March 13, 2009

Just Peachy

Several days ago, I thought I heard a bunny cough. I heard it a few more times before I could pinpoint who was doing it, and by then she was doing a little bark and scrubbing at her nose with with her paws. Peaches. Rabbits can suffer from various things that make them cough--some benign, others scary. So I left work early today, picked up the buns, and we drove up to Vienna to SEAVS--famous among bunny and bird and reptile owners in the area. As always, Pink sat in the front seat and controlled the music selections on the radio: today was Procol Harum "A Whiter Shade of Pale," and Janis Joplin's "White Rabbit." (What can I say? He likes the same music I do.)
Elvis was disappointed to see that we were visiting SEAVS instead of the School of Rock.

Peaches has an upper respiratory infection (she's a little wheezy in one lung and her eyes are beginning to get a bit gloppy) which should be very treatable with antiobiotics and eyedrops.
Here's Dr. Hoppmann (really, guys. That's her name! She says many a bunny owner has named their bunny "Hoppy" after her!) We love Dr. Hoppmann! Here's Peaches getting a spa treatment (nail trims all around for the gang).

Pink, not pleased about the way the outing has turned out.

The only casualty of the day. I asked them to take a little of the hair off around Elvis' eyes and nose so he could see. They did it before, so I didn't specify exactly how much. But this? OH NOES! I burst out laughing when I saw him--I hope it didn't hurt his feelings. He did snap at the technician, Kevin. Elvis can be a snappish bunny when he's worried. Had he looked in the mirror, he'd have taken off the guy's hand.


After the vet appointment, we went to the Whole Foods down the block and bought some lovely bunny greens and something for supper.

Pink: "Here's a Kleenex, Peaches. Don't say anything to Elvis about the way he looks!"

29 comments:

celaine53f@comcast.net said...

You'll have to apologize to Elvis for me cause I burst out laughing too. Love your bunny stories!

Margaret said...

Poor Elvis! lol! Hopefully he won't notice. :D You're so lucky to have a bunny vet close enough to your home. They're hard to come by around here!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Glenna, I am absolutely laughing out loud and you have no idea how badly I needed a laugh today. Please don't tell Elvis I laughed at him...... bless his heart. Can you imagine if your hairdresser did that to you? Glad the bunnies will be okay - they sure are cute. I don't have bunnies but I have watched a friends bunny on occasion - the doggies don't like it when she come to visit though so it's not too frequent. Hope everybunny is well soon.

Daffycat said...

Oh Lord, poor Elvis!

Glad to hear the Peach will be fine and the others are well.

Deb said...

Don't tell Elvis, but I had to burst out laughing at this adorable story. I have to say that after his hair clipping he has a somewhat "deer in the headlights" look. Oh, and Bad Hare Day comes to mind! LOL What a sweetheart though.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Snorkle, snorkle, oh poor Elvis, it'll grow out..... I'm glad you got Miss Peaches in and she's in treatment. Laughter is good for the immune system, so perhaps Elvis' new do will be beneficial.......And LOL Dr Hoppmann?

loafingcactus said...

Oh poor Elvis!

My bunny has to deal with indignities of my haircuts, but also the petsitter (a friend, not a bunny person really) sometimes thinks he can't see properly and I come home to find his face trimmed, but NEVER anything like that. The tech is lucky he wasn't seriously wounded, LOL!!

Jan said...

I hope Peaches feels better soon. And tell Elvis his hair will grow back (but I did fall off the couch laughing)

michelle said...

Poor, poor Elvis! I really am trying hard not to laugh.

bunnygirl said...

Elvis could almost pass for a punk rocker with that 'do!

I'm so glad Peaches is going to be okay. I hope she's being a good girl about her meds.

Too bad you didn't get a picture of them in front of the School of Rock for the Bunnies Rock video!

The Scarlett House said...

Glenna, your blog never ceases to amaze me. I love your stories and I usually find myself laughing out loud. Your poor babies!

Theresa said...

Sorry.... But I can't help myself but laugh when I saw Elvis..... Poor guy.....
Glad to know all the bunnys will be fine~~

Sandra said...

I think you've made us all laugh out loud at poor Elvis's new haircut - he doesn't even look like the same bunny!!

mainely stitching said...

OMG. I'm literally laughing myself silly at Elvis. Don't you dare let the others tell him how silly he looks!!

I'm glad Peaches will be fine. Years ago, my dear Simon - who was VERY susceptible to the heat - developed a sort of problem with air conditioning that caused him to cough (but luckily he wasn't actually ill). I bought four (!) fans to keep him comfortable during the muggy Boston summers.

mainely stitching said...

(Fortunately, he was never a cord-chewer, so the stand-up fans were a success, btw.)

Sheila said...

Oh poor Elvis, but it was kind of him to give us all a good laugh - just don´t let him near any mirrors.

Siobhan said...

Awww, poor Elvis. The indignities one must suffer in the name of good eye sight. LOL at the Dr. Hoppmann thing, too. I'm glad to hear that Peaches will be as right as rain with a bit of medicine!

Sue said...

Oh my! That's too funny.But don't tell Elvis and cover all the mrrors in the house!

Gwen said...

We take our bun to SEAVS too! Which reminds me, he needs a nail trim too... They are the best aren't they?

Barb said...

I'm actually giggling! So cute!

Stef said...

I had to show my hubby and even he's laughing......sorry Elvis......hope Peaches feels better soon!

Rabbits' Guy said...

OH good news ... get better soon Peachy! If we got Zoey or Chico trimmed like Elvis ... oooh boy ... never hear the end of it. Hang in the E. It'll grow - slow!

We had a Dr Hopperman-type near here ...but she died. Now no expert bunny vets near :<( Take GOOD care of her!

"... when the miller told his tale ..." ... reminds me of needing some wiper blades on my car about a year ago. I stopped at an autoparts store and their radio was playing Janis Joplin singing "Me and Bobbie McGee" and the guy behind the counter says "when this song is over I'll go out and replace those for you - no charge!" Pretty good Saturday morning right there!

Dona said...

Glad to hear Peaches' visit to Dr. Hoppman went so well! Elvis - yikes! Hope he has a strong ego! And no wonder Pink is allowed to oversee the music selection - he has great taste!!

Tammy said...

OMG, you have no idea how hard I'm LOL right now-there are tears rolling down my cheeks at POOR poor Elvis!!! :P I hope he didn't tip the guy.......in RE: to In Stitches, man, they have so much stuff! I saw tons of things I loved but it was packed with ladies buzzing around from the Woodlawn show so not much room to bend down or maneuver around, lol.

quiltcat said...

Oh man, i know how worrying URI's can be in bunnies, i hope that Peaches will be feeling much better soon. How cute that your vet's name is Dr Hoppmann...predestination or what?! One of our favorite vets is Dr Bailey, and there are quite a few dogs and cats named Bailey who are patients there :). Elvis's "do" is amazing...well...um...at least he can see better now! *lol*

Fez and the Gang said...

Yay I'm glad Peaches will be okay.

I really wasn't warned enough before that picture of Elvis. I am at work and almost spit my coffee out! But it will grow back... hopefully soon...

-Fez's mom

Erin said...

Feel better Peaches! And Poor Elvis:) We have a good bunny vet here too. They are so great and hard to find!

Bright Eyes Sanctuary said...

Hi Glenna, I'm sorry to hear of Peaches' illness but glad she's recovering. Also, I can't believe we were at SEAVS the very same day and did not see each other! Or did we? I thought I saw someone there with a bunny but I was very upset about our little guinea pig who was dying. If I saw you and was distracted, please forgive me but I definitely would have recognized you in a heartbeat and especially Pink!

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