Maddie goes to vet again

Maddie went to the vet again. Her abscess came back with a vengeance, and the vet believed it to be a bad tooth causing it. The surgery was successful, with two teeth removed. the X-rays showed a tunnel created by the bad teeth, going to and blocking the tear duct. She is now on PenG, Baytril, Metacam, and  eyedrops until the culture comes back.

In a cabin in the woods, Little bunny at the window stood, saw a rabbit hopping by, so she rushed her to get her away from her territory.
In a cabin in the woods, Little bunny at the window stood, saw a rabbit hopping by, so she rushed her to get her away from her territory.

Rabbits Making Mochi on the Moon

The myth of the rabbit making mochi on the moon is a favorite one in Japan, and seems to be as pervasive as the Easter Rabbit dying eggs story. It shows up in culture as toys, art, cartoons, religious art, and pop art.

I have created a gallery of images I have collected over the years. And you can see more pictures of the bunny, mochi, and moon quilt made for my niece here as well as find sources for fabrics.

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Proof Bunnies like a clean house

Maddie proves that bunnies like to keep a clean house. Her owner asked us to bunnysit for a few days. He had thought a litterbox would be too hard for her to enter with only three legs, so she never got a proper box. But she proved us wrong and took to using it in less than a day. We used techniques that we learned from Kicked, Bitten and Scratched to change her habit of peeing in the left corner and pooping in the center of her xpen. We placed the letterbox in that left corner, moved the xpen so it blocked access to the side of the letterbox, and placed hay, pellets and veggies into the box so she associated it with good things. We also placed the veggie bowl on cup to raise it a bit as she seemed to back onto the plate and do her business there. 

And 1 week later, her owner reports that she has not gone anywhere except her box. Just goes to prove that we need to put ourselves in the bunny’s head when litterbox training.

Tinker, tinker, tinker

Each Bunny Biscotti batch we make, we seem to discover something new about making our treats. Since each batch is made by hand, we’ll experiment with the methods, although the ingredients always stay  the same. For example, with our own summer  fennel sprouting in our gardens, we add fresh green fennel fronds to the mix instead of the ground fennel bulb we add in the winter. Or last night we discovered that juiced beets provide better color than pureed beets. It tastes the same, or so Tilbert and Violet seem to say, but we think you’ll appreciate the extra steps it takes to produce the more vivid color.
And despite having molds made for smaller treats, we have decided to return to our original shape, the biscotti, or to be proper, the Italian cantucci. The hay stems, panicles, and leaves can remain longer, there is less chafe during shipping, and are much faster to produce.  The other shapes will be available by special order.

Here come the Bunny Macarons!

We just finished up a new batch of our Bunny Biscotti Macarons, and even made a donation of our new boxed set to the Rabbit Meadows dinner and auction. (No pictures until the big unveiling!) The box was part of our “Parisian Collection” with BunnyBytes, and included the Bunny Clutch Purse and the Bun-glasses.

Macarons for bunnies

Yucca slices are naturally dyed with fruits and vegetables to achieve the same beautiful hues of regular French (Parisian) Macarons. Left to right are beet, carrot, spinach, and blueberry. All our filled with our own Banana Bunny Biscotti Hay Treat mixture, made with whole Timothy hay, pumpkin, and banana.

Trademarking the Bunfectionary grass bunny

We just received notice that no opposition was filed against the publication of the Bunfectionary logo! Just a few steps away from replacing the little TM with the encircled R to designate it as a REGISTERED trademark. We never have looked so forward to reprinting our cards, labels, and letterhead.

Our label assures the customer of the quality and care of our products, from our own Bunny Biscotti made with whole Timothy hay to our toys to Harvest Naturals.

Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti–making

Each batch of our handcrafted Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti begins with over 3 quarts of dried flowers, including roses, calendula, chamomile, and lavender. With just a bit of fresh apple, they are perhaps the least sweet of the Bunny Biscotti line, but they are the most fragrant. The entire line of Bunny Biscotti is now available at BunnyBytes. Be sure to tell them  Violet sent you! Click here to learn more about Bunny Biscotti.

Dry ingredients for Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti

Bunny Macarons

Just in time for Easter, Bunfectionary releases its new line of Bunny Biscotti Macarons. In vibrant colors and soft pastels, these may look good enough, but they are strictly for the bunnies and other herbivores. The inside filling is our own Bunny Biscotti, full of Timothy hay and flavored with ripe bananas and cinnamon. The exterior shells are sliced yucca, hand dyed with fruit and vegetables, including red and golden beets, spinach, carrots, blueberries, and mango. Click here to learn more about Bunny Biscotti.

Bunny Biscotti Macarons

Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti

Introducing Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti. Bunfectionary’s latest flavor features calendula, rose petals, chamomile, lavender and rose water to create this pretty, and delicious treat that has all the natural goodness of Bunny Biscotti. Ingredients: Timothy hay, pumpkin, apple, romaine, rose petals, calendula, chamomile, lavender, rose water, and xanthan gum (a natural binder). Each measures about 2″ across.

Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti features rose petals, calendula, chamomile, and lavender.