Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide

Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide
Hi and welcome to "Fairy Castle Farm" I hope you enjoy your stay! I should introduce myself, my name is Sweetie and I am a resident of Fairy Castle Farm. Well it's not actually a farm, but a suburban home in the southern suburbs of South Australia. I am a rare Old English Spot Bunny, and absolutely love life here with all my family and some good friends too... let me take you on a tour ....

WELCOME!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sworn to secrecy ... so I'll just have to be creative *giggles*

*waves paws*
Hi everyone,
Sweetie here, I hope you are all keeping well and happy.

As some of you may remember, my Kitty sister had her Spay operation last year....
And it did not go so well!

Willow resting with Lil' Simba after her life saving surgery

















After being sent home by the Vet whom performed the spay .... because Willow was bleeding heavily from her surgery site and did not respond in a way that the after care letter she was given that day had outlined. Yollie felt it necessary for Willow to be seen at an emergency clinic. She was re-operated on and long story short because of this she now, lives a happy, healthy, cheeky and spoilt life :D

Yollie took matters further, not wanting another to suffer as our family did, feeling that the Vet whom performed the Spay did not behave in a proper manner when dealing with Willow's complications.

Sadly, due to our Laws in this country, I am restricted to the information I am able to provide, such as the name of the Vet or the name of the organisation Willow attended.

However we do also have a thing called, "Freedom of speech" and for this reason I am sharing our story.  If  this can save or help another .... well that is what humanity and goodwill is all about right?

First thing, you need to know that just because a Vet tells your human something, it does not always mean they are right!!!   Always ask questions.

It is okay for your human to ask questions, to clarify what they are being told or even to ask a second opinion.   A Vet is no different to a Doctor!!  If something smells fishy... well it probably is!

Let your humans know, never be afraid to speak up! 

Basically, our humans have internal signs when something is not right.... think of it like... um,  if you are nomming and munching away on your favourite leaf of Rommaine when .....
 BAM!!
Suddenly, an overhead shadow appears! *demonstrates freezing to the spot and twisting ears*?

Or you are hopping around the lounge and suddenly a strange noise sounds outside the window *demonstrates bunny periscope* you wonder what it could be? 

These are our instincts to keep us safe, well our humans have them too... but *giggles* theirs are funny, they get 'butterflies' in their tummies or the little peach fuzz they call hair on their bodies will stand up or their hearts will beat faster ... come to think of it, we share that one....  

So if you are at the Vet and your human feels some of these warning signs... it's not because they think they know better than the Vet... it's because they are using their instincts and can feel something is up. So the best course of action is for your human to say something, do something.... you never know it may just save our life!  

Yollie took matters further and saw it through to the end.  She is happy with the outcome.  

A silent act, a voice for all future animals who are treated at this establishment. A major stir up and a number of both administrative and treatment changes that Yollie outlined and suggested have been implemented at this very, very large organisation (who will remain nameless).  

 If this saves just one animal, it is worth it!

Thanks so much for stopping by ... take care, 

Sweetie xoxoxo

PS here are some grapic images of Willow post surgery.... please note some may not be suitable for young children.....