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’)
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.
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.