Confession time...I've been afraid of the mini crab/octopi hotdog bentos because I could never get my cutter to work properly. I finally found a suggestion in Yum-Yum bento to slice a cocktail dog in half diagonally and then make two to three slits to create the little legs...and amazingly, it worked! (You will need to toss the little boogers in boiling water to get their legs to splay out.) Octopi eyes are nori cut-outs.
I tried giving Goose a "grown up" bento box...which I found out later
went disastrously as he pretty much threw his lunch all over the
ground. O.o Ah, well. What can you do? Lower level is Neapolitan
noodles (noodles with ketchup, carrots, and onions) topped with broccoli
and mini cocktail dog octopi. Upper level left is minced pickled
garlic with bunny food pick, sweet soy mushrooms (MmmmmMMMMmmm), and
mandarin oranges with a pickled plum in the center.