Oh yes, it has been a weekend for surprises and no mistake! See this photo of Gretel, happily munching on grass and wearing a cute pink harness?
WARNING THE FOLLOWING MAY MAKE YOU SICK! (or squeamish at the very least)
This morning Gretel had something protruding from her behind, it was about the thickness of my little finger and there was heaps of blood. Hm. The pet shop had mentiioned they might come into heat, I wondered if that had something to do with it at first. But then commonsense took over - I mean, say and do what you like, but it's always a bit odd for things to protrude from one's nether regions and I figured it would be the same for rabbits.
Of course, it's Sunday isn't it so we had to head off with haste to an emergency vet.
I told the vet that it appeared that Gretel had been bitten by her sister, Daisy. He still looked very puzzled. Has Gretel ever had any surgery? No, she hasn't.
And then he looked at my and said those 3 little words I hadn't expected to hear.
"Gretel's a boy".
$350 bucks later it seems that Daisy had bitten and grabbed one of the other rabbits testicles! which was what was hanging out...Gretel has now been "fixed" and has recovered from surgery faster than my wallet will. And has been renamed..... Hansel (of course).
The jury is still out on if Daisy is in drag or not as well.
Bring on Monday, I almost welcome you!!