Where I blab about bunnies and encourage your bunny (and other animal) stories.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Big Buck Bunny" and "Bunny"

I have two vids for you for the finale of my countdown to 2009. They are animated "shorts" and I love them!

First up is Big Buck Bunny, who proves that every big heart has its limits. Wait for the "bonus scene" after the credits!

Second up is a video simply entitled "Bunny." It's endearing for reasons I can't explain. Comment and let me know why I love it! It was created by the people who made Ice Age. (I put this one second because I've used it before.)

And Happy New Year!!!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bunnies in the animated Mac commercial

I'm not sure whether Amy Sedaris is right or whether John Hodgman is, but this is some superlative bunny action in the Mac commercial I just saw the other day! And you know how I love superlative bunnies!

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Bunny who thinks he's a goat

Check out the head-to-head butting action of this little dude! I've never seen goats be friends with bunnies before, but clearly this bunny can't let his buddy out of his sight. It's just adorable what games animals come up with when left to their own devices! Terrifying rabbit, indeed! =:-3

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bunny vs. Kitty

A few comments about this one...

1. My 2-pound Kayla would have knocked that cute little kitty to Timbuktu. No one holds a candle to my little boxer! It took a good year for her to stop boxing my hands and she still boxes the vacuum cleaner when it dares come near her. She's a spitfire, my teeny tiny Netherland Dwarf!!

2. The music in this vid is just awesome. Congrats on going the Rocky route, jonpeterson1!

3. You see in this video exactly why bunnies rule most of the roosts they share with kitties. Outnumbered, even, this white fightin' machine is formidable to the wary orange kitty!

4. A note to the intrepid kitty: This is not a wind-up toy! She will beat the snot out of you and she's actually not that afraid of you. (I love how it looks at the beginning like the kitty just wants to pet the bunny!)

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ebony and ivory

I can just hear the song in the background now... Do you think the cream-colored dog came from the "union" of the black cat and white bunny?! This is the kind of identity confusion I'm talking about, people! But this bunny really loves this kitty. He thinks he's gonna get kisses from her. Or at least, he keeps hoping he will. Too adorable!

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Friday, December 26, 2008

But all my brothers and sisters are cats...

I can just hear the therapy session now. This little guy is very well cared for and well loved, obviously, but what identity crisis awaits?! Too sweet for the kitty mommy.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Bunny munching away

This cutie is sooo hungry, she could eat a whole rice cake. Somehow the fact that her hands stay on the edge of her bed make her even sweeter.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cutest bunny?!

The cutest bunny on the Internet?! Well, all baby bunnies are probably the cutest bunny on the Internet, but check out this lil' charmer!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cottontail stretch

This is a great quick vid showing a wild cottontail stretch and yawn. The wild ones are cute, too! :-)

Got suggestions for my end-of-the-year series? Email me!

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Dog in denial about bunny playmate

Continuing our mini-series of dog and bunny vids, check this teeny dude out. I love how blase this Goldie is about the little ball of fuzz jumping all around him!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

A bunny and his dogs

I love how this bunny thinks he's just one of the pack. He's totally in love with his dog -- look at those binkies and that relaxed pose when he lies down next to Dottie!

Here's a little video lesson to people who think that bunnies and other animals don't mix. Just intro them carefully and they'll understand they all belong in the house together.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's not a holiday music concert, but it's just as good

No need to buy expensive theater tickets for this weekend -- we gotchyer performance right here on BunnyBlab. Just check out these jostling jowls!!!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Bunny Ballet

This is some of the best footage I've ever seen of a bunny being a bunny. See what all those people miss by keeping bunnies outside in hutches?! You first met Billy the Bunny in yesterday's video post. Now he's up to some seriously wonderfully choreographed dancing. I'm pretty sure he'll get a scholarship for this work.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Bunny 500

When bunnies run around like they're inSANE, it's called the Bunny 500. Watch this cute Netherland Dwarf tear up his apartment. You can almost see the flames behind him! This is one incredibly happy bunny. Make particular note of the binkies on the bed. Great sound editing, too!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Next stop, Vegas

OMG, the cuteness factor skyrockets with these little gamblers...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beware of Attack Bunny

Don't make this guy mad... He'll make you pay with his adorable tongue lashing.

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Countdown to 2009

A bunny video a day. That's the goal for the rest of 2008, which has been a good year, as years go, but we're looking at Hannukah and Christmas and New Year's and (insert your end of the year holiday here), so let's wrap this turkey up with a big, shiny bow.

I'm starting today. I'm ending when the ball drops. If you have suggestions for your favorite bunny video (on YouTube or elsewhere), email me!


Monday, December 15, 2008

It's been quite a decade of discovery!

From 1997-2007, there were more than 1000 new species discovered in Asia. The Annamite Striped Rabbit was one of them. Look at this beauty! (Thanks, Alex, for forwarding me the link!)

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Clint Eastwood has a bunny

I'm just mooching off my email today... Thanks to my sis-in-law, Liz, for this great article in Parade magazine about Clint Eastwood. It only mentions 3 times that he's petting his bunny while he's being interviewed!

I just hope the bunny's a house rabbit!

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2-lb. rabbit shares meals with 2-ton rhino

Thanks to The Bunologist for pointing me towards this great story!

It seems that every day, a little bunny waits for the rhino's hay stack to be delivered then scurries through the gate to "share" in the bounty. And the rhinos don't mind one bit. The action takes place at the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, NSW, Australia.

What a wonderful reminder that peace is possible, even between the two unlikeliest animals. Hoppy Holidays!

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Friday, December 05, 2008

You may call me "Madam"

This blog is about to change a bit and get more focus. I have just been accepted as a new board member of the House Rabbit Connection and I'm TOTALLY excited!

I'm going to my first meeting this coming Sunday. As extroverted as I am, I'm a wallflower when I walk into a room of strangers who all know each other, so I'm really happy that I'll be carpooling with Paula Raposa, the president of the HRC. (Paula, pls correct me if I have your position wrong!) We'll get to know each other a bit better and I'll walk in with a friend. Thanks, Paula, for being so cool!

Now, about the blog. But it's not only the blog, it may just be a revival of the BunnyBlab podcast series, too! The first 9 were mainly informational. Meant for people who were considering a bunny as a pet or who had one (or more) and didn't know what to do with them. I think the next several podcasts will be interviews or at least discussions with other HRC board members and HRC members. I can even use the quarterly HRC newsletter to get a request out there (and maybe get a few more listeners, too!).

If you have suggestions about topics for future podcasts or have great bunny stories to share, email me and let me know! Or comment on this post. Or send a carrier pigeon. Or let Santa know (I know he's coming for at least Paul this year!).

Anyway, I'm thrilled to be the House Rabbit Connection's newest board member. Hopefully much fun and good will come from my new organization and my blog and podcast series, too.

Stay tuned for more...

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Kitty Quiz

Animal Planet is on top of myths and facts having to do with kitties. Take the quiz to find out how savvy you are! (I scored 9/10. Interesting purring fact in question 10!)

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