This morning, around 4:45 AM, I woke up to the sound of water running. Which was weird, because we didn’t leave anything running when we went to sleep. As I started to wake up, it struck me that the sound was not just of water running, but of significant water running.
Earlier tonight, while I was downstairs cleaning up the bunny area and washing dishes, I heard Liz scream out for me. It wasn’t a yell, it was a full on scream because she had already tried to call for me twice (but I couldn’t hear her, due to the running water).
On Friday afternoon, I had a half day off work and took the buns in for a vet visit. A few weeks ago, Phineas and Quincy developed some gas/stasis issues… and as a result, both were put on some additional medications.
Last week, Liz took Phineas in to the vet as he was appearing listless and uninterested in food. Usually, this is a sign that stasis might be setting in – and something may be blocked in their system.
Last night, after dinner, Liz decided to let the rabbits out of their pen area so they could roam around a bit more. Our house is still pretty messy, and there are lots of areas where we’re trying to keep the buns away from… but we were able to cordon off the main room and the stairs, allowing them to explore just a bit.
Tonight, after many, many months away… I’m happy to say that Phineas and Quincy are back home with us again. We were concerned that the state of construction at the house would be too much for their systems (lots of dust and particles in the air), so we kept them away while the bulk of the demo work has been going on.
I think that, given the time Phineas has spent in a smaller cage at Red Door, he’s had his fill… and is all about exploring. He’s been pretty fearless in our apartment, as he’s taken to jumping (and running) along the back of our couch, the tops of chairs, you name it. He has so much energy… the big question will be whether or not we can catch him, when we do finally move.
Located near Logan Boulevard and Sacrmento, the apartment is 1400+ square feet, has two bedrooms, a sun room, and tons of windows that overlook the building’s (kinda famous) courtyard as well as Logan Boulevard proper. Prior to us moving in in 2010, the entire apartment had been completely renovated, so everything inside is new. There are tons of closest, and each one has tons of shelving pre-installed. Heat is free, and in the summertime the landlord provides (and installs) AC units for free.
Since the rabbits came back from their vet visit last week, they’re on a few more medications (for a brief while). Though the mornings aren’t so bad, the evenings end up being an involved process where we have several different meds to line up for each bun.
Not an inexpensive visit, unfortunately. Phineas had some mucous buildup that was sent off to get tested, and Quincy had some buildup of gas in his secum. So they both had some extra medication to take, for a brief 2 week period. But all in all, good reports across the board. Quincy, despite his age, is looking good and keeping up with the ever-energetic Phineas.
We’re happy to announce our newest family member: Phineas. We met him when we were at Red Door Animal Shelter, on the lookout for a new friend for Quincy. When we met Phineas (originally called “Cowboy”), Liz and I both fell for him right away – he was curious, inquisitive, and not shy at all about hopping in your lap for some pets/attention.