Re: Monty is NOT a good boy

Rebecca Rose


I have to say, having read your loving posts for years now, that my initial reaction to your "headline" was something like "Waddya mean Dave - of COURSE Monty is a good boy - no matter what he may have done!!!" - but I guess I should have known....definitely laughing here, and I thank you for that!!

My very first rabbit (this is back in the late 90s) was called Harriet for 10 years by my uncaring and neglectful neighbors - from whom I finally rescued this bun.  I'll never forget our first trip to the vet, when the vet got to the "undercarriage" and looked up at me and said "Um....this rabbit is a boy...".  In that instant, he became Harry.  And he lived happily with us for another 3 years, and was the sweetest, most loving bun ever.  I miss him so much.  (And I elected not to risk anesthesia for a neuter at his advanced age.)

-Becky and the Bunnies-

From: <> on behalf of David L. Fisher <dlf@...>
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 7:01 PM
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Subject: [Etherbun Main] Monty is NOT a good boy
Monty is a good girl, not a good boy.  I brought Monty to the vet this
week due to a concern about a watery eye, and the vet did a full exam
from head to toe, and discovered that there was never a neuter done (we
never had a reason to check and assumed we knew the history), so he
sexed Monty and determined that my fuzzball is a female.  There is no
evidence of a spay, so Monty might still be intact, in which case we are
not planning any surgery at this point - I've had Monty for almost 6
years now.

Perhaps this explains what happened with my attempts at bonding with
other bunnies.  I wasn't really expecting a gender identity issue with
my bunny, but... notice how I avoided the use of pronouns in reference
to Monty.  Maybe I can use the term "tomboy" or something.  :)

Monty's eye is fine, no indication of anything wrong, but I wanted to
err on the side of caution.


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