Monday, October 23, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
5 Weird things about Frodo and Samwise
"The player of this game starts with "5 weird things/habits about yourself." In the end you need to choose 5 critters to be tagged and list their names. Those tagged are to write a blog about their 5 weird things/habits, as well as state this rule clearly before taggin' 5 more victims. Leave 'em a note that says "you're tagged!" in their comments and tell them to read your blog."
My 5 Things:
1. My full name is The Reverend Doctor Frodo Hufflepuff (Rufbunny) Baird V, Viscount d'Earneax. My parents had a naming contest where their friends submitted names and it got a little absurd.
2. My Mamma mentions me and my Christmas Tree fetish every year in her Christmas sermon at church.
3. I really like playing and digging in the snow--plus you can't get fleas in Winter. And there are less cats--I got jumped by a stray cat in our back yard while momma and I were taking a walk on a leash--scary! Good thing Momma was there to protect me.
4. I once shredded 4 of my Mamma's favorite skirts/dresses while they hung in the closet. That was the end of my days sleeping in the bedroom with Mamma and Daddy. I can't help it if i get bored at night cause they won't play with me. Stupid humans, why do you sleep ALL night? My record for fastest destruction of Mamma's skirt occurred a few months ago when I chewed a 2-inch hole in it while she was wearing it. She was sitting at the kitchen table playing a game with Daddy and I hopped up right behind her and demanded attention. Mamma's long skirts are fun to play with. I like to run in and out of them and use them like a tent.
5. I have chewed through 2 plastic baby gates and one screen door. Mamma and Daddy reinforced them with wire mess and I can't chew through them no matter how hard I try. I'm just trying to go visit my old pal Shaggy, the bishon frise from our old neighborhood and the only dog i ever liked.
Now for Samwise:
1. Samwise always picks the frisee out of her salads to eat first. Though most of the time she waits to eat hers until the humans are a safe distance away and Frodo has forgotten that he ever had a salad so she can tease him through the fence.
2. She was adopted from the HRS so we never had any hard evidence on her previous life before her fostering in Columbus. We are pretty sure though that Samwise got her streetsmarts during her short stint as a circus acrobunny! She flips her little dwarf-mix body so fast and furiously whenever you try to pick her up or trim her claws that she must have been a professional at one point in time. But unfortunately she's not confirming this theory or any other.
3. Sam's tail is so small that you can hardly ever see it unless she flops or you pick her up and examine it. We've asked her if it got bitten off by a crocodile and she just sniffs.
4. Samwise grunts and growls more than Frodo. We think that the noises mean "Stop cleaning up MY mess!" While Frodo's quieter grunts mean "I love you now feed me a banana!"
5. Samwise loves to lick pillows but will not lick humans. Unlike Frodo who is a little stingy sometimes with the reciprocal affection but will comply with a lick or two, if you ask Sam for a kiss she might touch her nose to your finger briefly and then hop away. It always makes her Bunny Mamma smile!
Here's who we tag...Tyler and Puggy, Mrs. Sniffles, Peeper, Amber and Devon.
According to this article the tainted spinach was conventionally grown, not organic. Hopefully the FDA will act soon to get the safe spinach products back on the market. Even Mama and Daddy miss their spinach. Who knew?! The Bunnies have been eating homegrown parsley and basil in the meantime.
Monday, September 11, 2006
more of Momma's cards for Killer Bunnies
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Unique Up On It.
2. How Do You Catch a Tame Rabbit?
Tame Way, Unique Up On It.
Monday, June 19, 2006
HRS card for Killer Bunnies Game
This is Momma's favorite card so far, of course. We adopted Samwise from the House Rabbit Society. She was in foster care and needed a good home. This card features the HRS logo (which kinda looks like Sam) and will probably work well in the game play (last time they played Grampa Baird had 7 bunnies in the Bunny Circle and most of the other players had none. Momma had the holographic bunny, but couldn't win the game without a real one!). It's meant to simulate the real need of bunny lovers to adopt a bunny from a foster program instead of purchasing a baby bunny from the pet store!
Momma used her own rabbit cartoon style on this card instead of the more Killer Bunnies-like style of the Lint Roller.
"All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when they catch you, they will kill you... but first they must catch you." -Lord Frith (the rabbit name for God) from the movie
Killer Bunnies' cards
Momma is making some new additions to Daddy's Killer Bunnies game. She bought some Bunny Blanks for $6 at the game store in Kettering and so far has made three. She plans to add Samwise and me into the game too but we won't pose for her!
Here's her first one: The Dreaded Lint Roller. She got her inspiration from us of course. We're shedding again and she has to use the lint roller on us sometimes beacause none of our brushes work. Of course we try to run away from it! We like to groom ourselves.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Frodo's Word of the Day--salmagundi
salmagundi \sal-muh-GUHN-dee\, noun:
1. A salad plate usually consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, served with oil and vinegar.
2. Any mixture or assortment; a medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
Salmagundi comes from French salmigondis.
A glance at the schedule is enough to make one feel that one would rather go out and shoot songbirds than stay in and watch the dismal salmagundi of game shows, repeats and soap operas.-- Jane Shilling, "My brother and other animals", Daily Telegraph, August 22, 1998
What the BBC has the nerve to call Vanity Fair is a baffling salmagundi of Nineties accents, 1800s clothes, Wardour Street plotting, and a sort of language never spoken by any human being at any point in history.-- "Stop betraying the classics", Independent, November 4, 1998
Our family favorite--Easter Bunny Rap
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Bigs Bunny terrorizes English countryside
Move over Were-Rabbit! Here's a real life Wallace and Grommitt story (good movie by the way). And Momma thinks that I eat her out of house and home. BIG BUNNY!
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
What do rabbits see?
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Make Mine Chocolate!
I've been wearing my chocolate bunny pin at church and getting lots of comments and questions. Now that we have Samwise (most likely an abandoned Easter bunny) it makes it a lot easier to talk about the importance of not giving in and getting your kids a bunny for Easter. I always ask them if they are ready to get a cat or dog since a rabbit will quickly grow into the equivalent of an unhousebroken puppy when the adolescent hormones kick in.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
30-second bunny theater!!!
Bunnies do 30-second parodies of your favorite movies! SOOOO FUNNY!!!
Highlander, Alien, Titanic, Jaws, even Brokeback Mountain......
Remember, if the movie had strong language/violence, so will the cartoon parody--so view at your own risk!
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Bunny's grocery list
I have an herb garden that the bunnies help to fertilize and I grow some of the lettuces and greens myself as well as fresh and delicious herbs such as cilantro, parsley, basil, mint, and lemon balm. These are all great for adding a little gourmet into your cooking and the mint makes excellent tea! We were never this healthy in our eating choices before the bunnies. I eat healthier snacks--Frodo and I like to share a pear and I even find myself munching on the carrots that I use to treat the buns during clicker training.
So here's the list of "Healthy Foods for the Healthy Rabbit" taken from http://www.makeminechocolate.org/goodfoods.php
Print this out and take it with you when you go shopping!
Greens and Vegetables
Carrots (limited quantity)
Lettuce --not iceberg!
The Busy Bunny liked our idea!
So far its working great. Frodo can still chew on it if he likes but he seems to love hiding in it and snacking on the hay we put for him twice daily in the box. The fit is just perfect--snug enough that it stays on and easily removes for cleaning the litterbox. It also saves us floor space and looks better in our kitchen than a regular litterbox!