I went out, started feeding. I make it to Olga's cage. My heart dropped then and there. Babies scattered on the wire. Dead. I put down my feed bucket, get a little basket I have and start collecting. They had been there a few hours. 4 healthy looking kits, all dead. I have to go check Luvlee now, and in horror, she too, had kits scattered across the wire.
I made a beginners mistake. I counted the due date wrong. I feel so terrible. It's not fair to those two does. These by the way, were my nationals babies.
I was so upset. I finnished feeding and taking care of the buns and checked all my other does cages, checked my calendar and made sure no one else was due around this time. Nobody else was. After finding dead babies in two cages I expected more. I forget which does are bred anymore. I'm always so darn busy.
I lost a friend, and 10 baby bunnies that day. 9 never given the chance. I told myself I can't beat myself up over it. It happens, we all make mistakes and learn off it. This is as far as into detail I've gone, I didn't think I'd tell anybody. I was so ashamed. I need to go back to kindergarden and learn to count.
On the brighter side, Hobb's Katie has been raising two healthy kits sired by Twin Elm's Independence Day. These are my little national hopefuls. I hope they have a little bit in them. I think I have a broken orange and a broken opal.
I've been taking a good amount of pitures lately for my site being re-done. I'm going to try and make a new layout and such, but may not happen for a long time. Here are a few:
Wooligans/WWR Ro Sham Bo
WWR The Lucky One
WWR Xbox 360
Hope everyone is having better baby luck- or just luck in general. I'll be in Red Bluff, CA for the two day show this weekend. I hear there might be snow! Cool. :)
Wooly World Rabbitry