So today, Miss Elsa came in the house for a while, got lots of love, and then went on an adventure to my Mom's house. My brother's dog lives there and will kill her if given even a hint of a chance, but I'm really hoping that keeping the bathroom door shut, or keeping the dog downstairs if people will be coming and going through the bathroom (like tomorrow when the kids and I go over for dinner) will keep her safe. I've never transitioned a rabbit from warm house to cold outdoor cage before, and I worry, especially since Elsa is missing so much fur. I also wouldn't put it past my brother's dog to destroy the bathroom door to get at the rabbit when nobody is home... so he may have to be locked downstairs (where he can enjoy his heated bedroom, big bay window view, and the best view of would-be-intruders coming up the driveway). It's a risk I'm willing to take - because it's the possibility of disaster, or the definite that she will freeze to death. It's supposed to snow tomorrow, followed by several days of highs in the 20's. We may or may not reach 32-degrees on Wednesday, and from Thursday on we should be in the 40's for highs. I know that's not much, but with a nest box full of her own fur (which I left in the outside cage despite her not having a litter anymore), she may be OK if I give her extra straw or maybe a more enclosed box to shelter in. I don't know. We'll have to make it work. I'm sure my Dad is not going to be impressed to have another animal on board, even for short term. He believes that rabbits are food, not pets. While I'm inclined to agree with him somewhat, Elsa is definitely a pet. She's our tiniest rabbit.
I continue to be extremely tired all the time. I don't think my thyroid medicine is working well. Though the bloodwork says it's where it needs to be and they want to keep me on this dosage for the next six months. I'm exhausted. I'm hoping with warmer weather and garden season approaching, I will be able to get outside and some sunlight will help me to wake up.