Little Blue and Goldie both came as just-old-enough-to-leave-mama babies almost 4 years ago. American Fuzzy Lops ... the Bunny Lady did not know about the "hair issues" to come! Nor did she, or anyone then, know about a horrible abscess that Bluey had around his intestines. At his first vet checkup, a lump in his belly was felt, which slowly grew. When he later went to be neutered by Dr. Barbara Deeb, the best bunny vet ever, she took out some fluid and said he needed surgery to get at that, so he got the whole 9 yards. Poor Bluey, and us. Dr. Deeb was not able to remove the abscess - too risky - and did not expect Bluey to live much longer. We had him stitched up, took him home, and gave him a shot of bunny penicillin and a bit of pain med. every day for more than a year! He was quite frisky and a true gift. He outlived Dr. Deeb who died suddenly from a cancer.
But then he failed quite rapidly and died one night. Goldie and we grieved and hurt, but eventually Goldie took up with Benji, and Bluey became just a bright spot of courage for us to remember. He too was so very special and we miss him still, our Little Blue.