22 June 2007
i primi passi
"I primi passi" means "first steps" in Italian,
and here is one of our 11-day old bunnies taking his:


"Courage is an accumulation of small steps."
--George Konrad

Meanwhile, his brothers and sisters snooze the day away.



"I'll get up when I'm good and ready."*
--sognatrice

Whatever it takes, my friends. Whatever it takes.

Buon weekend!


*The original version read "Wake me in time for dinner," but I realized (through the help of commenters) that it sounded like I was referring to these cuties as dinner. Well, truth be told, someday they will be in all likelihood (sorry for those offended, but it's the way of life around here)--but that's certainly not what I was thinking about when I posted the photos!

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52 Comments:

Blogger Texas Espresso said...

Oh my gosh those are SO CUTE. I don't want to think about bunnies/dinner in the same thought =( I know I know, I am completely a city girl but they're so cute! hehe

Blogger JennieBoo said...

AHHHH!

I LOVE your babies!

Can I have one?

okay, I am a big sucker for pictures of cute bunnies, kittens and elephants.

have a great weekend.

Blogger Karina said...

AWWW...I want one!!!! Too cute!

Blogger sognatrice said...

TX, aren't they just adorable? I wasn't even thinking about the double meaning in the sense that someday, these poor little ones...oh I can't bear to think about it either. Re-reading what I wrote now seems so heartless! I just meant to wake me in time *tonight* for dinner--and we're only having vegetables, I swear! And I only meant that we all need to do what it takes to make us happy. Sheesh ;)

Jennie, if you can arrange for transport, you're welcome to whichever you like :)

NYC, these are some cute bunnies, aren't they? Btw, P was the cameraman.

Blogger sognatrice said...

Karina, same offer for you as for Jennie ;)

Anonymous Judith in Umbria said...

E' dificile a guardali e pensare di pranzo,

Blogger sognatrice said...

Judith, I wasn't! I swear! That does it. I'm editing.

Blogger KC said...

Those are the cutest little bunnies! The one on the right in the last picture is my favorite. He looks so sweet.

Blogger Paolo said...

You are definitely loading up on the cute pics this week, aren't ya?

Still waiting on the Picasa page... ;-)

Also - Camilleri? Sono veramente gelosissimo!! I can read a little but it's like being a little kid and hearing the adults laugh at jokes you can't... quite... get. Hmf.

Blogger sognatrice said...

KC, that's my favorite too! All curled up, and well, I'd say I just want to eat him, but then we'll get started on that whole thing again ;)

Paolo, I can't help I'm surrounded by such cuteness! And with the Picasa, geez, you sure you weren't a woman in your past life with all this nagging? On Camilleri, one of my students gave me this book. She had done a book review for me as an assignment, and when she saw how curious I was about it, she brought it in and gave it to me. It's awesome, I tell you--I love how there's Sicilian sprinkled throughout. A real work-out indeed :)

OOOOKEEYYY!!
Wellcome to Antonino's Restaurant:
Todays Menu!

Bunnies and olives...

How to prepare:
Kill the Rabbit.
Put in 4 or 5 tablespoons of olive oil in a casserole with onion, salt, green olives,and chili pepper.
Let the onion become brown and put the rabbit in, preferably break into small pieces. Let the rabbit fry lightly, then cover with red wine.
When the wine is evaporated you'll have a delicious rabbit with a delicate sauce.
Enjoy your lunch!!!

Blogger sognatrice said...

Antonino, you're horrible...e grazie mille ;) FYI, I've posted the way we usually prepare our rabbit here; P's mom does another version, but neither of us have made it with olives. Yet. Yum!!!

Hi
Yes, maybe I'm horrible but rabbit is very good and this evening I'll eat the rabbit with olives. The posted recipe isn't really complete. If you want I'll translate it and send the original recipe. I've seen you've a great scort of rabbit and I've a lot of recipes if you want I'll send it to you...
But the question is:
Do you have the courage to kill them?
May I have the P's mom recipe?

Blogger Paolo said...

eheheh... 'Tonino, per quanto riguarda "kill the rabbit," devi guardare questo se non l'hai mai visto.

i kept hearing "kill the Wab-bit, kill the WAB-BIT" in my head after reading your comment...

Blogger sognatrice said...

Antonino, only joking about being horrible, of course, as rabbit is a common dinner in my house too. Do pass along the entire recipe if you find time--Italian is fine. I don't actually have P's mom's recipe, but I do know she uses a lot of peperoncino because man is it spicy! Delicious too! From what my taste buds say, I'm guessing it's olive oil, garlic, white wine vinegar, peperoncino and salt, but she has yet to share it. We often use the oily juice then with pasta, and it's so good!

Anyway, no, I most certainly do not do the dirty work. I'm not that Calabrianified just yet ;)

Blogger sognatrice said...

Paolo, that's funny because I'm always thinking "we're gonna have woast wabbit," or "wabbit stew!!!!"

Blogger Paolo said...

You have my sympathy (seriously) that you're not in an environment where goofy pop-culture references like that are understood.

P with Elmer Fudd might be like me with Camilleri - I get the humour intellectually, but I don't get the belly laugh my letteratura teacher got.

Still and all, I am prepared to seem humourless if I can just live in a culture where they have caffè corretto...

I love Bugs bunny cartoons and Tom and Jerry too. Fantastic!!!

Sognatrice, I met 2 americans in Catanzaro, you and Cherrye, and both like to eat. I think you and P, Cherrye and Peppe, me and my wife need to have a dinner one of this days.
I will find the time to copy the recipe.

Blogger Delina said...

I'm a big rabbit fan - NOT for dinner of course.

Will they really all be for dinner? :((

Blogger sognatrice said...

Paolo, I'm sensing that maybe you like your coffee, I don't know, correct or something. And yes, so much of my humor is lost on P, although he finds me hilariously funny in ways I never would've imagined. That doesn't sound really flattering, but I'll take it.

Antonino, una buona idea! No rush on the recipe as, ahem, we have a few weeks until we'll be having rabbit.

Delina, not all of them, no. Depending on how many females there are, some will be spared as they become mommies. The males, though, well....

Blogger Paolo said...

I meant, of course, caffè calabrese...

Blogger sognatrice said...

Paolo, non lo sapevo! The Calabrese just *never* stop giving to the world, I tell you ;)

Blogger goodthomas said...

This post, these comments . . . I am giggling to myself now, way across the miles.

Thank you for the smiles, good Sognatice.

Blogger Ally Bean said...

Great photos. Inspired quotes. I'm feeling most inspired to be courageous and sleep in tomorrow.

Anonymous Frances said...

Oh I am soooo in love with those little guys.
Can't wait to see update photos.
Waving at you from New York,
Frances

Sognatrice,

Those are wonderful little fluffy darlings. What a big smile you've given me.
Thank you.


Dinner... WHAT?! So glad you changed the title!

Scarlett & V.

Blogger Mallow said...

Holy crap - I don't think I have EVER seen anything that cute in my life.

Blogger sognatrice said...

gt, good to here you're smiling :)

Ally, I was feeling much the same this morning, so that's exactly what I did.

Frances, updates will certainly be provided!

Scarlett, it was an innocent quote about how lazy I am, but it turned into something sinister--it's better this way, I agree ;)

Mallow, you just made me think of Frank from "Everybody Loves Raymond" and I'm smiling too :)

Blogger somepinkflowers said...

when i see bunnies
i think of Thumper,
Bambi's sidekick and long time friend...

forget about me grabbing a fork
for that one...

will stick with insalata caprese,
i think...

:-)

Blogger Karen Cole said...

I am sooo jealous of your life right now!!!
Cute bunnies, incredible food, italian vistas.....

Well, I guess I'll go clean my studio now.

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!! How cute. Bunnies! :) You know I love them. I was going to hop over and comment right away on the Luna post, and then I saw the little bunny. Absolutely adorable. Of course Luna is absolutely adorable as well, so I really do need to get over to the other post. I just wanted to say how wonderful these rabbit pics are too. :)

*bunny hugs* always ...

Blogger Erin said...

What cute little guys!

Anonymous Britt-Arnhild said...

Oh, they are so cute.....

Songatrice, I might have asked you before, but.....where in Italy are you?

Blogger sognatrice said...

SPF, mmm, insalata caprese!!!!

Karen, if it makes you feel any better, I cleaned my bathrooms this morning :(

Michelle, these were some bunny lover photos if I ever saw any--glad you enjoyed :)

Erin, aren't they though? Thanks for commenting :)

B-A, I'm in Calabria on the Ionian Sea...kind of the ball of the foot ;)

Blogger Cherrye said...

That is funny. The first thing I thought of when I saw those pics was...DINNER!

Well, not for me, cause I dont eat rabbit...but some people I know do.

Anonymous Judith in Umbria said...

Protest, protest and then the recipes pour in and you ask for cookery details. I knew it. I knew it. You look so sweet, but inside there is hard and greedy heart...
Lamb anyone?

Blogger sognatrice said...

Cherrye, oh you'd eat it if P or Antonino prepared it, I'm sure. We'd take it off the bone for you and everything!

Blogger sognatrice said...

Judith, is "baaaaah!" the wrong response? I've never made lamb....

Blogger The Other Girl said...

But ... it's DUCK SEASON! (Oh, now I'm thinking of baby ducks. Being an omnivore is a heartless business.)

Anonymous Joy T. said...

Well these little one's are about the cutest things I've seen in a long while! Love them!

Anonymous bella said...

My daughter enjoyed these pictures. We have a pet rabbit that drives me nuts, but she's a very big source of joy for Angie.

Blogger seventh sister said...

Tell them not to go near Mr. McGregor's garden.

Blogger sognatrice said...

TheOG, lucky for you, P wants to get ducks now too! We're going to have a full-fledged farm before we know it...and I'm going to have all kinds of Looney Tunes references running through my mind ALL THE TIME and have no one to appreciate them (in person). We already have roosters you know, so I'm always thinking about the chickenhawk and Foghorn Leghorn: "Well, I'll be, well IIIII'll be!"

Joy, glad you like them. Too precious when they're sleeping!

Bella, oh I'm so happy that Angie enjoyed them--I hope she didn't catch all the dinner commentary though :(

Seventh Sister, good point, although they're already on borrowed time around here too....

Blogger Figs Olives Wine said...

What sweetie pies! oooo, rabbit pie....

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Bunnies are wonderful pets....our "Lenny" is having his 3rd birthday in July and we still love having him around....hmmmmm I will have to do an entry with a photo...

Blogger sognatrice said...

Figs, I've never had wabbit pie. Sorry, can't stop the Looney Tunes thing!

Elizabeth, I'm trying to convince P to let me keep just one of them at the house with us, but it's not going well. We have one small one, she's of a smaller breed than the rest because someone gave her to us, and P named her Rosina. How could we possibly eat something called Rosina???

Blogger Becca said...

I absolutely LOVE the little one taking his first steps. The color of his fur is beautiful. We had a nest of bunnies burrowed in the ground last year and every day I would check on them to see how they had grown. It was something to look forward to in the mornings.

Blogger sognatrice said...

Becca, it's definitely fun to watch them grow. Now all of ours are up and about, seeing and everything :) Thanks for commenting!

Blogger Gina said...

OH MY GOD! SOOOO CUTE! So so sweet!

Blogger it's me, Val said...

Oh my gosh, that is the sweetest thing I've seen in a long long time!! Precious!!!

Blogger sognatrice said...

Gina, Val, glad you caught the photos before Meaniebuckets took them away! They're back now, though, for all the world to see :)

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