I was cleaning up the kitchen and went to take the trash out to the garage and as I was coming back in I saw what I thought was a really big mouse sitting just outside the door into my house. After nearly jumping out of my skin I realized that it was actually a very tiny baby bunny. They run wild in the area that we live in so I wasn't all that surprised to see it. What did surprise me was that it didn't make a move to run away from me and when I called the kids to come see him he didn't even flinch when my son picked him up. Right then I knew something wasn't right. I had a feeling that our cat had gotten a hold of him.
I told my son to take it out to the yard and we would see if he ran away. Maybe he was just scared and didn't know how to get out of the garage? Well, he didn't move and me being the animal lover decided to take it to the local vet. It was about 8 pm and I knew that there was only one open near us. When we got there we found out that their doctor is deathly allergic to rabbits and couldn't help us! We were on our own.
We took him home and tried a dropper to give him some water and borrowed some guinea pig food from the neighbor. But the poor thing wouldn't do a thing. He was very lethargic and fading fast. My son was heart broken and I tried to explain it the best that I could. "That's nature, maybe he's sick and not meant to live". I showed him how his breathing was slowing down and that we shouldnt touch him because we didnt know if he was is pain. It was so sad to see my son so confused and angry and upset.
He wanted it to sleep in his room but I wouldn't let him because of the cat. We put him in a shoe box with some warm towels, food and water but it died a few hours later. My son cried himself to sleep that night and I felt so bad for him.
He now understands the true meaning of death.
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