is a difficult matter. No sensible everyday names for my foofy faced fancies of hopping fame. When a critter looks like this, don'tcha think sensible just hops out the window? Or maybe it's just me who tossed sensibility a long time ago. In any case, this young fella, a 3 month old crossbred angora buck, needs a name. Sometimes names just announce themselves to me, like the bunny born on July 4 that I decided to keep. He needed a good old American name and instantly became Bun Franklin. Most of my bunny names tend toward the punny side and I think I've done "hop" to death. Hoppin' Fresh, Hop Secret, Hop To Trot, Hollyhop, Queen of the Hop are just a few. This guy's mama is Hollyhop, his daddy Noble Hop. This beer theme is a new direction and could serve up some fun research, except I don't like beer. At least, not the probably one and only I have ever sipped, such a long ago experience, I don't even remember it other than "ewwww YUCK!" I am enjoying reading up on hops used in brewing beer. One variety of noble hop that kind of tickled my fancy is Fuggle, named after the man who first selected the seedling in 1861. It is used in a variety of English ales. Sadly, urban dictionary defines it somewhat differently, which, admittedly, is in keeping with the "breed like rabbits" myth (yep, big myth - they only do that when you don't want them to).
I could go the muppet route, Herry Bunster for instance, which puts my own spin on the muppet name. Fozzie Bear also suits a foofy bun, but Fozzie is the wrong color. Yes, I go into that kind of detail in choosing a name (hey, quite muttering "get a life." This one involves a lot of fun and silly. Does yours?).
As of this morning, this bunny isn't very "herry" anymore. He had his first haircut. What a good boy he was! Not only did he get this new and decidedly not part of natural bunny experience, he endured it with the full complement of dogs all eager to nose him. He did not struggle, perhaps choosing upside down in my arms as a safer alternative to dodging those noses on his own. He will be staying in the house for a while to adjust to his haircut. And that will give me time to consider his ineffable effable effanineffable deep and inscrutable singular name.