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18 September 2009 @ 12:44 am
Hey Everyone!

I have this really cute rabbit, Indigo, and I'd really like to spay her (she's had all sorts of problems associated with being unspayed). Sadly, spaying a rabbit is surprisingly expensive ($167!), so if you think Indigo is cute, consider donating a few dollars to the spaying cause!


"For the female rabbit, spaying offers several benefits. In addition to eliminating the risk of pregnancy and reducing the natural aggressive behavior, spaying also reduces or eliminates the risk of various uterine diseases. Since spaying involves the removal of the uterus, many serious illnesses can be prevented.

One of the most common illnesses affecting female rabbits is cancer of the uterus and is a common reason for death in sexually intact female rabbits. Up to 80 percent of female rabbits may develop this malignant form of cancer. Rabbits under two years of age rarely develop this cancer so spaying should be done early in life. The best time to spay is around the time of puberty, four to six months of age. If you adopt your rabbit later in life or have been putting off the surgery, make sure your rabbit is spayed before her second birthday.

Spaying not only reduces the risk of uterine cancer but can also reduce the risk of certain breast cancers. A link has been suspected between uterine cancer and the development of breast cancer. Even mammary gland cysts have been linked to uterine cancer. Spaying your rabbit not only eliminates the risk of uterine cancer, but also significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer or cysts.

Spaying your bunny can also eliminate the risk of other uterine diseases. Uterine infections, bleeding and inflammation (endometritis), are potentially devastating and even fatal diseases of the uterus. Without a uterus, these diseases cannot occur.

Finally, spaying your rabbit eliminates the risk of false pregnancy. Even without mating, bunnies can have hormonal changes that make their body think they are pregnant, even though they are not. This does not typically cause a medical problem, but it is a significant stress for the rabbit. She will build a nest, protect her area and even produce milk. Reduction in appetite and even gastrointestinal disorders can occur. Eventually the hormone levels diminish and the bunny returns to normal. Why put your bunny through this? Having her spayed can prevent this undue stress." -http://www.petplace.com/small-mammals/why-should-you-spay-or-neuter-your-bunny/page1.aspx

NOTE: I feel I should mention that I am not a person in great need, and that there are many (more worthy) causes to which you can donate. I'm just trying to lessen the cost of this procedure a little bit by getting donations. In exchange for a contribution, if you send me your address I'll send you some cute pictures of Indigo doing something funny. (For example, the other day she jumped in my garbage bin and couldn't get out.) If you are someone who lives nearby, feel free to come meet Indigo and pet her! She's really soft!
03 August 2009 @ 06:04 pm
Siiigh. I finally got in on the Twitter thing and now however blog-lazy I was before has grown exponentially. A full post? With pictures? Nah, I'll just type a couple inane words and wait for an @.
22 December 2008 @ 06:51 am
Weather for Chicago, IL

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09 November 2008 @ 09:40 pm

The last in this little comic series. Maybe I will make some more soon...depends how enthralling my classes are in the next week.
09 November 2008 @ 02:43 pm
08 November 2008 @ 04:18 pm

Ha ha, lexical ambiguity!
05 November 2008 @ 12:05 am

Let's not screw this up.

31 October 2008 @ 12:49 am
A million years ago (last December), I made some Hourly Comics. I never quite got around to posting them. Then yesterday, my suitemate posted a bunch of funny comics that he made, and it inspired me to finally scan these in. They are not that funny, but they pretty much summarize my life last year:

I made some more on Hourly Comics Day, but they are kind of meh. Maybe I will post them.

26 October 2008 @ 10:56 pm
Her name is Indigo and she is the cutest thing ever.



Hey guys. College is fun! But not fun enough to prevent me from making these ridiculous song charts instead of doing work:

And the second one:

Also, tundraboy is trying to get this Pizza Hut coupon meme started after an interesting delivery:

A little dark, I know. What can you do.

In other news, I got a bunny! I was inspired by tedprior and tiny_monster - see here and here. I will post pictures of the adorable little thing as soon as I get my camera to work!