“…….missed me?” — Baileys the lionhead rabbit
This little rascal cost me quite a bunch of nerves last weekend!
So it was Sunday and I was attending bYSI’s exclusive bloggers’ tea party at ION Orchard when I got a text from daddy saying Baileys isn’t eating, drinking or moving around. My heart dropped, and I didn’t know what to do… He’s usually the hyperactive, noise making, scampering bunny. For him to be just sitting or lying around, wasn’t a good thing.
So I had to scrap dinner plans I made earlier, rushed down to church for mass and then made a mad rush home to make sure he was still well, alive…
I got nervous opening the main door, hoping to see him get up like he usually does when I come home, but nope, he just lifted his head slightly before going back down… It was Sunday, no vets were still open, so I put him out in the playpen while we had dinner. He still wasn’t moving much so we scooted off to Pet Lover’s at Northpoint to see if they could do anything… He seemed fine in the car tho, he kept sticking his head out of his carrier…
No verdict, just possibilities. Maybe his teeth were too long, maybe he had a furball… He got his nails cut tho… At least it wasn’t exactly a wasted trip. He got a little better when we got home. I sat with him in the playpen trying to force feed him with some “stress pack formula” and managed to feed him some vege leaves.
Monday, contemplated taking him to the vet, but he seemed to be getting better. He started pooping but it was runny, I know you’re supposed to consider runny bunny poo an emergency but it was a risk I took to wait it out abit longer. We managed to get him to eat more vege leaves and I managed to get him to eat pineapple. I googled a lot and pineapple was a possible “cure”.
And guess what? He took a nap and within an hour of eating the pineapple, poop appeared!!! Not runny poooo! It was smaller than usual but it was a good sign. I’m glad I didn’t go to the vets, it would have cost me at least $100 straight up.
Next day he was back to normal, although still being picky with his food, but he was back to running and jumping around. It’s been a week and he’s back to his old mischievous self again!
Thanks to everyone who read my tweets and showed so much concern for Baileys, he sends his bunny cuteness and ♥! =)
my niece, Delia is tying the knot today! I know how much she loves rabbits cos she loves playing with Baileys when she comes over once in a blue moon… so i made her this for her wedding…
it’s a pair of Mr & Mrs Bunnies!
what’s everyone doing this weekend?
Ben’s playing at Blu Jaz tonight and The Butter Factory tomorrow, so make a date with the 1 or 8 crew if you’ve got nothing else planned! :)
…it feels like just yesterday that i brought Baileys home. but it’s already been… 5 days! gosh time really flies when you’ve got your hands full. it’s really unfortunate that Baileys caught an infection immediately after i got him.. in fact, i’m beginning to think he was already a little unwell when i got him from the shop. i remember his nose was already kinda wet.
to think they made me sign a form claiming that they won’t be responsible for him being sick once he’s paid for. how irresponsible…… shouldn’t they at least make it a point to ensure he is totally fine first and not sell a pet that’s already not well?
but… the fact is, i’ve grown to love Baileys…
although he really makes me panic when he starts dashing around his cage and makes my heart ache each time he sneezes, he’s really a “furball of joy”. i asked the vet yesterday if his dashing around in the cage is normal, i was afraid he was dashing around becos he was scared, but she said it doesn’t seem to be a medical problem since the only problem is his nose… so it might just be a “behavioral thing” or he’s just amusing himself… she said if he was scared he would be panting after dashing around, which he doesn’t do. so, well, i’m hoping he’s just playing and doesn’t hurt himself in the process.
i just hope he’ll stop sneezing totally and get well soon so he can be a normal happy bunny.
i really wish i could let him out to run free in the house, but there’s really no way my place is rabbit-proof! he’s very fast to bite everything he sees, so imagine, the wooden trims, curtains, wires, cabinets… the only part of the house that he can really run free is the “corridor” leading to the rooms. all doors would have to be closed tho. and the floor is marble so it’ll be really slippery! oh well.. i feel kinda bad not having a large space for him to run… my parents would definitely kill me if he runs freely around the house! lol
3 days on medication, he’s doing okay. he’s pooping normally, no diarrhea, he’s eating and drinking okay too; thank goodness. it’s almost like having a baby at home. he jumps at loud noises! and he constantly wants attention. after alot of dashing around, if you sit next to his cage and stroke him, he’ll settle down and chill in a corner. and he jumps up the moment u stop!
i also asked the vet if it was safe for him to consume newspapers.. not that i’m feeding him that but he just keeps tearing it up and ending up eating some of it. she said it was safe but just make sure he’s eating his own food too. so i tore the edges from the newspaper, the “ink-less” parts and lined the sides of his cage… at least i know he’s not ingesting ink. i’m gonna go look for new things for him to play with so he gets distracted and stops eating the paper…
and look at the mess he made!
anyhoos, i have to make a quick trip down to clarke quay in abit. got to pick up the goodie bag i won from CHIC MAGAZINE and also a set of their past issues! and then, ben’s coming to meet me at Dhoby… i wanna go to daiso to see if they have anything fun and safe that Baileys can play with… wood toys and stuff. the stuff i ordered online will only be delivered next week. :(
and speak of the devil, ben’s really getting good at giving me heart attacks these days. he doesn’t tell me he’s got nights out, he just shows up at my house! >_< i really need to start preparing myself mentally for these sudden shocks. i might just die of shock one day… ppppfft.
oh well, time to get ready. byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
hello! my name is Baileys!
I’m a lionhead rabbit, and i’m 2+ months old… i’m huge for a 2 month old rabbit… i know.
jeanine just bought me today, and ben likes playing with me too!
i like to be hand fed. and i eat ALOT. (and poop alot too)
do i look like a little lion?
that’s all from me for now… stick around to see more of me!
we went to the pet store to look at animals…
there were hamsters, dogs, rabbits…
but i can’t forget this little bunny… i really want to have this bunny.
ohhmygoodness bunny, i’m in love with you! even though you cost $160…
bunny will you please be mine?
ps : girls, guys…. i’m gonna be out all day monday. got a photoshoot for CLUBCOUTURE!
so gimme some time to reply your emails, enquiries and what not when i get home (quite late) in the evening. if you don’t hear from me, please wait till tuesday!