Monday, December 31, 2007

Alyce-Michele and Ashleigh

Ah, yes, well the chances of us saying
"Hoppy New Year" are only
better than the chances of you
getting out of this room alive.

Thanks, Julia!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday Cinnamon

Frownin' in a winter wonderland.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


I'm bored.

Thanks, Mindy!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Baby Bunnies

Two dark moods with a creamy disapproving center!

Thanks, Jane!

Thursday, December 27, 2007


The perfect crime...
And the squirrels get the blame!

Thanks, Brian!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A.J. (and Abby)

Sigh... Such is the burden of being fashionable.

Thanks, Michele!

Monday, December 24, 2007


Disapproval, nipping at your soul.

Happy Christmas, everyone!

Thanks, Timothy & Nina!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday Cinnamon

Hmm... he usually hides the presents under here...

Saturday, December 22, 2007


You might think the hat is too small.
Then you realize... the disapproval is growing.

Thanks, Kimberly!

Rabbit Bites

Time for more fun with Buns and Chou Chou, and this time, it's a Christmas message... a message that says, "enough with the freakin' Chipmunks already!"

Personally I rather liked Chipmunk Punk (and consider their version of "You May Be Right" to be the definitive cover), but yeah, I can see where Buns and Chou Chou are coming from. This one may not be for the little 'uns, especially if they've enjoyed the recent CGI film. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 21, 2007


No! No! No!

Thanks, Wendi!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Lit Gloss

The Philadelphia Weekly's Lit Gloss column gave us a nice mention:

The photographs in this book prove Cinnamon was not unique. Each and every rabbit therein gazes autocratically, and Stiteler has helpfully provided translations. A portly white puff sternly says, “Are you still here?” A reddish bunny on a leash says, “You know, not everyone can wear spandex.” A similar-looking bunny, this time enjoying an outdoor scene, says, “Your insufficiencies wound me to the core.” That’s right, folks. You’ve got 179 pages of this, and you’re going to laugh at about 160. You can’t say that for Danish existentialists. If I remember grad school correctly, they aren’t nearly as judgmental as bunny rabbits.

What Nietzsche knew about despair, he learned from rabbits. It's a fact. There's more good stuff at the link.


Now just let me get my shoes on and I'll be ready...

Thanks, Jenny!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


All of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names.
Retribution was swift and terrible.

Thanks, Jakkie!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


This ain't mistletoe, so don't get any ideas.

Thanks, Susan!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Rabbit Mugs and more

Hey all, just a note to let you all know that we've caved to popular demand and now have Disapproving Rabbit mugs (and some images of birds. Birds! Harumph) available for purchase.

The mugs are being made through Zazzle. If you have a design you'd like to see, let us know. The DR shirts will continue to be screen printed by a local MN company.

Oh, and the Big One Who Picks Me Up wants me to tell you that he can no longer guarantee Christmas delivery for orders. Time then, to order for Easter, 'cause I ain't hippity-hoppin' nothing for nobody!


Settling in for a long
winter's disapproval.

Thanks, Mary!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Artistic Cinnamon Sunday

Sharon posting here instead of Cinnamon because I just had to express my excitement and gratitude to artist Marcy Hall. The whole Disapproving Rabbits thing has been one heck of a ride. We really did just start it for fun and it totally blew our minds that it would ever become a book. But it's the little things that have happened since that makes me smile. When Marcy emailed and asked if I would mind if she did a portrait of our Disapproving Rabbit, we were honored and we looked at her work and loved the whimsy. What came in the mail when she finished was not only huge but just amazing colorful fun!

We tried showing it to Cinnamon and she hid in her Cottontail Cottage judging it right away to be a thing of evil.

We tried to coax her out with her favorite snack (Nutriberries) so she could get a good look at her portrait and maybe even disapprove of it a little.

Her tummy eventually got the better of her and she came up to give it an inspection and ask the eternal bunny question, "Can I chew this?"

"Does that portrait make me look fat? I'm not sure I approve!"

Despite Cinnamon, Bill and I absolutely love it. Marcy even managed to work in a few bees into the painting as well the quote, "Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it."--James H. Breasted.

Please visit Marcy's site and if you would like to get this wonderful portrait of Cinnamon on a shirt, cards, or a bag visit the Cafe Press site. 10% off all sales of the image will go to the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Association. Also, keep Marcy in mind if you would like to have a vibrant portrait of your pets.

Thank you, Marcy for this wonderful portrait, and for your generosity to the MCRA.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Moose and Tuscan

Aw crap, she's back! Tape everything back together!

Thanks, Lindsay!

Friday, December 14, 2007


And always disapprove with dignity.

Thanks, Megan!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


And when a lump of coal isn't sufficient...

Thanks, Stacie!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pics from Big Hat Books

...roaming the stacks...
Originally uploaded by smkagiwada

The crew at Big Hat Books has put up a bunch of photos from when I was forced--forced, I tell you--at attend a signing there. Still, they did let me hop around, and the pictures do capture some fine disapproval on my part.

DR merch update

Hello, all, NBB here. Just a quick update for those of you who have placed an order through the Birdchick Store: we are getting our next shipment of books and shirts in this week,
and expect to have all orders filled shortly. Thanks for your understanding, the book was selling so well, even we had difficulty getting a copy!

If you have any questions regarding your order, please feel free to email us!

Butch Boots

Hmm, yes, well, I can definitely
see what you were trying to do there...

Thanks, Tracy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

AlmaMater and Bird

Your offering displeases the idol!
We shall remove it immediately!

Thanks, Els!

Monday, December 10, 2007


While the sealant protected against rain and snow,
it was stripped bare by disapproval.

Thanks, Sarah!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sunday Cinnamon

No disapproving with your mouth full!

Saturday, December 08, 2007


The warren! The warren is filled with bl--
Oh, no wait, I've just got gas.

Thanks, Alora!

Friday, December 07, 2007


Fine, put me on your "naughty" list;
But come Easter, the tables
will be turned, Old Man!

Thanks, Jessica!

And this post is as good a reason as any to post to my favorite Yuletide website: photos of children being Scared of Santa, courtesy of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. I approve!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Amy Sedaris Loves Disapproving Rabbits!

Totally geeking out, Amy Sedaris loved the book! Totally geeking out! By the way, is that not the cutest stationary?

Adopt/Foster a bunny

Hey all, we got an email from the fine folks at the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society, and they are at "bunny maximum" as we like to say here: too many buns, not enough volunteers. If you can take a bunny into your home, either as a full-on adoptee, or simply to foster some disapproval (for fostering, MCRS can provide all equipment, covers medical expenses and provides hay/pellets/litter, too! You just need to provide the love, attention and fresh greens). If you would be interested in this important volunteer job, please contact MCRS for more information.

MCRS also needs volunteers and donations in many other areas as well, including socialization and drivers. So please help out this worthy organization. You can get more info at their website!


You can call me a disapprover, or a DR,
or His Disapproveness, or El Rabbit Disapprovarino
if you're not into the whole... brevity thing.

Thanks, George!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Rabbit Bites

Another new video from Rabbit Bites: this time, Buns and Chou Chou talk politics with Libertarian Party Chair William Redpath. Seriously.

Can I tell you how I enjoy how wonderfully weird Rabbit Bites is? Here's the head of a political party sitting down to be interviewed by two rabbits regarding his position on gun control, the moral situation in Las Vegas, and gun control (as it pertains to hunting rabbits). Buns and Chou Chou work to create a show that consistently makes me think, "Wait... did I dream that?"

Anyway, there's the new show. For those of you at work, I should tell you there's a clip of a Vegas showgirl. Enjoy!

George (and Shadow)

I'm sorry, but Mr. Shadow is in a conference.
You'll have to reschedule.

Thanks, Lauren!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


I don't care if Grandma knitted it by hand...

Thanks, Sarah!

Monday, December 03, 2007


Your weekend...
is over.

Thanks, Manda!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sunday Cinnamon

I disapprove of your shenanigans!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Uhm... your move.

Thanks, Joanne!