Good Rabbit Momma, My Arse.

After last week's bunny-related injuries, you may or may not remember that I vowed to have the last laugh, by booking Ricky in to have his 'bits' removed. You might also recall my disappointment in not being able to find any said 'bits' myself, because surely it was my rabbit momma duty to be capable of peering into bunny nether regions and spying any suspicious bulges. I discovered rabbit mounting, humping and a few random weird smells, but nary a ball in sight.

To cut a long story short, today was the day. I had Ricky all set in his travelling cage before I left for work and Mum dropped him down to the vet's office for me. I presumed all was going well, until I got a phone call from my mother in the afternoon, who said four dreadful words: "We've got a problem." Of course, I then had flashbacks to when I got the bad news about Bella-Rabbit, and immediately started panicking.

Turns out the news was just a little less stressful than that, though.

Ricky's first check up fee & shots: $38
Quote for Ricky's De-Sexing Operation: $95
Possible Price of an Infected Hand Amputation: $10,000+ (Who knows?)
Finding out that your BOY RABBIT is actually a GIRL RABBIT? Priceless.

No operation was necessary. And I'm not completely useless when it comes to bunnies, since there were never actually any balls to find. Poor Ricky, being subjected to almost daily physical examinations for nothing. He must have felt so violated. I'm not changing his name either, we'll just call him/her Ricki. Like Ricki Lake. Go Ricki! Go Ricki!

And guess what? The little bugger gave me two fresh scratches today. Some things never change, even if you are a slightly confused cross-gendered bunny.


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Kristabella said...

The SAME thing happened to my brother and sister-in-law with their cat. Swore up and down it was girl. Named her Maggie.

Now instead of a boy named Sue, it's a boy named Maggie!

grungedandy said...

ha ha
we had the same problem when i was little Humperdink the ginny pig turned out to be mrs humperdink about 2 years later!
thankfully we didn't have 2 or we might have had 50 if you know what i mean!

*G*

Laurel said...

Oh no! Ricki better watch out for fluctuating weight like her (new) namesake!

Leslie said...

Oh Lord! I love it. My husband and his brother did the same thing with a pair of chickens they had as a children. "Sampson" turned out to be a butch hen and "Delilah" turned out to be a drag queen rooster!

Erin said...

My mom adopted a kitten way back in the day...we thought it was a girl and named her Bobbie. We thought it was cute...like Bobcat, but for a girl. Then a few weeks later...well, things appeared and Bobbie was no longer a girl. At least we gave him a masculine name, right? He was never quite right in the head after all that sexual confusion!

~Kathryn~ said...

you should have mentioned she/he joins the gender confused family already here with Gage !!!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Props to you for delving right in there. You're a brave momma! :)

janet said...

hahahah this is hilarious!

Brie said...

My grandparents had a cat they named Dexter. Thought Dexter was a boy. Not so much, she was in fact a girl cat named Dexter.

angela said...

Oh no, poor Ricky/Ricki probably now has some gender identity issues to work through.

Katie said...

OH my gosh! Did you still have to pay all the vet fees? What a waste! LOL
Poor Ricky/Ricki! She's probably got a complex now! :P

Living in Canberra said...

We've had a girl budgie called Jeremy and a boy called Lily (named before my daughter became more expert at telling the sex of baby budgies). Now we stick to more gender-neutral names.

notsigningoffduetoiditotsfindingoutwhoiam. said...

oh my god you shitty at me because i had a prac student hmm well i have just read your blog thing from the other day and man oh man you dont have friends who would not socialise with you outside of work hours. Hello, i'll be with your for god knows how many friggin hours. wake up girl otherwise i might fart on you when you are sleeping. (what state will i do that to you).
stop being so hard on yourself you have friends at work they are just idiots but dont know that.
notsigningoffduetoiditotsfindingoutwhoiam.

kirby said...

*hand over mouth giggles at this and previous post*

Marianne said...

You are so adorable that I want to steal you from Australia!

Okay, I have to give you a link. It's not because I think I'm oh-so-funny... just because well, it's relevant.
http://myleftnerve.blogspot.com/2006/10/expectations-and-misrepresentation.html
I really feel your pain/relief! :)

Virginia Gal said...

"Hey Ricki you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Ricki!" and so on.

(insert evil laugh at passing on the ear-worm)

Audrey said...

Awww, Ricki is a shemale! That is hilarious.

E :) said...

I had a friend who had a cat that they thought was a girl, and then the cat grew balls. So they called it "Scroty."

Jen said...

It's Zoe all over again! I remember the day I discovered my boy bunny was really a girl bunny. AND that very same day, she decided she would sit on my lap, after all. Maybe Ricky(Ricki) will stop being an arsehole now you stop calling her a boy.

archi's mum said...

yup! archi is the same - was a boy until we went to the vet to him ahem, tutored and found out he was a she! i got archi from my kid sister in Tucson Arizona and brought her back here to california and it was my vet that said he is a she. so now my mom jokes "I don't know what you people do out there in California but when we gave you that rabbit it was a boy!" lol

actually even on boy rabbits the "little bits" can hide!





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