Dear Kid,

Winnie the Pooh Wisdom. DearKidLoveMom.comToday we talk about rabbits. The furry, fuzzy, carrot-chomping, candy-delivering mammals. Note: They are not rodents (except when they are eating veggies in Daddy’s garden). Female rabbits are called does. Male rabbits are called bucks. This makes rabbits very easy to confuse with deer. As in “Doe a deer, a female rabbit…”

Baby rabbits are called kits, which makes it very easy to confuse rabbits with cats. Which explains why Booker barks his head off when he sees them.

More than half the world’s rabbits live in North America. The vast majority of them are waiting to eat the lettuce in Dad’s garden.

Rabbits have 28 teeth which grow throughout their life. This is why they are petitioning Dad to grow carrots and other things that will help keep their teeth growth under control. (Try saying “teeth growth” ten times fast.)

Rabbits have an average heart rate between 130-325 beats per minute. Booker believes it’s his job to help keep rabbits’ heart rates in panic mode.

Rabbits have near 360-degree vision and can even see behind them. They have just one blind spot right in front of their nose. Most humans have the same problem of not being able to see things that are right in front of their noses.

Here’s to seeing things clearly.

Love, Mom