Saturday, 28 March 2015

Easter Bunny Choices which one will you have this year!

Next week is Easter weekend,and that means Bunnies so which type are you going to choose?Chocolate,Toy,or a real one? Our choice will be chocolate or a toy one!
And this is why:After the first couple of weeks we had to get Speedy neutered.Then the first summer we had Speedy he had a fight with a cat in the garden which left him needing stitches the first costly incident.
                            Before he had his surgery to fix him up.
                            After he had his surgery to fix him up.

When we had Speedy a while we found out that he was born with glaucoma in his left eye,which later had to be treated with eye drops and painkiller which is costly when you have to to the vets every month for the eye drops and painkiller,later he developed an ulcer on the eye which we tried treating for about 3 months it didn't heal,which meant now a costly operation to remove it to give him his pain free quality of life back,he has also had 2 minor episodes of GI Stasis which luckily we was able to treat ourselves without going to the vet but he did have a reaction to an antibiotic injection which cause a bad GI Stasis episode last year it took several trips to the vet,lots of meds and 2 months of support feeding him with a syringe ,washing him and giving a couple of baths when he had diarrhea,being up all night long when he was really bad and then it took another month before he was fully back to normal, an eating pooping machine that mugs me for food.Had we not given him that care he would not be alive today,Scary isn't it?
                    This is Speedy's eye with the Glaucoma
                                        This is the day after his operation
                                    And this is him now!
That a Fluffy cute animal like that can need so much hard work when they are ill never mind the work when they are healthy.So my advice is wait till you have done all the research and learnt all you can before you decide to bring a cute little bunny into your home and have a chocolate bunny or a soft toy bunny for Easter instead!

56 comments:

  1. WE are SOOOOOO happy that YOU ended up in a WONDERFUL home that Knew all they needed to do to keep you HEALTHY and HAPPY...

    PETS are not good Easter or Christmas Pressies...

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    1. Me too,no pets aren't great gifts at any time,xx Speedy

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  2. Great post and well said and no worries we will stick with the chocolate variety. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thank Molly,have a great weekend,xx Rachel

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  3. Great reminders guys. I think that when rabbits get sick, they are actually a lot more "work" to care for. It's almost like having to feed a baby or something. You take great care of Speedy! I can only hope that all rabbits will receive that level of care.

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    1. Thanks,Ann and yes it is like looking after a sick child,but i wouldn't have it any other way,xx Rachel

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  4. it's so true, rabbits are hard work, very rewarding and wonderful companions but hard work nonetheless. Speedy has gone through a lot hasn't he?

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    1. he has and he's only 3,but he is wonderful,xx Rachel

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  5. Pawfect loving responsible mum and dad you lucky little fluff pot Speedy. LUVS YER TOO.
    Luvs Freya Rose Blosssom xxxxxxx

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    1. Awww I Loves you too Freya Rose Blossom,xxxxxx Speedy

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  6. Great post ! Mum will chose a yummy chocolate bunny, and we love to chase the plush toy bunnies she puts on shelves to decorate the house for Easter ! Purrs

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    1. sounds the perfect Easter,xx Rachel

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  7. Speedy, you and your hoomin Mummy are right.

    You bunnies are high-maintenance! You are very intelligent and full of personality and bunnitude, but only people prepared to invest time and work and understanding (and, yes, money) should have bunnies.

    Speedy, you chose your hoomins well! Your hoomins love you very much! <3

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    1. It's not so much the money,its the work it takes to care for a bunny more than anything,I don't think a lot of people realise that when they take on a bunny as a pet,xx Rachel

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  8. Beery innsightfull post Lady Rachel an Speedy!!!
    LadyMum iss an advokat fur bunniess....shee talkss to peeple RITE INN THEE PET STORE an askss them seereuss questshunss bout bunnie care an health. When peeple reealzie just how much hard werk bunniess are they deecide maybee not such a good idea.
    Even ladyMum who wood LUV a bunnie told mee shee iss not well enuff herself to care fur a delikat bunnie,,,,,
    Mind you shee has taken care of so many chronick care katss...mew mew mew....
    Mee asked LadyMum what kind of bunnie shee wood like an shee said "Chocolate of course Siddhartha!" an winked at mee...
    **paw kissess** to both of youss' Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxxx

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    1. hahaha your mum is an angel Siddhartha,I bet you would have a soft toy one?xx Rachel and Speedy

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  9. Pee S: Fankss fur sharin thee eye fotoss'. Yur one handsum bunnie....one ey or 2...just like mee rite Speedy??
    Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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    1. That's right Dude,we both are handsome dudes,xx Speedy

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  10. Yea...but we will bet you a dollar to a donut Speedy was worth it....cause he is to us...we love lookin at his movies.....Oh barharhar...and eating pooping machine and on top of that a Pirate Captain!

    The Mad Scots

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    1. Hahaha yes he is worth it,all of the bunnies I have had have been worth it.Hahaha yes Eating pooping machines are what they are!xx Rachel

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  11. kisses to Speedy and good and necessary post. :-D

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    1. thanks Sharon,it's that time of year,xx Rachel

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  12. Very well said indeed and we all love that Speedy!

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  13. Good Advice, Speedy. You are a very Smart Bunny♥

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  14. Thanks for spreading the word! Again!!!!

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    1. Has tobe done every year ,thanks RG,xx Rachel

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  15. Excellent post! We posted an article on Facebook why bunnies don't make good Easter gifts.
    We think you have excellent and caring humans, Speedy. Good job picking them out!
    XOXO

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    1. Thanks Angel,for spreading the message too,yep my mum and dad are the best,xx Speedy

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  16. Pee Ess - we're having chocolate bunnies!

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  17. Rachel,
    You have a heart of gold.. Taking such care with Speedy... Thank you for your insight to others about the responsibility of caring for a rabbit.
    blessings,
    Penny

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    1. A lot of people don't realise the work involved,Rabbits are one of the hardest pets to look after,xx Rachel

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  18. We birds hide that week also.

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    1. hehehe I think you would be safe Kismet,xx Speedy

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  19. Very informative post. People often don't realize the responsibility involved in taking a new furry family member home.

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    1. That is very true ,thank you,xx Rachel

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  20. This is such an important message, Speedy! Bunnies are NOT low maintenance pets, and like any other family member, you have to be there for them for their whole life. It's a big commitment and never, ever to be taken lightly.

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    1. You are so right Summer,many people do think bunnies are a cheap easy to look after pet,xx Speedy

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  21. Lucky bunny! You are in the right place at the right time. Mom says pets are a full-time job!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    1. yes at times they are Cupcake,xx Rachel

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  22. Speed Boat, mi man! I think mummy did an excellent job of telling the truth about rabbit care. We always wanted a rabbit, but truth be told, we don't have the lifestyle or the time and money to properly bring up a healthy rabbit. For many of us who ADORE bunnies, the best thing is to admire them from a respectful distance. They deserve great care and YOU have devoted such a great part of your generosity, and Speedy is all the better for it because of you. HE IS SO HANDSOME, one eye or both. Lovely specimen (teeheee), GORGEOUS RABBIT! Love to you both!

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    1. Hello Anita,all the cost is a consideration,the main thing is the time and lifestyle to maintain a happy healthy bunny,the money side we put a bit by in a vet fund each week to cover stuff like that.Having a bunny is like having a toddler and that is a lot of work, Love to you from us both,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  23. Oh we hope that people will opt for a candy bunny or stuffie instead of a real bunny because it's a "lifetime" commitment that not many people REALLY want to take on. It's not just a little cute baby animal for a day - it's a lifetime of care. I would love to have a cuddly stuffed animal of ANY kind for sure!!!!! Speedy, I think you are in the very BEST home possible and I'm so happy you have a good life - you definitely are one lucky bun!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. I think we are lucky to have each other Sammy,just like you are with your mum and dad,xx Rachel

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  24. You are so right. All peeps should be forced to learn all about caring, etc. about the animals they want to buy. You are such a lucky bunnie with those peeps you have :)

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    1. Hehehe I have the best mum and dad,xx Speedy

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  25. great post! and I hope for a lot of chocolate bunnies and toy bunnies... it happens too often that the real easter bunny is forgotten after the holidays like the great promises to take care of the pet every day and to pay all upcoming things from pocket money. Let's hope that all who plan to share her home with a real bunny are people who love their bunny furever and not just for easter...
    easy rider

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  26. Excellent advice and we hope no bunnies are purchased this Easter season that will not be taken care of as they should be. Sweet Speedy we are so happy you are in a loving family that knows your needs and takes such good care of you. We miss our sweet Bunny. We did not buy him but took him in when he was discarded like he was trash. Hugs and nose kisses

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    1. Awww you and your family are amazing people to do that,xx Speedy

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  27. This is a great post Speedy.
    We, animals, are not gifts. Never !
    Ronrons
    Hisia

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  28. We think this is an important reminder to folks. Pets don't make good gifts. They are for life.

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  29. Speedy, this is an important message, and we are going to share on our Facebook page. You are so lucky you have such great parents!
    Love,
    Lola and Lexy

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  30. Indeed Speedy, hoomin need constant reminders about what it means to take care of a bunn and how demanding bunn duties can get. Things go wrong sometimes slowly, sometimes stuff turns on a dime. And people get shocked by what it takes to take care of a bunn. I'm so glad you have loving, caring hoomin by your side <3

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