Since I got Mario at an animal shelter (Adopt a Rescued Rabbit!), I didn't have the joy of knowing him as an adorable ball of baby bunny fluff. I sometimes wonder what he was like and about his parents and siblings. It will not come as any surprise that I devolve into a puddle of squeaky mush when confronted with any baby bunny. But the idea of MARIO as a baby bunny... Man, it is almost too much for me to take. I joke that if I ever needed to have a Peter Pan happy thought I would imagine Mario as a baby bunny. That would definitely get me off the ground.
I also sometimes wonder about the people who had Mario when he was a baby bunny (and subsequently dropped him off at the shelter). Besides the "why did they do it" aspect of all of that, I also wonder if they have any baby photos of him lying around. Because if they do, I am seriously jealous.
I love it when I see photos of other baby rabbits that remind me of Mario. Here are a few I've found over the years:
This guy has Mario's body type. Stout and furry.
This is how I picture him when he was younger. Lops are born with "up" ears which fall as they get older. This bun has sort of a "playground bully" look which I imagine Mario was.
This bun gets props for having the Mario 'stache! Ears coming down, too!
This guy is a little too dainty to be Mario but has the 'stache and is definitely cute!
All of the above photos are from CuteOverload.com and can be found in their original form here, here, here, and here.
And if all this baby bunny nonsense up to now wasn't enough, I found this video on CuteOverload.com too that is just too much. BABY BUNNY OVERLOAD! Check out all the baby bunny butt!
p.s. I am glad everyone enjoyed Mario's number picking abilities. Must be something in the animal water because another famous furry (seriously, check this site daily if you haven't already) picked #5, too! If Mario had been thinking he would have picked number 7 because then we would have had to repeat the whole thing with numbers 1-6 since only one size sock had 7 entrants.
p.p.s. Still haven't heard from Run is My Mantra. If I don't hear from you by Sept. 7th, Mario will be in for another craisin picking-treat.