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?
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.
This is the food that mom brings home from the store (what did she call it… oh yeah, “whole foods”).
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!
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.
Mom tries to keep things exciting, so they often add other greens besides just lettuce and kale. This week it smells like arugala!
We eat a lot, so the sink really starts to fill up!
Oh man my mouth is watering…
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!
Here dad’s swishing the greens around to wash them.
That’s quite a full sink!
Dad complained that the water was quite cold. Well, duh, dad, it’s winter!
Here dad and mum get all the hardware ready to “process the bunny food,” as they say.
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!
Dad begins draining the greens.
Work faster, dad! I’m hungry!
This is the noisy part.
Make sure they are all drained, dad!
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.
Dad has to repeat these steps quite a few times for all those greens.
Mmmm… dinner is served! Well, sort of. Dinner (and breakfast) for the week is ready, anyway!
Does this qualify as “bunny pr0n?” I don’t know… but it definitely gets me excited!
This is how it looks from my point of view – just before I eat it! *chomp chomp chomp*
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!