April 20, 2009

Bunny Update

My little bunny friend seemed to be doing fine this morning. Last night I left him with some water, a small bowl of salad and a great big carrot! The carrot was twice the length of the bunny! (You can see a portion of it in the picture.) The thought occurred to me that I watched a few too many Bugs Bunny episodes.

To my absolute surprise when I checked in on him this morning, all of the salad was gone and the carrot was about an inch long! And there were tell tale signs - bunny balls! Good stuff.

Well this morning was spent trying to figure out what to do with my new little friend. Thank God for the internet. I would have spent a lot of time and aggravation if I wasn't able to do research online.

In the end, I opted to take him to Tufts University. They have a veterinary medicine campus about a half hour from my house. What an impressive place! They have a hospital for dogs and cats, another for horses, and another for wildlife - all in a beautiful country setting. It set my heart at ease. As strange as this might sound, I was sad to leave him behind.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I know this is an old post and you may never see this, but I wanted to share a story with you.

Some friends of ours brought over three baby bunnies. They'd found them under a shrub in their back yard and assumed the poor things were orphaned. They knew our family loved animals and took in strays all the time, so they brought us BUNNIES! No exactly strays.

Anyway, we had a guinea pig who had just given birth a week or so before. She adopted the bunnies as if they were her own. They grew up nice and strong and when they were old enough, we let them loose in the back yard. It was so neat because they hung around for a few weeks and then, slowly made their way out into the fields and woods. We were very lucky to have a nursing and loving guinea pig, Fritzi, to adopt these little angels.

I know it must have been tough to drop your little bunny off at the University, but you did the right thing. If we hadn't had Fritzi, we would never have been able to help with these little babies.