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Interview with Zack the Rabbit!

We’re wrapping up Rabbit Week with an interview with our pal Zack the Rabbit, who has an internet show called Cooks with Rabbits every Saturday! Let’s all sit down and get to know Zack and his pals!

E & E: Hi Zack! Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hi, I’m Zackary Rabbit. I’m the chef on “Cooking with Rabbits – Rabbits are the CHEF; NOT the Meal!!” #cookinwifrabbits a twitter cooking show airing every saturday afternoon (3:30pmEDT).
I live with a bunch of stuffed bunnies on my Plushateer’s bed and take care of my Plushateer. We bunnies make short movies, take lots of funny pictures and I also draw a #webcomic called “It Must Be A Tuesday” that I post each Tuesday. In my spare time, I enjoy playing video games.
We like to make people laugh with our silly photos and just share our adventures with the rest of the anipal community.

E & E: Wow! All of those activities must keep you busy! That is so nice that you take care of your Plushateer and work so hard to make people laugh! How are old are you?

I’m going to be 12 in April this year! Holy bun, I’m an old rabbit! hahaha!!

E & E: You’re not old! Twelve is a fun age! Do you have any brothers/ best friends?

I have many brothers. Rufus is my partner in crime. He’s younger and a bit naive, but he’s good to have around when you need to blame something on someone! Haha! Rufus’ favourite thing is food – any food – and he helps me on my cooking show because he gets to eat at the end.
Big Guy or BG is another brother. He’s twice the size of me. Big Guy enjoys watching movies and cuddling. He’s second in line for plushateer-support.
I have many, many other brothers; you can see some of them here.
As for furrends, I have the most bunnderful furrends on twitter!! The community there is so magical. They are there to laugh with you and cry with you, no matter if it’s sunny days or cloudy days. Without them, I would not be the rabbit I am today. What more can I say?

Zack and his pals!

 

E & E: Rufus is a great friend to have! Having so many anipals on twitter is great! They can make you smile!

We just love Cooks with Rabbits! How did you get started?

Cooking with Rabbits started in kind of a funny way. My ITGuy enjoys cooking, but seldom has the time. So every Saturday, we tried to put aside some time to try a new recipe, or make something different. We’d take pictures of the finished food and send them to ITGuy’s cousin to make him jealous! *giggles* (We kept inviting the cousin, but he was always busy, so we wanted to show him what he was missing!! Wahahah!!) As time went on, I’d include preparation pics and it became a series of how-to photos. Twitter furrends started enjoying the show so much; we continued to make them every week. This year is our 4th year!! WOW!

E &E: Wow, four years is a long run! We hope to enjoy many more!

Which episode is your favorite?

My favourite episode…it’s hard to choose, I loved making so many of them.. hmm…but I’d probably say Chocolate Chip Cookies or Banana Bread. Those are some of my favourite recipes, and the more “risqué” pics in those episodes got a lot of attention (and giggles from the “pawdience” hee hee).

E & E: We love the Banana Bread episode too!

Have you ever had an accident in the kitchen?

I’ve never had an accident cooking in the kitchen, but one time plushateer (who carries me all the time, everywhere), opened the fridge to get something, and someone had left a half-drunk bottle of raspberry cooler open in there. She accidentally knocked it, and in trying to catch the bottle before it smashed on the floor, the pink coloured cooler landed mostly on my face!! UGH!! I had to have a spin in the dreaded washing machine after that to get out the smell and colour!! Grr!! (I hate the washing machine, if you haven’t figured that out yet. heh.)

Somebunny loves carrots!

E & E: Ack! The dreaded washing machine is scary!

You’re always dressed so nice! Do you have a stylist?

Yes, I do have a stylist! Snuffy Norton (@snuffynorton) is the designer of Bearmani clothing, custom clothing for stuffed bears and animals. He makes a lot of my clothes for me. Otherwise, if I’m feeling lazy, I’ll wear BABW (build a bear workshop) jeans and hoodies. http://shop.bearmani.com/

Zack looks great in his chef's outfit!

E &E: Snuffy knows how to make a snappy outfit!

What’s your favorite part of doing the Cooks with Rabbits show?

A Cooking with Rabbits shows take about an average about 6-8 hours to make. Making the food, and posing for each pictures, then editing photos, creating animations, or adding backgrounds if required… all take quite a long time to do. Not to mention, the hare and make up before and clean up afterwards! Heh. But my favourite part of making my cooking shows? Paws-down, is reading the comments that people leave afterwards. It makes me so happy that my show brings laughter and smiles to so many people. When I see those silly comments by furrends and fans that makes me feel like it’s all worth it. 🙂

Zack with his new puppy- Mia!

E & E: Wow! It sure takes a long time to make an episode! We sure are glad that you work so hard to make them! We sure do love them and we know that there are loads of fans out there that really enjoy them too! Thanks for doing an interview with us! You’re the best!

You can find Zack the Rabbit products on his zazzle page- with the #cookinwifrabbits pics.. http://www.zazzle.com/zackrabbit the aprons are quite popular as are the mugs! *hugs*

You can follow Zack on twitter @ZackRabbit and be sure that you check out his website for new episodes! Zack also has a YouTube channel with some AMAZING videos! The Mission Impossible Video is our Favorite!

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RABBIT WEEK DAY # 5

RABBIT WEEK # 5

It’s the last day of Rabbit week and we have one more for you! We’re heading to Europe to meet today’s special hare. You may recognize this rabbit from the book “Alice in Wonderland” as the March Hare! Are you ready to meet the last rabbit of the week?

MEET THE EUROPEAN HARE!

Range/Habitat: Europe-North-South America/ grasslands, farms

Diet: Herbivore: grass, herbs, bark

Length/Weight: 19-28”/ 5 ½-15 lbs

Conservation Status: Common- Near Threatened in areas

 

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • European hares are also known as the brown hare.
  • European hares are nocturnal (active at night).
  • They are also solitary.
  • European hares have fluffy cottontails.
  • They have a tawny-rust colored fur.
  • They are the fastest land mammal in the United Kingdom.
  • European hares hide in depressions in the earth instead of burrows.
  • European hares box during mating season.

 

We think these hares are super cute, but man can they box! Check it out! Do any of our readers have some in their backyard? We hope you have enjoyed Rabbit week! We’re back to our regularly schedule programming next week :)! We hope you have a hoppy weekend!

 

 

 

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RABBIT WEEK # 4

RABBIT WEEK # 4

Have you enjoyed meeting the rabbits so far? We just love how each rabbit is so different! And do we have a different rabbit for you today! We’re heading to the Southwestern U.S. desert to find this very fast rabbit with extra large ears!

MEET THE BLACK-TAILED JACKRABBIT!

   Range/Habitat: Southwestern United States-Mexico/ desert-shrub

   Diet: Herbivore: grasses, herbs, cacti

   Length/Weight: 18 ½-25”/ 9-13 lbs

   Conservation Status: Common

 

 

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Black-tailed jackrabbits are also known as the American Desert Hare.
  • They are actually hares.
  • Black-tailed jackrabbits have long legs that help them move fast! They can reach speeds of up to 35 mph!
  • They are the 3rd largest hare in North America.
  • Black-tailed jackrabbits are nocturnal (active at night).
  • Black-tailed jackrabbits have huge ears. They can regulate the blood flow in their ears, which can help heat them up at night or cool them down during the day.
  • They get most of their water from the plants they eat instead of drinking it.

Wow, did you see that jackrabbit go by? They sure are fast! It is hard to miss those giant ears as they go by!

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APRIL CRAFT- BUNNY BOOKMARK!

APRIL CRAFT!

Materials Needed:

  • Cardstock (white or cream)
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Bunny bookmark pattern
  • Glitter, cotton balls & glue (optional)

Directions:

Print bookmark on cardstock and cut out! Color your bunny and his carrot! You can add glitter or cotton to the tail with glue! Make it your own! As usual- please send us a picture of your final craft on our Facebook page or Tweet us @EllieandEdmond! Happy Easter everyone!  

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RABBIT WEEK DAY # 3

RABBIT WEEK # 3

Here comes Peter Cottontail hoping down the bunny trail… Who else thinks of this song when you think of rabbits? We just love this song and every time we see today’s rabbit it pops in our head! That’s right; we’re taking a stroll in our own backyard to see today’s rabbit! Do you have guess on who it is?

MEET THE EASTERN COTTONTAIL!

   Range/Habitat: Southeastern Canada- Central America-parts of Europe/ forests,

grasslands, suburbs

   Diet: Herbivore: grass, bark, twigs

   Length/Weight: 15-19”/2 ¼-3 ¼ lb

   Conservation Status: Common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Eastern Cottontails have reddish brown fur.
  • They are mostly solitary animals.
  • Eastern cottontails have fluffy white tails.
  • They are most active at dawn and dusk (crepuscular).
  • Eastern cottontails use burrows dug by other animals.
  • Eastern cottontails thump the ground often as a warning

We love to see Eastern Cottontails out in the yard munching on some clover. You have to be very quite because they can move fast! Hop! Hop! Hop!

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RABBIT WEEK DAY # 2

RABBIT WEEK # 2

We’re heading to the chilly Arctic today to meet today’s rabbit! Actually this animal is a hare! Hares are members of the lagomorph family. They usually have larger ears than rabbits and live in nests above ground vs burrows. Hares also have babies that are born with hair and open eyes. Today’s hare lives in a very snowy climate! Put on your cold weather coat and snow shoes and let’s meet today’s hare!

MEET THE ARCTIC HARE!

Range/Habitat: N Canada- Greenland/ snowy arctic tundra

Diet: Herbivore: grasses, moss, lichen, shrubs

Length/Weight: 17- 26”/ 6 ½-15 lbs

Conservation Status: common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Arctic hares are built to live in cold climates.
  • They have thick coats of fur that turn brown-gray in the summer and white in the winter to help them camouflage.
  • Arctic hares have large feet that help them walk in the snow.
  • Arctic hares have smaller ears to help them regulate their body heat, smaller ears lose less heat!
  • They hide in rocky outcrops and crevices.
  • Arctic hares are fast, they can go as fast as 40 mph!

 

Arctic hares have beautiful white coats! It has to be hard to see them in all of that snow! These hardy rabbits have some great adaptations for living in a harsh climate! Now, who’s ready to warm up with hot apple cider? It’s Edmond’s specialty!

 

 

 

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RABBIT WEEK!!

RABBIT WEEK!

April theme week is here and we are celebrating rabbits! We’re featuring a rabbit a day along with a special craft and an interview with one of our rabbit pals! So are you ready to get this week started? We sure are! Rabbits are classified as lagomorphs and include hares and picas. They have large ears and four incisors in the upper jaw. They range in size and live all over the world except Antarctica. Besides being amazing animals, they are just plain cute! We’re heading south of the border (as we like to say in the U.S.) to some volcanoes outside of Mexico City to meet today’s rabbit!

MEET THE VOLCANO RABBIT!

   Range/Habitat:  Central Mexico/ forests, mountains

   Diet: Herbivore: grasses

   Length/Weight: 9- 12 ½”/ 13-21 oz

   Conservation Status: endangered

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Volcano rabbits live in pine forests near volcano peaks.
  • Volcano rabbits are one of the smallest rabbits in the world.
  • They live in small groups of 2-5.
  • Volcano rabbits have small rounded ears.
  • They build their burrows.
  • Volcano rabbits are mostly active at dusk and dawn (crepuscular).

 

How cute are these Volcano Rabbits? You would think with a name like that, they would breathe fire, but nope! There are efforts to make sure these little rabbits have enough habitat in their native Mexico! That is great news!

 

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