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Friday, September 24, 2010

Rabbit Update and Outside With The Buns

Ella Luna is doing really well despite the continuous battle with the abscess (due to her 2 surgeries to remove some benign tumors back in May), she is still on antibiotics and last night we had a new bubble of puss that we had to puncture and drain, it took us almost an hour, but she sat like a little pro. The doctor says this abscess won't kill her if we're on top of it but that it has a good chance of coming back again and again.  The last time it got too big and gave her a fever, so now we're making sure to stay on top of it extra much and we're trying to be positive about it and say 'NO, it will go away and be gone for good this time..."  She's been really good about her twice a day dose of medicine and her 2-3 times a day cleanings...poor girl, once again if there were a 'Tough Nut' award, she'd be the recipient hands down.


The last vet visit was not a great one, she really really didn't want to be there and somehow managed to climb up Jonathan's jacket sleeve all the way up to his underarm, it took a couple minutes to get her out since we have to be extra careful because of the bump/wound...than, she wouldn't settle down unless I was holding her so I had to bring her in the back for the weighing (she's a precious 4.5 pounds) and I had to hold her whiles the doc and nurse did their stuff, even though I felt like I was going to pass out or puke because there was abit of blood...the doc had to take off the scabbing to see what was going on and ugh just the thought of my little one being hurt is really hard...but I thought "If she can be tough, I can be tough for her" so I held her and talked to her and Jon was there kissing her little head at the same time and she didn't seem to feel a thing, thank goodness (we can tell if she's in pain because she'll jump, flinch, tremble or loudly grind her teeth). She goes in again next Monday for another check up, so send us extra wishes and luck that we've finally kicked this nasty abscess's butt!


Our big boy Roo is well, his favourite things are to nap and eat and be washed by Ella Luna and if all 3 of these things happen outside than boy oh boy he's in heaven, ha ha.  We are being extra diligent in bringing them outside for a good romp on every nice day because we find if we don't his back legs cramp up on him.  He's a big boy, his breed is apparently a 'giant chincilla' and he's about 20 pounds at his slimest, so I guess that's alot of weight for his legs to deal with, so we're making sure to keep em nice and strong! 

Oh can you imagine all the poor buns who are stuck in cages and don't get to run or play outside, so sad...


...isn't my boy so handsome:D....


Anyhow...all of our babies are such good buns and their getting time outside to exercise, stretch, zoom, zip & buck, to munch grass and bask in the sun often takes priority over anything else, including studio time. But I can't complain because I could watch these beautiful little souls play outside all day long whiles doing absolutely nothing else and still feel like it was a perfectly well spent day...

Here's cutie-pie Jaks...he's finally gotten used to the stairs and brings himself down to the yard and back up the deck stairs and into the house like a pro, which is great because though this sweet pie loves loves loves to be hugged and gives oodles of kisses back when he is finally settled into a pair of arms, he certainly doesn't like to be picked up...but who can blame him with what he went through before coming here to his cage-free opulent home:D


He and Jin have a pretty large burrow on their side of the yard...Jaks doesn't really know how to dig, but he sure does try to help, ha ha....mostly he just rubs him chin on everything to say 'this is mine' but shhh...don't tell him that we think it's mostly Jin Jins hole, ha ha...


...and our silver beauty is doing well.  Still sometimes I think she is looking for Haz but she so loves Jaky, who follows her around like a little puppy and I think Jin enjoys being the boss...


This little gal has gone through more than anyone else in the house (abuse wise) before she came to us so just being able to see dig for hours on end and zig zag and zip around the yard with a bright face and happy eyes truly is an honour...


Ohhhh I love our buns...they are my world, they bring me light, happiness, balance, peace & love....XXOO

See you Monday with a  new mixed media called "Prenella"...Wednesday for some cool city photos and Friday for another new work OR a glimpse of my outside space...

XO Mandy & the Buns...hoping your all out romping in the light and air as well...

10 comments:

Karen M said...

Such gorgeous and lucky bunnies. We are sending good vibes Ella Luna's way!

arabbitblog said...

Thank you for the update! Thinking of these buns living it up makes me smile. The silver one (Jinny, right?) really is a beauty. And good luck to Ella Luna. I'll be sending her good, healing thoughts. I hope her next appointment goes well and she doesn't feel as scared as last time. She's in good hands with you!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

AWW! Oh my goodness... they are all SO adorable!! I hope your 'tough nut' is feeling better soon... poor girl!

jacqueline said...

Dearest Mandy, your little ones are soo adorable! So sorry to hear what Ella Luna had to go through...poor thing. :( I'll be sending healing thoughts and payers her way! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Dogwood said...

love hearing about your bunnies. hope ella luna feels better real soon. love seeing photos of your sweet pets.

Michelle May said...

Such beautiful creatures we are lives are blessed by.
I'm so glad they are all doing ok, Ella Luna especially with that nasty mess. She is one tough girl.
You and Jon are wonderful people Mandy. I'm so glad to call you friends.
Hugs to all of you and many happy wishes too!
xx, shell

Lori said...

I adore your bunnies. What a good life they have with you- you are so filled with love. Can't wait to see your new work!

Judit Gueth said...

Sending warm thoughts to Ella and you guys to be able to keep up with her wound. Miss you! Love, J.

Lavender Rabbit said...

Many stay healthy vibes to all your bunnies, and lots of nose rubs from us!

Jonathan said...

We will cure the Abscess...period.