All posts tagged: geriatric

Tofu Tuesday: Hutch mod

We have taken the top off Tofu’s hutch and lined the base with hay. It is easy for him to get in/out now and encourages good hay eating habits. At first he didn’t know how to get in and out because we had removed the door. But once he realised there were no walls and got used to it, he liked it very much. He jumps in and out from every conceivable edge. We don’t have anywhere to lock him up now. So when we want to vacuum*, Tofu gets some backyard play time. Thank you for all the good mojo sent to Tofu since his illness last week. Yesterday we went back to the vet for a scheduled check up to make sure all the meds are on track. They have kept him overnight so that he can get another eye flush today, but we’re feeling good that the bladder sludge has been cleared. We will be picking Tofu up tonight but feeling good this time, though his treatment will not be urgent, hope …

Tofu Tuesday: Geriatric status

Tofu the rabbit has been unwell and yesterday afternoon we took him to Lynfield Vets¬† who are the best bunny vets in Auckland. He has spent the night at the animal hospital. Tomorrow they will run a whole series of tests on him including x-rays, eye flush and what they call “Full Geriatric Testing”. I have never thought of Tofu as a geriatric. Not even once. He was already miffed when the vet mentioned that he was overweight, he probably won’t handle his new geriatric labelling well. Let’s face it, we have a double cataract, overweight, geriatric bunny but we love him to bits. We will be collecting him tomorrow afternoon and fingers crossed that he is OK and that his health concerns are identified and come with straightforward treatment. I hate to think what we will do if he isn’t OK. This bill alone is more than a week’s wages, but what else can you do? Please keep little Tof in your thoughts today. No new photo for today’s post but here are a …