MEMORIAL TO "BUNS", A ONCE IN A LIFETIME RABBIT
January 25, 1995 - July 1, 1998
"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
"Would you know my name?
If I saw you in Heaven?
Would it be the same?
If I saw you in Heaven?"
This page is black in honor of Buns, our beloved rabbit that was with us a short 3 1/2 years. She gave so much love and joy to us while she was on earth that it seems it will be an eternity until we can see her again at Rainbow Bridge, but we know she waits there for us. Buns came into our home as an "Easter Bunny" I hate to admit, but after a little research I discovered how intelligent this animal was and before long she had the run of our home and always went back to her litter box in the utility room. Sadly, She suffered from a ruptured disc in her lower back. After the Vet told me there was nothing he could do and that she was in pain, I decided to send her on to Rainbow Bridge. I felt like I was on the outside watching it happen, not believing that I was having to do this... I was with her at the end and this was the hardest thing I've ever done. I did it for her though, my precious baby. The biggest regret I have is that I did not bring her back home with me to bury. I thought this would be excruciating for my daughter. We needed that time though to say goodbye. This hit us by surprise, you see, I thought she had a bladder infection. I spent half a day trying to find a vet that knew more than me about rabbits! My wonderful husband knowing how worried I was said, "find a good vet and spend whatever it takes, I know how much she means to you!" So after I found one by contacting Buddy Bunnies, I went in happy and confident that she would be nursed back to health, possibly admitted for overnight stay. You can imagine my shock when told she was terminal and would only suffer and get continually worse. I still wonder if I should have brought her back home and tried diapers. I didn't know about caring for a crippled rabbit, I thought she had a bladder infection! I was so mad at myself when I got home and read my "Houserabbit Book". I know it would have just delayed the inevitable. I just wish I could hold you one more time! I will miss you all the rest of my life.
Buns, wait for me at the bridge...
Buns was the type of rabbit that always wanted to be near you. She would sleep under my bed at night, then as soon as I was on my feet, she was out from under the bed and waiting on me to make the coffee, she would usually be picking up her food bowl and throwing it around if I did not fill it fast enough! Then we would drink coffee and watch the morning news together, her sitting on the sofa next to me! If I tried to read the paper, she would hop on my lap and start trying to eat it! She would nibble in my hair if I layed down to take a nap, I guess she was just making sure I didn't have any fleas! I would let her play outside and get fresh air and grass. She enjoyed eating my geraniums! One time we nearly had a tragedy when a neighbors dog chewed a hole in the fence, she got out but instead of running away, spent the night on the driveway under a light until we came out and found her the next morning! I was frantic and never let that happen again! We will somehow go on but never be the same. I will still wait for her in the morning to jump up and watch the news with me, life will be a little bit lonelier now...
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