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March 4, 2008

Sometimes life is sad...

Today I took, Minty, our little rabbit, who will be 2 years old next month, to the veterinarians office and found out that she is actually a he.... and has an absess/tumor on his head (the size of a walnut) and it appears to be affecting his spinal cord, impairing the use of his hind legs. He is dragging himself around by his 2 front legs and the back ones are just sticking out. It's hard to think about what we should do. The vet is a friend. In reality, he said that surgery is too risky and medicine would most like make little difference. The lack of muscle use will prevent Minty from defecaticating and painfully swell, eventually.
On the bright side....I took this photo of Minty on a recent good day, when she joyfully hopped around in the snow, licking it...that's good ice cream, eh?
I voted today for someone who I would like to see in office. I don't think he has a serious chance, but I did what I believe is right. It's disappointing to see so few candidates who are really decent.

I love this little girl...and that yellow polka dot dress. It looks like she's a 1950s housewife, busy vacuuming.

11 comments:

JO said...

she's a cutie ! sorry about minty, hope the right decision is made.

Mimi said...

Oh I'm so sorry about Minty. Hugs.

JO said...

I meant the little girl is a cutie ! Minty is cute too. I hope Minty will be OK (whatever decision made). I agree - sometimes LIFE is sad & it's OK to be sad. People always want to be happy, but sometimes we gotta show "true feelings" - like when we're sad, mad, etc...it's OK to be sad.

Rosemary said...

Oh, Martha, I'm so sorry about Minty. That's awful news. As painful as it will be to make a decision, I know you'll make the right one and you'll do what is best for him.

KJ-Starre said...

Sorry about Minty! He is so sweet sitting there licking snow. You did great L.O of him {fab brushes}!!!

Give the girls a HUG from the Cape Town gang...they must be so sad!

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inara said...

ah yes the infamous ohio primaries...what a nail biter, literally!!! sorry about your bunny and your daughter is adorable in her lil yellow dress!

Julie, aka Scrapperdays said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Minty. It is never easy when a pet if going through something like that. I'm sending hugs your way ...

Brittany said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Minty. :-( He is so cute!

I voted in our primaries too. I agree with you about there being too few candidates.

Have a new blog now : brittanydeanne.typepad.com

Rosemary said...

Now, little Miss June Cleaver just needs her pearls to be doing the vacuuming ala 1957!

Samantha said...

I am so sorry to hear about Minty. As painful a decision it may be, the greatest gift we can give to our animals is the gift of letting them go when the time comes so that they may be free of pain. I'm sure in the end you will make the right decision for him.

I also wanted to thank you for the kind words you left on my blog about the passing of my little Noel. Your comment was very comforting to me.

HUGS, my friend!

Maria said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about Minty! Loved the photo you took of her in the snow - very sweet.