Sunday, April 19, 2009

An imposter in our midst!

This blog is not the one I had thought of writing, I was going to tell you all about the fantastic concert The Stud and I went to last night. I'll keep that for a day or two. In the meantime...

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!!


Princess L said...

Oh, lol, I had to laugh, not at the poor lil bunny and the pain that he (she) must have been in, but at the mistaken identity.
We had the same problem. Our Molly was a boy and of course we didn't find out until we already had about 6 little babies.
Those emergency vets sure do make a good living. I think that I should have been a vet!

The Sagittarian said...

Hi Princess and welcome - I know, we've had the rabbits since September last year and its been going fine until today! Sigh. I can only hope that my daughters decide to become vets!!

Pixie said...

eek. I thought it was going to be a baby bunny for a second or two there. Glad to hear HE's been fixed. Oh poor wallet. poor poor wallet!

Steve said...

Ow! Ow! Ow! I'll never be able to watch Bugs Bunny again! "What's up doc?" "Well, I've got this bite you see..."

The Sagittarian said...

Pixie- my rabbit must be related to your car!

Steve - sorry mate I should have warned the boy bloggers to cross their legs before reading on!

The Sagittarian said...

Princess, BTW have had problems trying to leave you comments on your blog...might pay to check if it's owkring properly! Cheers,

The villager: said...

An expensive and very painful episode indeed, Sag !

The Sagittarian said...

Villager - yes you're right. The wabbit is now recovering at home and as we're forecast bad weather tomorrow it will be staying inside or coming to work with me in its cage!

meggie said...

Priceless! I am still spluttering with laughter! It is just the sort of mistake I might make, not wanting to get too up-close-&-personal, with my pet's nether regions!!

Mike said...


Even reading about testicles being bitten off makes my testicles hurt.

Anonymous said...

Awww poor wee babbit. Hansel is my favourite name.

My grandparents tortoises were called Peter and Paul for years until Paul started to lay eggs and had to be renamed Paula. My mother still has Paula - but Peter did a runner years ago.

The Sagittarian said...

Meggie - it's not something I intend to make a habit of either!

Mike - yep, its a cring-worthy post for a bloke!

RB - haha, I guess that tortoise might have made it to the gate by now eh?

justme said...

Ouchy! Poor rabbit......hope he is making a fine recovery. Will you be putting him into therepy now??

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Well if he wasn't a tranny before, he definitely is now!

What a mean co-rabbit. you'll have to start calling her 'Mrs Bobbit'