Monday, November 22, 2010

Quick Update

Oh goodness, I’ve been neglectful of you lately, blogosphere.  It’s been a busy time at work, so I haven’t had as much time to devote to chronicling my rabbit’s neuroses.

The general update is that Walter has become very aware of my medicine-giving tactics and has since made it almost impossible to give him his daily dosage.  I’ve had to resort to hiding the medicine in a pile of alfalfa sprouts, which he quickly gobbles up.  I honestly don’t even know if this is a safe way to be medicating my bunny.

As a result of Walter hating medicine time, and ultimately, hating me for putting him through it, we’ve had a rough few days.  Instead of being the cuddly bunny he’s been of late, Walter spends a lot of time avoiding me and frankly, running away from me.  I bought him some new toys over the weekend as a peace offering.  It did not work.

Walter will be spending a handful of days at the kennel for Thanksgiving, which I am sure he will hate even further.  The only upside to his kennel stay is that I can trust the veterinarian and/or vet techs to be able to medicate Walter properly while he’s there.

I will try to blog before and during my Thanksgiving vacation, but in case I am unable to, I hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the good work. I know it can be dispiriting - my rabbit wasn't friendly with me while I was medicating him, either. He stopped trusting me. Once this whole ordeal is over, Walter will come back around. Maybe he'll even realize somewhere, deep down, in a vague way, that you were helping him! Let us know what the vet says about the alfalfa sprout method - it's always good to hear tips. And I have to say I was intrigued to read the "bunny burrito" worked for you on the tabletop (but I guess it has stopped working?). My rabbit has never submitted to the rabbit roll, but then I've always tried it on the floor, like you did the first time. Anyway, kudos for you and well wishes for Walter!