Wafer was born Feb 13, 2014.
Her mom was Biscuit, the first rabbit I had trained to come on command. She ONLY liked me and I had to be mindful of her with others. She was an excellent rabbit to train children with as her body language was REALLY clear.
I deliberately bred her to a friendly, quirky REALLY easy going buck. I had a rescue Flemish Giant come through who was such an interesting boy and so soft-natured I though he would counteract Miss Biscuit nicely.
Wafer was the quirkest rabbit ever. She had so much personality.
This winter her health started to decline. She started to lose body mass. I fed her extra which slowed it but didn't stop it. Then a week ago she stopped eating her pellets. I wasn't too alarmed as she did this every spring because she wanted more fresh grass to eat, and even though she was sterile, she would build a nest. So nothing out of the ordinary.
Then she stopped using her water bottle. so gave her a bowl. Used it, didn't play with it like she normally does.
Then she stopped eating her mixed grains and I knew something was terribly wrong.
But I couldn't figure out exactly what it was.
I pulled her out for grass time and stood watching her. My son commented that she was dragging a back foot. I gave her another good going over and got pain response when I handled her feet (and being a strong minded girlie messing with her in pain wasn't my idea of YAY fun!).
She quickly deteriorated at this point.
Upon her death I checked teeth (fine, nothing broken or long). Her one foot felt wrong in the bed (the one she had been dragging) so I'm wondering if she fractured it when she stomped alot two weeks ago.
I miss her. The rabbitry is WAY too quiet right now. No grids rattling or foot stomping. No demands for pets RIGHT NOW. My girlie is gone. My herd won't be the same....
Biscuit x Tommy Tit - February 13, 2014
5/8 Flemish Giant
Litter of Five
Quiet lass, will be a steady doe
Strictly a pet.