Sad day

I struggled for the past few weeks with the decision to get my rabbit Petunia spayed. She was about 1.5 to 2 years old, older than the recommended age of 1 year for getting spayed. She was adopted, and wasn’t spayed by her previous owners. I finally decided that the risk now was worth taking so she would live a longer and healthier life. Female rabbits are pretty much guaranteed to get uterine cancer once they’re more than a few years old.

I dropped her off at the vet this morning. She made it through surgery just fine, but couldn’t handle the effects of the anethesia. She passed away this afternoon.

I am absolutely heartbroken. She was so wonderful and perfect, every moment spent with her this past month was utter joy. I was so happy to start a new chapter of pet ownership, after most of my family’s pets had passed away. I had a really hard time when our parrot Pepper passed a few months ago, I still feel that pang and I’m sure it will never leave. Petunia dying so suddenly is going to really throw me off for a while.

I’m trying really hard not to feel guilty, or think too much about what our life together could have been like… I am happy I was able to give her so much love during the time we had together. I’m really going to miss my little snugglebunny.

 

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Posted on February 9, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Very sorry to hear that . . . it’s hard to lose a loved one.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear that. I worked as a veterinary nurse for a year and rabbit operations were always the ones we worried about the most. You absolutely made the right decision for her, it’s such a shame it turned out this way, but I’m glad you had some good time together.

  3. :(((( So sorry to hear about your loss!!

  4. So sorry. Our pets become so dear to us.

  5. Oh no Brigette, I can’t believe we were just talking about this:/ This is the worst news

  6. wow – rough couple of months : (

  7. I can feel with you, we just lost our oldest dog this morning. I will keep seeing her jumping at me out of the corner of my eye for a long time.

  8. It sounds like any pet that gets to spend time with you will know love and that;s a good thing,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. I know it hurts.

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