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Thought i would give you an update, we decided that Bugsy needed a friend when we were out at work but unfortunately the one we fell in love with was a white lop earred dwarf she has grey spotty ears she is only 8 weeks old and adorable, her name is Charlie. Unfortunately we have to keep them apart as we do not really want more babies (as i would have to keep them!!!). Anyway so Bugsy is being neutered on the 9th November, i have read everything about it and i am a little worried he is my baby and loves sitting with me and getting smoothed! and i worry in case he gets upset that i have put him through that. It is quite funny watching the pair of them, Charlie is in a hutch and Bugsy is in an x pen and even though they haven't gone though the bonding process, charlie often goes up to bugsy and they nose each other, occasionally bugsy will nibble her nose but she runs off. I can't wait for them to be together but then i am apprehensive in case they fight, oh well only time will tell. anyway i will keep you all updated. sam x
Thank you for your kind words.
Bugsy had his operation on Thursday, but he had a bleed just as we were collecting him, they managed to stop the bleeding and put a plaster on it. When we got him home he was still quite woozy from the anaesthetic, he was very wobbly and just sat there bewildered, it was a worrying time as he wouldn't eat, drink or poop, at the vets they said that he had tried to eat but fell asleep head first in his bowl which i'm sure was a funny sight!! i sat up with him till around 12pm when he took his first sips of water but he refused to eat anything and i gave him all his favourite treats but he was not interested. So sat up most of the night contemplating whether to contact the emergency vets or not, but around 7am he tried a little food and used his litter tray. Friday he was much the same but his twinkle came back in his eyes. Saturday he was ready to come out of his x-pen but wasnt running around like his usual self. Sunday he went back to the vets to take the plaster off and he is still very swollen on one side but they said it should go down soon and to keep an eye on it. after the vets we let him out and he seems much happier, can't wait to let him and Charlie start the bonding process what a christmas treat that will be!!
Ohh. It sounds like he had a tougher time with waking up. It usually takes a couple of days or even more if female to get fully back into the swing of things. You were smart to make sure he was eating and drinking, I'm sure that was extremely stressful to watch.
I am assuming he is eating by now? I'm eager to hear another update.
He is eating, drinking and running around as if nothing has happened, i'm glad that this horrible experience hasn't scarred him! Just looking forward to the bonding process with Charlie!