I can’t believe that the rabbits feet we had were REAL…
“First of all, they were genuine rabbits’ feet.
I LOVED rabbits.
Why would I ever want to carry their foot around
on a little metal ball link key chain?
I’m not sure.
Secondly, the feet were dyed very unnatural colors
like turquoise, purple, emerald green and blood . . .
I mean, bright red.
Third, when you reached down
to stroke your lucky foot
to give you some of that good luck,
you could feel the poor,
dead rabbit’s toenails.
And WHY would my parents get me one ?
I was so sure they weren’t real back in the day.
…….June 5, 2018 … sigh. big sigh. Sigrid
Alphabe-Thursday..“R” is for Lucky Rabbit’s Foot 8/18/2011
August 18, 2011
“R” is for Lucky Rabbit’s Foot
Did you ever have…
why did our parents let us
carry a lucky rabbit’s foot
creating superstitious thinking
in our tender minds?
I can remember being in grade school
and it was “The Thing” to carry
a lucky rabbit’s foot key chain.
I found out that it was
supposedly a REAL rabbit’s foot !
In particular, the left hind foot !
I’m sure that I had
a faux rabbit’s foot keychain
bought at my dad’s
F.W. Woolworth Store.
But at the time, I was SURE some poor
rabbit, sacrificed his life, on a full moon,
in a cemetery,
on Friday the 13 th.
Well, maybe…Where’s your rabbit foot
you got in grade school hiding?
June 6, 2018 at 6:29 am
I never knew they were real for sure. I never liked them though. But think of it this way maybe. The rabbit was already sacrificed to the gods of fashion for coats and collars, so if a rabbit thought about it (big if, but this is an “if” scenario); the rabbit might feel proud that no part of him was wasted and he was making children happy with his tiny feet that might otherwise just get thrown away. With his pain, he had the comfort of knowing he was bringing happiness to kids, some who had few opportunities for a smile. His foot was a talisman of luck and comfort, instead of being callously swept into the trash. Of course, its better that NONE of the rabbit is sacrificed to fashion. Perhaps nowadays, those bunnies whose desitiny is on a dinner plate, meat is their purpose for life, can feel comforted that THEIR coat and feet are not just thrown away but repurposed to give warmth and comfort.