Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Rabbit shirts

The Big One Who Picks Me Up informs me that the black Disapproving Rabbit shirts are now available in Men's 3XL and 4XL. These shirts are $2 extra because they cost more, but there are still no bunny-sized shirts. Harumph, I say. Buy one and help keep me in carrots.

Halloween wrap-up

Two more disapprove-o-lanterns, the first from long-time reader Els:


Which sort of reminds me of the most intense bunny disapproval ever (bottom of the page). And one more from Tim (and Jiro):
Apparently Jiro came in the best disguise ever: an approving rabbit. Frightening, isn't it?

As always, thanks to Julia for kicking this nutty idea off!


Sigh... Is Halloween over yet?

Thanks, Lynette!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jack o'disapproval

Using the instructions from Julia's blog, faithful reader Chris created his own disapproving pumpkin, and sent in this great picture:

Great picture, Chris: it truly reflects the rage burning inside every rabbit.


Trick or Treat!
And believe me, you do not
want to know what the "trick" will be.

Thanks, Tim!

Monday, October 29, 2007


I am not a Jackrabbit-o'-Lantern!

Thanks, Holly!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday Cinnamon

Using a rabbit to dust your
floor is generally discouraged.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


I see dead people.
Namely, you, if you don't haul
your butt out of bed and feed me!

Thanks, Ha!

Friday, October 26, 2007


The Birdchick gets interviewed about how bunnies secretly rule the internet on MSNBC:

And it's about time, I say! Also covered are more bunny sites of which I approve, such as Rabbit Bites and 30 Second Bunny Theater. Read on!


"And crushing dreams is fun."

Thanks, Stephanie!

Washington News Tribune

Well Cinnamon is popping up all over Washington! Yesterday someone emailed to say they saw her clip of eating parsley on Seattle's KOMO TV and this morning, the Washington News Tribune has a story on the Disapproving Rabbits book!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cinnamon on KOMO

This just in from Dawn:

Just watched a video of Cinnamon eating that long long parsley on the KOMO
Seattle TV
. Yeah Cinnamon!!


Cool! Thanks, Dawn!

Pontouf Pony

Mrphf. I mffapprovef of vif sweafferf!

Thanks, Lesley!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Speaking of cool pictures on other blogs, we got an email from Julia where she decided to terrify evil spirits and/or neighborhood children using the most frightening image she could find:

Instructions and more pics at the link. Thanks, Julia!


I highly recommend checking out the explosion of disapproval going on at Cute Overload. It gladdens my disapproving heart to see bunny indignation spread so far and wide!


A "Q" and six vowels!? Harumph!

Thanks, Kevin!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mister Fuzzy

My disapproval will stick to you like Velcro.

Thanks, S.J.!

Monday, October 22, 2007


"Start running..."

Thanks, K.H.!

Disapproving Rabbits Party

For all the readers who are here today from Showcase Minnesota, Welcome!

There's a party for the book, along with other disapproving rabbits from the MN Companion Rabbit Society, Friday, November 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at DreamHaven Books in Minneapolis.

There will be live bunnies! Cookies! Parsley! Cinnamon! You can get a personalized disapproval!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Cinnamon

I disapprove of llamas!

Special thanks to Kit!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Mosey and Lilly

Disapproval-In-Training"There! 360 degrees of disapproval!"
"Huh!? What!? Where!? I can't see a thing!"

Thanks, Darcy!

Friday, October 19, 2007


You know those garden rocks you had
that read "harmony" and "happiness?" Well, forget it.

Thanks, Kevin!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A note of thanks

Hello everyone, Bill (a.k.a. "The Big One Who Picks Me Up") here.

I'm going to "break character" here for a moment to thank you all for the success that you've given Disapproving Rabbits. Hope you're all enjoying it as much as Sharon and I enjoy opening Blogger every morning and thinking "What is this rabbit hating?" Thanks especially to all of you who have sent in pictures, or bought the book, or recommended it to friends, and have, as a result, made it it #3 on Amazon's list of books about Mammals (behind the ever-popular Meerkat Manor and a book about autism and dogs). Please feel free to write a review of it, if you are so inclined.

As Sharon likes to point out, when she suggested putting a gallery of rabbits on her website, I thought it was the dumbest idea in the world. It's about birds! Who wants to see pictures of pet rabbits? But then, I thought the iPod was a dumb idea, too, so the lesson is: never listen to me.

Again, thanks for all your support. We appreciate it, even if Cinnamon (as always) disapproves.


Disapproving Rabbits Book In Stores

Yesterday morning, I dropped Non Birding Bill off at work on the Minneapolis campus of St. Thomas University. We walked by the St. Thomas Bookstore and even though it was closed, we could see the Disapproving Rabbits book prominently displayed from the entrance--whoot!

On one of his breaks, NBB went to the downtown Minneapolis Barnes and Noble and found the book out and on display and texted me the above photo.

I also got a message and the above photo from Hasty Brook who went out to her local Barnes and Noble to find a copy:

"The kids and I were at Barnes and Noble this afternoon looking for books for John, and when I went to the desk to ask for help, I found the clerks laughing over a stack (6) of your books! They thought it was really funny! We were excited to find our Buddy in it- can't wait to get mine! I took a couple of cell phone pix of the books on the shelf for you. Congrats! It was on the shelf between Jon Stewart and a book called "How to Build a Bong"!!"

I'm not sure Cinnamon would approve being next to a book on modern bong building, but she would tolerate Jon Stewart. I had to take Cinnamon out to the vet's to get her nail's trimmed (and drop off a book). Afterwards, we also went around town to see where else one could find The Disapproving Rabbits book.

I took Cinnamon discreetly into the Har Mar Barnes and Noble and looked for the book. I couldn't find it and asked at the help desk--they were just unpacking it. I mentioned that it was my book and that Cinnamon was the star and they got excited. That's Janet in the above photo, she asked if she could hold Cinnamon--I warned that disapproval to the uninitiated can be a jolt, but she handled it well.

Then, they asked if I would autograph their store copies! I was so not expecting that--I figured that I'm too new and unknown, but they said that I'm local and Harper Collins is a big deal. So, if you want an autographed copy and one that has been personally disapproved of by Cinnamon--head to the Har Mar Mall Barnes and Noble. It even has the "Autographed copy" sticker honor--whoot whoot!

We then went over to the Roseville Borders and after some searching, found the book on the bottom shelf of the humor section.

Our last stop was DreamHaven Books where the manager, Elizabeth showed Cinnamon their display. Incidentally, there were only a few books left, but Elizabeth said that they would be getting more--especially for the Disapproving Rabbits Party on November 2, 2007! I'm so excited, the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society will be there with information on house rabbits and some live foster rabbits--it very well might be a bunny 'splosion! And, there will be cookies for humans and parsley for disapproving bunnies! It'll be fun!

After all that excitement, we came home and I gave Cinnamon some bunny smack aka canned pumpkin--she does approve of that! Here's a video of her eating her pumpkin after visiting all the book stores, be sure to watch for the oh so cute bunny tongue action at the end:


We... need to have a little talk...

Thanks, Lisa!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Grumpy Bear

"Get all the happy stuffed animals you want,
but you're still a disappointment."

Thanks, Jody!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I'm afraid this will have to
go on your permanent record...

Thanks, Susan!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Welcome readers who are coming over from Neatorama. Cinnamon is not sure she's ready to approve of any of this. Readers here should go check out Neatorama--there's a Disapproving Rabbits caption contest and you can get a sneak peak at some of the buns in the book!

This week is crazy, we radio interviews around the country! And next Monday, Cinnamon will be on Showcase Minnesota! And while sifting through iPhoto, I found an oldie but a goodie:

"Seriously, you honestly thought I would approve of this?"

Mr. Razzle Cheese

Mr. Razzle Cheese lies in wait. Ready to administer
a hardy disapproval to Halloween candy.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Cinnamon

Touch my tummy and die.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Lady, I ain't the cure for
your biological clock!

Thanks, Eric!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Root Of All Disapproval?

Warning, this link is only for those who are experienced in dealing with disapproval. If you are a novice, that link may not be safe for you.


License and registration, please...

Thanks, Karl!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Oldie But A Goodie

We've had this video over at the Birdchick Blog but I thought some of the newer readers might like to see Cinnamon take on a massive sprig of parsley. Even when eating one of her favorite foods, she still manages a disapproval.

Lola and Basil

Sigh... I really need my own apartment.

Thanks, Wendy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I'm in my fort! You can't touch me!

Thanks, Chad and Joey!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


You call those arpeggios? Bah!

Thanks, Rob & Michelle!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Author Scott Weidensaul On Disapproving Rabbits

Pulitzer Prize Nominated Scott Weidesaul on Disapproving Rabbits:

Thank you, Scott!!!

USA Today Pop Candy Blog

The Big One informs me that my book got an entry in the USA Today Pop Candy Blog, along with sample pages.
He seemed excited about it. So excited that he interrupted my third nap. Harumph.


If provoked, a bunny will charge.

Thanks, Kim!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Sunday Cinnamon

I am not your snuggle-bunny!

Saturday, October 06, 2007


Yes, of course they're all against me... 
Yes, I know they are unworthy...

Thanks, Starina!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Loki and Lilly

He's the Tribble, I'm the trouble.

Thanks, Thanya!

Thursday, October 04, 2007


I can still find fault with you from here...

Thanks, Laura

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

State Fair Bunny

Hey, wattya you looking at?
You think you're better than me?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


I say, old chap, I rather disapprove of that.

Thanks, Amy!

Share Your Disapproval

Yesterday, Carri Ann sent me this photo from her yard:

She wrote, "I made a gate for Archi's outdoor enclosure outta plywood and now Cinnamon is forever watching over the area, disapproving of it all! All that's left is to etch in the words BEWARE of Disapproving Rabbit."

Thanks, Archi's Mom, that is awesome!

In the last week or so, people have been sharing their Disapproving Rabbits stories of finding like minded individuals around the country. Have a fun story or a photo of you and a Disapproving Rabbits shirt? Send it in, we love to hear 'em. And thank you to each and every person who has just visited our site, purchased a shirt and or a book. You guys make having a website loads of fun.

Here are some disapproval sightings:

"Saw someone shopping who was wearing a Disapproving Rabbit t-shirt. It's not just your friends buying them!"

"I live in Maine and every year there is a big Common Ground Fair sponsored by MOFGA. All organic farmers and a lot of hippies. There are fun crafty tents, activist tents, a farmers market, tons of get the picture. Well I wore one of my favorite T-shirts . . .
my disapproving rabbits shirt. The first few stares I got I thought were funny. My husband and I stopped counting around 30 . . . and mind you I don't have much else on my chest to look at if you know what I mean. It wasn't until I was in the animal activist tent that I realized people thought that I was making a real statement. They thought my disapproving rabbit was disapproving rabbit abuse! While I'm sure Cinnamon would whole-heartedly disapprove of rabbit abuse in all forms, I thought it was funny that people missed the humor in the
shirt. Oh well . . . maybe they will all buy T-shirts from you :D"

"I had to drop you a line about my family's trip to Chicago August 13-19. I wore your DR t-shirt at the Field Museum, and a museum employee stopped me to say what a fabulous shirt it was and how she loves the DR website."

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Nightmarish Frog Thing

It gathers bunnies.

Great. now I won't sleep for a week. Harumph.

Link via Dirk Deppey.

Party over here!

The humans inform me that I'm going to be forced to attend a party for my book, along with other disapproving rabbits from the MN Companion Rabbit Society.

Bunny rights, I say!

It'll take place on Friday, November 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at DreamHaven Books in Minneapolis. I'm told they'll have books on sale there, or you can bring one you already own to get signed. I won't be signing (no opposable thumbs. harumph), but I might nibble a corner for you.

Correction: It's taking place at 6:30, not 6:00.


Once again, my faith in humanity is squished
like a grape beneath my adorable belly.

Thanks, Cuy!