Monday, June 27, 2011

A Short Hiatus

You may have been wondering lately what these Rabbits and I have been up to.  Our posting has not been very regular for months, we've missed Flip Fridays...everything has just been...OFF!

Well, that has a lot to do with the fact that it is Summer.  And this Summer, as we have all Fresh Animals and no one who is sick or sickly to care for, the Chick and I have gotten back to being outside playing the yard, tiptoeing through the tulips,  and frolicking in the sunshine.

This is great for the yard!

It is not as great for this blog.

The other thing that is going on is that I have gotten back to writing and am working on a novel.  You see Summer, besides being Yard Time, is Writing Time for me.

Writing a novel is great!

But again, it is not so great for this blog.

SO.....the Girls and I have decided to take a wee Sabbatical.  A Hiatus.  A Blogcation.

It may be for about a month.  It may be a tiny bit longer.  We will return when The Time Is Right.

Until that day comes.....





(oh, that one actually makes....sense-- be careful with that one.)

Well, you get the idea.

We will be back.

Peace and Love from the Rabbit Room.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Miss Zoe Presents: Flip Friday

It is FRIDAY!  And, as promised, there will be a Rabbit Movie.

I wanted to post movies of both Rabbits today in honor of....well....Rabbits.  Just Because Rabbits are Rabbits.  (I think we all know what that means.)

But, Miss Elizabeth is a wee bit camera shy still after Her surgery, so instead, we simply photographed Her and we will leave the movie until next week.

 Look closely and you can see a Cute and Shavened Belly!!!

Blueberry, however is not at all camera shy today, and so, here is this week's Rabbit Movie, starring....



Monday, June 13, 2011


Thank you to all who sent good thoughts and prayers to Miss Elizabeth last week!!

She is doing fabulously!  She was a little out of it for a day or so, but now She seems to feel pretty much back to Her old (young) self.  The Doctor who did her surgery said it couldn't have gone better and he couldn't have been more pleased!  Thank you to Dr. Jung at Animal Ark Pet Hospital for the Amazing caring you have for Bunnies.  She got to come home the evening She had Her surgery. 

Of course, Elizabeth is not completely Better with a Capital B, but She is better and is taking wonderful care of Herself.  She knows just how to help Herself to convalesce.  She is a little grouchy, i think, at having been sliced open with a laser.  I tried to explain to Her that it's like She was abducted by aliens and maybe they sliced Her open to install a Special Microchip that will give Her super powers.  I said, at least, maybe that is sort of a cool story to tell Her friends.

She told Blueberry She was abducted by aliens.

Then, She told Toby.

I got exasperated looks from all three of them.  Then Blueberry pointed out that Elizabeth doesn't need a special microchip to give Her super powers because.....SHE IS ALREADY A RABBIT!!!

I guess I deserved that.

 Love Bunny, Elizabeth, home and in Her safe corner spot!
She thanks YOU for your good thoughts and prayers!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Flip Friday: Postponed!

I realized lately that I haven't posted a Bunny Movie in a couple of weeks.


I do have footage for a couple of Great Movies. Last weekend, though, we were preparing to go to Chautauqua.

And today?  Today, Elizabeth is headed to the doctor for.....the surgery.  Her hysterectomy.

She is bouncing around this morning with no idea what is in store for Her.  If you see her, please don't tell Her, OK?

Just send good thoughts for a safe return to the Rabbit Room later today.

Thank you.

Great Bunny Movie to come!!!

Have a Great Weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Our Night with Zoe Keating

On Monday night, The Chick and a couple of our friends went to the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland to hear Something Amazing. Well, more specifically, Someone Amazing.

Zoe Keating.

If you've never heard Zoe Keating before, you really need to right now.  The way she plays sounds like a million cellos because she uses a computer to record tracks as she plays.  Some tracks she saves and plays back later in the piece, and others, she uses right away as sound loops that she layers into an extremely full sound.  It is like Sound Cake with lots of layers!! 

First, I'm going to post this video of Zoe playing her song called "The Optimist."

I know, right?

Now, watch this video in which she tells you a bit about the song you just heard. In this video, she speaks about the different layers of "The Optimist" and what they mean:

To read more about the concert, check out today's Blisschick if you haven't already.

There aren't really any words to describe such an experience.  You know when you are attending a concert like that, that you are having a communal enlightening experience.  There aren't really adequate words for that.  So, instead, I thought I'd share some of my pictures from the night.

The Adorable Neighborhood Where the Ballroom Resides (too bad, as traveling companion Sarah said, "Monday is the new Sunday."  Nothing was open!)

Well, I'm not sure either, but I had to take a picture, right?

A Squirrel we met that somehow resembled a turkey...

Inside the Beachland.  Empty Stage Pre-performance shot.

Zoe getting her computer set up.  I liked this shot.

Speaking to the crowd.  I like this one cause you can really see her rocking tights.

End of the concert.  WOW!!!!  IT WAS AWESOME!!!!

Post Concert Empty Stage.  Cello is at Rest.

Cello, napping.

Good Night, Beachland.  Good Night, Cleveland! 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Our Weekend


What a superfun weekend.

The Chick will write about this, too, no doubt, but I thought I would mention what we did because it was so fun!

This weekend, we had the opportunity to go to Chautauqua Institute to hang out.  It was a really cool thing that the Chick (plus one, which was me!!) was invited to.  A blogger Symposium.  And, while she was in programs and learning things, I was able to walk around and take some pictures.  That was delightful!

In case you don't know about Chautauqua Institute, you really should check out their website.  If you live close enough to go there, it is well worth a trip to see a lecture or a concert or to just walk around the grounds.  It is one of those places in the U.S. where you can actually FEEL history, if you know what I mean.

Like, there is a park we often go to when we visit Chautauqua called Grant Park.  So, when the Chick was in a learny seminar thingie, I went for a walk and happened to stand on a little round piece of concrete, like a platform sort of, in the park.  Later on a tour, we learned it is called Grant Park because....ULYSSES S. GRANT came to Chautauqua and stood there to speak when he was the President of the United States.  I was like, WOW.

Lots of other famous people have been there, too, including Thomas Edison, Teddy Roosevelt, a few other U.S. Presidents, and, as our tour guide put it, President Wannabes.

Of course, President Blueberry has not ventured there.  The place might explode with that kind of Celebrity on the Grounds.

 President Blueberry!

Anyhow, here are some of the pictures I took.  My camera battery died about 12 pictures in (SIGH!!!) but the Chick will post beautiful pics, I'm sure.  Enjoy!

Crusty and Rusty boat thing-a-ma-jig

The Athenaeum Hotel (where we stayed)

A side eye view of the porch on the Athenaeum Hotel

A bridge.  DUH.

A really pretty house.  But then, they are all really pretty.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Back to Work

It just so happened that over this Memorial Day Weekend, I was able to take a few days off to spend time at home in the Lilypad.  It was delightful!

Now I am back to work at the Library.  Unfortunately, there are no Rabbits there (on a regular basis, that is).

While I was home, I spent time working on quite a few projects.  One project was to make some paintings for our Favorite Local Free Range Cat Shelter, Orphan Angels.  They just moved into a brand new facility, so if you are local to Erie, PA, you need to check it out!!

One Very Exciting Thing about their new location is that they can buy the building, which is awesome.  In an effort to help raise some money for this purpose, Blueberry and Elizabeth and All the Cats and I have been working on some paintings to hang in their new space.  All proceeds from any sales will go directly to support this Awesome New Cat House!!

We call it "The Meow Translation Series."
You've always wondered what your cat was saying, right?  Well, let us help you with that:

(play with me)
30 inches by 24 inches
$130 USD (plus $20 for shipping)

(turn on the water)
24 inches by 36 inches
$150 USD (Plus $20 for shipping)

(i love you)
16 inches by 20 inches
$80 USD (plus $15 for shipping)

There are a few more paintings in the Meow Series already painted and many more to come!  

DO YOU think YOUR cat has something to say?  SUBMIT YOUR OWN CAT by sending me an email with a picture and your translation of his or her meow.  No fair letting your cat help!

Let YOUR CAT help Orphan Angels raise money to buy their building!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Miss Zoe Presents: RAW!!

On Thursday morning, through the Magic of Facebook, I found out this fact: 

 You are right now in the midst of it.  Are you taken aback?  Shocked, surprised, or otherwise wowed?

I know I was.  I mean as a companion to two Wonderful Rabbits, how could I not be Aware of the fact that I am supposed to be Aware of my Rabbits on this particular week?  I suppose it's possible that I am Aware of Them pretty much all the time, and that I wake up wondering, "What are the Rabbits doing???" and then I rush down the hallway to see.  It is possible that I do that.

So, it's possible that I am already Aware of Rabbits.  It's possible.  It may also be probable.

BUT, that doesn't mean that Rabbits should not have Their Own Week.  It also doesn't mean that the World should not be made aware of Them.  In fact, the World Should Be Rocked By the Power of Rabbits.  Positively Rocked.

Consider yourself made aware.  Aware.  Rabbits want you to Know.

In Celebration of Rabbit Awareness Week (a.k.a. RAW) I thought I would share a couple of Fun Rabbit Facts and also post a video about this Important Topic.  So, here it goes.

-- The largest Rabbit Litter ever recorded had 24 Kittens (Baby Rabbits)!!!

-- A rabbit chews 120 times a minute and has 17,000 tastebuds. That's 7,000 more than humans and 15,000 more than dogs.

-- And, third, though this is not a proven fact and I can find no actual evidence of this right now, so it may not be a fact at all, but something I, myself, made up, I, for some reason, believe that Rabbits have 72 whiskers.  Why do I believe this?   (QUICK!  If you have a Rabbit, count Her/ His whiskers, stat!)

In any case....RABBITS ARE AMAZING!!

Now, Blueberry and Elizabeth Demand that you enjoy this video:

(OK, I couldn't get the video to embed its bad self, so CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!!!!)


Monday, May 23, 2011

Over the Weekend

Happy Monday To All!

Congratulations on your survival of the Rabbit Rapture! If you are reading this, it means that Rabbits deemed you Worthy To Roam the Earth Alongside Them. That means you are AWESOME!

In other news, the Chick and I went for a lovely walk this weekend, and came upon these mysterious scenes in the woods:

Have you ever seen such a thing?  Are these Gnomes some kind of Magic Rabbit Corralers?  What is the deal?

If you have any information on where to hire Gnomes such as these, will you please let me know?  I think we need a couple.

Thank you for any Information you can provide.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Miss Zoe Presents: Flip Friday

Blueberry has been off on this World Tour of Story Times and such.

This, we know.

So, what, you may wonder, has Elizabeth been doing while Her Rabbit Companion is off seeing the world?

It's a legitimate question. And, one We knew you would ask.

Fear not. Your question will be answered! Your curiosity will be sated!

Watch this video and see the story of Elizabeth. She has been....manufacturing something.

Is that what you suspected? Probably not, but remember-- Bunnies are Industrious.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blueberry on Tour: Part Two

Since we were having a bit of trouble loading photos the other day, here are a few more depictions of Blueberry's time at the library last week!  She's such a STAR that She didn't want you to miss any of the action!!

And, coming on Friday.... have you been wondering what Elizabeth has been up to while Blueberry is off working it at storytime?


Sunday, May 15, 2011

BLUEBERRY! The World Tour Continues!

In case you haven't been keeping up, Blueberry has been on a World Tour of late.

Well, maybe not so much....World.

But, definitely a Tour of sorts.

A couple of weeks ago, as you may recall, She came into the Library with me (Big Al was not there!!) to perform at story time.

When I say perform, what I mean is, She sat in all Her Glory and Radiated Warmth and Rabbitness to all Her subjects.  She did this in amongst the activities of a story, a craft (making bunny ear headbands and fluffy tails), and a showing of the movie version of the book, Knuffle Bunny.

Last week, She went to hang out with some of the kids at our Iroquois Avenue Branch Library.  (I was trying to write about it last week, but Blogger was down!)


Blueberry meeting a new friend!!

BLUEBERRY ON TOUR exploring the Library!

And now, it seems that Blogger does not want me to add any more pictures, so I will try again in a day or so, because there are more pictures, and they are cute!!!

Where will Blueberry go next???

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Who is Big Al?

(Could Big Al be Tuppy's Alias?  We haven't known him that long after all.... hmmmmm.)

Just as I realized the other day that I had not shared an Anonymous Comment in awhile here on our humble blog, I also realized that it's been a while since I've shared a funny I Work at the Public Library story, too. 

It's hard to keep up with all the weirdish things that happen at a Public Library.  It is amazing sometimes what people will say or do during the hours of a regular workday.  These kinds of stories can really boost your listenership at parties, so keep that in mind-- if you are looking for a job that will make you more popular with your friends, keep your local library in mind.

So, I worked this past Saturday.  Since I am a Manager, of course I am often called to the desk for colorful characters who walk in our doors.  This is why I get paid the big bucks, right?

The particular patron I was called out for was a man who was trying to obtain information about his library fines.  He had been sent to the District Justice by one of our affiliated libraries, and he was confused by this.  I went out and explained it to him and as I was writing down the address and phone number of that particular library for him, I smiled at him, happy that the experience had gone so smoothly. 

"Why did you just smile?  Huh?  What's that smile for?" he shouted. 

"Well," I told him, "I thought this was going to be difficult to explain, and then it wasn't.  I was smiling at you for being understanding and kind about it."

"Oh," he said.  I had disarmed him.  But now, he was sure I looked familiar.

"OH!" he said, smiling now himself, and very biggly so, "I remember you!" 

I looked at him quizzically.

"You used to work in that place over on the eastside, huh, but now you moved up, huh, you moved up.  Good for you.  I mean, before I went to jail, I remembered you from over there."

"Ummmmm.... I think you might have me confused with someone else.  I've only worked here for a long time.  Like 12 years.  And I never worked on the east side.  Nope."

He nodded his head knowingly.  "Uh-huh," he said, actually slapping a hand to his forehead.  "I know you.  I remember you and Big Al!!  How is Big Al, huh?  You still see him around if you go over there to the eastside, you still see him?"

Really?  Was he talking to me?  Most of you haven't seen me a whole lot, but I don't look like someone who knows someone named Big Al.  Unless Big Al is a Rabbit.

"Oh, Big Al," he was off in his own little world now.  "Big Al, he's quite a guy, isn't he.  We was in jail together for some of the same time you know, that's how's I know ya, you know, huh?"

"That must be it," I gave in. 

"Well, thanks for the info," he said taking the piece of paper I handed him to take care of his library fines.  He leaned in a whispered, "And you tell Big Al I said hey next time you see him, won't you, honey?"

"I sure will," I said.  "I sure will."

So, this here is a Shout Out to Big Al.  Whoever you are, wherever you are:  Random Public Library Patron Guy who you served time with in prison?  He says "Hey."

My work is done.

Monday, May 2, 2011

My New Favorite Blog Comment

The other day, on one of my Rabbit Movies, I received the following comment. It made us laugh SO HARD, that Rabbits and I thought we should share it.

I will pare it down a bit it to give you the best parts and sentences. The entire comment was pretty long. Blueberry posited that perhaps it was actually written in a Secret Flashlight Language. Elizabeth simply thought it was weird.  Too bad it was from Anonymous.  Why wouldn't someone take credit for this gem??  It is sort of like Mad Libs gone horribly awry. 

OK, here you go:

Anyone and person should own at least one LED flashlight. More than one, even. You decidedly demand one in every household in instance of a blackout. How would you be navigating your way about the power whomp or unbroken short of the concern to ascertain out if it's just your clan facing this climax or if your neighbors are in the condition too?  Another conspicuous use circumstance of an LED flashlight is while you're traveling.  As well, shining the bright LED flashlight force be clever to take in people's attention to come to your release, wherever you are (unless you're beneath freely, at which your LED flashlight as likely as not won't be functioning).

So why an LED flashlight and not inseparable of those ordinary torch lights? Well, it is known to matrix you manner longer than the flashlights of the past.

Even my husband is gleeful payment me that I don't barely against as a service to clothes, but be sure how to allow such beneficial tools afar the internet! It's avenue more opportune, and you don't enjoy to be super savvy to know how to do it. After buying this LED flashlight, I rhythmical bought some birthday gifts against friends. The gifts are mostly hard-headed things that they can press into service, and I also bought another LED flashlight for my mommy who quiet uses candles during a power outage.

The LED flashlight I bought allows me to choose from three modes. There's anticyclone, scant, and strobe. High is in the service of when I beggary plenty of light, like during a blackout, for instance. Switching it to squat enables me to protect batteries or when I don't call too much light, like when I emergency to see the gas meter, for instance. Strobe is for when I need some rescuer's attention or to disorient an busybody or barbaric animal.

Combination Busybody/ Barbaric Animal
A Simple Barbaric Animal
(If only you had an LED Flashlight right now, eh??  STROBE!!!)

Just pattern month I was stuck in a jammed elevator and pal was I glad to be suffering with my trusty LED flashlight with me so I didn't bleed for so scared. 

We in the Rabbit Room hope you learned Something Very Important from this Message.  We know we did.  As God is our witness, we will never "bleed for so scared again!"

Also, up until this point, I am not sure what it is I've been doing during Power Whomps, either, do you?

Well, those days are behind us now.  We will now "matrix our manner longer," now won't we?

All Hail the Flashlight!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Miss Zoe Presents: Flip Friday, More Trailers

I hope you all enjoyed the Easter Bunny Trailer Movie. I was highly amused by it myself.

It occurred to me today, as the Chick was helping me to load up to YouTube the very first two trailers I made with my new iMovie 11, that I am making...trailers that precede....FULL LENGTH FEATURE FILMS. Is that what these trailers are promising? I thought to myself.

I guess the Rabbits are going to have a Busy Summer of Movie Making. We may have to attempt a larger Feature Film.

Well, in any case, these are simply trailers at this point, so there's no need for me to get ahead of myself. Right?


Now, pop some corn, and enjoy the trailers.


Sunday, April 24, 2011


Enough said.

Just check this out and then go eat a bunch of chocolate.

Not chocolate Bunnies, though.

Never eat chocolate Bunnies!!

OK, here you go....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Miss Zoe Presents: Flip Friday, Chester Edition

Since we have a Special Guest at our house, we thought we would feature Him for our Rabbit Movie this week.

Therefore, this week is Flip Friday:  The Chester Edition!!!

Chester is a Very Cute Bunny.  This fact you will see.  By the end of the movie, you will be won over by His Charm.  You will.  I promise.

In the movie, you see Chester at the top of the staircase.  He is contained there by a strategically placed baby gate, because only feet away are.... Unfixed Girl Bunnies.

Need I say more?


I didn't think so.

On to Chester, then.

A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT GOES TO CHESTER'S VACATIONING FAMILY!!  This is what Chester's doing while you're away.  He is trying to get to the ladies!

We hope you have enjoyed your Bunny Week!!  If all goes as it has in the past, we may have an Easter Bunny sighting in the yard on Easter Morning.  If that should happen, you will be the first to know!  (Well, the first after me, the Chick, four cats, and three Rabbits.  You're not that low on the list though.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


That's right!!


What does that mean?

Well, it means.....



BUT, OH, wait, there's more...

Look at this gift we received from a is Rabbit Currency that Stars.... 
President Blueberry!!!  
(You do know that Blueberry is President, right?  Well, in case you forgot, review that here.)

In any case, this could truly save the U.S. economy. Chocolate Money Featuring a Bunny could actually save the world.

At least, that's the General Consensus in the Rabbit Room.

What do you think?