…the parched land shall become a pool, and the thirsty lands springs of water…(Isaiah 35:7)

Even if it’s cute and cuddly…

By Eric Chaffey


….Do not pick it up. This my friends is an object lesson.

My parents and I spent the evening at my sister’s house. In addition to a husband, two children, and two golden retrievers my sister also has a Flemish Giant rabbit as a house pet. Flemish Giants are evidently good house pets because they are able to be trained, they love petting, they learn to come when called, etc. When full grown it will be around 21 pounds and about as big as a small/medium sized dog. Presently, Bartley is about 5 months old and weighs about 10 pounds. And yes he is unbelievably cute and cuddly. There in lies the problem. I am allergic to rabbits. But he was out of his pen, hopping around and just being very cute and I couldn’t resist the urge to pick him up and pet him. He was more than happy to oblige. I was sneezing and my eyes were itching for the rest of the evening and had to borrow a shirt from my brother-in-law. I wonder sometimes, if a rattle snake were cute and cuddly would I pick it up as well?

Sometimes I think Satan is like that. He presents us with temptation, that is to cute and cuddly to pass up. It’s great in the moment, but leaves us sorry in the end. So dear friends, if it’s unbelievably cute and cuddly and you know it’s not something you should do….Please, PLEASE, For your own safety and protection, STEP AWAY FROM THE BUNNY! Stepping off my soapbox now and making a beeline for the antihistamines.

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3 Responses to “Even if it’s cute and cuddly…”

  1. Rex Goode said:

    Thanks, Eric. I love this story and the way you wrote it. I appreciate you agreeing to post some of your insights from your life. Welcome aboard!

  2. Eric said:

    Thanks Rex, it’s good to be here.

  3. Arthur said:

    I really like the lesson in the story.
    As for applying it in my life….well, I’ll just hop to it!
    (maybe I need to learn to treat puns like you’re learning to treat bunnies).

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