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I had a great post planned with the introduction of our new rabbit, Roxy, however the Lord had other plans and took her home this past Sunday night.
A few months back a friend of ours put up a Facebook post asking if anyone wanted to adopt a 3 year old bunny. The rabbit was a well loved, house trained bunny that was in need of a new home. Eagerly I asked to meet the rabbit and see if she would be a good fit in our home.
We met Roxy and fell in love with her, but due to weather and power outages it took weeks before we actually brought her home. She was a perfect pet, and in the week of having her she warmed up to us allowing us to pet her and love on her outside of her cage. I had no idea that anything was wrong or that our 1 week anniversary would be the last.
On Saturday night before bed I changed her litter box, gave her fresh water and filled her hay ball with hay. When I awoke up Sunday morning to a happy well fed rabbit. She had eaten all her hay and was eager to get her morning breakfast. After a few hours I took her out of the cage for playtime and that’s when I noticed she had been bleeding. Did rabbits bleed? Apparently not!!! The day went by and she got worse and worse. I called the vet and made an emergency appointment that afternoon, and without letting the kids say goodbye I drove away with their rabbit for the last time.She was kept overnight for surgery the next day, but she never made it through the night.
I will admit that people and their pets can be eccentric and weird, but now I know how horrible it is to have loved one and had them die. Fireman and I were making big plans for our new family member, looking at rabbit hutches, and talking about the possibility of another rabbit. The kids adored and cared for her well. I am encouraged that we will own another rabbit in the near future because she was the perfect pet.