Pray for My little Angel
(Prince George, British Columbia, Canada)
My son who is 7 has always wanted a pet, so either it was a puppy or a bunny. I didn't have the time to cater to a puppy with school and work, but he has been responsible enough that i thought i would try with a bunny.
When i got our little angel, i knew that i wanted her to be like one of the family. We slowly weened her with great cage, but she soon became unfavorable with that idea. I have two cats and so she soon started to think she was one of them. My cats are between 13 and 15 years of age so u can imagine that they were not too excited about our new friend, but with equal love and attention among them all she started to fit in perfectly.
She was 2 months old when we got her from the pet store, and within a month and a half she had her favorite spots to sleep (on the couch) and her favorite spots to hide (behind the couch) when she got scared. The patio doors stayed open most of the time and she freely enjoyed her indoor and outdoor time. She never left the patio. When i would get up to make my son breakfast she would beg on her hind legs for a treat, or if i did not notice her then pursue to climb at my leg.
Three days ago, i took her to bed with me, cause she seemed a little off. When we woke the next day, i noticed her breathing was heavy so i called the vet on a Sunday and had one of the doctors come in on her day off to look at her. She is on antibiotics and today she finally allowed me to feed her with a syringe. She made it through the night last night, but her body is so week. I have been carrying her around with me and keeping her warm, she seems to feel comfort in my actions.
I never knew i could fall in love so quickly with a pet bunny, but she is the best thing that has come into my life for awhile. The vet explained how quickly their health can fail, but i'm hoping that i got her medical attention in time. I think because she was so comfortable with us, this whole situation seems calmer for her, and it may give her the strength to get through this. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas on how i can continue to bring my angel to life, please let me know. I miss the little trouble maker, and i want to have her in my family for years to come.