Sunday, May 30, 2010
R.I.P. Stumper the rabbit
Sadly, I came home from graduation to some bad news. Our rabbit, Stumper, had passed away. She had been losing weight gradually the past few months, and we took her to the vet once we saw her legs wobbling a bit. It was due to an infection of E. cuniculi, normally not an issue except in older rabbits with diminished immune systems. She quickly succumbed to the infection and subsequent paralysis of her legs, despite medication. She was pampered to the end, was dearly loved as a member of our family, and will be missed.
I never wrote a post about it, as I was taking a break from blogging at the time, but my beloved cat Skyler passed away in January. She lived to be 18 years old. She was like a sister to me, as we grew up together - I picked her out from a litter of kittens when I was only three years old. It still feels odd being at home, expecting to see her. Her brother, Sherman, is still with us, but slowly declining due to his thyroid and other health issues.
It's been a rough year so far as our animal family is concerned.