April 3rd, 2021
I always want to be peppy when it comes time for the Weekly Wrap, but I have to admit it’s a little harder this week. Keep reading for bunny updates, life updates, and just a little bit of everything.
Life Beyond the Blog
So, the big thing right now is this: we may be reaching the end of the line with one of my bunnies. His health problems are beginning to worsen, and though we have a vet appointment lined up, it’s starting to look likely that his quality of life is in sheer decline. On the one hand, I know this is just the reality of it. He’s almost ten years old, old for a rabbit, and he has a history of health issues. To be as old as he is is an achievement, and we’ve given him so much time and love along the way. This is just the way nature works.
And on the other hand, we raised him since he was eight weeks old. I have baby pictures of him. I’ve learned all his little habits, know all the goofy things he does, understand all the things his arthritis prevents him from doing. I’m prepared to let him go if he’s in too much pain, and at the very same time, I’ll never be ready. This could be the first time in ten years I’ve said goodbye to a pet, and I feel nothing short of fragile. 💔
I’ll certainly post updates, either in a Weekly Wrap, or on Twitter. I love sharing pictures of the bunnies, and I know people like seeing those pictures, so I’m sure you’ll hear about what happens by the end of next week. But this is the reason I’ve been absent in almost all social forms. Dread and anxiety have taken the wheel, and it’s going to be a bumpy road, even if my sweet old bun stays with us.
I can say, though, that this week has had its positives. If it was all doom and gloom, I’m not sure I would have even had the energy to write this post. But it’s starting to look like I’ll be able to get my COVID vaccine soon, and I’ve learned more and more of my friends have gotten theirs. It’s a relief in so many ways, and I’ve never been so eager to get a shot, especially since I hate needles.
Posts This Week
She’s Too Pretty to Burn Review
The Week Ahead
All I can think about for next week is our visit with the vet. I can’t make any promises beyond that, because it’s consuming all my energy. As much as I love books, my rabbits are well and truly my everything. I’m prepared to do anything for them, and the prospect of letting go makes my stomach turn, even if it might end up being the right thing to do.
In an ideal world, I’ll be able to read a book, and sit with my bunnies in a cozy little pile in the living room. And in an ideal world, my handsome old bunny recovers and we get more time with him.
But I can’t see the future, and I just have to take things one day at a time. I have my fingers crossed for the best, but I’m trying to prepare my heart for the worst. More likely than not, this means I won’t be available to chat except for folks close to me, and I appreciate your understanding, especially if I fail to post anything new in the coming days.
I hope this coming week is kinder to you than it is to me and my bunnies. Stay well and spend some time with your pets, friends. 💔
4 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap || April 3rd, 2021”
Oh no.. so sad to hear about your bunny! Sending love!
Thank you, Evelyn! 😢💕
I am very sorry to hear this. I know exactly how you feel, and I hope you know that your baby bunny is lucky to have you as his family. Animals are so pure; all they want is just a little bit of love, and nothing else. No matter what happens, take comfort knowing that he had many many happy years being loved by you.
I have a pet cat named Meow Chan, who we rescued from the streets when he was about 3 months old. He is a little more than a year old now, and earlier this year he was diagnosed with cat corona. The vets in our country told us there was no treatment and he would die. I still remember how it felt to hear them say my baby wasn’t going to make it.
Things did end up looking a bit brighter for Meow Chan. We got him on an experimental treatment that seems to be working, but we are not gonna know for sure until the end of this year. Some days I lose hope completely, other days I try to tell myself that what really matters is that we gave him as much love as we could, and he knows it too.
Thank you so much, Tanaz. Unfortunately, Dusty passed on the 8th, as he turned out to have a very aggressive cancer that had spread farther than expected. My sweet boy was almost ten, though, and I’m taking some comfort in the fact that we did our very best for him all the way until the end. 💔
And I’m so glad to hear Meow Chan seems to be improving! It’s clear you love him so very much, and I wish nothing but good news for you regarding his health. Give him some gentle scratches from me and tell him he’s doing a great job, if you will. 💕