A Trip to the Pet Shop

Tasha’s niece’s birthday is fast approaching so she was wondering if I can come along with her to search for a perfect gift for the kid. Her name is Brandy and she’s turning 7 years of age. I told her that I can only accommodate her after my working hours as we were fully booked on our tours. We agreed to meet in the mall at 6pm. I tried to finish all the paper works in the shop because I don’t want to be late. I surprised myself that I was already finished by 5pm so I had time to spare to stroll around the mall alone. At exactly 6pm, Tasha called asking when I am. Her tone seemed mad as she thought that I was still in the shop working. She was delighted to know that I was in the mall 30 minutes earlier. I told her that tried searching for Brandy’s gift but all I was a measly old doll that I know that her niece has tons of them. Tasha and I agreed that the gift should be better than a doll as we walked across a pet shop. We went inside and we were sure that a pet would definitely be a better gift than a doll.

We asked around and they told us that 7 year old can take care of rabbits, hamsters, hedgehogs, mice or dogs. Tasha decided to get her a bunny instead, but the problem was there were so many bunny breeds to choose from. Thankfully, the salesman was so good to us that he walked and helped us get through the tedious task of deciding. He mentioned that there are many varieties of breeds like lionhead bunnies, Mini Rex, Holland Lop, Dutch, Dwarf Hotot, Mini Lop, Mini Satin, Netherland Dwarf, and Polish. We leaned into choosing the single mane lionhead because they are very cute, cuddly, curious, active and very playful. Tasha knows that Brandy will like that kind of pet. She will also enjoy brushing her mane every day. We carefully decided on what color to choose to make Brandy even happier. We got her a male bunny with a solid blue color because Tasha told me that it’s her favorite.

The salesman also taught us on how to care for bunnies. He told us that they aren’t that hard to take care of as even little kids can do it. They just need the basics like water, food, exercise and occasional grooming. Their food can be bunny pellets or raw vegetables such as lettuce leaves or slices of carrots. Keep in mind that they are prone to have dental issues so refrain from giving them sweets like chocolates or food with high sugar content but they can be given occasionally, fruits such as a slice of apple or pear. He also told us that rabbit cages are essential as you don’t want the bunny to roam around the house and spread its litter. I hope Brandy finds Tasha’s gift appealing as it was well thought of. I wish her a very happy birthday.