Rabbits are lovely, although a bit dimwitted, creatures, and don't always make the best pets due to their lack of interaction with their owners, but one family is celebrating their good fortune this evening after being presented with one of the lovable animals by a neighbor who didn't want it anymore.
The Kenwoods of Tapon in Battambang could have been expecting nothing less likely than receiving a rabbit on Saturday, but when a doctor who lives a few doors away thrust the lettuce-and-carrot munching floppy-eared creature in their midst, and pleaded with them to take it off her hands, they readily agreed, and the 'deal' was done.
The family named the rabbit Tong, meaning 'pregnant', as the beast is, indeed, expecting a litter of bunnies. Tong has remained tight-lipped about her new name, and is clearly giving it some serious consideration.
She has, thus far, been slow to react to commands like 'come here' and 'jump'.
When her offspring are born, the Kenwoods say they will keep the furry little bunnies as pets, though at least one member of the family is already keenly thinking about rabbit stew.
Head of the household, Moys Kenwood, 56, said:
"It's just like having a dog, except there's no noise, and they taste like chicken!"