So after an endless game of phone tag (by both Sak and my mom (who pretended to be me, since I have phone-phobia)), we finally got an appointment for surgery at the local humane society.
The night before the surgery, I let each one out of the cage (one at a time!) for some floor exercise. Katsu, hormone-filled as ever, decided to play romeo. I don't really know how he did it, but somehow he jumped back into his cage (a good 2-2.5 feet up), then out on top of Mochi's portion of the cage. In his hunt for a way into the female apartment, he scratched his leg on something (probably a cage tie-down wire?). I came back from whatever it was I was doing, and saw a trail of blood all over the house. WHAT.
We found him hiding behind the cage, licking his fresh wound. He wasn't limping, but we needed to stop the bleeding so Sak grabbed a towel and wrestled him down, while I pressed a clean cloth against his leg until the blood clotted. Kinda scary though, and quite a mess to clean up afterwards. It was a good thing the vet appointment was the following day!
Sak dropped them off in the morning, and was late to work since someone cut in front of him in line. :P The vet checked them both out first, and said that Katsu had torn his hind nail a bit, which was the cause of the bleeding. Good thing it was nothing too serious!
My brother picked them up later in the day, and the poor bunnies were seriously drugged up!
In two weeks they'll be allowed to hang out together (yay!), and I'm thinking of getting them a new cage/hutch when that happens. They chewed up the plastic sides of their current cage, which makes the shavings/food/poo fall out easier. I know, gross.
I'm hoping they'll soon be less moody and territorial, but Katsu is still "fond" of his oatmeal container. I wonder if that habit is here to stay, or if it just take a while for the hormones to die down? I guess we'll see.
In sorta-bunny related events, Sak gave me a cute little orchid for Valentine's day.
In any case, he said one of the rabbits ran into the bookshelf and knocked it over, thus breaking the stem.
|I put it in some water, but it's a goner.|
Lastly, some quick Valentine's favors put together for co-workers:
One of my co-workers looked down at it and asked if I had a cricut.
"No, I have a silhouette, but you've probably never heard of it."
Crafting hipster. @_@