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I wish I had a bunny rabbit

About a year ago you bought a mini lop from the pet store. He was adoreable. He had a little ear that stuck up and a little ear that flopped down. You kept him in a hutch in the laundry room at first and thought it was gross that he ate his own poop. About three days into the relationship something melted in your heart and you let him sleep on the foot of your bed.

He had a little bit of a wild streak in him. He'd thump his foot and run around the house. He'd chew the wall paper and electrical cords. he'd even run into the street sometimes and you'd have to enlist friends to box him in so you could catch him.

In spite of all that, he'd twitch his nose at you and you'd forgive him in a heartbeat.

You got him desexed. You got him his shots. Your dad once threatened to eat him, but you stuck up for your mini lop rabbit.

You took him to special parks where he could be leash free and safe from dogs.

You promoted your little bunny from sleeping on the foot of the bed to sleeping up with you.

One day, he wouldn't take his food. neither pellet nor fresh. You'd filed his teeth and vet checked him about a month ago, so you were concerned. You tried at the vet and they couldn't find much wrong with him besides a sore abdomen, so they ordered tests. At the worst it could be an obstructed bowel that at the very very worst might need surgery.

They send you home with antibiotics and a syringe to feed him applesauce.

It's cancer.

They can't operate. Chemo is out of your reach financially. They put him on Meloxicam for the pain.

He eats a little now. He's weak coming to his feet, but he still comes to you when you call him. He still has his wild streak and thumps his foot when you are late with dinner.

Your dad never jokes about eating him anymore.

He sleeps on your pillow, and every night you see him look into your eyes with total trust. He truly believes that you can save him. Every night, you watch as he closes his eyes. Every night, you're almost certain that this is the last time.


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I wish Obama would convince John McCain to be his Secretary of Defense.

X posted corrupted_wish

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damien6
Mar. 8th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Not the bunny..
thekit
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
sometimes this game makes me feel like a bad, bad man

http://community.livejournal.com/corrupted_wish/1723249.html
nilsby
Mar. 8th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
I had a rabbit when I lived on my grandparents' farm as a kid. After a while he escaped, and we thought he was dead, but a few months later we saw him in the forest nearby, and a few months after that we started seeing unusually patterned wild rabbits around the farm. I got to like the idea of him living wild and being happy out there.

Rabbits are sweet pets. I wouldn't mind having another one.
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