Thursday, December 9, 2010

Goodbye Truffle

Vail's Truffle, 7 1/2 years old, passed away in my arms last night at 1:15am. She hadn't eaten much the last day, which wasn't uncommon for her. She liked to go in bouts of eating everything to just nibbling. But yesterday she didn't even eat any of her pellets. I picked her up and realized she seemed real unsteady and weak, which isn't like her.

I decided to treat her for a hairball (didn't think it was that though) and give her some nutridrops. The stuff I was syringe feeding to her just would come right back out and she could hardly chew at all. I propped her up in her cage with hay for a few minutes and realized she was steadily getting weaker .... She went downhill fast in the 30 or so minutes that I had been in the barn.

I decided just to hold her, because she didn't have much time left. She died in my arms about 10 minutes later :(.

She'll be missed for sure.

Truffle was my foundation girl and I'll always be glad she came here. She had a happy life ... Especially being retired for the last 4 yrs.

She was the first good chocolate I brought into my barn and all of my chocolates go back to her...many generations ago. She came all the way from WA to CA at 9 months old. She was bred when I got her and had a very nice litter. That's where Striper came from...he's still living the good retired life in the barn at 6 1/2 years old.

I retired her 4 years ago, after she stopped being able to become pregnant. She made the long trek from CA to OK 2 years ago and was doing great up until just the last day.

Here are a few pictures of Truffle.



Ashley said...

I am SO sorry about Truffle! It is really hard for me whenever one of my bunnies passes away. Truffle looked like such a sweet and cute bunny.
My brother was wondering what in the world you were doing out in your bunny barn at 1 o'clock in the morning? He said, who would want to be out in their bunny barn at 1 o'clock in the morning? We said: Qadoshyah Fish! And I added that I have checked on my bunnies in the middle of the night as well.
Well, goodnight!

Qadoshyah said...

Thanks Ashley :). LOL, what your brother said is funny! I'm out at my barn at that time of night at least a couple times a week typically. I always check on them before I head to bed and sometimes it's pretty late :). Plus, if I'm waiting on a doe to have a litter, I'll check on them in the middle of the night sometimes.