he was dead because he didn't wake up until I shook him! When he dreams, he wiggles his nose, twitches and moves his legs. I like to say that he's chasing rabbits, just like a dog.
27: Cats can sleep in many positions, including upside down and on top of each other. They spend a lot of time snoozing!
28: Some rabbits are very "in your face" and want your attention constantly. After all, what's more important in life: getting homework done or petting a sweet little bunny?
29: Cats are the same way and absolutely love to interrupt you when you are trying to get work done!
30: In spite of their wonderful qualities, rabbits can be annoying. Thankfully, you can put them in their cages if they get on your nerves or won't let you finish your homework.
31: Cats on the other hand do not have cages, so when they are misbehaving they get sprayed with some water!
32: All in all though, both rabbits and cats are treasured family members that love their owners.