Icing bless her soul came into our lives in December, 2006. She was the most beautiful hot tot rabbit pure white with black eyes. She was a gift for Hannah's birthday, but she very quickly became a family member who we all equally loved. She was loved by Hannah, Vanessa, Tanner, and us her adopted parents Shawna and Dewayne.
In June 2006, she was bitten by our dog Carmen and it changed her life. She had been so care free throughout our house, litter trained and well behaved until this incident occurred. Dr. Julie Deroo from Ferris Lane Animal Hospital saved her life by doing emergency surgery on her, and with my Registered Nursing skills I was able to do wound care on her until she was healed. She fully recovered with some scarring, but her spirit was never the same. Yet she was still our sweet little Icing...FYI she was named Icing because Hannah thought she was as white as white icing! She was no longer litter trained, and we couldn't trust her and the dog together anymore and Icing only felt safe in her cage with the door open, but she was still allowed out all the time just not around the dog, and she loved her box house!
She made our lives better with her sweetness and love. She loved being petted for hours and always gave kisses at any time. When Tanner arrived in 2008 we weren't sure what she would think of a baby, and she adored him. As he grew she grew to love him more and every time he sat on the floor she would climb on his lap and give him kisses, and was so gentle. She loved Vanessa too, she would hop up on the edge of her cage when Vanessa was heading to bed to say goodnight and ask for some pets. Hannah would take her in her room and let her cuddle in bed. Icing was so comfortable with all of us. I had never had a rabbit before, and didn't realize to the extent of how much she would steal our hearts, but she sure did.
Our extended family loved her too, her aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. She especially loved Grandpa, when she was little every time he would come in the house she would jump up on the couch behind Grandpa's neck and snuggle in and kiss him. The other man in her life was her adopted dad and she loved him dearly. When he would sit at the table and have breakfast, she would be beside him with her paws on his legs, or she would sit on his feet or lap.
January 31st, 2011 was when I realized our little Icing was sick. She had an abscess about half the size of a clementine on her chest that grew within about three days. We quickly rushed her to Dr. Deroo, and Icing was in critical care for two days. She was released to us because she was eating and drinking. Yet, when I brought her home she wouldn't eat or drink. We had to syringe feed her until her antibiotics kicked in. They finally kicked and and we had our little Icing back. On Friday she went for a re-check to Dr. Deroo and she was doing great, and eating tons. However, this weekend she took a turn for the worst. We have been syringe feeding her smoothies and juice trying to get her well, but with no success. Sadly this morning February 8, 2011 she died in her daddy's arms in the waiting room at the vet's office.
Icing has impacted our lives in such a great way. We will always love her, she will remain in our hearts. We are going to donate on her behalf to the S.P.C.A., and hope that her spirit will live on.
WE LOVE YOU ICING, AND WILL MISS YOU!!!