With full and heavy hearts we said goodbye to our sweet Tofu on Sunday. Tofu lived a full life of 9.5 years and charmed everyone he met. A free ranging creature who lived his last 3 years completely blind, he was a lover, a fighter and little champion. He loved cuddles and was the most chill rabbit I ever met. His favourite foods included carrots, oats, dandelion and parsley. He had been unwell on Sunday and our plan if he didn’t improve, was to take him to the vet on Monday morning. He has always improved after a few hours. After a sunny Sunday of cuddles and hanging out with us and friends all day in the garden, in the evening, about 7pm, on our bed, on his favourite blanket, he suddenly squealed and he was gone. He has been a big part of our lives for almost 10 years and will be greatly missed. Binky free little one.
Tofu the bunny wishes everyone a smooooochy Valentines Day. BTW, Tofu is a very good kisser. Persistent and thorough! $1 per kiss or near offer. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
This morning, I asked Tofu the bunny what he wanted to do for Tofu Tuesday. He suggested it Tongues Out Tuesday (which you should totally Google). Thanks Tofu for being such a good sport! Being so cute is very thirsty work! Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Wishing you and yours a happy new year! Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Less creepy clowns. More cutie clowns. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
Just a couple of pics of Tofu enjoy our lush, slightly overgrown lawn. Yesterday morning, I found him waiting for me in our hallway. When he realised I was up, he made a run for the back door so I let him out. He is definitely the early riser in our house these days. If the weather is nice, he spends the whole day outside in our big backyard, roaming free and nibbling on whatever he fancies. I bring him inside around sunset. Oh and our neighbours have a friendly pup staying at the moment. He seems to be curious about Tofu too. Click here to see more editions of Tofu Tuesday.
For the last little while, Tofu has been making his presence known at 6.30am. Rabbits are amazing at telling the time. Maybe he has a rabbit-sized blind person’s watch that’s he’s hidden from us or the morning birds sing the time in their song. The other morning Tofu woke us with loud thumping around the house which is usually a sign of danger or generally being pissed off. I got up and fed him – that seemed to satisfy him. Yesterday morning he jumped up onto the couch for snuggles (I’d fallen asleep on the couch that night). This morning he came into our room and made noises next to my side of the bed waiting to be scooped up onto the bed. I don’t speak rabbit, but I try to understand. Here are the conclusions that I’ve surmised for his morning wake up call. He’s decided that 6.30am is breakfast time It’s getting colder in the mornings and he wants warmth and pets He thinks we should be getting up by then and is disgusted at us In any case, I’m quite …
We took Tofu the bunny for another checkup on Saturday to see his progress now that he has finished medication. The vet was happy with his progress. His weight is up by 30 grams. Not heaps, but promising. We bought a set of digital kitchen scales and will be weighing him once a week. At his heaviest he was 2.7kg and now just 2.06kg. As my Mum pointed out, the difference is more than a block of butter! I think I will keep boosting his diet with 1-2 feeds a day until he gets to 2.3kg. Tofu is much more active than he was 2 weeks ago and yesterday morning, as I was chasing him around the house, I thought to myself, surely I should have the advantage? He might be old and blind, but he doesn’t act like it. Tofu is spending most of his days outside. It can get pretty hot in the sun but Tofu knows how the shade works. He knows that there’s a narrow strip of shade down by the fence. He’s so …
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 …
Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas this year from Bunny Eats Design. Here’s a round up of Instagram bunnies celebrating Christmas this year. Just because. Click on the images to view their Instagram accounts directly. And last but not least, here are a few of Tofu over the years.
We don’t have a thanksgiving type holiday here in New Zealand, I think we really ought to. This tiny Hamster Thanksgiving video is all sorts of wonderful. Seriously, seriously cute.
A collection of vintage crate labels from Pinterest. I can’t imagine that Tofu the bunny would be any good at farming carrots or apples, though he is very good at working the land.
From the Cottontail Studios website: “Ryan Gosling. David Beckham. George Clooney. What do these hunks all have in common? They’d all look even better in this shirt. There’s nothing more rugged and manly than a guy who loves rabbits, and now you can inform the general public by wearing this shirt. Wear it to support the bunny-loving men in your life, or to let people know how manly you feel when you cuddle your furry wingman. As always, 50% of the proceeds from the sales of this shirt go directly to rabbit shelters in need!” Cottontail Studios have this awesome shirt for sale for just $20. Get the man in your life one here. Here’s the original photo:
The age of the rabbit has come. ‘nuff said.
Choices US artist Jermaine Rogers has just released a new vinyl figure of a knife-weilding rabbit titled “Choices”. “This 8 inch vinyl figure strikes an alert pose, wide-eyed and aware. Our little bunny must make an important choice…and he holds the instrument to carry out his decision. What bunny’s choice is and what the implications of his decision will be is for you to decide. ‘Choices’ (regular edition) figure is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.” The Koala and I have quite a collection of rabbit shaped vinyl toys already, but I want this one so bad!
To celebrate 4 years of Bunny Eats Design, I’d like to share a few wonderful things that I’ve gushed about, salivated over and adored. My sister Joanne Ho who paints under the name Helo Birdie, had a solo exhibition a couple of weeks ago at Mea Culpa in Ponsonby. The turn out was great and while her painting style has evolved considerably since her last show, there are still some food themes going on there.
A very lovely packaging design by South African design student Minette Wasserman for a very lovely white hot chocolate. See her other student work over on her Behance page here.
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.
I’m loving this campaign by designer Haley Fischer for first ever rabbit rescue centre in Ohio. Haley lives in Columbus, Ohio, USA and works in advertising. See these works and more at Haley’s Behance page here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/Ohio-House-Rabbit-Rescue or her website here: www.haleyfischer.com.
I’ve blogged about husband and wife duo Kozyndan (made up of Kozy and Dan) way back in 2009 but more recently they created a piece called Vegans: Manatees ‘n Bunnies. The Koala has been referred to as a sea cow on more than one occasion so this piece is really special to me. It boggles my mind that this has been done before. It’s quite a niche. View this and more over on their Behance page here. p.s. Tofu is undergoing surgery today. Please keep us in your thoughts.