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August 15, 2008

A Butterfly, a Rabbit and a Bird

How do those three come along?Well, quite well, I can say. To start with the butterfly, here it is, framed, and I think it turned out beautiful. Now all I have to do is find a place on the wall, where it comes out as beautiful as it is.

The Rabbit, a continuing story.... It is our Nijn, a little dwarf rabbit (even smaller than most dwarf rabbits) with constant tooth problems. Since this little animal refuses to eat hay (like he should being a rabbit) his teeth keep growing. We went to the vet, to cut his front teeth several times. Then we decided it was much stressless and cheaper if we learned how to do this ourselves. So we did. After a while, his teeth were growing to the left, and to the right, so we went back to the vet. The best solution was to pull out his front teeth.

So we nourished him for a few days, being in pain and unable to eat his normal food. He recovered, and all is well that ends well, we thought.

But no, not in Nijn's case. A few days ago he again refuses to eat, and being a rabbit, that is very serious, because his bowels have to keep working, otherwise he will die in a few days. So we went to the vet, last night. Again: a problem with his teeth. They don't wear and become irritated, so again, our Nijn is in pain when he tries to eat. He gets a painkiller, something to stimulate his bowels, and, again, is nourished by me. That takes a lot of time, but it makes me feel like a young mother again, feeding her baby.

The Bird, third in row, is a little stitching from Helga Mandl, Friends gather. Stitched on 32 ct. Belfast Linen, Silkweaver Solo. My goal is to get it finished before monday, since I have to start working again, and no much time will be left for stitching and blogging. Here is the result until now!


too_busy_to_stitch said...

Oh Joke - poor little fellow. I hope he is better soon. Your picture is lovely, and so is the 'bird'. Viv xx

Carol said...

Oh Joke! I hope your rabbit is going to be OK!! {{{HUGS}}}

Janaina said...

Poor Nijn! =( I cant stand with an animal in pain. Hope he gets ok soon, Joke!
Oh, and the bird is cute! =)