Why isn’t little bunny foo foo eating carrots?

Little bunny Foo Foo
Hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head
Down came the Good Fairy, and she said
“Little bunny Foo Foo
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head.”

I have fond memories singing this song with a bunch of friends, crammed into a one of our friends’ two door car. I can’t remember what kind of car it was except that it was maroon, and that it was pretty tight with all of us jammed into the backseat. Being the rather silly kind, we found it pretty hilarious that we crossed a river named Pee Dee. Specifically little Pee Dee river. Imagine a bunch of silly college kids, a river that starts with pee, and it’s gonna set them off, right? Right. We spent a good part of the next hour making up little bunny foo foo versions. We’d already had a great time at South of the Border – I’d never been to it before, and we had a blast. We took many many silly photographs, and I ended up with a neon orange colored shot glass that unfortunately didn’t survive a trip through the dishwasher a few years later. Man, I was sad about that. It was a piece of memory, you know? But I should have known better than stick it into the dishwasher, really. Sigh. But that was a great May. Good times.

Back to that foo foo bunny. First of all, what bunny is named foo foo? What’s wrong with Thumper? It was good enough for Bambi. That was really a genius name. Secondly, why is the song about field mice? Why would a bunny bop field mice? What about carrots? I mean, any self-respecting bunny should be waaaaay more interested in carrots, right? Just ask Bugs Bunny. He wouldn’t bop field mice on the head. He’s too busy making fun of Daffy, thwarting Elmer Fudd and coming up with other forms of mischief. And say “What’s up Doc?”

So a little Google Fu shows that rabbits do indeed like carrots, and that they’re good for their teeth but that they it shouldn’t be their only food – too many calories. Huh. You learn something new every day. But they do still like them (the link is to a ridiculously mini lop rabbit eating a carrot. I think I want a bunny now).

Carrot cake pancakes with a dollop of mascarpone

I think little bunny foo foo should try these awesome carrot cake pancakes. I think it would then be too busy to bop any field mice. It might have to watch out for those calories though if bunnies need to watch their waistlines. I ate these with yoghurt instead of the cream cheese topping. They were just as great, and I saved a few calories. I’m making these again. Vegetables for breakfast, yay!

As you can guess, this was a post full of a lot of silliness. Yes, there is a river named little Pee Dee – it’s a tributary river to the Pee Dee river which is named after the Pee Dee Native American tribe (and it’s a pretty big river). I really do have fond times of Myrtle Beach. We really were a bunch of silly kids, not just at Myrtle Beach. For example, we’d do our own version of MSTK3000 on any random movies we’d find on TV. We dressed up one of our friends as Recycle Man for Halloween, which consisted of an outfit made out of newspaper and staples, newspaper shoes, and a Recycle Man scepter – it was awesome. (I have a picture of that somewhere). We camped out for Star Wars and decided on impromptu Padme Amidala make up. Yeah, we had lots of fun during and after college. And I do love Bugs Bunny, especially What’s Opera, Doc and Rabbit of Seville. It’s classic awesome Warner Brothers animation.


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