Ode to Caramel, Bitch Bunny
Caramel and Popcorn were Ellie Mae's first critters. popcorn would sit on your lap and look up your chest at you like a puppy in love. He was a nice bun. Caramel, on the other hand, didnt like to be handled, made noises at you, snipped or bit at you when you reached into her cage to change her water or food. Honestly, she was a bitch bunny.
She and Popcorn had 2 litters of babies, all of which were photographed to death, babied to pieces. She really came into her own after having babies and she calmed down and actually became a nice bun to hang out with. We all grew really close to her recently since she had turned over a leaf of sorts and decided she would be nice.
Her litters were timed too close, well, the dern things got loose and as bunnies do, got together. She went to the vet a day after her last litter because of some bloody and oozy mess she was having. I dont think she has been the same since. It did calm her down, because it seems at that time she decided being held and cuddled wasnt so bad after all. I never thought she recovered fully, but a $5 bun wasnt worth hundreds of dollars of vet bills and antibiotic shots. I feel poorly about that, but damm slut-pup Ruby has cost us a gazillion bucks too, and I have to put my foot down somewhere when it comes to these critters. We made sure she was comfortable and happy, and she passed in her sleep at night.
Here are some of my favorite photos of Caramel. God rest her soul.
baby Caramel at about 10 weeks
Caramel's last photo, taken a couple of weeks before death