Our sweet Smudge left us on Tuesday. On Monday evening we noticed that his breathing was very labored. At the vet on Tuesday an x-ray showed a tumor that filled almost his entire chest cavity. It is amazing that he seemed as healthy as he did up until his last day. He even enjoyed lettuce and parsley from the garden on Tuesday morning.
Smudge was an impulse purchase from a pet store. My kids were in kindergarten and second grade at the time and I had decided that they were ready for a pet. I had gone to the store that day while the kids were in school, planning to check out the guinea pigs. When I arrived there was Smudge in all his tiny sweetness and I was caught, there was no way I could leave without him. I really never expected him to become such a part of the family. Rabbits have a lot of personality and he endeared himself to us very quickly. Anders (DS) particularly loved his bunny. He could not pass his cage with out stopping to say hello or taking him out and carrying the little ball of fluff around the house.
We'll all miss our bunny very much.