Saturday, April 08, 2006 :::
Happy easter week. This makes me sad. Poor 'lil bunny.
It's like a John Woo directed version of Watership Down.
When I was really little I found a nest of 'lil baby bunnies in a hole in the backyard. I wanted to keep them in a box in the garage, but someone, either my mom or my sister, told me I couldn't touch them or their mom would abandon them. So I left them alone. The next day I went out to peek at them again and it was just a big mess of shredded fur. Something had obviously found the nest and eaten them all up, but I was too young to really comprehend that sad fate. After much thought, I remember deciding that the baby bunnies must have simply shed their baby fur and grew brand new fur before hopping off into the sunset as adult bunnies. I'm happy I was able to delude myself at such a young age.
::: posted by dan at 11:21 AM :: [ link ] :: (18) comments
18 previous comments:
DUDE! This is not a Saturday morning post. After the creepy granny card, I was hoping for a story of drunken dancing and maybe a picture of Trevor, not a frankenbunny + story of dead baby bunnies.
By , at 12:05 PM
Delusions are good. My cat caught a baby rabbit when I was a kid. She wanted to adopt it and she literally loved it death. She bathed it and cuddled it, but the bunny just didn't get it. It died of fright. Happy Easter by the way. Thanks for putting me in a sad mood.
By elizabeth, at 12:19 PM
why the hell do they need to do that to the poor bunny?
By aisy, at 1:06 PM
Did the white bunny commit suicide like the other face transplant story? Or is there a white bunny out there "a bunny without a face"? Poor bunnies.
By , at 1:41 PM
Well, i would guess it´s medical research - probably practicing for human facial transplants, you know, to see if the neuronal connections still work and stuff... too bad that cute little bunnies have to have their faces chopped off and swapped for it, though. hehe - sounds like a Chinese restaraunt - "Chop and Swap". they´d probably serve bunnies there.
By , at 5:43 PM
Ewwwwww Dan. WTF. I just hope Mr. Bunny doesn't start chain smoking. I can feel God getting twitchy about this crap.
By , at 8:28 PM
that's some scary shit, dan. although i'm glad you were able to talk yourself out of the thought that someone mauled little bunnies to death.
By Honey Bunny, at 9:13 PM
Let's set a few records straight here:
A) You can handle baby bunnies as long as you put them back into thier nest when you are done. Mommy bunny is usually hiding somewhere nearby, but won't come to their aid. The only time mommy bunny visits babies is at night to feed them.We played with those bunnies alot. ALOT!
B) The fur in the nest was indeed their cast off fur. They shed their fur as they grow as a lizzard shed's its skin.And at some point leave the nest.
C) I think you were remembering "Marky" the Chipmunk that you found crossing the driveway and decided it was lost and wanted to save him. Which we tried to, but he died.
By Colleen, at 10:36 PM
You know, I was SO excited to see that you had made another post. Now I'm just looking for a rusty blade to slice my wrists with. THANKS DAN!!
By Alicia, at 2:35 AM
From the article: "It is the first successful face-transplant operation reported in China."
1. There have been un-successful face-transplant operations in China
2. There have been successful (and presumably un-successful) face operations outside of China.
Why are they doing this? Are the bunnies horribly disfigured? Or are they practicing on the bunnies so they can do it to (more) humans? Are bunny- and human-faces really that similar?
On a tangent, I discovered this weekend that penicillin kills guinea pigs and hamsters.
By alivicwil, at 1:31 AM
I really do think some scientists go way too far when it comes to experimenting on animals, why can't they just test on themselves or like I read somewhere they take some skin cell and grow it in a bag and experiment with chemicals on it which is kinda creepy but very innovative.
PS: Nice blog love that Floppy Bush lol.
By WoodRatGirl, at 2:34 AM
I just found bouncing bush. Can you do another with blair?
By , at 10:59 AM
BOOO Dan, you made me wait this long for a new post and now this? Who do you think you are Jason Mulgrew?...Nah you are still way more humorous and creative than he. Please cleanse our palate soon!
By , at 1:28 PM
The belief that an animal will abandon its young if it's been handled by humans is an old wives' tale with no basis in fact. I think parents invented it so their kids wouldn't play with, say, cute widdle bear cubs, only to meet with the wrath of an angry momma bear.
By june, at 5:47 PM
First, I think it's really cute what you thought about those poor bunnies in your childhood... shedding fur and hopping off into the sunset. (tee-hee)
Secondly, there's no scary franken-bunny here! He's not even like one of those recently wrecked two-toned Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremes. NO!!---he's a cool "Phantom of the Opera" bunny. Rock on, two-toned bunny!!
By Dena Marie, at 8:20 PM
I'm still laughing at 'Danny' and 'Granny'
By , at 1:22 PM
p.s. I forgot to mention: mother rabbits will rip out pieces of their own fur to make the nest warmer. So if there wasn't any blood, it's possible nothing got them. Hey, I have a pet rabbit, I can hope.
By june, at 1:30 PM
By kingstitt, at 4:57 PM
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