Friday, July 26, 2013

Clint is gone

On Friday, July 19th, I took Clint to the vet and the vet helped him to the bridge. The vet was wonderful and I was with Clint the entire time.

Clint just continued to get worse. Last Wednesday I noticed he was dragging his right front paw. By the evening he was dragging the right front and rear left. I spoke with the vet. She thought since he was still taking syringe feedings to keep going since we just started the new meds, but it was possible that the infection had gone to his brain. By Friday morning he was not able to swallow and was not able to move around (but could only hold himself up). We knew he was miserable and there was nothing else we could do for him.
We miss Clint so much, and it hurts us to see Gerald alone now. Gerald is having a hard time too.  We sit with him, but he doesn't want our company (he never has). Now he gets extra tree twigs and timothy cubes. I purchased a jingle ball for him and some stuffed toys. Gerald has had Clint by his side for 7 years, it will be a tough adjustment and we will do what ever we can for him.
Four Reno Rabbits is now 3. Clint had a wonderful life here and I'm always so glad we got to care for him after his rotten start in life. Clint was the only rabbit that didn't like Strawberries, and I recently discovered that he loved peaches. The shelter that rescued him originally named him Dumbo, because of his one bad ear. I named him Clint, after Clint Black. Some think he was named after Clint Eastwood, that would have been fitting too, he was one tough bun. After years of outdoor life in the Rabbitat, I'm glad we moved both the boys into the house, we got to know them better and they became less afraid of us.
Clint, during his first few months here in 2006

 (I didn't know he didn't like strawberries....)
 Gerald & Clint 2007

Clint 2008
 Gerald and Clint loved the chair 2008
Enjoying fresh grass and clover 2009
 Gerald and Clint. Brought inside when Clint became very ill 2012
Clint enjoying the sun in the office April 2013

Clint's last time outside July 2013
 Love you sweet boy.


Jade said...

Thinking many good thoughts for you and Gerald, and sending special thoughts out to Clint as well.

speedyrabbit said...

Oh this is so sad,run free and binky high Baby boy Clint we will see you again.we are with you always,hugs to you all and to Gerald,xx Speedy and Rachel(mum)

Crafty Green Poet said...

so sad Clint's gone, but lovely photos to remember him by

Auntie Jane (It is official!) said...

We are so sorry. Thank you so much for being kind to these dear creatures.

bunnits said...

Oh, so sad that he's gone, but he was greatly loved and loved in return. Hugs to you.

Rabbits' Guy said...

He sure had it a heck of a lot better than he could have. Good job. He was special!

I remember those early days of the Rabbitat. I think you guys ate your dinner out there!

Nanük said...

We stopped to paw our sympathy, soft husky woooos,