virus: urban legends

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 22:12:21 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 17 Mar 1997, Martz wrote:

> On Sun, 16 Mar 1997, Eva-Lise Carlstrom <> wrote:
> >I'm noticing more and more
> >modern folklore since I started thinking and reading about it more. The
> >Urban Legends theme party went well, by the way; I learned some new ones.
> Do tell.

My favorite might be the following:

This lady had a big German shepherd dog, and her next-door neighbors had a
white rabbit they kept in a hutch in their backyard, but sometimes it
would get out and they'd have to catch it and rerig the hutch. One day
the lady's dog comes to her back door and it's got the rabbit in its
mouth, covered with drool, filthy, and stone dead. The woman is
horrified, and decides to deny everything. So she takes the dead rabbit,
carefully washes it in Woolite, blow-dries it to fluff the fur back up,
and slips it back into the hutch in the neighbors' back yard. The next
day, there's a cop car in front of the neighbors' house, and as the cop is
leaving the lady asks him what it's about. He says, "Nuisance call.
Seems their rabbit died yesterday, they had a funeral, and some pervert
dug it up, washed it, and put it back in the cage."