Adopted July 1996 and left for the bridge on 11/29/02
Snugglebunny was an English Angora. I got her
when she was about 3 months old and after this bunny snuggled up to me the whole way home,
we decided to name her Snuggles but it later evolved into Snugglebunny. She was an
incredibly soft, sweet and mellow little girl. She loved to be held and petted
but was never thrilled with being groomed.
I took Snugglebunny with me to work one day where she picked up various nicknames like Tribble (from Star Trek), lint ball with feet, ragamuffin and many others.
The picture on the right was taken of Princess Snugglebunny for Halloween 1999. If you would like to see the other bunnies in their halloween costumes, click here.
Update: On Thanksgiving day (11/28/02), I noticed that Snugglebunny seemed to be struggling to breath. She had become very thin like Caly and SweetPea had. Her fur was still beautiful, her eyes and nose were clear, she had no outward signs of any infection. I gave her sub-q fluids and made an appointment to take her in to the vet, the first thing the next morning. I was taking Caly and Snuggles with me to the vet and everything seemed fine but just as I pulled into the vets parking lot, Snugglebunny let out a scream and immediately went limp. I rushed her inside and they took her directly back to do CPR but it was to late, she was already gone. I was devastated :(
My vet was not comfortable doing the necropsy considering the fact that Snuggles is the 7th bunny to die in such a short time, with the most probable cause being mycotoxin poisoning. My vet called the Barberton Veterinary Clinic in Akron, OH where they are exotics specialists and very well versed in rabbits. I took Snuggles body out to Dr. Nathan and preliminary results showed that Snuggles's liver was thickened and the left side of her chest wall had a huge encapsulated infection and the lung tissue was almost unrecognizable. Her right side was bad also but not as bad as the left side. Dr. Nathan will be sending samples for histopathology and tissue samples to see if they can test for the mycotoxins. I will keep this updated as I learn more.
Rest my sweet little girl, I will miss you dearly until we meet again someday. Tell the other babies that I miss them and love them also.
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Last Updated: December 03, 2002 05:43 PM