Well, I may be blogging a lot more for the next two months and it is all those evil bunnies' fault. See, Mommy and I were taking our morning walk and I spotted one of those evil bunnies hiding in the bushes. I dove in and tried to get him, but he got away. While trying to get out of the spiny bushes I got tangled up and fell out backwards, landing on my hips on the pavement. I shook it off and tried to go after the bunny, but to no avail. Mommy and I walked home and I was feeling a little sore, but not terrible, so I went to bed. Well, as the day wore on I started feeling worse and worse until by four p.m. I was in great pain. I screamed and cried at Mommy and told her I needed to see the vet NOW!! So, of course, all the vets were closed except the emergency vet, but Mommy took me there. The vet tried to feel my back and legs and I YIPED when he touched them. He told Mommy I needed an x-ray so they hauled me in back and drugged me up and x-rayed me. When he came back to Mommy he told her that I had fractured my vertebra right in front of my hips. It was a hairline fracture, but it was probably what was causing me all the trouble. Then he pointed out the top of the vertebra and said that it looked like I had chipped the same one some time in the past. Mommy is thinking that maybe that was from the previous evil bunny episode, or when I fell out of the tree trying to eat the feral cat.
Don't know if you can see it, but the red arrows are pointing to the hairline fracture. The circled tip on the left is normal, the one on the right is the previous fracture.
Anyway, the only thing the vet could do for me was give Mommy some meds to give me and tell us that I have to stay quiet for FOUR TO SIX WEEKS!!! No walks! No running! No jumping on the furniture! No doing anything except lying around being bored out of my skull. Neither Mommy nor I are very happy about this. Evil, evil bunnies you cost Mommy a lot of money, me a lot of pain, and have ruined my summer. Mommy is hoping my real vet will tell her that I can go swimming in a couple weeks. Keep your paws crossed because if I have to do a whole summer of no exercise I am going to go CRAZY and I will take Mommy down with me.
By the way, don't let anyone tell you that being stoned is fun. Those drugs they gave me to "chill me out" for the x-ray left me very disoriented. All I wanted to do is lie on the porch and sleep. Whenever I woke up I became afraid and cried for Mommy and she had to come sit with me for about 15 minutes until I fell asleep again.