They live quietly among us, but does anyone really know what dust bunnies do when we aren’t watching? Everyone acts surprised when they move the refrigerator or the bed and find a herd of dust bunnies. Just because they have been living there for weeks, or maybe months, proliferating, doesn’t mean that they suddenly need to be relocated, or worse yet, sucked up into the vacuum and sent to an early death.
Granted, it’s annoying when one finds it’s way to a ceiling fan blade and decides to go hand-gliding from it. Face it, dust bunnies are not the best hand-gliders, mostly because 99% of the time they forget the glider. They are light enough to be carried by a gentle breeze, but indoors, with just ceiling fan circulation, dust bunnies do not go far. They usually end up in precarious situations, like in a glass of root beer or sucked into a computer fan where they can do damage. You know what happens when an airplane sucks up a bird? The same thing happens when a computer sucks up a dust bunny. It’s not good for anyone involved.
Dust bunnies don’t require much care, they are quiet, they don’t pee on your bed and they don’t bark when the neighbors come to visit. The worst thing that you have to worry about with any dust bunny herd that is living in your house is that they are a carrier of the dust mite. Cats and dogs have fleas, dust bunnies have dust mites.
The big question has always been, what happens when dust bunnies fall into the wrong crowd and go bad? Yes, dust bunnies can go bad and get out of control, much like a teenager. It usually starts with cat or dog dander abuse. Humans have cocaine, dust bunnies have animal dander. These dust bunnies also turn to a life of crime, stealing small things throughout the house, pennies, pens, magnets and if they are in way over their heads, bottle caps. It is rumored that the Dust Bunny Mafia only deals in bottle caps.
The sad reality is that these bunnies can not be rehabilitated. There is no known treatment to help a dander addicted bunny, and as all dust bunnies know, dander is the gateway to harder things like the various molds that sometimes grow under the fridge.
Another problem that plagues dust bunnies is that their natural habitat is being destroyed at astonishing rates. Vacuums, dusters and brooms are just a few of the items responsible for this tragedy.
The bottom line is this, only you can keep help dust bunnies by providing them with a proper environment and shelter, love and neutering to prevent dust bunny over population. The Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Dust Bunnies estimates that around 100,000,000 dust bunnies are needlessly killed every year and a million more are left to a life of homelessness. Do you want the dust bunny to become the next endangered or extinct species?