Yesterday was Max's first vet appt. Meadow went in too for her monthly nail trim. i had to go get a new carrier in the morning (b/c i procrastinate like that) but i got an awesome one. it's a Marchioro carrier, medium size. very sturdy. they had one there for 32 bucks, and one there for 36. i had no idea why there was a difference in price... i was thinking maybe it was just mis-marked or something. i took them down off the shelf and i realized the 36 dollar one had a door that opened on top! SWEET! BONUS!!! so of course i got that one. i love it... it's a wire grid top so i can see the buns inside.
they were perfect in the car. Meadow hates it, but Max didn't seem to mind too much. they snuggled and groomed each other. once we got there, one of the vet office cats came out and was sniffing around the carrier. it made me nervous, but the buns didn't even notice. inside the room, the tech did Meadow's nails first and weighed her. she is at 3.6 lbs (so her weight has evened out). after i put her back in and brought out Max. he got his trim and he weighs 4.7 pounds. i really thought he weighed more, but i think it was just b/c of all of the fur, it makes him puffier looking than Meadow. the vet said he looks really good, his poop is great, no parasites. teeth and ears are great, altho he has a small scab in one ear and he has a small cut on his lip from fighting with Mead. she said it doesn't need stitches, but she prescribed an antibiotic just in case. i have to keep an eye on it.
i was a little bit put off when i got there b/c along with the regular tech i've seen before, there was a new woman. she seemed absolutely shocked that i had the bunnies there, and when it came time to lift them in and out, she was too scared to do it, so i did it. okay... i understand she's new or whatever, but c'mon, you work at a vet that does exotics (and quite well, i might add!) get used to it lady. if i were a new client, i'd be a little bit POed about that. but maybe that's just me. i expect more professionalism i guess.
but anyways... the really funny thing is that the top of the carrier was opened when they were on the exam table. Max was out on the table, Mead was in the carrier. she kept periscoping to look over the top and see Max. before the vet came in, he was standing up against the side of the carrier to look in at Meadow. it was almost like they couldn't bear to be apart. it was the cutest thing. i could just snuggle my babies all day long.
my vacuum broke. it doesn't suck up anything. i put the hose over a poop and it sucks it up for a second, but then spits it back out. i told Mike yesterday and he was supposed to look at it BUT HE FORGOT! so i'll be picking up after the bunnies by hand here in a little bit. i need to get a hand vac. bad.
and just for fun and b/c he's so dang adorable. Max munching his Veggies! you'll notice the cut on his lip is not slowing him down at all.