Weird bunny stuff.
Removed some sort of tumor from Kelly Bob's back today. The growth appeared suddenly and I thought it was fly larva. The barn bunnies so not suffer from fly problems and I was puzzled. As I cleaned it, a pea sized part of the nasty thing broke off. Hey. Wait a minnitt... This ain't no larva! A snip with some very sharp scissors to a thin connective stem and it was gone. Some minor bleeding but the patient never seemed to feel a thing. Saved the fatty mass in a jar full alcohol - just in case. I've never seen anything like this.
At tonight's feeding, I saw that Big Sister (Brokeback Mama's older daughter) hadn't eaten her morning carrot. Not good. I examined her poop tray and it was full of poop. And blood. Sooo not good. I brought her inside for examination and placed her in a cage while I tried to find something on the interwebs. Fifteen minutes later, she was already gone. WTF? Her coat was not very good, so I didn't save the pelt, but the autopsy showed a pale interior. She'd bled to death and I don't know why.
That's two of the 6 bunnies I bought this spring dead. Not good!
Some bunnies take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. Poor ol' Anna Nicole for one, who suffered from a myriad of maladies yet still lived four placid years. There's Groovy who, in spite of wry neck since the winter, is still hippy hoppin' with a fine appetite and nice fur, too.
Other lapins seem to keel over with no notice. Fine, fine, fine. Dead. Candy. Hippy. Salty. RIP
Hello. Let us move on.
On a brighter note, went to the Friendship Spinners meeting Saturday at the Bernheim Arboretum. What a nice place and what a beautiful day it was! Mid-80s and breezy.
(As an aside, I'd like to comment on the good weather we've had this year. Here it is, August, and I am still having to mow each week. Everything is still green and growing. We've had enough rain all year long without temperature extremes.)
So. Lot's of folks were there. Here's Jean modeling the Meditation Shawl from her handspun. The pattern is a variation of Old Shale.
Jean, cut that out!!!
Blue Acorn brought her tapestry loom. She may have a little showing in New Orleans and is furiously working on several pieces. I want to see her knitted masks.
Last week I counted thirteen outside bunnies and here are four I found at Good Neighbor Nancy's place.