Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Professional Easter Bunnies Must Hop To It

DENVER (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When a bratty kid says hop, the Easter Bunny has to say, “How high?”

Kids are demanding, especially when it comes to the Easter Bunny according to John Shager, who’s been a professional bunny for 17 years, working at malls, nursing homes, and parties.

Shager says being the Easter Bunny is a very physical job, mainly because kids won’t accept a lazy performance by their Easter icon.

He says, “You have to be able to bend down and get on your knees and pick up the kids. You have to be ready to hop when the child wants you to hop. You can’t get away with just sitting around.”

To prepare for the tough physical nature of bunny work, Shager – who weighs 235 pounds – does plenty of stretching and exercise to stay limber.

Though younger toddlers don’t generally expect much from him, Shager says the eight to nine year olds will hit his head if they are unimpressed by his performance.

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