Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wild Bunny

The Pit of Despair. Well, the Minor Trench of Despair.

Thanks, Lucy!

20 comments:

Benny said...

that is one Pissed Off Bunny

Boopalina luv said...

adorable!

Richard the Big Bunny said...

"Despair", please. Wild Bunny goes *wild* when affronted by spelling errors! :-p

Richard the Big Bunny said...

Thanks! :-) Where in the world might one find a wild rabbit with such short ears? I'm genuinely curious.

Val Woodhouse said...

Wild bunnies have no use for puny humans.

The Bunns said...

"Go ahead, Hooman - just TRY to touch that white spot you want to so much ..."

bunnits said...

What cute wild disapproval! I see wild buns in the yard and neighborhood sometimes in the evenings, but none as cute--or disapproving--as this little one.

Helmi said...

I suspect instead of a pit of despair, it is the blast radius of the last disapproval handed out to passing humans.

Ijon Tichy the Nth said...

... that is one serious spill of wild disapproval! Would there ever be enough dandelions and pancakes to cap a mean gusher of this buntitude?

Jill said...

You're right, Bunns... I *do* want to pet that cute white spot!!

dorrie17 said...

Richard, wild rabbits are born with short ears and this little guy looks like he's just a baby. His ears will get bigger as he grows up. For the sake of humanity let's hope his disapproval doesn't do the same

janet2buns said...

@Helmi: I believe you're right! I wonder if Fleetie can help us out here. Given the blast radius in the picture and the littleness of the Wild Bunny concerned, how many kiloBuns of disapproval do you suppose an adult wild bunny can generate? Is the increase of kiloBuns in proportion to the size and age of the bun? Is it possible that the kiloBuns increase exponentially?

Stacy Hurt said...

"YOU! Get OUTTA MY YARD!"

Stacy Hurt said...

@j2b; if that logic were sound then judging by the number of wild buns in our neighborhood alone; a singularity has all ready been created & all you over there on the other side of the pond only have minu...

janet2buns said...

Stacey??? Stacey, are you there?? OMGods, they've gotten Stacey!! In the name of all that is holy, what chance do any of us have!!!! It's Bunnigedon!!

DB said...

It's true the odds are small but a few of us may yet survive. Hopefully we have convinced some domestic buns of our utility and they may yet be able to convince the wild buns to spare us that we may serve. Thus I encourage all those luck enough to already be an indentured servant make offerings of dandelions and nutri berries, all our futures are in your hands.

Fleetie said...

Janet: Well, I'm no Dr. Bunford (that much is obvious; duh!), but at the very least, the disapproval yield of a bunny must increase with the cube of the bunny's length, since volume is proportional to the cube of length, providing that the other 2 dimensions remain in proportion.

However, I would expect a greater increase than that, because as a bunny grows bigger, it is also growing older, wiser, and more aware of The Stoopidity Of Hoomins, so that the Disapproval Yield (DY) of the bun per unit bun-volume will also increase.

Now this effect of age-related increase in DY per bun-volume will not be linear; neither will it be logarithmic or exponential. I would expect a somewhat rapid increase in the first few months, which would then flatten off considerably as the bun reaches adulthood; though I would still expect a very gradual increase throughout adulthood.

So I don't think it's easy to express the DY of the whole rabbit as a simple single-term power-law; it's going to be much more accurately expressed as some more complicated polynomial in (length and age).

But this little furry cutie is looking mighty disapproving. I suspect that s/he has just started to realise that s/he has hoomins living nearby, and is NOT impressed!

janet2buns said...

@DB: Currying favour with our bunmasters in hopes that they may advocate on our behalf will prove to be necessary.
Fleetie: Your knowledge of the bunsciences will stand you in good stead.
Stacey: RIP

janet2buns said...

I will be absent from DR for 10 days. HRH Queen Phoebe and Prince Consort Drizzle have become disgusted with me and are sending me away. Their other indentured servants will be tending to them. I will be pondering my crimes on a distant southern island. I am told this particular penal colony serves pina coladas, so my banishment may not prove as onerous as I feared. I do not want my sudden absence to be a cause for alarm among the DR community of indentured servants. Keep the (bunny) faith, and I will, in time, return.

Lynne said...

are you sure this isn't a pothole of pathos???