Saturday, October 27, 2012

This is not Violet






It's ZuZu, as some of you may know.  She is the most photogenic rabbit at the shop.  She is not, however, the subject of this post.  Violet has taken center stage among the bunnies.  She has come home with me every night for the last ten days.  She has an ulcer in her left eye that also has glacouma and a cataract.  There will be no recent photos of her here.  Not only is her eye distressed, but she is also moulting.  She would not, if she were human, be pleased to be photographed in her present state. 

We have seen the eye specialist and she will start on special drops  that are being mailed from South Carolina.  There is calicification in her eye which the drops should help dissolve.  If this treatment doesn't help heal the ulcer, she'll have to have her eye removed.  She is also old which could compromise the result of the surgery.  I am happy to report, however, that she has been a lively and adaptable patient.  Even though she hates riding in the car, she has settled on the top of the catalytic converter, in the back of the Element where she stretches out and relaxes, even over the bumps.  

Here she is at her loveliest: a bit fat and soft as velvet.



12 comments:

webb said...

Its so difficult when ourfurry family members are not feeling well. Hope the drops do the trick for violet, and soon.

An Urban Cottage said...

That Violet is a real trooper. Crossing fingers her new drops do the trick.

That Zuzu is quite the looker.

Jen said...

Poor Violet. I'm sorry. But I'm glad she has you taking care of her.

rachel said...

Poor old girl. Get better soon, sweetie.

flwrjane said...

Oh gosh, so sorry to hear this,very thoughtful of you not to take her picture.

It will be harder to take sick donkeys home with you, you know.

Food for thought.

xo jane

Noelle the dreamer said...

So engrossed was I at the lovely wedding cake and the flowers colours (identical to my wedding flowers...long long ago...) I was shocked to read the latest post! Poor little Violet! (Pretty Zuzu!).
I am sure I speak for everyone when I say we hope you will keep us posted on the treatment! Such a lovely bunny!
Sending prayers and good thoughts!
Hang in there Old Girl,

Amelia said...

Poor Violet, I hope the drops work well so she won't have to endure anything else. Zuzu is adorable. Is she named after Zuzu's petals?

Bow Street Flowers said...

Amelia, she IS named after ZuZu in It's a Wonderful Life. When I adopted her from the shelter, she was a baby, and I knew that I would get her a friend after she was spayed. When I found her partner, I named him Petals because I adopted him for her: ZuZu's Petals.

Terri said...

Poor baby! We hope her eye drops fix her up promptly.

gillian. said...

Love the image of her romping in the back of the element and stretched out over bumps! Haha she's such a hippie - going with the flow, looking always on the bright side, and letting her hair get all crazy. I know you're giving her extra nose kisses. Did you guys try out bunny spa with marisa, the new nail technician?

flowers on my table said...

Oh poor Violet, I do hope she will be alright. She could not be in better hands anyway. Much love, and a hug for Violet, Linda x

sarah abiya said...

OH! Violet! I hope she is doing better!!!!