I shall leek/nom you

It’s hardly my fault, you’re just scrumptious! [Forehead nibblage]

THAT is a thorough forehead cleaning, Ava, Nibbles and Sender-Inner Don A.



  1. lick lick lick…monch, monch, monch

    i can’t believe the bunneh doesn’t move at all when he gets nommed!!

  2. Mmmmm…tastes like chicken!

  3. earlybird1 says:

    Hee hee, comatose bun!

  4. The sound my kitty makes when nibbling like this:
    nine-geh nine-geh nine-geh

  5. Copperbat says:

    I want to neeble on the bun! :E

  6. Love how Ms. Bun is just all, ” *sigh* Whatevs. No no, don’t worry Mom, he does this all the time…”

  7. Could it be that they grew up together and the bunny taught him how to groom? I head it said here in CO that buns use grooming as a way of establishing a pecking order.

  8. In bunny land, whoever gets groomed is the boss of the herd. Bunnies “present” themselves to lesser peons to get groomed and generally stay in that position until they are satisfied that they have been properly worshipped. This bunny is clearly Mr. Large and In Charge of that kitty!

  9. Mistaken for a chocolate bunny perhaps?

  10. Oh, good Lord, Bunnies are pack animals? That explains a whole lot…thanks for the 411.

  11. Houdi'sMom says:

    Adorable, but I was getting concerned the cat was going to accidentally chomp on one of the bunny’s eyes.

  12. Helena Montana says:

    And the bunny swoons with delight.

  13. My huge German shepherd nibbles on our cat like that all the time. It looks rough but they actually love it.

  14. @Nikki, with cats, the groom-er is the boss (e.g. Mom grooms her kittens). So there may be a leetle misunderstanding, here, but they seem to be living with it. :mrgreen:

  15. @Katrina — Bunnies have a pretty complicated “language” and it’s actually pretty hilarious to watch. My two bunnies play this out all the time. (The house rabbit society (or some other organization) published an article a couple of years ago called “the language of lagomorphs” which was really informative–among the pearls of wisdom it imparted, it described how bunnies can snub you (they turn their backs and look at you with only one eye!) Disapproval indeed.)

    @Theresa, how funny. I guess that means that each of these critters thinks he is the Lord of the Manor! Win-win for both, I guess.

  16. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    I like how every so often, the cat grooms his own foot for a few seconds, as if to cleanse the palate before the next delectabuhl course of fresh bun.

  17. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    When we see cats doing the nyang nyang nomming, we call it doing a “flea crack”

  18. Run bunneh! That cat is CLEARLY trying to get to your braaaains!

  19. I was scared stiff the kitteh’s gonna take a real bite through the whole video.

  20. Bunnies as pack animals: The Rise of the Lupin…dunh dunh DUNH

  21. apocalypsecakes says:

    Can’t deal. This chipped a barnacle off my grey, corroded heart.

  22. kibblenibble says:

    Bunneh really seems to enjoy this, bracing himself with ears up and eyes closed. Kitteh seems very content as well. Bunny folk: What does it mean when they hold their ears straight up like that?

  23. kibblenibble says:

    BTW forgot to say that both animals are beautiful.

  24. Clearly, this bun ordered the deluxe cat wash…and was not disappointed.

  25. I am the pet sitter for these two lovely creatures, and they are just as sweet as they appear here! There is another bunny, another kitty, a golden retriever, a cockatiel, and assorted fish and hermit crabs in the household as well … so I suspect managing the nomming order, as it were, is a full-time occupation when they are free-ranging! So happy to see them here on my favorite web site, for all teh qte world to enjoy!

  26. Von Zeppelin says:

    Interesting how the cat takes a few licks on his own foreleg now and then. Comparing flavors, maybe.

  27. You haz a flavor…Rabbit…

  28. @Jakepets, you are one lucky individ!

  29. Bun: My feline buddy is doing my bidding! I am the top banana, the big cheese, the real deal. I am BIGWIG, you guys. That is KIND OF A BIG DEAL. Eat your heart out, El-Ahrairah, I am climbing the food chain and loving every step. This cat is putty in my paws, guys. I am sittin’ pretty. Oh yes, it’s a good day to be me. I am marvelous.

    Cat: Silly rabbit, licks are for kits.

  30. Jerry saves Tom. Tom is grateful to Jerry. Tom kisses Jerry. Tom licks chops. Tom gets that wild look in his eyes…

  31. @Kibble – the ears forward generally indicates happiness. Here is a link to the language of lagomorphs–it’s pretty interesting. http://language.rabbitspeak.com/

  32. kibblenibble says:

    Thank you, Nikki! That is an informative (and very cute) site!

  33. nomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnom.
    that is all.

    forgot that.

  34. Silly kitteh! You gotta nom the EARS first!

  35. T @ 30-
    Bwahahahaha! You rock!

  36. haha We used to put our rabbit in a trance like that by rubbing between its eyes!

  37. My bunny and kitty do this same thing! And as mentioned above, bunnies are definitely social animals and have a complicated communication system. If they face you and put their chin down to the ground, they’re being ‘submissive,’ which my bunny always does to my kitty, who gets confused and thinks he’s trying to play.

    Bad video quality, but you get the idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TnwItA8KD4

  38. Laura: Actually, if they do that, they’re being dominant and demanding to be groomed.

  39. I love how that bunny’s not moving until HE thinks that the kitteh’s done enough forehead licking.

  40. SO cute!!! That bunneh is in total bunbun heaven.

  41. CUUUUUTE!!! ::squee::

  42. the buneh has a flavour =]

  43. My cat loved to lick on my bunny too!

  44. berthaservant says:

    “Interspecies snorgling” perhaps?

    Is snorgling the same as nomming? I mean, descriptively, if not in terms of intent?

  45. I think it is so interesting that we think of rabbits as timid little animals, but among themselves (and that means among us, too, when they accept us), they can be such little divas and badasses. 😀

  46. Thanks so much, Nikki, I am enjoying reading the whole site and you got me started on a You Tube Festival ‘o Buns!

  47. My bun does the same thing – she LOVES having her forehead petted and she will totally zone out as long as I keep petting.

  48. bookmonstercats says:

    Giggling at the way bun stays crashed out when kitteh stops grooming. Much as I hate having to take my frizzy mop to the hairdresser, I know how bunneh feels; it’s nice having your hair handlked I think (….shifty eyes….)

  49. bookmonstercats says:

    …. erm… “handled”…. (slinks off)

  50. Mmmm, hassenpfeffer!

  51. Jennie Mello says:

    and the lion shall lay down with the rabbit.

  52. AuntieMame says:

    This post reminds me…the other day on LOTRO, I saw that someone had named their character “Bunnehs.” I wanted to ask if they were CO fans, too, but they were dashing off their horse to kill orcs or something and I couldn’t catch up. 😀

  53. @Theresa – LOL! “Divas and badasses” – you got that right! My little Pallina (the girl and the BOSS of the house) is a total diva. She jumps on my bed in the morning and starts demanding her papaya tablet–if I don’t wake up immediately and grant her every wish, she starts digging at the blankets and if that does work, she nibbles on my pjs or sits on my head until she gets what she wants. Lol.

    @ Katrina – you’re welcome! Love the idea of a Festival o’ Buns! Happy Bunday.

  54. Oh yes, Nikki! I woke early this morning and fed my bunbun, then went back to bed. Got up a few hours later and she tried to convince me it was breakfast time all over again!

  55. Rescue cats just try harder! Ava came from Bay Area Cat Rescue and despite the awful start in life she had was a loving kitty! We are so happy she found such good friends in her new home 🙂

  56. Rofnar Frougelson says:

    That was one filthy bunny furheard

  57. That is an awesome pair!

  58. I just LOVE interspecies snorgling!! **squeeeeeee**

    The forehead noms are probably meant to remove (a) fleas and/or (b) loose fur; my kittehs do that to each other alla time.

    Insofar as bun behavior, when I was 10 I had a bunneh (“Bunny Boy”; original, no?) that I could “hypnotize” by putting him on his back in my lap. His head would slo-o-o-wly drop back, and I could play with his ears, look at his teefs, etc. But if he got startled, he’ d flip over… NOT GOOD on 10 year old legs in shorts! He also played tag in the backyard with the kitty I had then. Ah, memories………

  59. Poor kitty’s going to get a HARE ball!

  60. Mom, why does my rabbit smell like cat spit?

    Bunnies are so mellow, mine used to stretch across the back of the sofa and watch t.v. with me…soooo, cute.

  61. Awwww
    Those two are so cute together xD I’m sure bunny likes the licks. He’ll never get dirty this way^^

  62. I can identify – my kitteh licks my arm a bit – then pulls out any hair she finds. Sadly, she won’t go near my boyfriend’s back.

  63. Yup, above posters are absolutely right – this bun is demanding homage and doesn’t move because s/he wants more! My 3.5lb bun bossed around all three of my cats, including a Maine Coon and a Bengal. Diva is right! We used to joke about her diamond tiara all the time… she passed on and the boys miss her terribly. I can’t wait to become a bunnyslave again.

  64. Elizabeth says:

    nomnomnom-my favrit flavur, bunny! nomnomnom…