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Snuffles, the Pet of the Day
Name: Snuffles
Age: Five years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
Home: New York, USA
   This is Snuffles. Her resilience is what makes her so special. After her adoption, we took her to her first vet visit, where we were told she had no teeth other than the front two. And that those weren't growing properly. She fell in love with baby food, and never once has gotten angry about the mushy hay she eats because of it. She then broke her leg, but never let it slow her down. She wore that cast like a champ and figured out, all on her own, how to use the litter box with it on. She then fell victim to snuffles disease (ironically, as technically it is Pasteurella multocida) and has been completely incurable, which we have learned sometimes happens. She likely got it before we even adopted her. She lets me comb her fur twice a day to keep it smooth and I give her ear medicine three times a day.

    She started getting strokes from the disease, but refuses to let them slow her down. She has lost partial use of her back legs, but she is slowly but surely working the muscles and making them stronger (with my help). I never expected to become a rabbit physical therapist, but here we are!

    It doesn't stop her from running around and rolling in the grass, which is her favorite, only second to sunbathing. It also doesn't stop her from flipping over her litter box if I'm out of the house for more than a few hours. Or tearing up the pillows. Anything to make sure you know that she is grumpy.

    Snuffles is happy and as energetic, despite what a hard life she's had (medically). She has a talent for hearing the fridge open, despite being on the second floor, and racing to sit inside it to search for carrots, and she can hold a grudge like no other if she doesn't get them when she demands it.

Snuffles, the Pet of the Day

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