Random bunny thumping

Don’t forget that Monday, January 14, is National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Trivially, today is National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day; Saturday is the Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day – how are you celebrating that one, FuriousBall?! 😉

CursingMama’s giving away Body Drama, an extremely frank “facts of life” book – stop by her blog for details on how to enter the contest, which ends midnight CST, January 16.

Heidi’s friend Christy recently had breast removal surgery and is about to go through chemo and radiation therapy. Heidi’s having a “Bits for Tits” contest – she’s collecting knitted/crocheted/sewn breasts for Christy’s amusement and use. If you send Heidi a crafted breast (or a chemo hat if you can’t picture yourself knitting/crocheting/sewing a breast) by February 14, you will be entered in a drawing for assorted fibery prizes!

KitKatKnit’s kitty Ruby has issued a “Bunny Thumper Challenge,” looking for the the kitty with the longest back feet (bunny thumpers), the daintiest back feet, and some randomly selected back feet. Contest closes midnight PST, January 17.

My, but it is very challenging to measure and photograph “bunny thumpers.” I got some very nice mouth measurements.

“Mwmph.” -Mayhem

“Mwmph. Mwmph!” -Mayhem

And some shots that required a fair amount of imagination as to where the end of the bunny thumper might be.

“What do you mean, ‘overhang’?! I don’t have ‘overhang’! Hmph.” -Chaos

This overexposed and poorly corrected shot was the best I managed of Chaos. (More accurate measurement while he was napping and I wasn’t hindered by a camera revealed that bit of his back leg to be 5.5″ long.)

“Sulking here! Leave me alone!” -Chaos

But finally I did get a good shot of May’s little bunny thumper, which was revealed to be somewhere between 4.5″ and 4.75″ – so hard to tell with all the squirming.

“I get a treat for this, right?” -Mayhem


34 thoughts on “Random bunny thumping”

  1. While Bartholamew uses his “bunny thumpers” for wild “rabbit kicking” against me or Pepper, Pepper does prefers to use hers to knock by backing up against the front door (or any other hard surface if handy)

  2. Heh, I wonder what Gandalf’s would be! I’d be able to check it out if only he stood still for longer than 45 seconds. Atticus would probably whack me in the head if I tried to measure his, and Mae…hmmm, I wonder…

  3. I didn’t realize I wasn’t alone in telling the cat that she had “bunny feet”.. but “bunny thumpers”? I love that! I’m using it from now on!! hee hee!

  4. Whoa, you did it! I wondered if you’d be able to get in a measurement without too much trouble. I half expect someone to videotape trying to get a ruler there, and posting it on Y0utube.

  5. If I had been taking pictures during me trying to take a picture with a ruler, I’d have much the same shots. I would lay the ruler down next to the foot, and both Hazel and Ranger would stand up immediately and sniff the ruler. Little monkeys. I couldn’t even find Wiji. I think she sensed mommy was on a mission and hid accordingly. She emerged well after I was done with the other cats. Smart girl.

  6. my technique with Zig would just be to buy a necktie with a ruler on it, he attacks mine every morning, i’d be able to sneak one measurement in there somehow me thinks

  7. And here I was expecting something about actual rabbits. :)The cats are outnumbered in our house, since we foster for a rabbit welfare group, but they seem to get along just fine. And, MissT, I wouldn’t worry too much – most indoor cats would get thumped by the bunny rather than the other way around.

  8. lolol
    I first read that as “black” bunny thumpers and sighed as I don’t have any black kitties. Then realized it could be “back!”
    Hmmm….I’ll do my best to get some photos.
    Not sure I can beat Chaos’ measurements, tho’!

  9. Did Chaos or Mayhem e-mail Java about National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day? ‘Cause she managed to get me good while we were out for our walk this morning.

  10. I am so tempted to send a photo of Lab bunny thumpers! I am thinking you have a calendar with weird day observations on it.

  11. Mayhem was just trying to see what size her teeth were in millimeters, that’s all. It’s always good to know your teeth size in needle equivalents. So, will Chaos and Mayhem be sporting bibs on the 14th?

  12. If I try to dress up my fish I can probably cover the dress up your pet and splash someone day but there are officially no wild men here so if you see any, send them out west ok? 🙂 Your kitties are as adorable as ever.

  13. Ugh. Pets should never be dressed up except out of necessity, and then it should be done tastefully and in keeping with their sense of dignity. Just ask Tuck.

  14. I’ve not attempted to take the foot photos yet… I hope to this weekend. Thank you for the mention, I really, really appreciate it. Hope you and your critters have a great weekend.

  15. I might be able to sneak up on Harley while she’s asleep. Maybe…. I need to check out the contest to find out if there’s a category for longest scars left by said bunny thumpers — Harley uses hers well!

  16. Hmm… I may have to wait until Katie falls asleep before I measure her bunny thumpers. Poor Chaos. Dexter understands about the overhang problem. I hope you didn’t tell Chaos about Monday.

  17. That explains why mrspao has been measuring that cats feet. She looked all sheepish when I asked and would not tell me.


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