Earlier this year Scamp developed a small lump on his side over his ribs, it grew and I made the decision to have it removed, which went well. The biopsy can back showing it was Lymphoma and although unlikely to spread, there was a chance it could reoccur at the same site. It did, in just a few weeks it was back and growing rapidly, we tried again to have it removed but this time Scamp reacted to the anaesthetic and they brought him around without operating.
The lump continued to grow until it was interfering with the movement of his front leg and generally making him miserable. So on 13th September the vet visited him at home and helped him over rainbow bridge whilst he sat on his favourite box and I rubbed his ears.
Here are some of my favourite photos of his time with me…
Scamp was an amazing little wild bunny, even if sometimes the amazing was his ability to chew, escape and generally cause trouble. He taught me a lot about bunnies and their fascinating behaviour (and a lot about bunny proofing) and it’s because of him my book Understanding your Rabbit’s Habits exists and is, hopefully, helping others understand these wonderful creatures a little better too. He’s also been the inspiration for the bunny toys and enrichment ideas, which I’ve posted on this blog and in Bunny Mad Magazine. Inspiration is a nice way of saying I spent a lot of time frantically coming up with ideas to occupy him so he wouldn’t get into quite so much mischief of his own design.
Good bye little bun, I will miss you a lot.