Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gerald

Well, Gerald has been making it without Clint. The first few weeks were hard, for both of us. I hated seeing Gerald alone. A week after Clint's death I got online and found a black and white stuffed bunny on Ebay and purchased it. When the bunny arrived I gave it to Gerald right away. The minute Gerald saw the bunny he came running out of his cardboard box to greet him. Gerald has been by his side ever since. Gerald grooms him and always lays with him. Once in a while I move the bunny around.

A few weeks after that Gerald's appetite changed. He stopped eating his pellets (well, he ate some on occasion). I knew the change was from the kidney disease. I talked to a few bunny people for advice, so I'm doing what I can to keep him comfortable. He also has arthritis which has gotten worse. He is unable to sit on his back legs to clean his face.

Gerald had an x-ray done, months ago (at the moment I can't remember why). But the x-ray confirmed that Gerald is 10 years or older.




6 comments:

Mr. Mick and Jade said...

Glad to see that Gerald has found somebunny to love. We'll be keeping him in thoughts and prayers.

Paula said...

I love Gerald and I'm deeply touched to see him with his new pal. You're such a good bun mum, Laura.

speedyrabbit said...

Poor baby,all we can do is love them and cherish them,ten is a good age,xx Rachel

Rabbits' Guy said...

AWwwwww ... Gerald, Gerald. But what a pal!

bunnits said...

Aww. Sweet Gerald. I'm glad you found him a friend. They do mourn. When our Mopsy died, Matilda's behavior changed and I knew she missed Mops, even though they were not bonded, just shared living space and tolerated each other. Matilda was not left alone. She had been bonded with Gabby for several years, but she missed Mopsy. Tilda and Gabs are almost inseparable. They are old girls. When I see the two of them snuggling together, it makes me wonder how the one will manage with the loss of the other. Maybe your idea of a stuffed bunny is the solution.

Christina said...

Gerald looks so precious with his friend. I love these pictures.