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Gerard & Violet go to the Vet (#6 - To-do list - SPARKTHESEASON Photo Challenge )

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Today I took Gerard and Violet to the vet for their emoticon "well-bunny check-up". This has been on my emoticon "To Do List" for quite some time. Rabbits can take cooler temperatures but are vulnerable to heat, so I always take them in the late fall so they will not get too warm in the car while I stop at the Dansko Outlet afterward. This year I was later than usual.

Gerard will be 7 in April and I think Violet is approximately 9 years old, possibly older. She was a neglect case rescued by the Maryland, Northern Virginia, DC House Rabbit Society. Some lowlifes left her in a hutch to starve when they moved out.

Both Gerard and Violet got a clean bill of health and Dr. Beck remarked as she does every that their ears and bums are very clean, and their weight is very good. A lot of her bunny patients are overweight which can lead to multiple health problems (just like us humans!) . She clipped their nails (a bunny mani/pedi) so they could be mad at her and not me. emoticon

Their secret? They follow the Spark Program: plenty of emoticon water, emoticon fresh veggies and emoticon exercise.

They were not too happy about the hour drive each way and gave some serious "bunny butt" when they arrived. For those of you who are not familiar with rabbits, when they turn their backside to you they are communicating that you have offended or displeased them.
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    emoticon Love the bunny butt! Great blog and photos, thanks!
    1350 days ago
    As you know, i am fluent in Lapin! emoticon

    Footflicks to the naughty vet who trimmed their nails. Mango has dragon nails and without my oldest daughter to help me make him into a bunny taco I guess they will stay that way till she gets home from college. Black toenails are a challenge! Your buns are getting "long in the tooth" but they have a great bunny mom so it's no surprise they're in the best of health.

    The OG is really bonding with Mango. Mango really likes him and comes up for pets. That's because OG is always feeding him popcorn, tortilla chips and rice cakes! At least he likes salty snacks. Pewter loved cookies and was a tiny bit fluffy to prove it.
    1351 days ago
    Love it! So adorable. I love this post. So cute.
    Glad that both bunnies are in good health.

    Thanks for sharing your day's events with us!

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    1353 days ago
    They're so adorable!
    1353 days ago
    glad those cuties are doing well and that they have attitude!!!!! cute blog
    1353 days ago
    I am glad your precious little bunnies are doing well.
    1353 days ago
    I am glad that the bunnies are doing so well. I enjoyed the story and learned a few things, thanks!
    1353 days ago
    Oh my Gosh Connie this is the cutest picture ever! emoticon so much for sharing Gerard & Violet with us they are absolutely amazing!
    I thought yesterdays status was you were getting the Pedi/Mani... emoticon emoticon
    1353 days ago
    Hahahahaha~ @ the "bunny butt." After reading your blog, I can tell that bunnies know a lot more that many humans I know. *LOL* Glad your li'l darlings got a clean bill of health, and God bless you for taking them in to give them a good, loving home. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon
    1353 days ago
    So happy to hear Gerard and Violet are doing well. I currently have an eight year old bunny, Thumper. He lost his mate, Bella last year. Before I adopted these guys, I had a dwarf dutchie named Lucky. She lived 12.5 years and when I went to the vet, they could not believe she was doing so well as she had epileptic seizures several times during her life. emoticon
    1353 days ago
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