Finding common ground with a rabbit

It's hard enough sustaining a marriage with all the challenges it brings of divergent world views and incompatible life stories.

Children add a further degree of complexity as one tries to keep up with, and achieve congruence with, fellow souls who are on, and should be on, a fundamentally different trajectory.

But how does one arrive at common ground with a rabbit?

How does one achieve leverage to persuade the rabbit that chewing one's best settee cover is not on? That crapping repeatedly outside the perfectly acceptable rabbit litter isn't the way to make friends and influence people?

Does one give up one's principles as a pacifist, namby-pamby, vegetarian and buy a shot gun?