How to build a shrine for your rabbit

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a domestic rabbit in possession of an adorable face must be in want of a shrine.

The question is, how does one go about constructing such a shrine?  Well, as it turns out, rabbits are quite vain, so the shrine should consist mostly of representations of rabbits.  For example:

But how to choose the representations?  Why do I have these four and not something like, for instance, this still-life by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin:

Well, obviously, the rabbits in this still-life are a bit too still.  Bunnies don’t tend to fare well in literature or the visual arts, so they’re a bit touchy on the subject.  It’s therefore better to include representations in your shrine such as this picture by Durer:

As you can see, the lagomorph in this representation is quite alive.  It may not be posing for the camera, but it looks quite content with itself.  Another acceptable representation for your shrine is this image of the Japanese god of love and his rabbit messenger:

Rabbits certainly don’t mind being associated with the divine.  Another, less lofty, possibility is this image, which was ordered from

It’s especially appropriate for Nori’s shrine because it represents a silver marten — her breed.  As I mentioned, rabbits are vain.  One final sort of representation you might consider is more light-hearted, such as this New Yorker cartoon:

In case you can’t read the caption, the gumshoe is saying, “Damn it, Flopsy, you’ve cost me another bust.”  Flopsy seems unperturbed, as a rabbit would be in this situation.  As long as someone is paying attention to them, they tend to be pretty copacetic.

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