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Last Post by RabbitPam at 11/19/2012 12:44 PM (15 Replies)
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User is Offline Sarita
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11/14/2012 1:29 PM

In honor of RabbitPam's bday, let's post photo's of our senior pets  Okay, I know RP is not a senior just kidding with her.

And let's face it, our seniors just don't get enough love.  I threw a photo of Bobby in there too, just cause he's cute.  In order of appearance - Bobby, Peppermint, Ms. Toffee, and Bogie.


User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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11/14/2012 2:14 PM
So cute!!!! I don't think I've seen any photos of your babies before. They are so cute! I love Bogie's spots. =]

User is Offline FrankieFlash
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11/14/2012 6:21 PM
Adorable. I only have two youngins buns! But I can ooo and ahh over the senior buns. I do have two senior dogs that lives with my mom though:
One is actually mine, the black lab, Lucy.
The other is my mom's, Neela. They are a bonded pair

(I'm pretty proud of this picture- I had it printed 16x20 on metal for my mom's bday. Still hasn't arrived though)

User is Offline Sarita
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11/14/2012 9:23 PM
FF - Lucy and Neela are beautiful. What a sweet pair.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/15/2012 2:29 AM
Cute, Sarita!!!! I think Peppermint is my fave of your gang.

Beautiful dogs, FF.

I've read several different ages, so I'm asking you Sarita, what age do you consider a bun a senior? Olivia and Bindi are about 5 (at least that's my guesstimate with Olivia from the age the pet store gave me). Stormy was my only senior. I really wish he could have lived long into his golden age.
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User is Offline Sarita
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11/15/2012 2:50 AM

Well for diet guidelines, HRS qualifies it as over 6 years of age.

I found this very good article as well on Elderbuns:

http://www.rabbit.org/journal/5-3/e...rbuns.html

However this article says 8 years or older:

http://www.rabbit.org/care/elderbun.html

I guess I would say over 7 years old nowadays for a rabbit.


User is Offline CinnabunMom
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11/15/2012 4:00 AM
Cute buns! We don't see them nearly enough!
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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11/16/2012 7:52 AM

.OMG, Sarita, how did I miss this?????

I wasn't online much on the 14th, and had a crazy couple of days so am just seeing this now. Great thread! And what, prey tell, do Seniors have to do with Moi? Hmmm? (Every year I ask to not turn grey yet, and so far, naturally darker hair each year. There is a vanity Goddess.)

Here are 2 of Spockie in his Senior year. I consider seniors starting about age 7.

And here he is at age 8. Looking at it now, I didn't realize how thin he got just before he died. His hind legs were disabled so he was scooting by pushing himself along this way. I think he just got more cuddly and sweet at this stage. I had to wash his hind legs etc. almost daily here. He remained in good spirits to the end. A Lovey Bunny.

 

 Thanks for posting this, Sarita.

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User is Offline MimzMum
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11/16/2012 11:16 PM
Oh Pam...I've never seen these pix of Spockie. He was so beautiful! :'(
Do you have a link to the slipper video perchance? That's my fave.
Mine are just under the six year mark. Only my cats are old enough for this thread. But I don't have current pix uploaded of them.

Sarita I love your bunnies. Especially Ms. Toffee...gorgeous!
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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11/16/2012 11:43 PM

First, I want to say how sweet all the senior bunnies pictured here are.

MM, yes, I still have it on You Tube. He's probably about 5 or 6 in this. Here's the link:

http://youtu.be/Sf53rdQ-I1s

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User is Offline Sarita
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11/17/2012 12:05 AM
Wow Pam, I didn't realize Spockie was all twisted up like Maxine with his arthritis too :~( It definitely is a challenge taking care of these rabbits, but rewarding as well.

I'm proud that all my rabbits are proud card caring members of AARBB (American Association of Retired Bunnies and Bobby).

User is Offline jerseygirl
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11/17/2012 12:44 AM
"...and Bobby" Lol

So nice to see pictures of your rabbits Sarita! Tofffee's face makes me laugh :p

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/17/2012 1:48 AM
Spockie was beautiful. There is something about Rex's that just tugs my heart.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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11/17/2012 2:49 AM
AARBB I love Bobby. He'll be retired someday too.

I didn't remember Spockie being twisted like that pix. I think he actually was pulling himself off in another direction from the front, but the back end were dragged afterward so at first he was twisted in that curve shape. But he had lost a lot of weight by then. He was still velvet feeling, and so very, very loving and sweet.

My vet that I am working for p/t (5 hours later today) was the one who cared for him in his last couple of years. She was so good with him. She'd showed me how to inject his metacam for pain the final week. Before that, I was grinding and dropping various meds into his food which he took like a little trooper. It makes me sad to see these. The video is of a healthier time - running figure 8s through my legs carrying my slipper.
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/17/2012 9:43 AM
He was still velvet feeling, and so very, very loving and sweet.


Just like my Stormy... He was the bunny the most bonded to me and Ricky. I miss him so much....
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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11/19/2012 12:44 PM
LPT, I know. It's more the closeness with Spockie, like you had with Stormy, that lingers. It has been a very short time since Stormy passed. For me, it's been over 4 years now. But seeing pix of Spockie can still make me cry sometimes.
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