My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oryctolagus cuniculus

So these are the wee baby bunnies. Read my earlier post about their unexpected births here.

How cute are they? How can I seriously contemplate bopping them on the head (pardon the Little Bunny Foo Foo pun) and eating them for dinner?

Except they will grow to look like this. This is Mummy Bunny. Her and her sister look exactly the same, hence they are named TweedleDee and TweedleDum. They have Dum and Dee written in their ears so I know who is who. I might attach little signs to their cage (I'm assuming the marker will wear off one day!).

I think they look a little vampire bunny-ish. And I think my Flemish Giants are much cuter. But why should I care about cute? Who has ever worried about whether their pork chop or rump steak was cute? I need functional! And these two bunnies have, between the two of them, managed to raise 11 babies to two weeks old, despite travelling almost half the North Island along the way.

My Flemish Giant called Little One

You go girls!

And, a little bit random, but check out all these collective nouns for rabbits that I found!

bury of rabbits
colony of rabbits
down of rabbits
drove of rabbits
husk of rabbits
leash of rabbits
trace of rabbits
trip of rabbits
warren of rabbits
nest of rabbits (young)
wrack of rabbits (young)


  1. Wrack of rabbits?!! Sounds like rack of lamb to me - yum!! The kids think the baby bunnies are very cute.

  2. They look....delicious :)

    viv in dunedin

  3. awww...they are too cute to eat!! Love the lil baby buns!

  4. Awwww they are sooo gorgeous!!!! We have a theory in this house that the cuter something is, the tastier it must be! Can't say that I have ever eaten rabbit before, though lately I have considered it. Although now I have seen those baby bunnies, it may take a while before I can consider it again!

  5. little bunny foofoo made me laugh, I have ace memories of singing this and putting on all the voices when I was a teacher. I think I enjoyed it way more than the kids. They are cute though.
    We've got squillions of grey ones if you want...

  6. Awwwww. Awwwwwww. Awwwwwwwwww.


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