Friday, January 05, 2007

Bouncing to LA

Her Spottedness, though bouncier than ever and now possessed of an appetite that would astonish even the deceased George (who believed that a good carrot could make any plane ride or vet visit worthwhile), is supposed to take her medicines for awhile yet and continue to get subcutaneous fluids. She puts up with the fluids pretty well--evidently it really must not be that painful--but refuses the medicines, which must then be syringe-fed. I am not certain why such an intelligent creature doesn't quite get that if she ate the mixture out of her dish, she wouldn't have to have the syringe stuck in her mouth and lick the driblets off her fur. But we all have our little blind spots. At least she forgives us right away.
In non-rabbit news, John and I have managed to arrange to do research at the Getty next week, so we are now hastily arranging to visit various friends in that region, especially those who will be so kind as to put us up. I hope we'll manage to see at least everyone we've contacted, but this could get tricky. Evenings only last so long.


Blogger P'tit-Loup said...

Sorry to hear that her "Spottedness" was unwell. Bunnies are such delicate little animals. They definitely show it when they are ill. And their misery is hard to withstand without taking action. My bunny did suffer from fur impactment on a regular basis in the summer. The best remedy I found was pineapple juice. Just mash some fresh pineapple chunk into juice and squirt into the ill rabbit mouth. At least he loved the taste of it and drank it readily from the syringe, but would not lick it out of a bowl. Silly boy!

January 08, 2007 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Neck of the Woods?

January 13, 2007 2:26 AM  
Blogger Karla said...

Tried to leave a comment earlier but Blogger was uncooperative. LA, indeed! The freeways are still a bit much, but the pollution has lessened.

As for the pineapple juice, I had forgotten about that. I think it would be popular with She-Who-Loves-Fruit. The rabbits got to sample some blueberries today and Ms. Spots was especially enthusiastic about them.

January 14, 2007 5:42 AM  

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