Thursday, 29 January 2009

another anzac post

if i was a reader of this blog i might be saying "enough of the rabbit already" and if you feel that way i can't blame you.
almost two weeks ago anzac met a car in a bad way. we thought he would die or need to be gently put out of his suffering. but he didn't die. he is still a very disabled rabbit but i see incremental improvements and i am loathe, no i will not even consider the "kind" alternative. not yet.
within days of his brush with death he ate, drank, pooped & peed. since then he has started to sit up better, he tries to move, he grooms what he is able, he grooms his buddy, jet. he has even started to wait to be carried outside to the grass before he "goes".
to me, these are not the marks of an animal that wants to die, they are the marks of a fighter, of a bunny who wants to live.
vet science is not really able to offer anything for anzac but my chiropractor believes she can help him. she believes he has a twisted dura, which she has seen in babies.

i have to tell you that i don't think i am a person who will keep an animal alive simply because i don't have the strength to euthanase and i don't think that is what is happening here so i am deeply disappointed that there is continual talk of why anzac is a lost cause. he is eating less, so he is "not eating", yesterday i refuted claims that his feet are gangrenous, he will "never walk again" and he is "suffering".

i know that his injuries are terribly serious, i know that my take on the subject is not what most would think, heck, if i was hearing the story i wouldn't agree with me.
somehow, though, the loss of hope that is being expressed and encouraged is not only annoying but dismaying.
i don't understand why it bothers me so much.
but it does.


  1. If the little guy looks like he is on the mend, then fight the good fight. It doesn't sound like he is in pain, so I'd let him recover too.

  2. I agree with your assessment. It does sound like on the mend, but sometimes the mend takes awhile. Keep the faith my dear!

  3. Who is telling you he is a 'lost cause'? I agree with Bob and Leah. It sounds like you are the type of person who can make an objective assessment. He is your little bunny - you know him better than anyone - you will do the right thing for him!

    We had 2 pet mice. Rescued from a lab. They were really sweet- each had her own character. They both got tumours, but lived happily for several months even though the tumours were growing. When Millie stopped eating, stopped coming out of her nest- we knew that was the time to take her to the vet for euthanasia.

    Hopefully it won't come to that for Anzac- but YOU will just know IF that time comes.

  4. Kia ora Kylie,
    It is good to read that if you love someone or something you Love it totally and unconditionally. The world needs more like you.

  5. Hi Kylie,

    He is a tough one for sure. Wow, what a life he is living these last few weeks!

    Best wishes to you all,


  6. I love Cinnamon's story about her mice!!! You and only you will know. We all face that moment if we love an animal. I love you sweetie and know this has been a difficult time. Don't worry about what others think, just worry about you and your family and your little furry friend. You'll find the answer. And we'll all be here to support and love you.

    With hugs and kisses,

  7. thanks everyone for your wonderful support.
    i am getting rather down about the little guy today and for the first time in my life i cant talk about it......

    i'll be back when there is something more than conjecture to deal with

    meantime, chat amongst yourselves by all means


  8. Best wishes to the bunny.



  9. Thinking of all of you...

    gig, xoxo

  10. Hi kylie,
    Hope all goes well for anzac. I was talking to a friend of mine from your state and was told you don't buy text books for school but hire them from the school. This seems to a very economical way to go. Maths and science books are approx $70. I did manage to get some text books secondhand. For once we were organized and went to get them in early jan. Other years we have missed out. only reason we went early was Helen had to read some of them and start doing homework for this year.
    I see you are not to hot where you are and we have got a bit cooler with temps in the 30s for the rest of the week.
    Have a good week.

  11. I'm sorry for the loss of your dear pet. Just know in your heart that he is not suffering any longer. I'm posting down here because I couldn't post on the one above. There isn't a comment tab. I love you dear, and I will be thinking about you.

  12. JO
    what a shame you have to buy textbooks! the system of hiring from the school works very well and even for a very well used text such as the maths books they usually last at least five years, much more efficient than continually buying them.

    with a new school this year uniform expenses for us have been higher than normal, $350 so far.
    the high schools will charge around $200 each in fees and the primary school (where we do buy textbooks) will probably want about $100 for books, that will cover the two girls.
    it's an expensive time of year but compared to the thousands charged by private schools i think it is pretty good value.

    all the best for helen for school this week and indeed, for the year.
    love to helen & mark, as well as you!



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