Another very eventful week here at the Lazy Vegan, starting off with more drama when Miz Wasabi came down with a bout of G.I. Stasis on Monday. The short version of the long story is that when she goes through a heavy shedding period, she ingests too much fur - and unlike cats, who can cough up fur balls, rabbits cannot. Instead, it blocks the digestive system which can be fatal very, very quickly. We tried our usual tricks, and when they failed (meaning she still refused to eat) we got on the phone with the vet. Unfortunately her regular vet wasn't available so I had to zoom her to a brand new vet in the next town - but she was very helpful and gave the bun an injection to help "restart" her gut, some painkillers and a laxative (poor little Wasabi had a LOT of drugs in her little seven pound body). But still when we returned home she wasn't doing well, so it was a stressful time - luckily we have a "bunny network" to call and I got some great advice, and by that evening she had started to eat again. WHEW. The lesson learned here is to be much more proactive about brushing her, especially right before the shedding season!
The very next day the foreman surprised me with an early anniversary gift - we are celebrating our 20th anniversary with new donkey fencing! A GREAT gift! We were able to make an entire new pasture area for the boys and they are thrilled! I'm so happy to have more space for them to run around in...and maybe now they'll be able to shed some of that extra donkey weight!
Rounding Up the House Rabbit!