Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Bunday

Baxter and Finnegan. Yes, Finn is home and recovered from his illness.

Ollie looking happy or maybe singing.

75 years ago today...

The Marx Brothers film "Duck Soup" was released to the public. One of the greatest comedies ever. Hail Freedonia!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Finnegan is ok

Finn had a kidney infection but is recovering nicely. The vet says he is getting back to normal , and I'll be able to bring him home tomorrow.The antibiotics and fluids helped him. We went to see him at lunch time- he was happy to see us and appreciated the attention. He looked a little sad that he wasn't going home today but tomorrow he'll be back with Baxter again.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Finn update

The vet called this morning and said he seemed to be responding to treatment and was a bit feisty this morning...which means he was probably in a mood with strangers and swatting at them. ...which is good news since Sunday he was barely moving. He'll stay at the vet's through tomorrow and they'll do more bloodwork to see if the antibiotics and fluids are helping.

Monday, November 03, 2008


Finnegan isn't doing so well. Over the weekend, he suddenly became gradually lethargiic. His appetite, always good, dropped off and he wanted no hay, pellets, or greens. We made sure he took water using a syringe , and Sunday night he perked up a little nibbling on some lettuce. His hopping had slowed a bit. But he definitely needed to go to the vet.

In his younger days, he was prone to stomach blockage due to furballs , but has been feeling good for months, so his crashing like this was sudden and unexpected.
Fortunately, we go to a marvelous vet who really understands Rabbit health well. Some tests were done and no, it wasn't stomach blockage but his kidneys and liver aren't doing so well. It could be a virus.So he is staying overnight at the vet at least until Wednesday to see if some antibiotics and some saline can bring him back.

I hope it does.

60 years ago today

One of the most famous photos in Americans Presidential elections. November 3,1948 Harry Truman won the Presidency much to the surprise of pollsters.The heavily Republican Chicago Tribune printed its first edition a little ahead of actual results. At a St. Louis train station the paper was handed to Truman, who posed with it and said "That ain't the way I head it!".