Rabbit Issues, Other Activities

Gremory rabbit is one very sick bunny. He hasn't been eating (or defecating) for a few days now which, as you can imagine, is very poor form for a grazing herbivore. We've taken him to the local vet, twice, including the on-site rabbit specialists, and they're not sure what is wrong; it's not the usual rabbit issues gastrointestinal stasis or a dental disorder. All his vital signs are fine (good protein levels, blood sugars, etc), with of course the exception of weight loss. We've been force-feeding him critical care, painkillers, and ranitidine. He's a rather old bunny (around eight years) and it's rather like he's just decided he's had enough; this morning he was just holding the critical care in his mouth rather than swallowing it. I cannot help but think that my next journal entry will be about the end of Gremory's fairly unexciting life (which is just how a rabbit prefers things).

Apart from the rabbit issue it's been a very productive week. I've powered my way through my second MSc course finishing most of the readings and lectures before the six-week course has even begun. This accumulated knowledge from past studies is being put to good use. All my enrolment issues for the MHEd at Otago University has been sorted and I'll be heading down to Dunedin attend a tutorial in person next month after attending Multicore World in Wellington. I've made good progress on a new course I'll be teaching on regular expressions (grep, sed, awk, perl etc) which hitherto has been crammed into a one-hour component of my shell scripting course. Further, I have put up a mountain of GURPS books on the RPG Review store, with plenty selling in the first day. Another 5500 words has been added to the Papers & Papychecks supplement, and last night played the simple card-laying Building an Elder God, followed by Cthulhu Gloom.

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