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November 16, 2008

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Theodore, the Pet of the Day
Name: Theodore
Age: Four years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Rabbit
Home: Phenix City, Alabama, USA
   Theodore King is our rabbit, he is almost four years old now. We think he is a satin, but as he is a rescue, do not know for sure. Theodore Is a sweet guy. We found him in a pet store that took in older bunnies to rehome them. We think he was about one at the time. A bunny at the store had beaten him up and we wanted an adult. He came home that day. He walked like a bunny who had been in a small cage all the time and was unable to move much. He would not let us touch him and was very scared of us. If we twitched while near him, he would spray us. We had him neutered and spent time just being near him. Eventually he warmed up to us and started liking us. That was in 2005.

    In July of 2007 he became very ill. He had head tilt and ear infection and he could not be left alone. He would move his head the wrong way and lose all equilibrium and start rolling around. After five weeks of 24-hour-a-day supervision and medicine three times a day, he finally became better. He still has a bit of a tilt which he uses to his advantage. When he wants something the tilt gets more pronounced.

    Something amazing happened while he was sick. He changed. He had liked us but he was still reserved. It's like he thought he would not make it and decided he wanted to live. Now he loves us there is no doubt, and he loves life. He is into everything and just seems full of joy. He is a wonder to us and every day of having him is a gift.

Theodore, the Pet of the Day

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