The Bun Life - Tocks?!?!?!?!?

I was gallivanting through the whispering willows of my favorite bubbling Big Apple bunny blogs when I came across this picture of Sogna on Lisa's blog. Aside from it being the most adorable thing EVER, I was curious as to what in the world Tocks were. Well, even though I am horribly out of the loop and out of date on the latest hipster bunny lingo, (Banana Butts, Tocks, etc.) I realize Tocks are bunny toes, which reside on the feet of the bunny, which are also called Hocks, thus theoretically speaking the consonant letter T was fastidiously substituted for the consonant letter H in a feeble attempt to be hip and cool while showing extensive knowledge of the Lagomorph anatomy. Gosh, I hate it when people make things so complicated!

Anyway, what drew me to this subject, aside from the Bigfoot toes Sogna has, (you wouldn't believe how bad Sogna's feet were when she was rescued, even one of her Tocks had to be amputated.) was how weird Frannie's feet were. Incredibly, Frannie has webbed feet! Seriously, she has no toes, I'll have to get a good pic of them so you can see. I spoke with the Genetics professor at our local St. Joseph's College, even sent him a sample of Baby Fwan's hair for advanced DNA genetic profiling (not just the run of the mill genetic profiling, ADVANCED genetic profiling, which is way better, in fact the regular genetic profiling totally sucks!) and the results were astounding.

Actually, first he sent the sample back saying that there must have been some mistake because all that was in the tube was a piece of wire from a Brillo Pad, with a piece of Pumpernickel bagel on the end of it. I assured him that it was Frannie's hair, and that what he got was just a Frannie feather, so I sent it back and he analyzed it for me. He says that Frannie is 35% Duck!!?? That totally explains the webbed feet, maybe even the cowlick she gets! He also said the other 65% is a mixture of nearly every species on the planet. I still don't know where she gets the detachable ears from, but that might never be known definitively anyway. So Fran doesn't have Tocks, kind of sad actually in a way, but I am over it already. Uh oh, Frannie climbing on the ceiling again, gotta go!

8 comments:

  1. I always thought tocks was an abbreviation of buttocks, meaning the rear end. At least, in the world of "Cute Overload" that is how it is presented. So now I know that it has multiple definitions. You have opened my mind to vast possibilities, and also intrigued me with the new developments in Frannie's genealogical tree. Now, get her off the ceiling and into the pond where she belongs!

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  2. Buttocks??? Uh oh, I hope I didn't get this one wrong too. You know, by the way, you guys could have complimented me on my 10000x magnification blow up of Sogna's foot! And the outline of the toe! What does it take to get some press here??

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  3. oh good heavens! What a horrible oversight! I must've hit the send button before I finished typing, because I'm SURE that I fell over myself complimenting you on your exquisite magnification efforts!!!! Well done indeed!

    Better? ;)

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  4. Wow. Sogna is so excited to have been made famous, and finding herself on the internet is even starting to go to her head. Great magnification of Sogna's lack of toe. We are very impressed.

    As for Fwan. Well, we are sorry she has no toes. We are also sorry she is made of brillo. A duck? fascinating.

    I was pretty sure tocks was short for buttocks, too. Nevertheless, a lovely post. Thanks for the publicity!

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  5. Boy, what an idiot I am! Tocks means buttocks, and not toes, it makes sense actually. I didn't realize she had no toe there, I thought you were pointing out the toe by taking the pic, LOL, boy I messed that one up huh?

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  6. LOL. The dark spot is actually her amputated toe. It's all good! Sogna loves the fame and fortune! (I was once told that every vet in NY knew her, because that's how big her medical team was).

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  7. Looks like we all learn something new every day--I didn't know Sogna was missing a toe!

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