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Tofu Tuesday: On the couch


Today is the winter solstice which means it is the shortest day (or longest night) of the year. The night tonight will be over 14 hours. In New Zealand, Matariki the Māori New Year is also celebrated during this season.

Tofu snuggles on the couch with me on most nights. I often fall asleep on the couch and he falls asleep on top of me. I like to think it’s because he wants to be me close to me, but the reality could be that it’s cold on the carpet and the couch is warm….and I am nothing more than a giant hot water bottle.

Rabbits are fluffy and can tuck his limbs underneath to keep warm. A cold rabbit sits upright and resembles a round dinner roll. But if a rabbit is warm and comfortable, he will lie down very flat with his long fluffy legs streeeetched to resemble a baguette. That is now Tofu sleeps on me on the couch. Stretched out. Leisurely.

When I hear about people keeping their rabbits outside in a hutch, I know that rabbits can survive out in the cold. I once had rabbits that lived in a hutch outside. They survive. But survival and preference are two very different things. Given the choice between the carpet and the couch. The couch wins. I have no doubt that given the choice between spending winter indoors or outdoors, indoors would win.

So for those who keep their bunnies outdoors, please considering bringing them indoors for winter.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. He is one cute, content bunny! Every morning Dustie used to jump up on the bed, run over JT to get to me and flop on her back. I would nuzzle into her chin as she lay on her back and I’d rub her tummy and we’d fall asleep like that. Sometimes I drooled on her, she didn’t mind. After, she’d be ready for grub.

  2. Your bunny is so lovely. Some of your descriptions remind me very much of my cat – he assumes both the loaf position & the stretched out position, and as you say, I am his human ‘wheat bag’ when it’s cold!

  3. I always make a point of reading your post first in my weekly digest! I want to see what Tofu is up to. When Scout was still new here, one evening he lie in my lap and ‘flopped.’ I knew he must be comfortable because he had those hind legs stretched out behind him. I took a picture and posted it to my Facebook page to show my friends how he “chills out.”

  4. Your Tofu is really a cutie! You let him run around everywhere inside and outside, don’t you? May I ask you, how he “goes to toilet”? I think, it would be a dream for a rabbit to walk around freely, but I would worry about the toilet-problem. So I’m really interested in that answer (don’t think, the question is sarcastic or anything).

    • Yes, Tofu has free reign of his kingdom, though he has his favourite areas. He has 2 cat size litter boxes inside and a large bunny hutch size litter box as well. These are filled with newspaper and delicious hay. Which may seem gross, but he snacks, pees and poops and naps in his litter boxes!

  5. Such a sweet and adorable bunny named Tofu. Thanks for sharing about Tofu. I like that he has free reign and freedom to roam. 🙂 ~ Robin

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