Friday, July 27, 2012

Indoor Plumbing for Meany Girl

Ok, so I got two pets sterilized Wednesday (see BugBugs blog) and I got one little girl to go. Meany Girl, our prim, proper, snobbish little lionhead princess that weighs all of two pounds soaking wet but has an attitude that has the weight and density of Dark Matter (and is just as dark and foreboding), still needs to get spayed.  I made an appointment, then missed it.  I wonder if I will be forgiven and they will allow me to bring her in for the surgery.  I want this vet to do it because she is recommended by Jeanie at Heartland Rabbit Rescue.  This vet does all her vet care, including and especially the sterilizations.  Obviously this vet has some wicked kick ass bunny skills.  Not all vets can say that.  Jeanie tries often to get some of the OSU vet students to come to the rescue and do check-ups on the rabbits.  They DO need to know what a healthy rabbit looks, smells, feels and acts like.  She also some very special, special needs and elderbunns that have uncommon diseases.  Have they come out yet? Nope.  You would think since Heartland is the ONLY rescue for rabbits in Oklahoma that they would be very willing and happy to come out for the experience.  This "attitude" is why rabbit vet care is so expensive.  We have to get rabbits out of the so-called "exotic" pet vet care and make them as common as dogs and cats.  This would lower the cost of vet care AND make more vets and techs more rabbit savvy.  Rabbits are not exotic. Vets are just not interested.  Rabbits are also NOT pocket pets, for the love of mercy!!! I hate that term.  I wish they were pocket pets then people would not leave them outside in hutches!

Maybe I can talk to the Humane Society and ask them if they could offer a spay/neuter clinic for rabbits maybe once a month or so. 

Come on, Humane Society of Oklahoma! Equal dignity and treatment for all animals!!!
Seriously, the Humane Society spay and neuter clinic here did a WONDERFUL job with my Bug and Spider.  They are great people!

Meany Girl is only a year old, but I definitely want her spayed before summer ends. Fatty was neutered shortly after he started humping and scent marking EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in the house, at about 4 months old. He was in lust with the world.

Forgot to mention:

I am -this- close to being a fully responsible pet owner...once I get Meany Girl spayed.  I have been wanting and wanting and WANTING a Dutch Rabbit.  Or a lop. Or a giant. Or....just another bunny, really. I want to foster if I can. However, until I get my own house and pets in order, I cannot responsibly and with good conscience do anything for anybunny.  So working on being all the pet mother I can be.  Maybe Jeanie will let me adopt one of the rescue bunns!!!!!! maybe.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cecals- The Ewwy and Gooey

Howdy Rabid Rabbit Fans!

BEWARE THE GREENS!! My poor Fatty makes extra cecals when him and Meany Girl get greens.  A little green, a lot of green: makes no difference. He made a nice ewwy gooey pile of them this morning. I tried to feed it to him, but he just was not intrested.  The only thing I managed to do was schmear it all over the place.  Phew, I figured out what cecals smell like. They smell like very sour rotting vegetation.  Yes, I used my bare hands.  What did you say? That I am disgusting? UM, the ONLY opinion that matters here is that of RABBIT PEOPLE, so any NON-RP can eat die. Every RP has handled cecals, fecals, scent gland schmeg...and have been a better Rabbit Slave for the effort!
At Big Lots yesterday I found a three pack of  Gerber Fruit Puffs, the Strawberry Banana, Sweet Potato and Banana.  Yes, these snacks have sugar listed on the ingredients.  HOWEVER.....I know RP give their bunns craisins, which are LOADED with added sugar, and other naturally occurring, high fructose dried fruits.  So a I am not going to fuss over a few puffs with sugar.  It is a TREAT after all, and a treat SHOULD ALWAYS have crap in it that is bad for you, that is why it is an OCCASIONAL treat. 
I also got them some oat cereal with whole grain oats, barley, bulgar wheat and wheat germ to replace the plain whole oats I get in the big tube. 
I also recently found oat hay at Petsmart and they LOVE it. They only hay they ever ate was tim and orchard grass.
I need to order a few bales of tim from American Pet Diner, which, I have been told by sources in the "know", has better cuts of tim, with less "shake".

SO FINALLY, my "bunnay wunnay gear" is getting into an experimental stage.  I won't give out the specs, but this I will say:

Colored Sharpies
Metallic Sharpies
Black Fine Tip Sharpies
T-shirts of various colors, fabrics, sack cloths, canvas for totes
Isopropal Alcohol
Paint Brushes
Spray Bottles
Heat Press

Results to follow.  Happy Hoppy Sunday, Rabbit Folks

Brandi, Fatty, Meany Girl