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Tofu Tuesday: The story of the beast with those four dirty paws.

So for a while things were cold, They were scared down in their holes. The forest that once was green Was coloured black by those killing machines. But she and her furry friends Took down the queen bee and her men. And that’s how the story goes, The story of the beast with those four dirty paws. Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men One of my favourite songs by one of my favourite bands. Tofu the bunny gets four dirty paws on occasion. Like this morning when he ran outside even though it’s pissing down and the ground is very wet. I just brought him back inside and snapped this shot, and now he is cleaning himself up. I think the rest of today will be snuggled up inside, though I do have to make a dash out at some stage. Hopefully there’s a moment of sunshine for me. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.

Tofu Tuesday: Hot Cross Bunny

From the archives: Like most bunnies, Tofu has a sweet tooth and adores raisins and bread. Neither are good for rabbits but can be viewed as occasional treats. Tofu goes crazy for hot cross buns and a single bun can transform this usually mild-mannered lagomorph into a common thief. One Easter, I left a plastic-wrapped hot cross bun in my handbag which was on a chair near our front door. The next morning, half the bun was found under our bed in our bedroom. Tofu had sniffed out the bun, foraged for it in my bag and carried his trophy to the bedroom to enjoy. Over the weekend, I visited Parnell Farmers Market and purchased a couple of these giant hot cross buns from Pukeko Bakery. They were delicious! These buns were much better than the buns we bought from a local cafe/bakery after reading a glowing review by a popular website. We paid $16 on 6 cafe buns! I guess everyone has different ideas on what constitutes as a good bun but the cafe buns were mushy, small and we decided were “very similar to …

Tofu Tuesday: Gong Hei Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing everyone a prosperous year of the Monkey. May you have good health and good fortune. We visited the vet again on Friday to check how Tofu is going. He has gained weight and is now the same weight as he was pre-surgery. That’s good going since he had 2 large lumps removed. He isn’t eating much on his own though so I’m still syringe feeding him critical care 4-6 times a day. I bought a new pack of critical care which is apple and banana flavoured (instead of the original aniseed flavour) and the result is that feeding time is much cleaner. Less on the towel means more in the rabbit. I can keep up with the feeding schedule, but it would be great if he would eat more on his own. He’s usually such an enthusiastic foodie so it’s hard to see him not into his food. Thank you for keeping Tofu in your thoughts. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.

Tofu Tuesday: After surgery

It has now been one week since Tofu had surgery. Tofu had to stay 2 nights at animal hospital as he wasn’t eating or pooping after surgery. Since he came home on Wednesday night, we have been to the vet for a revisit once and are due again on Friday where he will be weighed again. His weight was down last time so we are hoping for a little weight gain this week to show he is springing back. His meds are finished now and he seems to be coping without them. His appetite isn’t back but we’re making peace with 3-5 syringe feedings a day. It’s hard work because he doesn’t want to cooperate, but it’s gotta be done. Who knew how messy feeding a rabbit can get?! I now cover myself with a towel before we start otherwise I’d have to get changed after each feeding. Tofu has been restricted to indoors only, though he made a run for the outdoors the day after he got home. He got to the top of the back deck stairs …

Tofu Tuesday: Abdominal laparoscopy

On Saturday we went back to the vet to get Tofu checked out again. After a feel about, the vet was concerned about some lumps in Tofu’s belly. Two lumps had been noted in the past but now a 3rd could be felt. Lumps can be bad news. Best case scenario would be lumps of fat but there was no way of knowing what they were without going in. Tofu wasn’t in pain, but he wasn’t eating much and that could have been related. So yesterday, Tofu was scheduled for an abdominal laparoscopy. A laparoscopy is when they poke telescope through a tiny tube into the body which feeds images of what’s going on inside to a monitor. I received a phone call from the vet late yesterday afternoon. Tofu was in recovery at time of call, a bit groggy but doing well. Two fatty lumps were found and removed by surgery. One lump was the size of an egg, the other lump was the size of a ping pong ball. These may have put pressure on his …

Tofu Tuesday: Dandelions

Bunny eats dandelions. He loves them so much, he crams them in two at a time. I got myself a little gourmet foodie right here. Foraged, organic dandelions. Only the best for this bunny. Our vet nurse calls dandelion “bunny chocolate”. But I suspect that after hours, she might call it “bunny crack”. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.  

Tofu Tuesday: Stolen

In this week’s news, Stolen Spirits have sold a majority stake to American booze barons for a cool $21 million NZ. This investment is exciting news for a small, local business that started up in a flat right here in Mt Eden. Tofu the bunny salutes your achievement! Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday. P.S. Bunny Eats Design does not promote underage drinking. While Tofu just over 8 years old, this is around 65 years in rabbit years. It’s OK!

Tofu Tuesday: Pet pack

A lot of rabbits live outside in a hutch, even in winter. They survive. However, I have no doubt that if they had the choice, they would prefer to live inside and snuggle up with a warm pet pack (or other bunnies). This is the first winter we have tried a warming pad for Tofu. It’s just a bag of orange gel that I microwave for a few minutes until it is warm, then it goes into a fleecy pouch with a couple of sheets of reflective stuff to keep the warmth in. As Tofu is gets older (almost 8 years) he seems to feel the cold more. Some mornings this winter, he would rather stay indoors than to roam free in the backyard. I sometimes find Tofu with his fluffy bum pressed against his warm pet pack. He grooms the pet pack like it might be his friend. Tofu has also been coming into our room at night. He hops around my side of the bed until I wake up and scoop him up and he …

Monday Bunday: Flappie

Flappie the bunny gets a Christmas surprise. A Dutch commercial. The beginning of the video looks grim but it has a happy ending!   From Wiki: Flappie is the name of a Dutch Christmas song written by comedian Youp van ‘t Hek in 1985 The song describes Youp’s remembering Christmas morning of 1961…He looked in his rabbit cage, only to find that his pet rabbit Flappie was missing. He went to his mother to ask for help looking for the rabbit, and his mother told him that he’d have to wait for his father, who was busy in the shed. However, if Youp goes off to play, he’ll get a treat later.  Youp feels incredibly guilty about his pet rabbit – he could have sworn that he locked the gate, and now his thoughts were that his poor rabbit had frozen overnight in the snow. His father eventually comes to help look for Flappie in the woods and by the lake, but there’s no sign of the rabbit. During the meal on that fateful Christmas Day, …