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.


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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