Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ronald Reagan and Ruby

Question, folks: what do Ronald Reagan and Ruby, my diva white rex rabbit, have in common? They share a birthday! Today Reagan would have been 100. Ruby is 9 years old, but acts not a day over 2.

To be fair, we don't really know if Ruby was born on this day. We know she was born in February, per the breeder from whom my husband purchased her (first rabbit, we didn't know better, yadda yadda, this is a story for another time, if I haven't already told it somewhere in my blogosphere.) We just decided to select this date to celebrate her birthday, both for purposes of better memory retention and for honoring Mr. Reagan. The hubby and I are both fans, much to all my liberal friends' horror, no doubt. : )

Anyway, here's to you, my pretty diva bunny, who not only changed my life but enabled me to save other lives, both lagomorph and others, thanks to my vegan lifestyle. It is safe to say I never would have become a vegan if this rabbit had not come into my life. I and thousands of animals who would have been eaten otherwise owe her everything.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan

The Hoppy Vegan

1 comment:

  1. The quote was intended to get Americans back to the tradition of a family dinner. I know he didn't mean it to be some platform for diet change but to encourage interaction and reaffirming the family unit in whatever shape it takes. The world has gotten away from that tradition and he was calling for a return to it. The family unit is important no matter what they eat, as long as they are happy, healthy and surviving in these difficult times.