The rabbit is a useful creature because it doesn't walk in a noisy fashion, or make irritating barking, meowing, or mooing sounds that a small child might be inclined to imitate. So when silence is of essence, the scarf rabbit can come hopping out to amuse the little one. I didn't own a polka dot scarf when my babies were little. I impressed myself with the awesome face this morning.
(VERY quiet whispery voice) "Hop, hop, hop..."