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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cracker (left) and Minnie Mouse (right)

Remember, you have to look surprised, Cracker. You don't know anything about any keys, OK?

- Thank you, Laura!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Momo and Zoe

No, that's not enough, hoomin, not on M*nd*y. Are you joking?

- Thank you, Heike and The Rabbitgang!

PS: Follow Momo and Zoe on FB at https://www.facebook.com/TheRabbitgang/

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Espresso and Latte Update

Greetings, Everybun!

Slow, "no news is good news" kind of a week we had. Hoomins are still working on our bonding. However, we've hit a plateau with this adventure, and the best we can do for now is to enjoy a salad together. Then the teeth come out, and fur comes out if the hoomins are not fast enough to separate us.

But, they said they would keep trying, so, we'll keep you posted.

- Espresso and Latte

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bunfiction Update

When talking about landing his airplane on an aircraft carrier, Gene Cernan liked to say, "It's just you and your maker."
Pancake and Molly Joey
We feel that Mr. Toes and his crew was in a similar situation. As a consequence of what happened to them during their last excursion into the Behemoth they face the dilemma of their lives. Now, new possibilities will open up before them. However, the weight of the decision they had to make on what to do next only grows heavier.

We realized, as they have, that we're at a critical turning point in the Retrofire miniseries, and we needed more time to work out the next episode. The least we can do is to slow down and get it as right as we can.
The extra breathing room affords us a bit more time to research and experiment with illustrations.
Of course, there's a lot of pressure coming from the cast members to just get on with it. Pancake and Molly are upset that they have not played in any episodes. They are threatening a labor action. Joey wants to know why he did not get a flight assignment in the series, but the "imaginary" characters of "Hopper" and "Mel" did.
Stay tuned. I will keep you posted.
- Pancake and the crew.

Friday, January 27, 2017


Oh, yes, hoomin! Here is your tip and I expect everything served in bed this weekend.

- Thank you, Audrey!

Thursday, January 26, 2017


I don't know, ociffer. She was trying to run off with my nanner, and she slipped on a banana peel.

- Thank you, Lori!

PS: Nubby crossed the bridge in 2014. Binky free, my friend.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Keep the m*rning, hoomin, will ya? Oh, you said you needed more fiber so here you go.

- Thank you, Renee!
PS: Follow Molly on FB and on Instagram @dollyalittledisabledrabbit

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Oooooh no! Hoomin, I don't trust this Tuesday thing. Today we're staying put!

- Thank you, Renee!

PS: Follow Ava on FB and on Instagram @dollyalittledisabledrabbit

Monday, January 23, 2017


Well, it's OK for a M*nd*y, but where's the carrotini pump?

- Thank you, Auntie Jane!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Espresso and Latte Update

Greetings, Everybun!

Every day, we're making a bit more progress in the bonding arena. There's less and less fighting, and we get along better. We're inducing perplexia in at least one of our hoomins when we rest, stretched out side by side - the pen barrier between us. We look like the best of buddies, like the best snorglers ever. Take out the divider, and we'll do fine for a while, even a long while, and inevitably we start to circle bun another. Even fur will fly if hoomins are not quick enough to intervene.
Well, hoomins are such a hopeful lot, they want to believe that they believe that they will overbun.

- Espresso and Latte

Saturday, January 21, 2017

X Plus Bun - Retrofire, Pt. 8

I found the switch and pulled off its cover. The air inside the suit was already getting humid, and my visor had to be getting fogged up badly. Grabbing the switch through a thick glove was tricky, but I flipped it and felt its dull clank. Silence. The suit stayed dead. I cycled the switch again—nothing. The emergency fuel cell— I had to activate the emergency fuel cell! My left paw slid up to my right side and found the flap covering the activation handle. The handle connected to a steel cable running through a steel housing coil to the cell pouch in mobility unit. After what felt like an eternity, the handle was in my paw. I yanked on it. The cable grated against the housing. I felt the reaction in the cell starting as it gently vibrated against my back. If all went well, I would have a few minutes of emergency electrical power, just enough to attempt a system reboot and a simple troubleshoot. Most importantly, the air scrubbers would come on, and my visor would clear up. The fuel cell was active, but the suit remained quiet. Then the gentle rumble of the scrubbers spread through the scaffold of the mobility unit. I could feel the tiny clicks of the self-checks the suit was conducting. While I still kept my eyes shut, a feeling of warmth spread throughout my body from the tips of my ears down to my tiny tail and toes. I completely relaxed and felt the tension starting to dissolve.
"Mel, Hopper, are you OK?" I tried to broadcast.
Mr. Toes
Of course, they could not hear me yet. If the damage to the suit were severe enough, the radio would come on last and then only partially. Maybe, it would let me broadcast in Morse code or not at all, transmitting only a distress signal. I kept my eyes shut and listened for the audible signs that the systems were coming back online. Then, the high-pitched buzz announced that the suit had full power. The radio picked up a transmission mid-sentence, and I heard somebun yell, "...oes! Are you OK?"
Hopper? Was it Hopper?
"I'm all right, I think," I replied, truly in the blind. I dared not open my eyes, keeping my eyelids pulled down so tight, I started to hurt my mouf. I felt somebun shaking me.
Around Mr. Toes
"Major, talk to me!" It had to be Hopper. So, if I can hear him, can I...
"Major, what's wrong with your eyes? Look at me, Major!" Hopper sounded frantic. Somebun kept on shaking me from side to side.
"Is he OK?"
I recognized Mel. They were both all right. Very slowly, my left eyelid released pressure, and some light tried to shine through it. I opened it up. I could see—barely. Everything looked fuzzy, and I started blinking, the way you do after a long nap, trying to see through eye boogers and hoping that some focus would return. Very slowly, I opened my right eye and noticed the same problem. I could see colors and shapes, but everything stayed blurred.
"He opened his eyes!" announced Hopper, sounding calmer. I kept on blinking, wishing I could rub my eyes. Eventually, shapes began to sharpen up. Hopper's lights started to feel harsh; I squinted again.
"Hopper, your lights, can you turn them down?" I whispered, and Hopper dimmed his torches. As he turned down the lights, my eyelids lifted, and I could make out the jolly mugs of Hopper and Mel.
"Are you sure you guys are OK?" I asked again.
"Sure we are, Toes!" said Hopper reassuringly.
"My suit went dead on me, just like yours, but I cycled it, and it came back on at once," said Hopper.
"Mine did the same," said Mel irritatedly.
"... and that's all?" I asked.
"Yeah, that's about all. Why?" asked Mel.
"That flash of flight, did it knock you out?" I kept wondering.
"Flash of light? What flash of light, Major?" slowly asked Hopper.
"This place dimmed a little, but that's all. I didn't see any flashes. Did you, Mel?" continued Hopper.
"So, you two are doing just fine. Are you sure you didn't see that?" I was stalling, not exactly sure why.
"My suit cut out as well, Major, but nothing more. It came back online right away," Mel reassured me.
At least my vision was returning to normal; I could focus my eyes, even if the colors seemed a little washed out. I tested the mobility unit, and the suit responded correctly. I could move about.
The three of us looked from the corridor outlet into the chamber. The floating debris of pebbles was easier to identify. Maybe the room lit up brighter, or maybe we knew what to look for. Not that it made any sense to us at the moment. Maybe we had disturbed something when we barged in.
Our eyes became drawn to the center of the chamber where another pile of rubble swirled in the middle of the room, except this one was a very orderly pile, and it took me a minute to realize it had a distinct circular, flat shape. I thought it emitted light, not much but enough to be perceived. Then, I noticed two more shapes like that, flat, circular formations of something. From a distance, it was hard to tell exactly what they were made of. Were they the same pebbles so prevalent in this place, or were they made up of something else?
"Guys, please tell me that you can see that," I said, staring at the slowly turning shapes.
After a pause that went on way too long for my taste, Mel whispered, "I see them; I see them, Major." Without a word, Hopper unstowed a tether from under his jetpack and clipped it to the front of my suit. The three of us floated in unison toward the moving formations. We aimed to float over the structures, to make sure we would not collide with them. As we closed in, my oxygen alarm went off, then Hopper's. Based on our agreement, this was our cue to turn back. "Five more minutes!" we all yelled out at the same instance. Hopper started to break as we approached the formations. Mel set his timer for five minutes. We came to a stop over the center of the slowly moving spheres. They looked nothing like the pebbles we have run into today. They were perfectly round and varied in size. The smallest ones were just mere points of faint light.
Bunstronauts staring down
The other two formations were dark against the brighter background of the chamber. The ones made of larger shapes also appeared to be round, without any imperfections. We floated motionless, ever so slightly drifting and turning away from the glowing form, or maybe the three formations were moving about us? We have kept still all the same. All three structures started to feel familiar to me. Were they models of something? Have I seen them or whatever they represented before? I honestly could not recall.
Mel's five-minute alarm sounded off, and he turned toward me with a pleading look in his eyes.
"That's enough of that!" I said curtly. Hopper turned around and took the lead toward our corridor. He said something about losing our tracker data, but he kept moving toward a corridor, and it led us all the way to our ship without an incident. Part of me wondered, "How come we didn't get lost? How did Hopper know which corridor was ours?"
Mr. Toes
We said very little that night. Mel insisted on checking my vitals before we crawled into our makeshift burrows. He checked my eyes and took his time doing so. Afterward, Mel gave me the biggest bear hug I had ever gotten and wouldn't let go. When he had enough, he pushed off and up without any explanation and went on a binky binge bouncing from one wall of the cabin to another and back. Something's gotten into him. I just wanted to go into my burrow.

Friday, January 20, 2017


Right, then, keep calm and carry on with the headrubs. Oh, Espresso is hiding today, said he's not in the mood.

- Latte and Espresso

Thursday, January 19, 2017


The headrubs stopped. Why did the headrubs stop?

- Thank you, Eliza!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


I thought the dirt would be more organic. So, how long before you fill up the whole room and make it "burrow-thick"?

- Thank you, Melissa!

PS: Follow Cinamon and Jake on their FB page at Jake & Cinamon!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Are you looking at my kale, are you?

- Thank you, Carrot Lady!

PS: Learn more about Nutmeg at https://www.mistersgarden.com/ and on Misters's FB page at https://www.facebook.com/Misterthebunny/?fref=ts

Carrot Laday says, "Nutmeg shows visible disapproval of cats in Mister's Garden! What a snarky sneer! She saw the cat but stood her ground, while her CL took care of the situation." 

Monday, January 16, 2017


What do you mean "It's not Tuesday?" What is it then? It can't be Wednesday, can it?

- Thank you, Rachel!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Espresso and Latte Update

Greetings, Everybun!

Slowly but surely, we're working on enjoying the salaaaaaads together. This week there was a little less chasing each other around and more lounging around next to bunanother. We still have our room divided, though. Espresso found out where the hoomins keep apples and nanners and he's becoming adept at inspecting groceries before the hoomins put them away. As for me, I've been mapping the whole house, chinning and mark-noming whatever I can. We have scored a couple of unattended snakes! It's so funny; the hoomin plugs in one end of such a snake and tries to figure out why it's dead, hilarious!

- Latte

Saturday, January 14, 2017

X Plus Bun - Retrofire, Pt. 7

I didn't know how to explain to Hopper and Mel that nothing would happen to us as far as the inhabitants of the Behemoth were concerned. I didn't think there was anybun alive in that craft. I was much more concerned about the levels of radiation that our probe registered, even though Mel said it wasn't much. He thought, at that level of exposure we could spend a lot of time in the wreck before we would have to worry about anything. I, simply, am not a big fan of dying from radiation poisoning.
"Major, do you think that is what killed their crew, long time ago? Do you think they had a core meltdown? If this thing is old enough, the radiation levels would eventually drop low enough to be negligible," wondered Hopper.
"No, that's not what we're dealing with here!" rebuked Mel.
"We're picking up those bursts only from time to time. We got them when we approached the 'dock' and when the probe was on the move," continued Mel.
"I tell you what, let's retrieve the probe; we'll go in first thing in the 'morning,'" I said. Thus, we pulled the probe out of the Behemoth. To save the propellant, instead of flying it back, we just slowly pulled on its antenna. We stowed it in our airlock, and Mel ran a double decontamination cycle on it. Our airlock can serve as a decontamination container, but we only simulated the procedure during training, so it took us a while to complete it. It's funny how your paws want to tremble when your hide is on the line.
The next "morning," we sent the probe back into the Behemoth; nothing had changed. We got ready to follow it. One rule would guide our exploration. Our incursion would last for a third of our propellant or oxygen supply, and whichever ran down first would trigger our return.
We drew lots for who would be the lead EBA and I won the slot, Hopper drew second, and Mel, the disappointing and disapproving; a hair short of disgruntled, drew third. Both seemed convinced that the arrangement was random and so they didn't object
Hopper Mel, out of the corridor
The first thing we noticed was the radiation past the airlock. As the corridor lit up once we entered it, our sensors picked up a burst of something radioactive and then nothing. Either our sensors went bad, all of them at the same time, or whatever was emitting the gamma rays had stopped. We followed the probe's antenna, and when we caught up with the probe, we send it on farther down ahead of us. We took no detours. When the probe went as far as it could, we followed it again and repeated this process several times. We kept a close eye on our supplies and location. Mel was in charge of the tracker. Hopefully, we would be able to reverse course and return without getting lost.
We paused for a bit to estimate our progress. We should have been close to the tip of the Behemoth, but the corridor kept on going in a gentle curve. Luckily, we didn't have to take any turns yet, so going back should have been easy. We were getting a little edgy, though. Hopper was working extra hard to keep his cool, and his oxygen sensor proved it. I had a feeling he would be the first to hit the one-third mark of oxygen depletion. At this rate, we only had a few minutes left, so I decided to pick up the pace.
The corridor continued to curve in front of me. From time to time, I had to push off from its surface. Sometimes, I would overcorrect and fly into the opposite side and had to bounce off that. We passed a few junctions, but somehow, I didn't feel tempted to explore them.
Suddenly, the corridor ended and opened into a cavern. I struggled to stop moving. Hopper and Mel flew out into the room and struggled to stop as well. As much as I pretended to be ready for any surprise, the change in surroundings was startling. The room was spacious and looked empty. Our headlights and paw torches barely illuminated it. The good news was we had plenty of propellant; the bad news was Hopper was almost at the "go back" oxygen level.
Mr. Toes 3 Bunstronauts doing their PR bid for the Bunstronaut Office
The room was puzzling. We had to be somewhere close to the nose of the Behemoth.
"Make sure you're recording this," I reminded everybun, as I turned on my helmet camera. I took a quick look around and noticed we were all still floating. Mel was the closest to the corridor out of which we had flown, but there were a lot more openings, more outlets, in this room. Did all roads lead to here? I decided to go back to the one we came from. No matter what, we would not be getting lost here.
"Guys, I 'll stay by the opening, you have a look at the surface of this place," I announced. I gave Mel a "high-five" as I passed him; I had our corridor straight ahead, then something hit my visor. I looked to my right and tried to follow whatever it was, but I lost it. Something else hit my helmet again with a gentle "pop." I swung my head around, but I still missed whatever it was that hit me.
Darn, I hit something!" exclaimed Hopper, then I saw it heading for the left side of my head. A small pebble like those we saw in one of the rooms yesterday. "Keep calm! I hit something too. I think those are fragments of those formations we saw. Chunks of them are floating about here!" I said. Now, I noticed a few more of them. This chamber had a glow to it like the other spaces, but was spacious enough that its dim light didn't reveal much. As I got closer to our exit corridor, I noticed how it blended with the chamber.It had no discernible edge and smoothly morphed into the dimpled chamber. I looked up and saw a formation of "pebbles" arranged like a vine or a branch, stretching from the surface toward the middle of this cavern. I could briefly see larger shapes connected with small and quite tiny ones, like grapes that fused together. I wanted to turn around, but the opening of the corridor was approaching fast, and I chose to make a soft landing on the side wall. I lost the visual contact with the pebbles.
Mr. Toes
"Wow! You won't believe what I just saw!" yelled Hopper.
"Try me! Those pebbles, growing together like thick ropes, no?" asked Mel.
"Yeah! That's right!" sounded Hopper.
Then I almost died. Somewhere, a flash of light went off, as bright as a nuke, and then another one tinged with purple. I felt a sudden rush of blood to my head before my mind could even register what had happened. I couldn't see anything; my ears were ringing and hissing, and everything went quiet. My space suit was silent. I felt the life support system in my suit going off-line, and all I could hear was white noise. My noggin tried to make sense of it all. How could I see the second flash when I should have been blinded by the first one? I hit something, and my head snapped forward; I tried to extend my paws in front of my head. My heart was thumping like a jackhammer, and the veins behind my eyes wanted to burst. I kept tumbling somewhere and tried to protect my visor with my right paw as my left paw fumbled for the reset switch on my suit.

Friday, January 13, 2017


Hoomin, you leave my weekend alone. See that door behind me?

- Thank you, Mellissa!

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Thursday, January 12, 2017


Hurry up now, the hoomin treat feeder needs something to feed me, now!

- Thank you, Monica!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Hoomin, I've no idea what I just saw but I'm gonna tell everybun!

- Thank you, Ken and Kaci!

PS: Ken says, "Our Spirit bunny heard the call for Disapproval and he has some to share. Ha! Spirit has been in the Desert Warren for 4 years and enjoys life with his wife bun, Bubbles."


Well, hoomin, which part of "snappeh" needs explaining to you?

- Thank you, Lauren!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Koda Bear

You want warm AND fuzzy?  ... on a M*nd*y, hoomin?

- Thank you, Samantha!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Espresso and Latte Update

 Don't. Even. Think. About. It!
My bag, all of it!

 You'll have to go to your litter box eventually, hoomin!

Hellos, Everybun!
We're both getting acclimated to the new place and the new hoomins. Salads are good and treats are yammeh. Espresso is simmering down a bit and me, Latte, is a real snuggle bun. Hoomins are still working on bonding us and no significant fur flew this week. Progress!  We're taking it slow with this friends making business. If you haz any suggestions, we'z all ears. One hoomin thinks our physical sizes will make bonding slow and difficult. Espresso is pretty small and me, Latter, is much bigger. Is there anything to that?

- Espresso and Latte.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

X Plus Bun - Retrofire, Pt. 6

The raspy sound of some bun cutting fabric woke me up. I stuck my head from the thermal blankie burrow and there was Hopper, wrestling something and holding a sharp blade in his paw. Then, Mel popped up, disoriented and looking at Hopper and staring at me. We wiggled ourselves out of our sleeping bags and floated over to Hopper. He was slicing open the spare umbilical. Mel and I put our feet in the restraints on one of the walls and took hold of the umbilical. We stretched and held it as taut as possible while Hopper went to work on the outer layer of fabric.
"What's the idea?" I asked.
"Antenna, Major! You wanted a probe, but I didn't know how to give it an antenna! Now, I do. We can get the wires out of this thing and make an antenna from them. It will be long; it might work. At least, we will see something before we commit ourselves to the mercy of this space gizzard."
"If you have any reason to believe it's a space gizzard, we're not going in. We're going to make nice with the arthropods down on the planet, and we will figure out how to live off of prehistoric ferns."I reassured everyone.
Mr. Toes
Hopper struggled with the carving of the umbilical. After all, the outer fabric was designed to take a lot beating. He had to be careful not to cut any of the delicate guts. It took us all morning to do it, but in the end, we had a large spool of fine wire. Mel and Hopper worked on the probe while I prepared our suits. Don't believe the nonsense they feed you in virtual reality adventures where you can jump into a suit and go. Suits eager to con you out of your hard-earned carrot tokens engineered suits like that. Prepping the suit still is a delicate and subtle affair. You have to be one with the suit before the suit can become one with you. If you try to hurry, you invite pinholes and leaky seals. Next thing you know, you become a flash frozen sacrifice to the space bends. Your fur will do nothing to protect you from temperatures of near absolute zero or a few hundred degrees Fahrenheit.
Our probe was almost ready. We had to use a spare universal RCS thruster, but what the hey. A couple bottles of compressed air, a radiation detector, a little control unit transmitter, and a camera and we were ready to explore. We wrapped the probe in a thermal blanket, and it looked like a giant stogie ameba, oblong with a thin wire coming out of its tail.
Our day got away from us again, but we were too excited to stop now. I offered Hopper and Mel the option to stay on our ship, but they declined. Gone were the days of playing it safe. Our ancestors didn't survive the meat farms for us to give into fear when we could least afford it. I just didn't like those two to go into harm's way if I could help it. But they didn't see any sense in pretending there was going to be something "better" down the road.
Getting ready to deploy the probe
Mel maneuvered us close to the open airlock. We went outside and tied the antenna spool to the cover of an auxiliary electrical port. Hopper took the robo-amoeba and gently launched it into the airlock as we unwound the wire until the probe came to rest against something inside the Behemoth.
We hurried to the flight deck to see what the probe had discovered. We sealed our craft but remained suited, just in case we deemed the Behemoth safe to enter. Mind you; we noticed no signs of activity on the part of the Behemoth; no movement of any kind. No pod-ships left it, and the missing one was still missing. Only the light in the berth kept going wild from time to time. We concluded it must have been some automated system reacting to us, nothing more.
We watched the video as the probe floated through the corridor past the airlock. It went through another airlock. The corridor was rounded; reminiscent of a tunnel or a pipe. Interestingly enough, both sides of the probe lit up and the radiation detector started to go off. Something was emitting a low-level of radiation as the probe moved along, passing by rounded openings and leading to Bun knows where. So far, Mel guided the probe along the corridor just to see what would happen, but nothing happened aside from the illumination following the probe. No one and nothing came out to greet or to confront the probe.
Probe gets deployed
We wondered how much habitable space this ship contained. When we explored the combustion chamber yesterday, we knew that the length of the chamber was much, much shorter than the length of the craft. So, what occupied all that leftover space inside? I was hoping that we would discover the command a control center of the craft, and fast. Was it reasonable to think that we could recognize one?
At the next junction, we stopped the probe and made it take a right turn. As the probe went through the junction, then a short corridor, a low ceiling with a wide and deep chamber or room came into view. The empty room lit up with a faint glow on all sides. The "top" and "bottom" walls showed irregular shapes described by thin, recessed lines. Did those walls open up? I don't think those were decorative carvings.
Mel turned the probe around and moved it out of there. He guided it back to the corridor we were exploring previously and proceeded to go further down. We took it as far as the wire antenna would allow it. When the wire stretched as far as it would go, the probe bounced around a little until Mel stabilized it. When it became still, it peered down the curving corridor. The control room I've been longing to see was nowhere in sight.
Mel turned the probe around and went back some.We decided to peek into another space. The wall of the room lit up again. From one of its walls, the top one from our vantage point, protruded conical lumps of gravel-like objects. Those clusters took up the entire wall, and some were stretching all the way to the "bottom" wall, almost touching it. They looked like gravel from a stream, smooth but less rounded; some sides looked flattened. The probe inched closer to them. Hopper started to bring our power plant to liftoff thrust.
"Relax, Hopper; remember to breathe," I reminded him. We all buckled in fast. If Hopper got throttle-happy and punched us out of there, we would hit the aft bulkhead and get creamed.
Now we waited. The cones didn't move. They were dark and hardly reflected any light. Only some of their edges took on an opalescent glow. "Mel, try to touch one of them. Gently!" I asked.
Mel turned back toward me with disbelief on his mouf.
"Very gently, Mel," I repeated. "Barely kiss it, will you?" I insisted. Finally, Mel guided the probe toward the nearest formation, and we watched as the conical shape slowly grew until it went out of focus. The nose of the probe touched it just below the tip of the formation and gently bounced off.
Mr. Toes
Nothing happened.
"Back up and hit it harder," I asked.
"Major, have you lost your mind?" objected Hopper, agitated, his paw fidgety on the throttle. Mel backed up the probe and hit the next cone harder; roughly one-third of the way down from its narrow tip. The tip broke off, and crumbles flew in all directions. A few of the smaller pebbles making up the cone came loose and slowly floated away. We could see their uneven edges as they spun around, moving out of the camera's view.
"I think we can stay put. Throttle down, Hopper," I asked. The flight deck was becoming quiet again; there were still a few loose pieces floating in front of the probe's camera as Hopper and Mel gaped at me.