Saturday, April 22, 2006

  • A rat with an extreme respiratory infection.
  • Saturday, April 08, 2006

    A six year old rabbit with spinal injuries. She belonged to a teenage girl who seemed very level headed. They spent some time with the rabbit before it died and when I went in to ask if they were ready, she asked me, through tears, "do you have any potato chips? That is her favorite thing." Her mother said "you can't give her potato chips now!" But I said, "actually, I do have some, I brought them in this morning." The stange thing is that I hardly ever buy chips and I bought these without looking at the ingredients and after opening them, realized they contained whey which I can't eat so I brought them in for my co-workers. So the girl and I went into the back and fed her rabbit potato chips before she was put to sleep.

    Wednesday, April 05, 2006

    A tiny dwarf hamster. Honestly, I don't know why it was being euthanized. It was having a hard time breathing and its eyes were shut. Maybe it had an upper respiratory infection and the owners didn't want to treat it. I never found out. There was so much chaos happening around me. Two other animals had just crashed and died in my hands literally moments before. It was just the next to go in a unfortunate chain of events.