Ah, Petsmart adopt-a-thons. They do attract the most interesting people. The title comes from a lady who stared at the rabbits for a bit before exclaiming to her husband, "Look, it's a daygas!" The husband concured, saying, "That's quite a bit smaller than our daygas was."
It took me quite a while to realize they were talking about degus. And they must've had one big freaking degu, because I've never seen one that's bigger than a rabbit!
I haven't heard the end results of the Petsmart adopt-a-thons yet (we have two/three locations now), but we got rid of two rabbits. And gained one as well, but still. That's a net loss of one at least!
One of the funniest adoptions I've ever seen. A man came up to the table and started petting her, then abruptly scooped her up and cuddled her.
"Ohh, she's so nice," He said to me. "So much nicer than my two rabbits!"
Imagine a thick northern European accent while he's saying this. I barely had time to answer before he walked away (with Jingle!) shouting, "Where's my wife?"
"Um," The supervising staff said. "Did he just walk away with our rabbit?"
I chased him through the store as he looked in every aisle, and I was beginning to think this was an incredibly lame attempt at stealing her when he finally found his wife. He handed her Jingle. "So nice!"
She smiled immediately. "So nice!" She agreed. "We must take her home!" And that was that.
"What do your rabbits live in, at home?" I asked, once I'd gotten them back to the TAS table.
"They have big cages, but the doors are always open!" The man said, throwing his arms open demonstratively. "They go free! We have birds too, they go free! Never close the door!"
I was giggling the whole time we processed the adoption. They were very enthusiastic people! He came back on the last day to tell me that she is "so nice, she makes the other rabbits ashamed".
Well, however it happened, we gained a new rabbit and he's pretty darn handsome. A young girl at the store named him Franklin due to his tendency to stick his head out of his green house like a turtle (see above).
Franklin didn't get adopted at the adopt-a-thon, so we left him at Petsmart, where he will stay until he finds a home (or they get sick of him and send him back!).
Always worth the trek out there to help with adoptions, but I have to say, by the end of the weekend I was wiped out. Sometimes I think it's a good thing adopt-a-thons aren't too close together!
Oh well - maybe tomorrow!