Marcy wanted me to start writing a daily log of what is happening at the shelter. We're still working out where to post it but I thoughot I could at least share the first few entries here:
Bunday News for Jan 15, 2012
Today was a very busy day at SaveABunny. We had adoptions for three special ladies – Golda, Greta and Santana. Golda had come to us in 2009 in terrible condition. After many operations, vet visits and medications, she has been a happy bunny, even if her tail is missing. A family came to see her and she instantly bonded with their daughter. I had never seen Golda so friendly towards someone.
Santana is a very timid bunny. She’s cage aggressive but once you are holding her, she whimpers. Well we put her in with a young lady looking for a single bunny and there wasn’t a peep from her. In fact, she was crawling into the lady’s lap and demanding pets! Once again, we were lucky to have the bun find someone of whom they approved.
Of course, being the rescue that we are, as rabbits leave, they also come in. We had a bonded pair returned to us, Violet and Shadoe, as for some reason their bond broke once they got to their new home. We haven’t been able to put them together again so they’re now sitting in separate areas, obviously lonely but not caring for one another’s company. We’ve also received a new, lovely white angora girl by the name of Juliet. After a thorough brushing, she seems to be settling in just fine.
Unfortunately, we had an emergency today as well. One of our previously adopted rabbits, Cricket, came back and shortly after returning he developed a respiratory illness. It reached its pinnacle today to the point that he was holding his head tilted upwards and breathing through his mouth. We flushed his sinuses, wrapped him in warm blankets, applied a nebulizer as well as other medications.
Bunday News for Jan 17, 2012.
Two days later, Cricket is doing better. He is no longer tilting his head up or breathing through his mouth, but he’s not out of the woods yet. constant care and observation will hopefully bring this spirited boy back to health.
We have been slowly improving our condos here. They’re all years old and have been falling into disrepair. With very minimal supplies, we’ve been fixing them slowly and giving our rabbits better places to live.
Currently, we have three rabbits out hopping about in large exercise enclosures. Paladin is having fun standing up on top of her mini castle, surveying her lands while Charlie has found the pleasure that comes with tearing up a telephone book. He’s second only to Satchmo in the destruction of directories. Meanwhile Piccolo is showing us that a hay rack is a good place to sit inside of while dining on the hay.
Bunday News for Jan 19th, 2012
Cricket is still improving. He’s not out of the woods yet but he’s on a path towards it. Now, every time a bunny sneezes, we double check him/her to make sure it’s not an illness. Charlie enjoys sending us a series of sneezes after he buries his head into the hay. But we still check because bunnies don’t cry wolf.
Although it’s been over a month now, I finally picked up Tippy’s ashes. It’s amazing how small of a box his remains fit into. With Marcy’s permission, I’m burying them between the two blackberry bushes he loved so much.
And Jelly Bean isn’t too keen on his new wardrobe. We’re trying some T-touch wrapping techniques with him to try and get him out of his funk. He looks like an albino version of hay stuffed into a tissue tube. I’ll see if I can get a picture of him up here.
We have yet another new arrival. A cute white with tan spots dwarf rabbit. We haven’t thought of a name for him yet but he’s what I call a “Kali-mal” which means that if you leave him alone on your lap and don’t pet him, he digs at your shirt as if trying to pull out your heart like the second Indiana Jones movie.
Oh, and today someone dropped off two big bins of greens so right now everyone is munching down on some lovely snacks – all except Nyssa – she doesn’t like greens… silly girl. But she's currently out in an exercise pen, binkying away so I figure she's not unhappy.