and straight into rabbit hell.
lilo and stitch went to the vets today.
lilo may well be pregnant (rabbits can breed like rabbits...)
and the neighbors have been witness to stitch having his way with lilo over and over the past few weeks.
but the really bad news today was lilo had actually given birth recently and the bulging we felt were her mammary glands full of milk.
soooo..we sent laura on a hunt to find lilo's missing babes..she found them...at least 8 of them!
next laura and erin and i spent a good chunk of today catching said baby rabbits, we managed to catch 4 of the 8 today.
and here is the really, really bad news..as hard as it is catching baby bunnies, we don't have a lot of choice..these are tiny, still nursing 2 or 3 week olds plus lilo may very well already be growing new babies. rabbits will actually breed again on the very day that they give birth. rabbits do not practice abstinence, nor do they have any birth control sense.
theoretically with doing the math...in a couple of weeks, if we manage to catch all the tiny babies (and we sure as heck are going to try) and if lilo has another 8 or 10 buns currently in the oven...we could soon have 20 extra rabbits.
i KNOW better than to dive down the damn rescue rabbit hole..but somehow i forgot.
today was one of those bang your head against a tree and scream...FUK!! FUK!! FUK!!
wish us luck tomorrow as we go back out baby bunny catching again...tennis ball sized baby bunnies are freaking fast and tricky!!
and could people please quit dumping their pet bunnies out into the "wild"..it is grossly unkind and irresponsible and it totally destroyed my day!!!