April 2010

April is the hardest month of my life so far. We had our darling boy Zeus the german shehperd put to sleep after 14 fabulous years together. We miss him very much.

We have had more myxo heartbreak with Gracie, Bullwinkle and Hazel-rah PTS on 13th. On 14th April I found Velvet dead and Rascal very ill. Rascal has since recovered (not myxo related). 2 chickens have passed away – ex battery hens so the vet could not say what the illness was, could be any number of reasons.

On the same day that we said goodbye to Zeus we had 5 more bunnies PTS for Myxo – Pumpkin, Clover, Dandelion, PawPaw and Stanley. A few hours later I found a kit that must be the offspring of Dandy after she went on an adventure some weeks ago. The kit is doing well, I am bottle feeding him and his eyes are yet to open, perhaps 5 days old.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Crackers the 36 year old horse we agisted here had to be PTS on Sunday 18th April.

The sadness hasn’t ended yet with a few more rabbits looking like they have myxo symptoms.

Thankyou to those who have made donations to assist with me buying cages to move the bunnies inside in an attempt to reduce the myxo outbreak.

In honour of all our wonderful animal friends I am creating a memorial page to celebrate the wonderful lives we were lucky enough to be a part of.