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11 November 2015 @ 01:01 pm
Gone, Bunny, Gone :(  
I hadn't wanted to ruin anyone's mood with this last week, but there was some sadness at our house on Halloween. Our little black dwarf bunny died of dysentery. Poor little guy. :(

He was our daughter's pet (she's at college), and she was who got him into the vet a year or two ago for an eye infection. I hadn't done it myself, so I didn't realize that there are very few vets in our area who handle rabbits. He probably needed to go in the day before Halloween, but I was the only legal driver in the house (thanks to HalfshellHusband's surgery), and I was at work all day in another city. My mother was visiting all weekend, which made it hard to focus on anything, so by the time I found vet on Saturday that took rabbits, it was 11:45am and they close at noon... so they weren't answering the phone anymore.

It was a long, awful day of trying to hydrate a poor little animal with a dropper and pleading with it not to leave us--I've done that too many times over the last few years.

The timing just wasn't in his favor, which is a lousy reason to die. I feel like I failed him. He was a very sweet little bunny, and we expected to have him many more years. *sigh*

 
 
 
Clair de Lune: divers - hugclair_de_lune on November 11th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Poor bunny and poor you :( It's even sadder and feels more unfair when it happens because of bad circumstances *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 01:06 am (UTC)
So true. He might have been too sick even on Friday (we lost several hamsters to wet-tail, which is also dysentery, and once you see it the hamster is doomed), but we'll never know.

Poor baby. :(
kick_galvanic, zagzagael, skull_theatre: ashes and snowbleodswean on November 11th, 2015 11:25 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 01:07 am (UTC)
Thank you. I keep expecting to see him every time I step into the laundry room, and there's only his empty cage. :(
Direst Ryl: Bunny Hopryl on November 11th, 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)
Goodbye bunny. :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 01:08 am (UTC)
He was such a sweet little guy. :(
favoritebeanfavoritebean on November 12th, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. *hugs*

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
Thank you. I sure wish we'd caught it earlier. :(
uranium-235: Frowniefidgety on November 12th, 2015 01:31 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear this. Bunnies are great.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
He was painfully cute, as all dwarf bunnies tend to be. They look like baby bunnies forever, with their short little ears and tiny noses. I sure miss him.
Jennkickthehobbit on November 12th, 2015 02:28 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 07:19 am (UTC)
It seems so unfair to him, and he was such a nice little bunny. :(
Dan: Peregrinemuchtooarrogant on November 12th, 2015 03:58 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry! It's horrible whenever a pet passes. *hugs*

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 07:21 am (UTC)
It's awful losing a pet. We've lost two cats in the past 3 years, and now this little guy. The first cat was 18, but the other was earlier than we expected, just like the bunny.

I feel so bad for him. :(
riverotter1951riverotter1951 on November 12th, 2015 04:03 am (UTC)
My sympathy for your loss.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 07:22 am (UTC)
Thank you. That poor little guy deserved a better fate. :(
adoptedwriteradoptedwriter on November 12th, 2015 04:26 am (UTC)
So sorry about the bunny. Hugs. AW
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 07:22 am (UTC)
Thank you. *hugs back*
cindy: chocolate mousetsuki_no_bara on November 12th, 2015 05:14 am (UTC)
poor bunny. :( i'm so sorry.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 07:24 am (UTC)
In retrospect, you always feel as if you were torturing them in their last hours with all of the things you do to try to help them survive. And of course, they don't know you're trying to help.

I sure miss this little guy, and his enormous obsession with getting head-pets. :(
digitalwavedigitalwave on November 12th, 2015 08:01 am (UTC)
Sweetie, I am so, so sorry for your loss. No matter what, he wasn't alone and I know he felt how much he was loved.

*hugs you hard*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
I sure hope he did. He was pretty miserable all day, and I hope he at least felt some emotional comfort.

*hugs*
Maz (or foxxy!): Cute bunnytuesdaeschild on November 12th, 2015 04:22 pm (UTC)
Poor little bunny. :( But events conspiring against the little fella weren't your fault.
*hugs you*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
He was such a sweetie, and I so wish he'd made it. :(
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on November 12th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. It's hard when you lose them to circumstance. It feels so wrong.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 07:44 pm (UTC)
The dysentery thing, too... we lost several hamsters to that, and at least for them, once you see the symptoms it's already too late. We'll never know what brought that on-- his cage was much cleaner once my son took over doing it, and it's so hard to know what's going on with a little creature like that. :(
alien_writings: Stairsalien_writings on November 12th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. :(

*hugs*

Edited at 2015-11-12 09:17 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 12th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you. We sure miss him. :(
Peterpeterb on November 13th, 2015 07:00 pm (UTC)
Very sad :(
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 13th, 2015 07:39 pm (UTC)
He might have been sicker for longer than we realized, but I'm just not that familiar with rabbits. There are more clues in hindsight, when you see where things led, but that never helps anything. :(
(no subject) - peterb on November 14th, 2015 02:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)