Tag Archives: food

Send It Back

Sorry dad, but this carrot is much too dry.

carrot in water

Hmmm, what’s that? I’ve already eaten most of it? Oh, well, yeah, I had to do that so it would fit in the water bowl, of course!

-Betsy

Plants?

Mom and Dad have been thinking about planting some stuff out on the porch, and they asked me if I’d like them to grow anything special. Aside from stuff like lettuce, parsley, and kale, of course, since they get that at the store.

I wasn’t sure what to say… I’d like to have fresh stuff. Mom says she’d love it if there were flowers we could eat – as they would both make the porch pretty, and make us buns happy! But being a 100% indoor rabbit, I have no idea.

Do any of my fellow buns out there know of safe stuff my mom and dad can grow? Aside from veggies?

-Gus

Making Our Dinner

Saturday is the day that mom goes shopping for the week, and this Saturday I documented the process that mom and dad go through to prepare our meals for the week.

groceries, including bunny food

This is the food that mom brings home from the store (what did she call it… oh yeah, “whole foods”).

processing parsley

Parsley is the first thing that mom and dad take care of, because it’s pretty easy. Mmmm, makes me hungry just looking at it!

cutting kale

Of course, Betsy and I demand that our food is washed – after all, greens can be dirty, and we are clean bunnies. So dad chops up everything (here he’s cutting the kale – our favorite!) and washes it in the sink.

cutting up more bunny food

Mom tries to keep things exciting, so they often add other greens besides just lettuce and kale. This week it smells like arugala!

every last bit counts

We eat a lot, so the sink really starts to fill up!

green soup for the buns

Oh man my mouth is watering…

adding lettuce

Here dad is adding some romaine lettuce. We don’t like that as much as the kale, but dad gets mad at us if we don’t eat all our vegetables – he says “no treats until you eat all your lettuce!” He can be stubborn at times!

washing the greens

Here dad’s swishing the greens around to wash them.

washing greens in the sink

That’s quite a full sink!

cold hands

Dad complained that the water was quite cold. Well, duh, dad, it’s winter!

the hardware

Here dad and mum get all the hardware ready to “process the bunny food,” as they say.

ready to rinse

We prefer our greens dry, so dad has to spin them dry with the salad spinner. It makes a lot of noise when he uses it, but I always know that dinner is coming soon when I hear it!

Mom says it’s important to use plenty of paper towels (recycled, no bleach, of course) in the containers so the food stays dry in the fridge. Otherwise, it can get soggy after a few days – and no bunny likes soggy lettuce!

first batch of greens

Dad begins draining the greens.

greens in the salad spinner

Work faster, dad! I’m hungry!

spinning dry

This is the noisy part.

taking greens out

Make sure they are all drained, dad!

adding greens to the containers

Mom bought these containers because they fit well in the fridge. Also, they have nice lids that can be sealed tight to keep our food fresh all week long.

rinse, repeat

Dad has to repeat these steps quite a few times for all those greens.

the results

Mmmm… dinner is served! Well, sort of. Dinner (and breakfast) for the week is ready, anyway!

two beautiful containers of bunny food

Does this qualify as “bunny pr0n?” I don’t know… but it definitely gets me excited!

lettuce closeup

This is how it looks from my point of view – just before I eat it! *chomp chomp chomp*

-Gus

Gus’s Newer Portrait

Breakfast with Besty – Sort Of

Well, it’s not quite a TV show, but it’ll do, I suppose.

breakfast with betsy (and gus)

I always enjoy my morning carrot.

betsy does not like being watched while she eats

But I don’t necessarily enjoy having my picture taken while my mouth is full!

gus diggs in

Gus, on the other hand, doesn’t mind at all.

urp!

All done, Gus?

half-moon betsy

I’m not sure I like the way this picture makes me look… dad says that this is my “half moon” pose. Whatever you say, dad.

betsy and the bunny barrier

And of course, after breakfast, I went to see if we could get under the bed… sadly, no such luck. But I’ll keep checking every day!

-Betsy

Betsy’s New Portrait

What’s for Dinner?

Our usual dinner menu is:

  • 2 Kashi original 7-grain snack crackers (one for me and one for Betsy)
  • Parsley
  • Dandelion greens (if mom can find them)
  • Kale
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • A carrot (split it two, so Betsy and I don’t have to fight over the same piece)

Dad sometimes says we’re “spoiled,” but I have no idea what he’s talking about.

-Gus

Gus’s New Portrait

NOT Grooming

So, my dad was giving me my morning treats today, and then he started pulling loose fur from my behind. Now, I know I’m a bit fuzzy back there, and granted, it is a lot better than being picked up and brushed, but still… well, I guess I am sort of shedding at the moment. And I guess it does feel a little bit better now that I don’t have big tufts of fur hanging off my backside. So I guess I’ll let it slide – this time.

On a side note, I was very excited to get breakfast this morning – I was hungry! So when dad brought the bowl around, I jumped for joy and did a total 360. Mmm-mmm, I just love the smell of greens in the morning!

-Gus

Gus’s Portrait