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Monday Bunday – Ask Fiona!

Fiona Bun is hopping to KT Tunstall 
(I was tired of January I was tired of June, I felt a change a comin’)

What? We're eating here

Hay Everyone! Time to answer some questions about buns:

Q – Um, there’s this old plastic flower pot of dirt an maybe weeds, an Mom keeps seein a bun loafin there… in the flower pot! Um, so my question? Fiona, what’s up wif that?  ~Victor

A – Well Victor, sound like the bun was chillaxin’. If is was a toasty day out, the bun may have been chillin’ in the dirt because dirt in a pot is cooler than concrete or dirt/grass in the full sun. If the bun was a brown bun they may have picked the dirt because it was closer to the colour of their fur than other spots around in the yard to chillax’

Q – Is it true that bunns are a man’s best friend? Rabbits’ Guy keeps telling us so, but Bunny Lady says that Bunns are a girl’s best friend.~The Bunns

A – Whoever is holding the banana is the bun’s best friend.

Q – Hey Fiona, why don’t you eat vishus deer? ~Bogdan

A – Dude, I’m a vegetarian, like your Investor and male staff.

Q – If catnip makes cats crazy, what makes buns crazy (besides DKM)? ~Kimo & Sabi

A – BANANAS!

Q – Our Auntie is always tossing carrots out to the wild bunnies in her backyard. How many carrots does it take to fill a Bun up? ~Gandalf and Grayson

A – How many temptations does it take to full up a cat? Carrots are like candy for buns. Your mom may also want to toss out some cabbage, broccoli and greens (like kale, chard and turnip greens). Or if you get beets & carrots at the store always toss the tops out for the buns. We love those!

Q – Is it true that buns are softer than cats? ~Chey

A – Bunnies have several types of fur, just like cats. I think that some bunnies are softer than cats and some cats are softer than bunnies. Probably the softest bunnies are angoras. People use their fur all the time to make yarn for knitting super soft sweaters. The other really soft bunnies are Rex & Mini-Rex buns. Their coats feel like the softest velvet you can imagine. Mrs. Sniffles is a Rex bunny – Orlando says she has the softest fur of any bun he’s ever met. Orlando and I are half Mini-Rex and English Spot. English spot’s fur is 1-2 inches long and is very sort. Orlando’s fur is very soft and around 1 ½ inches long. My fur is a double coat. The outer coat is soft but my under coat is Rex fur, so it’s like velvet.

Unfortunately, because buns have such nice fur, many people think it’s ok to take it from us and use it for their clothing.  Many buns are skinned alive and then left to die in piles to supply the fur industry, so please do not support clothing lines that use any kind of fur.  That’s no way to treat any living creature.  Did you know that rabbits are excluded from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act? Which mean that humans do not have to follow any rules of care or humane treatment when raising and killing rabbits. 

Rabbits are also the third most popular pets in the US behind cats and dogs.  I wish the same love and humane treatment giving to cats and dogs was extended to us buns.  Oh and we do know that many kitties eat rabbits.  We understand because rabbit are prey animals and cats are carnivores.  We might just suggest that you learn the source of the rabbit in your cat’s food and ensure it’s not factory farmed.

Some free-fur clothing lines can be found here: Fur-Free Designers and Retailers

Q – Fiona, here is a question; What do bunns really want?  ~Diana

A – Easy… BANANAS!

Q – The way to a bun’s heart is…?  ~Monty

A – BANANAS!

Q – Do buns have whiskies?  ~Tazo

A – Yep.  Here are some of Orlando’s cute whiskers.

 Orlando up close and personal

We’ll answer more questions later this week and next Monday. So if you have any questions about buns, please leave them in the comments.

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26 responses

  1. Wow so many questions and interesting things about Buns. We love Buns. Not to eat mind you! We are glad that you found such a loverly home with DKM and Sophia.
    When Momma was young (long long long ago *hehe*) her grandfather used to have buns or rabbits (is there a difference anyway?) out in the garden and she loved to play with them.

    love and sandpaper kissies
    alla us

    22-September-2008 at 12:52 am

  2. Cute whiskers indeed!

    22-September-2008 at 4:30 am

  3. Thank your for food tips! We are very glad to know this. We have copied and pasted your answer on our Auntie’s blog. Auntie sure does love her bunnies!

    22-September-2008 at 4:44 am

  4. great answers Fi. so, how do you really feel about bananas???

    22-September-2008 at 6:56 am

  5. I must also add alot of Buns love APPLES furry much! Apples, Bananas, Carrots oh my!

    22-September-2008 at 8:20 am

  6. Oh man, mom DID NOT know about the skinning rabbits alive or that they were excluded from the humane methods of slaughter act. That is just wrong!

    Roxy

    22-September-2008 at 10:02 am

  7. So funny! Okay my question is: Can bunnys hear really good?
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

    22-September-2008 at 10:07 am

  8. Fiona, Cadbury has a question. He wants to know if he can get a kiss.

    22-September-2008 at 10:16 am

  9. Thanks, Fiona! I feel much more bun-informed!

    22-September-2008 at 11:10 am

  10. Those are some impressive bunny whiskers. Thanks for answering all those questions!

    22-September-2008 at 1:08 pm

  11. You forgot raisins. Raisins are good.

    22-September-2008 at 1:29 pm

  12. We learned lots about buns today. Thank you for the lesson!
    Orlando, you have very luxurious whiskies, too. SQUEE!

    22-September-2008 at 1:44 pm

  13. Wow! I had no idea I asked such an intriguing question. I find it appalling that rabbit fur is still used so much! ERG.

    22-September-2008 at 3:00 pm

  14. We knew Buns like carrots cuz last summer, the wild Buns kept coming in the garden overnight when we were shut in and ate all mum’s carrots. They can’t get in now since dad built the big purrizen fence to keep us in the garden.

    22-September-2008 at 5:16 pm

  15. Ein

    Great Q&A! It’s good to educate people about rabbits. They are great pets!

    22-September-2008 at 7:58 pm

  16. Monty Q

    Dear Ask Fiona-

    Say there’s this tabby (NOT ME) who’s kinda sorta really massivly bigtime screwed up with his ladycat. (Again, NOT ME. Just one of those hi-po-thetic-y things.) What would you recommend to get back into said ladycat’s favor?

    …and how do you get back at a certian bean who took compromising photos of me said tabbycat bunnykicking a stuffed lioness?

    Signed Screwd in Southern MD

    22-September-2008 at 9:17 pm

  17. SQUEEEEEE…ohoh, we think mom’s starting to get “bunny fever”.

    22-September-2008 at 9:26 pm

  18. Those are some very good answers. We couldn’t help but notice many of the answers were “banana”. We just hope no one has a substance abuse problem with this substance. Sydney does not like bananas or raisins, but we both go crazy for blueberries. So we are a little worried that we might not be true buns…..or at least that Sydney may be kind of strange….hey…
    -Tyler and Sydney

    22-September-2008 at 9:51 pm

  19. Fiona, you’s a jean… gene… so smart! I’s sure dat brown bun was in da flower pot on a hot day, so shade an camoflage! Fanks fur asplainin.
    Sorry, but da only nana I gots is my catnip nana.
    Purrs!

    22-September-2008 at 11:19 pm

  20. furrybutts

    Brilliant answers, Fiona!!

    It’s so sad about our fellow buns being skinned alive :( we just wish that everyone would stop obsessing over wearing real animal fur!!

    23-September-2008 at 5:16 am

  21. Woa that was lotsa fun fings to learn. Fanks Fi! Yoo’s furry smart!

    23-September-2008 at 8:34 am

  22. Thanks Fiona for answering all the questions! It’s nice to know more about bunnies!
    Your FL furiends,

    23-September-2008 at 10:47 am

  23. Now we are SO informed … we will vote! I think we will all vote for Banananananananananaaaaasssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    23-September-2008 at 9:22 pm

  24. i REALLY REALLY like this column, lots of good information Fiona! Keep em coming! It was so sad to hear that they skin bunnies alive – i’m sorry to hear that, i didn’t know. keep educating people.

    23-September-2008 at 10:46 pm

  25. Um, . . . we kinda have a personal question. How do buns git da dingleberries off their, . . . um . . . buns? (no bun intended)

    25-September-2008 at 1:34 am

  26. Way to go Fiona!! You brought up all the information our mum says should be spread around. Mum has a link on her blog, rabbitfur.org, who will tell more about the countries who keep on doing such horrible things to us buns. Go and read all.
    And may we just add that we are with you on the bananas??? We only wish we could have more!!!

    27-September-2008 at 4:50 am

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