Every time I see a rabbit that looks like Tofu, something weird happens to my ticker. I want to squeal and cry at the same time. It plays tricks with my heart. From Wiki “In fiction and folklore, a doppelgänger is a paranormal double of a living person. A doppelgänger is often perceived as a sinister form of bilocation and is regarded by some to be a harbinger of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person’s relative or friend portends illness or danger while seeing one’s own doppelgänger is said to be an omen of death.” Here is a collection photos I have seen on the internet of Tofu bunny lookalikes.
We might not have a hotel room filled with bunnies, but Tofu the bunny approves of our bunny print pillow cases. These were a gift but you can get your own from Father Rabbit. Artwork by Angela McKay for Father Rabbit.
I would argue that Tofu is in fact king every day. He does rather suit a crown though don’t you think?
Tofu the bunny has never been much of a drinker. He either doesn’t get thirsty or forgets to drink water. Good thing there is plenty of water in all the fresh vegies and grass that he eats. We recently bought him a water bottle and after a few lessons, (yes, a rabbit must be taught how to use a water bottle) he now drinks from it on his own.
The Koala and I hadn’t seen Tofu the bunny all day and went went out and didn’t get home until midnight. The Koala went to fetch Tofu the bunny from our backyard and was surprised to find traces of pink lipstick on his fluffy bunny head. Sometimes we wonder if Tofu the bunny leads a mysterious double life. I think this proves it. Photos taken from the morning after. The lipstick was less prominent, but still there. So, which one of you has been kissing Tofu?
Tofu the bunny wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Enjoy the company and of course the food. Be safe out there on the roads and don’t be afraid of wearing stretchy pants.
Tofu the bunny heard there was a boy who likes robots. Tofu the bunny vs Gundam.
We received a wonderfully summery bounty from The Honesty Box this week. Strawberries, raspberries, avocados, plums, nectarines, peaches, cherry tomatoes and more. Tofu the bunny had never met a raspberry before so I figured it was time. I thought that it would be love at first sniff but he wouldn’t even give it a lick. OK little bunny. Suit yourself. I’ll just leave it here in case you change your mind. When I checked on the raspberry a few hours later, it had vanished. *Please note, raspberry is a very occasional treat for rabbits…Maybe once in a lifetime.
My sister saw these knitted headphones on Monday Bunday and brought a set home from Australia. Tofu tries them on for size.
Our friend Maxie left her sunglasses behind so we’re looking after them until we see her next. Summer is here!
Tofu can be often be found snoozing under the stairs outside.
Following Tofu around the yard, he turns to face the camera.
Meet Cream the bunny. Cream is moving from New Zealand to Japan today and we wish him and his family a safe journey. Last weekend, Cream and his owner, Yoshi came for a play date to meet Tofu and to say goodbye. The Koala and I met Yoshi through The Japanese Art Festival which he runs. Over the years we have become friends, first exhibiting our work and more recently, helping with the design, promotion and running of the event. The Japanese Festival will be sadly missed as Yoshi and family move back to Japan. Tofu hasn’t seen a bunny in about 5 years so this was a very special visit. Tofu was the dominant one but Cream had his sight and therefore the upper hand. Cream also showed us a few binkys (random twisting rabbit jumps) to say he was quite pleased. The bunnies were curious of each other and Tofu took his time carefully examining Cream’s carry case while Cream explored our house. The Koala even got to hold both bunnies at once. …
What a tough guy.
Tofu truly does not act like a prey animal. Here he is fast asleep in the middle of the lawn in a bright patch of sunlight. Like a lion, king of his domain. I love watching Tofu dream. He forms a round ball with his body and his whiskers flicker and twitch. I wonder what he is dreaming about?
I made dinner for my parents in the weekend and they sent us home with a bunch of goodies like a bottle of wine, home made bread and home made pate plus 3 tiny carrots for Tofu. So spoilt! Immediately after this photo was taken, Tofu took the carrot between his front teeth and proceeded to frantically run around the room with it in order find the perfect dining spot.
It has been three weeks since Tofu’s health scare. We have been keeping him inside with only an hour or two outside per day. He has been impatient, waiting at the back door to be let out. Yesterday was his first full day outdoors. Still as busy as ever. Time waits for no bunny.
I just picked up a cute sushi tray from my local Japanese shop for $4. I thought it would be just perfect to hold Tofu the bunny’s fresh salads. What do you think?
We have taken the top off Tofu’s hutch and lined the base with hay. It is easy for him to get in/out now and encourages good hay eating habits. At first he didn’t know how to get in and out because we had removed the door. But once he realised there were no walls and got used to it, he liked it very much. He jumps in and out from every conceivable edge. We don’t have anywhere to lock him up now. So when we want to vacuum*, Tofu gets some backyard play time. Thank you for all the good mojo sent to Tofu since his illness last week. Yesterday we went back to the vet for a scheduled check up to make sure all the meds are on track. They have kept him overnight so that he can get another eye flush today, but we’re feeling good that the bladder sludge has been cleared. We will be picking Tofu up tonight but feeling good this time, though his treatment will not be urgent, hope …