Thursday, August 06, 2009

Thump Day Report


Tyler exited the carrier and scooted under a chair, giving his opinion of the whole affair with a single strong thump. Sydney stopped and accepted the bribe, a few oat groats. Amelia remained unfazed for the most part. They had all been to the vet. Amelia for her introduction to the good Dr. Hawklyn and the Spots were in for just a check. My last rabbit had a lot of tooth issues, so I particularly wanted Dr. H. to peek into mouths as this is something I cannot access until there is problem.

All packed up for a road trip......

Everybun was given a clean bill of health and here are their reported weights: Tyler - 5.69 lb: Sydney - 6.25 lb: Amelia - 6.38 lb. In Dr. Hs opinion, which we trust implicitly, Sydney is not fat, but she shouldn't gain anymore weight, Tyler is was pronounced to be just right which matches his own feelings about himself. Amelia is thought to be at maybe 3/4 of her full growth. When she came here she measured about 18 inches from nose to base of tail when stretched, now she measures 24 inches, 6 inches in about a month. Of all the rabbits Sydney was the most upset and we had a bit of a scrambly moment on the table, she was much more comfortable in a wrap. Tyler showed me he trusted me by shrinking away from the vet tech when she tried to get him out of the carrier and coming towards me when I went to get him, having passed the wrapped Syd off to the tech.

Are we there yet?

Amelia was a piece of cake, that girl is SOOOO CHILL. When the tech was taking their "history" it took some explanation before she realized that these rabbits are not kept in cages or crates or enclosures which cannot be exited at will at any time. At the end of the appointment Dr. H wanted photos for the record and another tech came in with a camera "Will any photo do?" I asked, wondering if it had be a sort of ID/mugshot set up, "Yes, do you have pictures of your rabbits?" "Yes, quite a few......" Quite a few hundred that is. I may have even mentioned that the rabbits had their own blog, but that comment was politely passed over. I brought my portfolio of prints in hopes Dr. Hawklyn would say we love all of these and want to redecorate the office with your work. She choose two rabbit prints that will hang in her examination room; a small inroad to world domination.

Making 10 of these 22 by 22 inch signs, they can be hung or staked.

The Rabboratory has been busy making signs for the Moreland Park rescue operation. This an area in San Jose, CA, where people have been dumping unwanted rabbits and there have been litters upon litters. Rabbits are starving, dogs are being let loose on them, people are shooting them with pellet guns. It is a human made travesty that humans need to correct humanely. I am doing what I can for The Rabbit Haven and their rescue efforts. Soon we will be able to go in and get the rest of the rabbits, bureaucracy is currently the stumbling block.

10 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

its so sad to hear of all those unwanted abandoned rabbits, so good to hear that you're helping to look after them.

Glad everything welt well for the Spots and Amelia at the vets...

Annette F. Tait said...

Good to hear that they are well Diana, and so nice for Tyler to show you the trust he has in you (especially wth other people watching! - proud bunny mum! - )

and on World Domination!

I read about the rescue of those rabbits. I hope that they manage to get all of them, safely.

PJ said...

Hmmmph! We approve of the good outcome at Dr H's and the world domination efforts, disapprovingly disapprove of anti-safe-bun beaurocracy. There oughta be a law.

Nice signs, btw, and they look like they're reusable. Nice, very nice.

PJ said...

Also, what are you feeding Amelia????

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

I have almost the same carrier for frooti.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

PJ-yes, signs are designed to be re-usable , I had wanted to make all different ones out of recycled materials, but this was what was really wanted, so I obeyed...Amelia get the same greens as the Spots but alfalfa hay and pellets, whereas adult bunnehs get timothy.
CGP-doing what we can :)
AFT-Yup, I was so pleased with him, and now I know he really does know me, sweet boy. We hope to get the rabbits to safety soon.
Hobo-we will always think of Frooti when we use the carrier :)))))

bunnygirl said...

I hope the rabbit rescue continues to go well. I like the signs.

Yay for your three healthy bunnies! Amelia is something else, isn't she? She sounds like gem to care for.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Glad everyone is well! Those vet trips can be quite taxing on buns and humans.

Friend of the Animals said...

Thanks for helping Rabbit Haven, sounds like a lot of work.

RoadBunner said...

i am glad everybun got a clean bill of health.

I took Mario to the vet's once. I let her know he didn't like being wrapped in a towel and "burrito-ed." Well, let's try, she said. She wrapped him up and flipped him over and he behaved like a PERFECT GENTLEBUN! I was so embarrassed. I got him home and attempted to do the same thing. Mario threw a total hissy fit just like I knew he would. Sort of like kids behaving in front of strangers:)