Sniffing, sniffing, always sniffing

Constantly-moving bun noses. Why is that/ Must they always move their noses? Are they constantly taking in smells that require nose-ular movement? sniff sniff sniff—it’s a never-ending Sniff-a-thon. Oh, and please note: TINY TAIL ALERT!


Glorius manicure, Deidre C.!



  1. Deckard Canine says:


  2. That tail is so tiny, I almost coudln’t find it. Aww.

  3. Tony James says:

    The caption confuses me – “glorious manicure”? Are the teeny tiny bunnehs now using their Tiny Tails ™ as nail buffers?

  4. LOL TJ – the manicure in mention is referring to the hands of the bunny-holder.

  5. Tony James says:

    Cutie is in the eye of the bunnyholder?

  6. Baby buns
    Baaaaaby buns
    so darn cute my eyes just runs…
    Baby Buns!

  7. Are these really bunnies or are they picas? Remember the picas of a month ago…no time to find the link…

  8. oh, god! this is too much for one morning! three bun-buns in one hand O.o*


  9. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bunnies! *hugs self*

    They’re just too cute 😀

  10. Muffin Head says:

    A handful of sweetness!


  11. w00t!! Three tiny buns!

  12. May I please point out the tiny white head spots. Oh, and just imagine little floofy white bunny tails bouncing around. I see floofitude hopping away across my yard all the time. *sigh*

  13. Bunnies communicate through sniffing. That’s how they ‘talk’ to each other. They sniff out each other. Hence the constant (and cute) sniffing! 😀

  14. I wants them…

    1 c. milk
    1 egg yolk
    1 tblspn. corn syrup

    Mix, warm, feed them. Gotta get this recipe out! Saev teh bunnehs!

  15. One time I held a bunny up to my ear so I could hear it sniffing. It was the tiniest little snuffles in the world…just sweet as apple pie.

  16. ohhhhhhh… i want some babeh bunbuns… dang it, gotta start working on getting that animal sanctuary!!

  17. bunny nose…. its like kryptonite for me…. my husband can actually emulate the movement with his nose and I squeal with glee like a little girl everytime he does. I luf da bun buns…

  18. Yes, I’m beginning to think an impeccable manicure is one of the qualifications for being a wildlife rescuer. Zelda?

  19. Those aren’t little white spots on their heads!

    Those are little lights of happiness shining through their fuzziness!

  20. those are lovely! =) I love baby bunnies.

  21. bunny-fact: Did you know that the speed at which a bunny-nose twitches indicates how interested they are in what is around them? This baby-bun-snifface is the bunny equivalent of the puppy’s “what’sthatwhat’sthatwhat’sthat?” sniffage.

    If you can twitch your nose, you can help calm down a frightened bunny by mirroring them and then slowing down your own twitchage speed. they will follow.

  22. SandyCat says:

    aw, bun snorgles. borgles? never mind.

  23. Heather S. says:
  24. kitty kat says:

    Angela, I do that all the time with my bunny :-)he comes up to me and I hear him sniffing in my ear …soo cute

  25. A Fine Morsel says:

    Bun-Bun! Must eat ’em! Nahhmm, nahhmmm, nahhmm…

  26. We few, we happy few, we band of bunnies;
    For he to-day that looks on us shall squee –
    Look on me and my brothers;
    You can’t help but smile,
    Marvel on how gentle our condition;
    And CO viewers out of bed
    Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
    And hold their own pets dear whiles any speaks of those
    That ate with us upon Saint Carrot’s day.

  27. Aubrey, that is frickin’ brilliant – buns and Bard!

  28. “Saint Carrot’s…”

    Yerp, brilliant!

    ( )
    ” “

  29. LOL, Aubrey!

    Huzzah for baby buns!
    I’ll be feeding a LOT of them tonight and tomorrow at the rehab center. Wish me luck!

  30. Heather, yes! Separated at birth?

  31. Subhangi says:


  32. Subhangi says:

    Friends, COmans and COuntrymen,
    Lend Aubrey Thy Ears!
    She Hath Come To Bury CO
    With Her Mastery Of The Bardese.

  33. Ariel Bunny says “Don’t keep wild baby bunnies!!” (thumps hind paw)

  34. Theo – no-one will ever beat

    when it comes to hands. the nails… the diamond….

  35. I don’t tink dese are bunnies…I think they’re picas. baby bunnehs are here, note the pointed ears:

    Picas? Bunnehs? Does it even matter?!

  36. Tony James says:

    Yes, but this is clearly the “pica” the bunnies…

  37. A thinker: I could sure go for a manicure! I can’t say my nails are imepeccable at this time (mainly thanks to digging around in the gardens)… but I guess the bunnehs don’t mind.

  38. hrh.squeak says:

    (bows deeply to Aubrey)

  39. these li’l guys look sooooo soft. and they look like cottontails to me. the one thing I used to like about visiting my grandma in Arizona was visiting the golf course early in the morning … it would be covered with cottontails with the sun shining all rosy through their round little ears.

  40. Eeep! Oh sooo cute! Little white blazes on the front two. I wanna kiss those spots! Little ears! Oh i’m dying.


  41. Dangit, Aubrey, you dunnit agin. Good job! 🙂

    We call our beagle Betty our “baby bunny” because her wee black nose is constantly on the sniff.

  42. lurkertype says:

    Handful of multiple bunnage!

    I’ve always thought the nose muscles must be the strongest ones on bunnies. They get such a workout.

  43. Aubrey, you are truely gifted! 🙂

    Theo, did you actually go back thru pics looking for nails?

    The devotion around here is truly remarkable!

    And a big yay to the buns, too! Remarkable buns around here, always! 🙂

  44. Ah hahahahaha…..great pic of Betty, Skwerly!

  45. I vote babeh bunneh on this one, as opposed to babeh pika.

    They’re adorable though, I love the one that looks like it’s going to fall off the hands, twitching his little nose all the way down <3

  46. Lauri — yes, but don’t forget I’ve got Google in my corner. The upper-right-hand corner, to be exact.

  47. …and I was looking for those “Eyebleed Fuschia” nails. 😉

  48. …clearly, E.Collison has the whole Google thing down pat, too.

  49. Christy says:

    Aww, so cute! I love how tiny they are…comparing them to the hand just brings it home.

  50. R. Moore says:

    lilie, I was about to say the same thing. The ring, the rabbit, the nails… That woman had a fan club dying to be her 😛

  51. When bunnies sniff, often they are opening and closing their nostrils. Humans, with their giant always open nostrils, get used to smells and stop smelling them. Animals like bunnies, who can close their nostrils, can temporarily block out smells, then smell freshly, making sure they don’t lose track of what’s going on around them.

  52. Brak_Silverbone says:

    If those were my hands holding those wee little bunbuns, I’d stick my face in them and SNORGLE like my life depended on it!

  53. Jackie from Michigan says:

    Now introducing: Bunny Snacks! For those who lack midday cuteness, grab a handful of Bunny Snacks and squee with delight!

  54. did you know that bunny-nose muscles are so strong, that if you hold onto their nose, the rest of the bunny wiggles? (yes, I’ve tried this)

  55. hrh.squeak says:

    Tricia – that conjures up some deeply wierd mental pictures for me.

  56. well, yes, it’s supposed to.

  57. Bunny v. Pika — they’re teeny tiny little bunbuns, for sure. The ear points are just hard to see. The heads are not round enough to be pika heads, I don’t think, but more important is the fact that pikas don’t have tails. See here :
    for an amusing shot of a Pika hinder. also features links to a bunch of other useful Pika sites, like “A Little Pika of Hokkaido.” Of course.

  58. hrh.squeak says:

    “Three little buns in hand are we,
    Sniffing away with bunny glee,
    Looking for treats impatiently,
    Three little buns in hand!”

  59. hrhs – ah, Bun Mikado! 😉

  60. hrh.squeak says:

    In my opinion, G&S would be mightily improved by adding fuzzbutts. (And I do like G&S) But then, I think *everything* would be improved by adding fuzzbutts –

  61. hrh.squeak says:

    “Hopping hither, hopping thither,
    We will make you squee and quiver . . .”

    “As someday it may happen that some pictures must be found,
    I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list;
    Of fuzzy faces funny, tall and skinny, short and round
    I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list;
    There’s that lovely hamster, Lucy, with a smile upon her face
    There’s a rattie who has gotten in a most peculiar place
    And bunny butts, and laughing dogs, and kittycats to boot,
    They’ll all of them be Cute,
    They’ll all of them be Cute!

    Sorry, G&S is contagious.