Here’s a funny story that happened earlier this spring at the store I work at, though it’s not really related to dogs I still got a good laugh out of it. She never came back so I don’t know what the end result was. (Probably just a fat bunny)
A lady came in to our store and was looking frustrated, pacing between the small animal and the cat section. I went over and asked her if she needed a hand with anything, she asked if I could help her with a few questions she had and I told her sure. I was definitely NOT prepared for the questions she was about to ask; our conversation went something like this:
Lady: I think my rabbit is pregnant with my cat; should I feed the baby’s cat food or rabbit food?
Me: Uhhhhhhhh (Is she serious?) the cat and the rabbit are both pregnant?
Lady: No, my rabbit isn’t fixed and neither is my cat and I let my rabbit wander around my house one day and I couldn’t find her for an hour and now she’s getting really fat, I think my male cat got her pregnant. She’s going to have cabbits.
Lady: Yes, Cabbits. Have you heard of them?
Me: Oh, I wasn’t aware that they existed, are you sure?
Lady: Oh yes! I researched all about them. I met a lady at the park who said that her cat was impregnated by a rabbit! She even brought the baby cabbits over so I could see them with my own eyes!
Lady: Well they looked mostly like kittens except they had a bunny tail and their back legs looked like rabbit legs.
Me: (Immediately thinks of a Manx or bobtail cat and is wondering if the lady she met at the park thinks this is as hilarious as I do and brought over some Manx kittens to show her).
Lady: So what should I feel the babies? Should I just mix some kitten and rabbit food together?
Me: What did the lady with the other cabbits feed them?
Lady: Oh! I should have asked her!
Me: Well, I would say that if they come out of the rabbit then they will take after the mom and you should feed them rabbit food. If they come out of a cat then they are likely more cat than rabbit and you should feed them kitten food.
Lady: Oh, OK! *Picks up a few bags of rabbit food* Thank you SO much for your time, you’ve been very helpful!
Me: Bring them by when they’re born!
Lady: Oh I’ll try!
I really don’t think she was kidding; she had a serious face the whole time. If you don’t believe me, my co-worker was standing right there the whole time trying not to laugh, we googled cabbits as soon as she left. The worst part? I later found out that she works at a bank… god help us all.
Just in case you were wondering, this is probably what this lady saw (It’s a Kurilian Bobtail Cat). Unless it WAS a real cabbit, and my dog lays eggs.