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barbk
03-31-2012, 03:41 AM
Cheylana -- the more you write about Trixie, the more I'm convinced that she was a very lucky bunny to have you, just as you were lucky to have her. And while losing her is (and will be) painful, I hope you can console yourself with knowing how well she did for so long. A quick decline is sad, but not nearly as sad as a long, slow decline.

My husband grew up with a bunny, and still remembers Thumper with great fondness many years later.

Katoomba
03-31-2012, 04:21 PM
My condolences on your loss, Cheylana. It sounds like you did everything you could for Trixie.

Cachoo
03-31-2012, 10:19 PM
Cheylana -- the more you write about Trixie, the more I'm convinced that she was a very lucky bunny to have you, just as you were lucky to have her. And while losing her is (and will be) painful, I hope you can console yourself with knowing how well she did for so long. A quick decline is sad, but not nearly as sad as a long, slow decline.

My husband grew up with a bunny, and still remembers Thumper with great fondness many years later.


This. And may I add it is hard to notice when an animal might not be feeling well. They are much quieter about it than we humans are. I just want you to get to a place where you let the last hours go and remember all of the great years you had together. And if I may be so bold I suspect if Trixie could say it she would want that too.

heckles
03-31-2012, 10:24 PM
How does one heal a big gaping wound in one's heart? And how does one stop replaying and second-guessing all the decisions made?

By realizing that you were very good to Trixie, starting with the rescue five years ago, continuing with your giving out treats, and ending with your trip to the emergency vet. Pat yourself on the back.

Matryeshka
04-01-2012, 07:32 PM
People do not realize how affectionate bunnies can be. They're as intelligent as cats and can learn their names and be trained.

It sounds like Trixie had a great life and was happy to have found you. :)

mkats
04-01-2012, 08:44 PM
People do not realize how affectionate bunnies can be. They're as intelligent as cats and can learn their names and be trained.


I have been outsmarted by that bunny many, many times... she's litter trained and (at least when she was younger) could go up and down the stairs by herself, so we mostly let her run free. There were times when she would go into a room and close the door behind her and I'd be looking all over the house for her!

When I was a high schooler and wanted to sleep in on weekends, she'd sometimes hop onto the bed and trample all over to wake me up so we could play :lol:

Before we went to bed we'd block an area off with a baby gate to keep her from wandering at night, but one night I thought my mom did it, my mom thought my sister did it, etc... bottom line is, bunny was free to roam all night, and in the morning, she was sitting nice and innocently on her little rug (that has always been HER rug - woe is you if you try to use it for something else, as an ex-boyfriend learned the hard way) pretending like she'd been there all night. Well, my mom went around to water her houseplants and noticed that the edges of every plant, about as high as the bunny could reach standing on tiptoes, had been nibbled clean... there was a row of tassels on the living room curtain that had all promptly been snipped off... and best of all, the bunny was so tired from her nighttime adventures that she took a long nap in the sun. :rofl:

They really are very special little creatures.

Cheylana
04-02-2012, 01:47 AM
Oh mkats, your bun sounds like a trip! :lol:

Our Trixie was also very smart and outsmarted us many a time. Much to our chagrin she figured out how to open the baby gate so she and Axel could frolic as they pleased. And boy, could she race around the living room and do binkies; she was so athletic. Our Axel gets sick a lot, and Trixie was always there to groom and comfort him. I couldn't have asked for more from her.

Bonita, I think you are right to quickly re-bond your buns when they lose their companions. My sister has started looking online a bit, and I'm sure we'll take our Axel on some "dates." He's pretty easygoing, and easily bonded to Trixie and his prior companion Charlotte.

I can't tell you how grateful I am for all the support I've gotten on this thread. You are so kind, and your words definitely have helped me.

Aussie Willy
04-02-2012, 01:49 AM
Sorry about the loss of your bunny.

There are so many animal lovers on this forum. Anytime anyone loses a pet it is the best place to come.

Scrufflet
04-02-2012, 02:27 AM
So sorry for the loss of your bun! I've never had one; we have had about 14 cats over the years and have treasured them all. Today I was completely exhausted from worlds and needed a nap. Lord Chutney, our Maine Coon cat (only purebred we've ever had) crawled in with me and we had a good rejuvenating snuggle. They are special!

Cheylana
04-06-2012, 02:41 AM
I just wanted to follow up to thank everyone again, and also to say I got the preliminary results of Trixie's necropsy; apparently she had kidney disease that she concealed pretty well until almost the end. I was torturing myself with the thought that I fed her some bad food or something, but I guess it was just her time to go. Still miss my girl terribly, but I will try to focus on the happy memories.

Also trying to arrange a speed dating session for my remaining bun Axel. (Rabbit speed dating works something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzSHDn3PCE4) and can actually be quite cute!)

Thanks again to all.

Japanfan
04-06-2012, 09:40 AM
Also trying to arrange a speed dating session for my remaining bun Axel. (Rabbit speed dating works something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzSHDn3PCE4) and can actually be quite cute!)


:D

Wishing Axel good dating, may he find true love quickly.

skategal
04-06-2012, 07:20 PM
Cheylana, glad you have some answers. Bunnies are genius at hiding illness. Our Peanut concealed his cancer (except for some lumps on his body...that is how we knew he had it) until the day he died.

Good Luck with speed dating for Axel. Your next special bunny is out there. You just have to find her/him.