Shasha is a great name for the little rabbit-cat that showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. But I got to thinking: Are there really rabbits in India?
Never having been to India, much less having checked for rabbits while there, I did not know. But I kind of suspected that there were not. So how could shasha be Sanskrit for rabbit?
I rabbit-checked the internet. It seems that there are rabbits in India, but to the best of my understanding they are European imports. I think shasha is actually Sanskrit for hare.
Here’s an Indian hare:
And here is a Dutch rabbit:
And here is a West Asheville cat with a pink nose and nubbin tail:
His new name is Sid.