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Caring For Your Bunny Slippers

Sooooooooooo, you bought a pair of our classic bunny slippers. And, naturally, you love their adorable countenance and plush, comforting fit.

Over time and with use, though, you’ve noticed that your bunnies are morphing into dust bunnies; what was once a pristine white hue has lost some of its luster and given way to a grayish shade, all of which naturally begs the following question: can my bunny slippers be laundered? And safely at that?

Dust Bunnies

Dust Bunnies

Well, your friends at Bunnyslippers.com are happy to report that, yes, yes they can!

The classics are made of a fluffy acrylic bunny body and a soft polyester terry footbed which features cushioned construction and bunny footprint sole. The pink bunny ear lining is poly flannel. Surface scrubbing them by hand with mild detergent and warm water is the optimal method, but they can be washed mechanically.

Below, we’ve listed our tips, along with some helpful pictures, for doing so.

* Do note that your results may vary; we can’t accept responsibility for damaged slippers. *

Take the following pair, on the left, which was worn at home for roughly 18 months. For easy reference, we’ve placed them side-by-side with a brand new pair.

Dirty (left), clean (right).

Dirty (left), clean (right).

Gross, yes? Well, let’s change that.

Step 1: Add your bunnies to the wash, alone or with other light colored fabrics. If you have a mesh laundry bag, put them inside for an added degree of safety (optional).

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Step 2: Mix with one dose of any standard laundry detergent.

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Step 3: Set wash to gentle or cold water cycle.

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Step 4: When the wash cycle is complete, pull the bunnies and let them air dry. Whack the soles together a few times to fluff them up; likewise, you should also reshape the ears.

NO NEE NON NEIN NAI NIET NIE NE Bù ANIYO TIDAK MA IKKE NA

NO NEE NON NEIN NAI NIET NIE NE Bù ANIYO TIDAK MA IKKE NA

And with that, you have successfully refreshed your bunnies! Let’s examine our results below.

You can see that the white is much brighter than before.

So fresh, so clean.

So fresh, so clean.

Here are the newly cleaned bunnies, matched up with a new pair. MUCH better, yes?

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10 Seminal Moments In Bunny History (With Timeline)

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The humble rabbit has long fascinated, charmed, and entertained their human handlers, both here in Western culture and in cultures around the globe. Noted as a symbol of fertility, rebirth, Spring, good luck, and as an example of the wily, trickster archetype, the bunny’s playful innocence (and breeding prowess) has been feted (and occasionally, denounced) in literature, film, art, fashion, pop culture, and commerce.

Below, we’ve compiled a list — along with an interactive timeline — of what we think are the 10 11 most important such moments in bunny history.

Please note that all pictures belong to their respective copyright owners…

FIRST RECORDED REFERENCE TO THE EASTER BUNNY (1682)

Much like the folklore that surrounds Santa Claus, the exact origins of the Easter Bunny remain somewhat murky. But this much we know: on the night before the holiday that bears his name, he delivers baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and toys to the homes of deserving children.

The tradition is thought to have its origins in southwestern Germany during the 17th century, where the youth eagerly awaited the annual visit of the “Oster Hawse,” as he was then called. To prepare for the occasion, they would construct brightly colored nests to receive their gifts. The holiday was later imported to the United States by way of German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 18th century. In modern times, the nest has been repurposed for egg hunts.

Happy Easter, everybunny!

Happy Easter, everybunny!

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND PRINTED (1865)

Penned by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) (under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll) as a parable for children about the shifting nature of reality, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (as the book is formally titled) shares the story of Alice, a young girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole into a strange fantasy world (the aforementioned Wonderland) populated by unusual creatures, including rabbits, with anthropomorphic properties.

Attesting to its lasting influence, the book has been translated into 125 languages and has never gone out of print. It has also been routinely adapted for other media, most notably theatre, television and film, the latter of which includes a 2010 production by noted auteur Tim Burton that saw Alice make her initial foray into 3-D.

''Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!''

”Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!”

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PETER RABBIT INTRODUCED (1902)

Developed by the English author, illustrator, and conservationist Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) to lighten the spirits of a sick child, Peter Rabbit first appeared in 1902’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, in which he is depicted, via both text and image, as a mischievous bunny with an appetite for vegetables purloined from the neighbor’s garden patch. Based on the title’s early success and critical reception, Potter would later feature Peter in five subsequent books, all of which would be used to spin-off related merchandise such as dolls, toys, clothing, homewares, and stuffed animals.

With more than 151 million books sold to date, the franchise remains one of the most popular and enduring in children’s literature history. On a related note, Nickelodeon is said to be readying a new animated series for 2012.

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24 Carrot Millionhare

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