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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Show Tragedy

I bought a gorgeous REW doe from Marlee when she sold out- TB's Secret Chance. I hadn't been able to get a litter out of her, so I decided to take her to the show, breed her to Burlington, who Joni owns, and maybe put a leg or two on her!

We went down Friday and stayed with Brandi (blpiper) and her family, put the rabbits in empty cages they had, watered and fed (oats mixed with our feed, per usual.)

Got up the next morning and started pulling the rabbits out of the cages to put them in carriers- Chance was COVERED in liquid diarrhea. I took her out and put her on the dewy grass, she didn't move. We cleaned her up as best we could, but she pooped while Tim was holding her and water basically ran out. I knew she wasn't going to make it.

We put her in a cage with a ton of hay, more water and a full cup of oats, courtesy of Pete, Brandi's husband.

When we got back from the show, she was dead. :(

The up part of the day was my Belgian Hare buck won a BOB for his first leg and a BOSB, and Forest won BOSB again. A young sr. buck, Durham, took 2/7 in his class, that was exciting.

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