I go to the shelter at least once a week to replenish bunny supplies and check on the new buns up for adoption. I really do not like to see bunnies at the shelter because I know they were bought at a pet store on impulse, by a parent who relented to their child begging for a cute pet. Bunnies are GREAT pets and wonderful additions to a family, but most people have no clue what is needed to keep a bunny happy & healthy. I’ll talk more about this subject later, but for now I’ll tell you about my new foster baby. At the shelter, Graycie was placed in a cage with her pal Freddy. Freddy is an old un-neutered male bunny with floppy ears, fluffy black fur and apparently enough libido left in his elderly bod to impregnate a female. Another pet peeve of mine–ALL PET BUNS SHOULD BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED REGARDLESS OF RISK OF PREGNANCY!!! Breathe, Debbie, breathe…OK, I’ll calm down and explain the rest of the bunny drama now and try very hard to reserve my frustration for another post.
The last thing the world (or the shelter) needs is more homeless bunnies, so I offered to take her to my vet to have her spayed. The Montgomery County Spay & Neuter clinic do not neuter rabbits because they don’t have the expertise, nor the funding from the county. But my vet, Dr. Glasscock from Goodwin Animal Hospital (HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THESE GOOD FOLKS!) did the procedure for what it would cost the spay/neuter clinic to fix a cat. This, as you can imagine is significantly reduced from the regular cost of fixing a rabbit. Graycie is now living with us while she recovers and the Montgomery Humane Shelter is going to let me adopt her from here. Here is the timeline of events for the story of our new visitor, Graycie The Bunny…
Rowdy was very curious about the new visitor. Graycie had to spend the night with me prior to surgery since I had to have her at the vet before 7:30. Here she is waiting to meet Dr. G. the next morning.
The surgery went well, and Dr. Glasscock said her pregnancy was so new, that the procedure was not anymore involved than a regular spay.
So I took her home that afternoon and had her recovery center all ready for her.
Also, I took out the litter box because she just seemed confused by it. We’ll work on litter box training after she feels better. Plus bunnies usually just pick a corner to pee & poop in because they’re very neat and tidy animals. We left her alone for the night and gave her some pain medicine just before bed. The next morning she looked happy and curious, so I let her have a visitor.
Later another curious kitty wanted to meet the new bunny.
More on my new foster pet and more on Bunny education if you can stand it. I plan to use my blog and some other social media to find this fabulous young lady a forever home. Until I do, we’re going to have lots o’ fun with brand new bun!