In George Milton's novel "Of Mice and Men" there is a lovable oaf named Lennie. Lennie is a man of large stature who doesn't know his own strength and is short on intelligence (he's retarded) who always manages to do harm when he intends to do good. He has propensity for rabbits, he loves to hold them and stroke them and show them love. The problem is that Lennie is excitable and isn't smart enough to know when he's doing harm.
Lennie picks up the rabbits and pets them and strokes them and shows them love, and then pets them and strokes them and shows them love, and then pets them and strokes them and shows them love. This behavior continues until Lennie has pet these poor rabbits to death (unknown strength). When this happens Lennie freaks out.
Andy's actions with women he's infatuated with are eerily similar. Moral of the story...DON'T KILL THE RABBIT!!!
To my knowledge Andy has never pet any rabbits to death. He does make a mean rabbit stew though...