HAGERSTOWN, MD—Standing firmly behind his preference by delivering a sequence of fervent and well-reasoned arguments, local child Ben Greenewalt reportedly pleaded Friday for the Holland Lop rabbit his family recently acquired to be named Aunt Susan. “The bunny has all white hair, and Aunt Susan has all white hair,” said Greenewalt, 5, in his impassioned appeal to name the new pet after his mother’s elder sister, Susan Kanter, 48, making comparisons between the popular breed of household rabbit and Kanter’s demeanor, appetite, and physical features. “Please. The bunny’s kind of round and Aunt Susan is too. And they both eat a lot and just sit there. And you know what else? I love Aunt Susan, and I’m going to love this bunny so much.” Greenewalt concluded his presentation with a stirring reminder of his older brother Jeremy’s ineligibility for naming privileges, as he had selected the name of their goldfish, Jeremy.
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