Thursday 13 August 2009

Disapproval oncoming

Thank you all for the good vibes to Miss Eve and the are all wonderful!
Jo called me when I was about to leave to bring my visiting friend to the airport, to tell me that Miss Eve has passed the sedation with flying colours, no trouble whatsoever. They used the lightest sedation dosis and it worked perfectly. During the procedures, heart and vital signs were monitored and everything was well. The rasping sounds were heard occasionally, when she was breathing in, but otherwise all went well.
The blood work was fine, no anomalies found there, and the x-rays did not show more than a darkening of the lower section of the lungs, no masses shown (phew! so no tumors!), and they shaved her belly (oh! can you hear the disapproval??) to take a scan, to see if the x-rays had missed anything. This was fine, no issues with kidneys or other organs, so there :)
Diagnosis seems to be a bronchitis of some sort, although there is no discharge from the lungs and never had been. She pointed out that it could have been a consequence from pasturella, however she never showed sympthoms...oh these bunnies!
So... we're picking her up today in 3 hrs time after having spent a night at their bunny hotel as I was unable to collect her before their closing time, as I was still miles away from home and Mr D managed to get caught in a traffic jam on his way to the vet and was LATE!!
I shall post more once I am back from the vets with Miss Eve, and have also had a chance to take a look at the x-rays and scan pics...

Wednesday 12 August 2009


Miss Eve is now at the vets and there isn't much to do now for us apart from wait. This is truly stressing us all - even Neville is not happy to be all alone in the large crate! I have been told by Jo that I will definitely get a call before lunchtime with the results, although Miss Eve won't be ready to be picked up home until later in the afternoon. I packed her favourite lunch that I left with her at the vet this morning: tender romaine, spring greens, fennel greens, pellets and giant organic oats.
This should be enough for her to eat while she waits to come home...
Here's a picture of the perfect couple taken this morning - they were engaged in mutual bum grooming!

There's Neville's fur everywhere...will you think I vacuumed just the day before?!?

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Tuesday Bunday news

Miss Eve developed a strange sound last weekend...sort of a grunt, mostly heard when she's grooming herself and when she's eating, sometimes also when she's petted. I brought her to see Jo the vet yesterday, and she's booked in for tomorrow morning for x-rays, blood work and evtl. a scan, if the x-rays proved to be not enough. Jo could not hear the heart because the breathing was so noisy when she checked on Miss Eve, and wouldn't say what it could be. I did a search on the internet and on Etherbun for similar sounding buns, and the scariest things mentioned were congestive heart failure and thymoma, followed by pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infections. Jo excluded the last two, as she said the sound she heard wasn't a wheezing sound at all, which is apparently what you get when you have a lung infection. Please do send your vibes to Miss Eve, especially because the whole procedure is going to be done under light sedation. I am so afraid that, just like Nik, she will go to sleep to never wake up again... and then of course I am scared by what Jo may find, but alas, this has to be done to see if Miss Eve can be helped.

No pics of Miss Eve and Neville, but one of Freddie, a tiny wild bunny that was raised by my bunnysitter Amy - Freddie was handed over to a pet shop when her eyes were still closed and she had hardly any hairs look how cute she is, at 3 months!

Saturday 1 August 2009

Furry Butts Fursday... on Saturday!

When Hans of the honorable house of Furrybutts left this world and the blogosphere to cross the bridge, all of a sudden and so shockingly for all of us, but mostly for her bunny parents, there has been a subdued mood in every bunny home. We've all been thinking of Hans and remembering his vocality (he was a talkative bun who liked to speak out when he felt like it) and his determination not to contaminate his lean body with junk food or any odd green vegetable, but it wasn't quite enough, as he had such a huge personality, although he was a small bun. We've been thinking of a good post to commemorate his life, but only when Diana of the House of Spots contacted us bunny friends with the Furry Butts Fursday plan we knew we had hit gold.

So, here it is, especially for Hans de Furrybutts and for Buttons, Yohji but mostly for his grieving pal Bailey, S and Mr S, our belated "furry butts on a Saturday morning"....

Sir Harvey of Glasgow's furrybutt, sticking out of a timothy hay hessian bag

Shedding furrybutt owned by Bobo, who lived in Germany near the Audi factory

BillieBun's furrybutt was a legendary one...

they say the white tail is now a beacon of light in the evening at the Bridge

Nik's furry butt in motion

Hugo's furry butt in stretched position....

...and relaxing...

Miss Eve's and Hugo's butts in a tunnel...

...and in parallel relaxation!

And finally...

Neville's furry butt descending...


...and showing off!

Binky free, little Hans, and do say hello from us to Sir Harvey, BillieBun, Nik and Hugo - we miss you all but one day we'll meet again... x x x