So as many of you know, Carbun has congestive heart failure, is on daily medications to hold it in check for as long as possible, and unfortunately will eventually succumb to it, or complications thereof. He is still eating well, but is beginning to lose a little weight, which is of course of concern. But that's a separate issue....
Carbun gets a treat after he gets his meds, as do the other bunnies. They've come to expect it. Well, every so often, Carbun will refuse the raisin, so we wind up giving him a craisin, which to our bunch is basically a super-raisin.
Now Carbun is refusing raisins after his meds, and this morning, even refused his breakfast banana slice. At least initially--not sure what happened after I (Scooter) went to work. Ordinarily, this would be something that would be quite worrisome, for example Bailey refused his breakfast banana the morning he died.
But in this case, we have to take things in context. Carbun rushes to his cage door anytime we approach, regardless of whether we're paying any attention to him or not, and will happily eat craisins. He otherwise looks bright-eyed and alert, at least most of the time. And he eats his normal food with the usual gusto, although last night he kept looking around every time he grabbed a mouthful of pellets, as if to wonder if anything else will be available.
Conclusion: Carbun's holding out for craisins.