This week was, like, freaky animals week in the news. First, we had the story of Einstein, or "My Little Pony," as my friend and fellow blogger Dave S. referred to the tiny pinto -- or "half-pinto." Only 14 inches tall and weighing just 6 pounds at birth a week ago, Einstein may very well be the world's smallest horse. Or, if not the smallest, definitely the cutest.
Then yesterday, I read about the tale (tail?) of Darius, the 4'3", 50-pound rabbit. (Though really the owner, an Englishwoman who had herself surgically transformed into the live-action version of Jessica Rabbit, should have called him "Harvey.")
Darius holds the Guinness World Record as world's biggest rabbit (based on his length), but he is only 13 months old and is still growing. YIKES!
And what do you give a 50-pound rabbit to eat? Anything he wants! But seriously folks, Darius eats 12 carrots, six apples and two cabbages a day (and possibly the neighbor's dog).
All I can say is the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog has got nothing on Darius. (And no, J-THREE-O, you can not have a bunny.)
Wishing you all a hoppy weekend! (Mint Julep anyone?)