Sunday, May 24, 2009

raining, pouring...

bye bye bun

On Thursday morning The Bunny died. He got sick on Wedneday evening, by bed time he couldn't walk and by the morning he could barely move at all. We thought he was about five years old, but by the vet's reckoning he was closer to ten. Our daft and childlike bunny became an old man overnight.

The Rabbit's sad, he won't come out of his hutch. The Bunny stole his food, peed on his head, humped him mercilessly and demanded all of the attention but he was a rabbit, which is infinitely better than a human. And he was his friend.

We buried him where the wild things grow. Where bunnies roam free and edible things appear freely out of the ground. He would have liked that.

When we went to use the picnic basket yesterday we discovered that we had left an apple in it after our last trip. Which would explain why it so often had a rabbit sitting on it over the last fortnight. We also discovered that the wicker work had been chewed off one of the handles. The Bunny has left a path of destruction in his wake, a hundred nibbles to remind us of how much he meant to us.


. image by me




36 comments:

  1. Aww, that's so sad... Poor little Bunny :) ((HUGS))

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  2. Oh I'm so sorry.

    I hope Rabbit perks up soon.

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  3. Oh, I'm so sorry :( I think Bunny would have liked being buried there, too. It sounds beautiful.

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  4. Oh my gosh. How awfully sad. Thinking of you and The Rabbit...

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  5. Sorry. This has been a lot for ou.

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  6. Ms peonies, you have me in tears. i know how heart wrenching it is to a person and their other animal(s) when we loose a pet. love and hugs from california...
    celia

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  7. oh no, i am so sorry. i hope something great comes along for you soon.

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  8. Oh, Peonies, I'm so sorry. Hugs to you and The Boy and The Rabbit.

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  9. I'm sorry about your Bunny. I remember when mine passed away. :-(

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  10. Sorry to hear about your bunny :(

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  11. So sorry to hear that your Bunny died. Your words bring back memories of my own sweet bunny and I can only offer my heartfelt sympathies and virtual hugs from a fellow bunny lover.

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  12. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry! Poor Bunny. I'm glad he's buried in such a lovely place, though. Hugs to you, the Boy & the Rabbit - whether or not he wants them.

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  13. oh how sad! poor you and the boy and the rabbit. bye bye bunny x

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  14. SO sorry to read. BIG hugs to you Peonie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Kittyxx

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  15. what a lovely photo to remember him by. thinking of you.

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  16. Oh Peony.. Too sad,too sad. So horrid when we lose a pet. For some reason it made me think of Watership Down film when the rabbit ascends into the sky with the god bunny and then floats away into the ether. Maybe that's where he has gone too..

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  17. Oh, babe, I am sorry. The very same thing happened to our Jessica. Love you guys.

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  18. I'm so sorry about your Bunny. I've had a number or beloved pets die over the years (always from old age thankfully) but it never gets easier. I hope your Rabbit is okay soon.

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  19. I am sad for you. I miss my little Holland Lop I had...we had to put it to sleep because it had a stroke (who knew bunnies could?). I love all the pictures of your little Bunny.

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  20. Awwww so sad. I have 2 rabbits. The oldest one if about 7 years. I heard they only live 6 so I have always been kinda worried about him. You said yours was around 10, hmm I guess I don't need to be so scared anymore.

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  21. I'm so sorry. I have two rabbits of my own so I can imagine what you're going through. Poor Rabbit too :o(

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  22. So sorry for your Bunny :-(
    Hope The Rabbit gets better...

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  23. Oh no I am sorry to hear that :(

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  24. Oh no! We will give our Sprout extra snuggles in memory of your bunny. I'm so sorry!

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  25. I'm so sad to hear of your loss. I too am a bunny lover, and I had a little boy bunny named Lupe. He played with my cats and ate out of their cat food dish. I am positive he thought he was a cat. I had him for five years, and one morning I went to greet him, and he had passed. I know how you must feel right now, and my thoughts are with you.

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  26. Aw, sweetie, so sorry. We have lost beloved pets too, and I still miss them. But the memories are so sweet, and they enrich our lives so much in the time they are with us.... Hugs to you and the Boy.

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  27. oh, I'm so sorry Peonies - that must be so hard for you both.

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  28. "a hundred nibbles to remind us of how much he meant to us."

    Isn't that how it is? Isn't that how it always, always is? Path of destruction or no, it's always the nibbles. The little. Tiny. Nibbles.

    Love and kisses.

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  29. that's so sad. I've very sorry to hear about this.

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  30. I'm so sorry about your bunny :(

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  31. so sorry to hear that :( hope Rabbit gets better soon.

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  32. I'm so, so sorry to hear of your loss...

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  33. I'm so sorry about the bunny - how incredibly sad. Big hug to you. xoxox

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  34. Sorry to hear about Bunny. It's horrible when you lose a pet.

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