I’m sure you’ve heard that you can’t always judge a book by its cover. Well, I’m here to inform you that judging the personality of any animal according to its cute factor can be just as misleading.
This is why so many people get themselves into such a pickle around Fancy Hats and Baby Animals Day. They see the cute little animals for sale and buy one for their progeny, only to be shocked and amazed, when the holiday passes, that they are no longer in possession of a cute and fluffy creature but a rapidly growing bundle of attitude.
Having been so enlightened, the human in question will have to decide if they have what it takes to nurture an attitudinally entrenched creature or if they are gutless wonders who will abandon the obstinate animal to the lottery of the great outdoors.
Unfortunately, there are more gutless wonders than I would like to admit, and the odds of winning the survival-lottery isn’t that great for domesticated creatures.
I know these things because my friend Bluesy rescues these rejects, and she wants me to remind you that before you ask “how much that bunny (or chicken or kitten or doggy) is in the window” you might want to ask if you have what it takes to be a long-term companion and protector.
If you don’t, just keep walking. There are plenty of stuffed animals down at the corner gift shop just looking for a good shelf to sit on.
—Jellybean Reds, Creator of Little Creatures