BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RAINBOW BRIDGE > Our Beloved Jack has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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6/25/2011 10:15 AM

 Dear Everyone,

I am posting this for BB to let you all know that Jack is gone. 

BB just emailed to say that they had to help him over the Bridge today. She and family (Husband and Vivian) are pretty broken up about it, so I just offered to let all of you know. She will be on the site sometime in the next several days.

In the meantime I know how much all of you loved Jack. Your messages to her during his illness with cancer have been a great support to her over these past few weeks. I know she will find some comfort from you when you get this news as well.

We love you, Jack. Binky Free now, and breathe in the love that Rucy and Bailey bring you in the fields together. We send you to them on a cloud of love that comes from all of us here in your home around the world. 

{{{{{{{{{Hugs to BB.}}}}}}}}}}}}

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User is Offline longhairmike
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6/25/2011 10:17 AM
noooooo!!! i'm so sorry

User is Offline jerseygirl
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6/25/2011 10:42 AM

We knew he would be going but it feels too soon.  I barely know what to say. 

Jen and Steve, please accept my condolences. You've given him a peaceful passage.  Will be thinking of you.

Cuddles for Vivian.   Love you Jack!    Binky Free beautiful guy.


User is Offline Tate
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6/25/2011 11:29 AM
So, so sorry to hear. What an amazing life he's had and allowed other buns to have. I like to think that my bridge babies are always with me now, rather than feeling sad I will not actually see them for a while. I feel them everyday. ((((big hugs))))

User is Offline Monkeybun
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6/25/2011 11:51 AM
RIP our beloved Jack. May there be sunshine and nommies for you in abundance across the Bridge. Binky Free!

I am so sad to hear he had to go today, but at least he is no longer in pain, and can see his Rucy and Bailey again.

*sniffles*

User is Offline Bumblebunny
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6/25/2011 11:55 AM
Our condolences to the whole family. Jack was amazing and brought joy to many who got to watch him. Jack will have a great Binky Bunny family waiting for him to join them over the bridge-Rucy, Bailey, Chuck, Noot, Dallas, Hugo, Mops and many others. It might be fitting if everyone would light a candle and start a group for Jack at gratefulness.org.

User is Offline Daisy1029
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6/25/2011 11:59 AM
Binky Free dear Jack!! I know Rucy and Bailey have been waiting for you.

My thoughts are with you (Jen, Steve and Vivian).
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User is Offline Barbie
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6/25/2011 11:59 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about this! BB, I'm not on the forums as much as I'd like any more, but I saw Lesley's Facebook post, and came over here to offer my condolences. I loved watching Jack on the webcam, and I know his passing will be mourned by many, myself included.

Binky free, Jack! Love, Barbara, Leroy, and Jeannie
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User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
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6/25/2011 12:02 PM
I'm all welled up. Man. :'(

Binky free, Jack!

Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline MirBear
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6/25/2011 12:08 PM
Binky free Jack. <3 You will be missed!


I saw MB's facebook post so came rushing over.
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User is Offline mocha200
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6/25/2011 12:09 PM
Jack will be missed greatly. Binky free Jack!
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User is Offline AbbyGirl
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6/25/2011 12:44 PM
I'm so sorry to hear. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

User is Offline Sarita
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6/25/2011 1:09 PM
Very sad about Jack. BB, hubby, and Vivian are in my thoughts. It happened too soon and I know BB was hoping for longer with him.

User is Offline MimzMum
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6/25/2011 1:30 PM
Oh Jen, I'm absolutely gutted seeing this today. I've had to have a good cry before I could even attempt to log in and post.
There has been a cloud on my heart since Thursday that something had changed and I just couldn't shake it. We all wanted more time with him. I hope you can feel the virtual hugs I am sending you, Steve and Vivian.
I'm looking at a little plush that I have that looks like an ermine bunny kit, and imagining dear Jack as young and vibrant again, enjoying his binkies and dear friends he is reunited with. And I imagine further him looking back and saying, "I'll always be watching over you. Thanks for the great life, Mom."

God bless you all. May He send you comfort and help hold you up with His loving arms at this sad time. All our love to you as well.

((((((((((((((((((An eternity of binkies, dear Jack, we will never forget you!)))))))))))))))))))))))
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User is Offline FluffyBunny
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6/25/2011 1:40 PM
I'm sorry to hear that this difficult time has finally come, BB. I'm sure that you and Vivian are lost without him. Personally, I know that I'll miss seeing and hearing about Jack - for me, he always seemed like the symbol and mascot of BinkyBunny.

I'm sure that wherever Jack is now, he's snuggling with Rucy and Bailey again. And I know that he's thankful for the wonderful life you gave him.
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Hippity hoppity, binkitty floppity, Bunbun's on his way.
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User is Offline EssMarg
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6/25/2011 1:47 PM

 I'm so sorry. I haven't been on here long, but Jack was such a cutie that he won my heart. I loved hearing about him, seeing his pictures, and seeing him on the webcams. You all will be in my prayers and thoughts.


User is Offline Huckleberry
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6/25/2011 2:36 PM
It's so soon. My condolences to the whole family, Jack was an inspiration and guiding light to us all. He will be greatly missed.
I am glad that he is now completely without pain or struggle and can binky free.
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User is Offline MarkBun
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6/25/2011 2:36 PM
bye
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User is Offline Michelle&amp;Lolli
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6/25/2011 3:13 PM
Oh I am so sorry for your family's loss. Binky free Jack.
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User is Offline MimzMum
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6/25/2011 3:17 PM
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles...=eng&gi=BB
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/message.cfm?l=eng&cid=13641864

I lit a candle here, but then realized I think someone else has made a group with the BB in lower case, so if you're going to gratefulness.org, be sure to look for them too.
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User is Offline kralspace
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6/25/2011 3:24 PM

I think we were there at the same time, MM, I lit one too in the bb group. (there was another group using Jack already)

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles...d=13641907

My Bunny Burrow is full! Pringles & Toby, Daisy & Lola, and my senior citizens Hershey & Simba.
The piggies are back, add Brownie and Sweetpea to the mix.

User is Offline LBJ10
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6/25/2011 4:00 PM
Aww, poor Jack. He will be missed.

User is Offline mrmac
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6/25/2011 4:21 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Jack. It just seems all too soon. Hugs to you and Vivian.
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User is Offline lashkay
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6/25/2011 5:51 PM
Jennifer & Steve, my condolences. You did the very best you could for Jack and he knew he was loved greatly and gave back that love. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Healing vibes to you all, including Jack's partner Vivian. If you can, I hope you leave up Jack's pic in mid-binky as he seems to symbolize Binkybunny.com. Take care of yourselves and be extra gentle with yourself.

User is Offline Bella`s Mom
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6/25/2011 6:26 PM

This is so sad.  I am sorry


User is Offline Sonn
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6/25/2011 6:28 PM
Binky free Jack...
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User is Offline Lintini
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6/25/2011 7:38 PM
Binky Free Jack. I will miss you so much.
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User is Offline LoveChaCha
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6/25/2011 8:51 PM
I'm so sad to hear this :'(
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User is Offline Kate Monster
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6/26/2011 1:27 AM
Goodbye, Jack. You were so sweet and charming that you have a whole bunch of friends that you never even met and we all miss you.
My thoughts and condolances to Jack's family.

User is Offline skibunny8503
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6/26/2011 3:19 AM

Oh no!  I'm so sad to hear this   My condolences to the whole family & Vivian.  (((Binky Free Jack)))


User is Offline RabbitPam
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6/26/2011 3:27 AM

Jack & Vivian showed us love at any age, through sickness and health.

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User is Offline Beka27
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6/26/2011 4:53 AM
I'm heart-broken. I don't even know what to say, nothing could adequately express what a special bun he was. I have been watching the webcams a little more closely since hearing that he was sick, simply because I never knew when would be the last time I'd see him. He was a very loved bunny, and loved by many who never knew him.

(((hugs for Jennifer and family)))

(((BINKY FREE JACK)))
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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6/26/2011 4:54 AM

I'm so very sorry. My deepest sympathies in this difficult time. It does seem way too soon...

He certainly left a mark on us all. We are all crying for a bunny we have never met, though he touched us all the same. I'm so very sad for you. Please offer my love to Vivian.

(((((Binky Free Jack))))))

I lit a candle for you.

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User is Offline Stickerbunny
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6/26/2011 6:18 AM
So sorry about Jack ((((huggs))))

User is Offline babybunsmum
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6/26/2011 6:25 AM

hugs of comfort to bb, dh, and nose rubs for viv. i'm so sorry for your loss

binky free sweet jack. i'm going to watch your raisin box vid in memorial <3
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User is Offline LizzieKnittyBun
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6/26/2011 6:26 AM
Hundreds of sorrowful goodbyes to Jack from friends all over the world. He's no longer in any pain or discomfort after a life full of joy that you gave him. You are an inspiration of a bunny parent, and you gave Jack the best, full life any bunny could possibly imagination. I hope knowing that can ease your grief over time.

User is Offline BB
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6/26/2011 8:22 AM
Thank you so much everyone. This is such a very difficult time for us and I won't be on for a little while, but I have been reading the posts and wanted to at least let you all know how thankful we are for your kind words and support. We are so touched by everyone. Thank you.

User is Offline cjune1961
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6/26/2011 8:28 AM
Wanted to add my condolences for Jack leaving for the bridge. We loved him very much over these last years,with Bailey,Rucy, and his love Vivian.Please know he is going to be very missed. I know he is watching down on his hoomins and Vivian now,but in a healthier body now running in those glorious fields.Carla.My furkids,Liza,Jodie,Claire and Dumplings are all there with him.

User is Offline SugarbearNPepper
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6/26/2011 8:55 AM
So so sorry! Condolences to the family... <3

User is Offline brittbritt
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6/26/2011 9:44 AM
I'm so sorry Jack is gone. But I'm happy he has such a wonderful person and community who loved him so much.

User is Offline BaileyBun
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6/26/2011 1:37 PM
So sorry to hear this! Bailey and Logan and I send our deepest condolences and wishes for Jack to binky free.

User is Offline Dee
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6/26/2011 2:16 PM
I am so sorry. I was shocked to see this post- I just don't know what to say except that my prayers are with you and your family in this terribly sad time. I know he is in a wonderful place now with no pain or illness, but I also know what a gaping hole he left in your heart and life. You gave Jack the very best life a bunny could have and together you have brought many, many people- including myself- happiness and knowledge about their rabbits that they would not have had otherwise.

User is Offline Helenor
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6/26/2011 2:49 PM
Oh no! I'm so sorry that Jack is gone. Binky free, Jack!

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6/26/2011 3:46 PM
{{{{{Binky free Jack}}}}}
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User is Offline lashkay
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6/26/2011 7:21 PM
RabbitPam, your pics of Jack & Vivian and thoughts of capturing them and presenting them here, are inspiring and I especially treasure the bottom Left one. Thank you for these great memories of 2 truly great bunnies and the great bunny parents behind them....

User is Offline luvmyhunybuny
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6/26/2011 8:45 PM
I am so sorry BB. I know very well the pain of losing a fur kid. Take time to grieve. Jack will always be remembered.

I Ask You Not To Mourn For Me ©


I ask you not to mourn for me,
For many long, sad days;
My tired body's gone to rest,
Kept warm by sun's soft rays.

I pray, don't long for me, my dear,
Our souls are bound with twine,
By love that knows no end in sight,
A hope, forever mine.

And finally, please do live your life,
My love surrounds your soul;
For when you cry those wretched tears,
Gold memories will take hold.

So think of me, my tearful friend,
Who loved me, loved me so,
My life with you was so complete,
It took God, to make me go.

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6/26/2011 9:42 PM
That is beautiful Erin. Perfect.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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6/27/2011 1:38 AM
That's a wonderful poem. Made me very sad but it's beautiful.
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User is Offline Beyondbunny
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6/27/2011 4:08 AM

  I am so sad.  Jack was loved by all.

 

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

 

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

 

 

 

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

 

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

 

 

 

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

 

 

- Rainbow Bridge Poem

 

This poem helped me a lot when my pets died.

 


User is Offline bunnyluvr
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6/27/2011 4:41 AM
So sorry to read about the loss of Jack. He was such a special bun and even tho I never met him he was still dear to my heart. Binky free sweet Jack - you will be greatly missed!
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User is Offline Marshall91
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6/27/2011 6:13 AM

I'm very sorry to hear of Jack's passing.  Thank you for sharing him with us. <3


User is Offline Joyfull_music
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6/27/2011 6:16 AM
Our condolences to the family. We will be praying for you and for Jack.

User is Offline Emmie
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6/27/2011 8:52 AM

I just saw this here now, and I am so so so very sorry for your loss guys. I wish there were words to take away the pain, we all know how much you loved the little guy. He had such a fantastic life and you should be very very proud of yourselves as bunny parents.

My deepest condolences. He will always be remembered.


User is Offline flopsydobinkies
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6/27/2011 9:19 AM

Oh, no, I'm so sorry. My deepest condolences. At least Jack is no longer in pain, and is binkying just this side of the Bridge waiting for you. Binky free, li'l buddy.

Sending vibes your way.


User is Offline Elrohwen
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6/27/2011 10:22 AM
Jack is so beloved by so many people and he was lucky to live in a wonderful home with fantastic owners and some snuggly bunny friends. Binky free Jack - you will be greatly missed.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline aerosmithgrl
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6/27/2011 1:15 PM
im so sorry to the family and the wifebun,Viv. binky free Jack may your afterlife be free of pain and sorrow.

User is Offline Queensbun
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6/27/2011 1:35 PM
Goodbye, Jack. You will be very missed by your family and the BB community. Kisses to you <3

User is Offline kralspace
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6/27/2011 4:30 PM
Sending lots of comfort and hugs your way, BB. How is Vivian doing? I know she must be a lot of comfort to you.
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User is Offline Malp_15
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6/27/2011 4:35 PM
I'm so sorry Jen. Your family is in my thoughts tonight.

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6/28/2011 12:03 PM

Someone posted this as one of their favorite photos on facebook, and it made me smile because it is one of my very favorites too....It's just so...funny Jack. 

 

This post is rather long and kind of depressing so if you don't want to read the details -- Then here is the quick summary:  Jack went very peacefully.  Vivian is having a rough time with him being gone but we are watching her closely and paying extra extra attention to her. It's going to take us a long time to get over Jack's loss.     Thank you so much for all of your kindness and support.

Longer Version: 

We are so overwhelmed by everyone's kindness and support.  Thank you so much.  Jack is an extremely difficult loss for us and I know his loss hurts you too.  I knew Jack was special to me, and I knew he became sort of the face of BinkyBunny as I have learned so much from him, but I didn't realize how much his life has affected people and that is extremely gratifying to know.  If his little bunny spirit could know that, I know he would be thrilled because he loves getting love.    Which is amazing because he was so fearful of people when I met him.  Though you'd never know it based on the the video of him getting love and affection from me, he changed so much -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq1G6PVQqn4   

  I was especially bonded to Jack. From the moment I saw him at the shelter, even though he scared most everyone, I just felt like he was scared and he had a real soft spot in there somewhere, so I decided  to Foster him. (and of course then adopted him!).    To watch him go from lunging, growling and even biting volunteers, (when he was at the shelter and then the rescue), to quickly blossoming into a bunny that was full of love and personality and affection was amazing.   We miss him so much.   It's been a rough few days, and it's going to take a long long  time for us to mourn Jack, but today I can at least share with you what happened and what's going on now.

I had written in the forum a few days prior to Jack's passing that he had another decline, but I had hoped his heavier breathing and more mopey self was due to the warmer days.  But that was not the case. He was still okay in the sense he wasn't in horrible distress, and he would eat and purr when I would give him affection.  Vivian took such good care of him and would let him lean and even lie on her to take the pressure off his front legs as he wasn't able to fully lie down comfortably.  (could have been due to the pressure lying down put on his lungs)

Friday night he had soaked his back end with urine because he sat on a puddle (I had put plastic around the litterboxes as he wasn't going in there as much).  He wasn't able to clean his back end as easily so I picked him up to try and do a quick clean off.   But that sent him into a panic because he didn't have the breath capacity to deal with his physical reaction of stress. (as well as it might have shifted the fluid in his lungs). I got him calmed down and things back to his normal,  but the serious distress was horrible to see at the time.  I realized then how fragile he really was and how horrible it would be if I waited too long.  The next morning he was still like he had been for days, and I knew it was time.  I felt awful because I know Jack was a fighter and I believe he would have fought up until the very end, but with lung cancer, the gradual suffocation to a horrible end wasn't something I was willing to let him go through, especially since he was closer to that than I realized.

I knew the vet ride could put him over the edge so Steve picked up a sedative from the vet.  It made Jack completely content.  Not sleepy, just content and he purred when we pet him. He was that way the whole way to the vets and during the process.  For my own peace of mind I  just had to make doubly sure he was actually purring -- not due pain or anxiousness, and so we would give him gentle affection and then stop for a few seconds,  and repeat....and he would only purr when we were petting him, kissing him and talking to him.   So we continued and he just purred and purred...He went so peacefully with us loving and kissing him. 

Though I am so grateful for a peaceful ending, I just wish I had more time.  Just too quickly all of this.  Though I have been dealing with trying to figure out what was wrong for about a month prior to posting about it, and then I waited for the final results to post to everyone about it, it still feels too short.  We miss him so much and our house is empty without him.   I have a big hole in my heart.   I have been concentrating on how to help Vivian as knowing she is without her Jack kills me. I watch her on our internal cameras while I am working or I will sit in the room with her.   I just try and spend as much time as I can comforting her.  She is much more of an independent gal though and has to work this out her way.  So I just try to be there whatever way she may need me.

Vivian deals with his loss much differently than Jack did, (with Rucy).  Jack was much of a moper and a very sad boy when Rucy passed away. For the first week at least, he wouldn't eat and wouldn't do anything unless I was right there with him.   Vivian eats and does things somewhat normally, but she acts out her distress with action -- tearing up stuff.  That doesn't surprise me as that is what I did expect from her, but the part that is hard is I am not sure if she understands he is gone gone.   I had brought back Jack's body as I know that Jack recognized Rucy was gone right away, but I think that because Jack, due to his illness, had been lying around for so long and didn't move as much, Vivian didn't understand he had passed.  At one point she did try to groom him and then suddenly stopped, but she just would lie by him and after a couple of hours she was still there by his side.   

The next couple of days she would look for him and wait for him in places that he used to be in most of the time.  Today though she is having the most difficult time. She is constantly looking for him and isn't easily comforted with affection when she is feeling the most anxious. (though she finally is sleeping in the window box at this very moment).   She has torn up the window box bedding, tore up her toy bunny that has brought her comfort before, and in general is showing she is very very unhappy. she has been up and down from the window box so many times lookng for him.  It's painful for her and torture to watch her go through this process.   I have given her extra toys and I am right there for her at any moment, but I know I can't take this process away, that she will have to go through it and I can just try to help her, but she still will feel the loss.  I can only hope though that she will soon understand he is gone gone, and stop looking for him. 

She really needs the vibes of understanding what's happened, love and peace right now.

Thank you again everyone. Sharing this is a part of my healing too as it's extremely rough.  I know others have gone through this too and/or will in the future or are right now.  So maybe our experience will help others know they are not alone either.


User is Offline Monkeybun
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6/28/2011 12:28 PM
Oh, poor Viv! I'm sending her all the good vibes and love that I can. I can't even imagine what it must be like, and I am not sure that I want to imagine it.

Love, peace, and healing vibes to all of you!

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6/28/2011 12:57 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.

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6/28/2011 1:35 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. You did the right thing. <3

User is Offline Sarita
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6/28/2011 1:54 PM
Oh, poor Vivian. She finally found her true love too and now he's gone. It's just not fair for anybun or anyone. Big comforting vibes to you, Vivian and Steve. It is hard and the void is big.

It's funny how Ms. Vivian was so resistant to Jack in the beginning but it seems Ms. Independent did fall madly in love.

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6/28/2011 3:08 PM
I, Kate, and Spence all send love, vibes, hugs, and bunny cuddles to you all.

User is Offline Sofia N Isabella
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6/28/2011 3:21 PM
Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. Hugs to the rest of the family. Our prayers are with you.

Jack, binky free. You've made so many people happy here in this earth. Now it's time to see your old friends.

*sniff*

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6/28/2011 4:47 PM
Jennifer, Your posting of 2:03pm today 6/28 was a beautiful one to read. I am feeling your blessedness that Jack went so easily and peacefully purring off and on all the way, oh that all bunnies could go that way...Hugs to you and again, healing vibes for Jennifer, Steve, and little Vivian. All the peace and love you want and need.

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6/28/2011 6:02 PM
Sending Vivian vibes. Poor girl.
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6/28/2011 6:20 PM
I'm sad.. I read the entire post.. and I'm sad :'( .. I'm so sorry BB I'm so sad that our dear Jack is gone. He will live on through all of us, and the love that he is taught us shines through my bratty Chacha.
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6/28/2011 7:24 PM
Well, someone must have sent out some major helpful vibes to Vivian because after about an hour after I posted about Viv having a rough time, she finally settled down and came over and snuggled next to me. I put my arms around her and she fell asleep for a long while. I've been on the floor of the bunny room sleeping with her, talking on the phone, working on the computer, reading, whatever all the while petting her and she is now able to receive it. I don't know if she understands fully yet if Jack is gone. Time will tell. Daytime I think is hardest for her because that is when she would spend it with Jack. The evenings and at night Vivian would go out to rest of the house to explore and hang out and she has been used to Jack not following her.

I hope tomorrow she is more at peace, but we'll see. This whole thing has taught me I can't base the future on the present, and I will just have to learn to live with uncertainty. I am at least thankful I work from home and can be there for her.


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6/28/2011 7:27 PM
Jack was a gorgeous bunny, and seemed so sweet. I give you all my condolences. <3

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6/28/2011 10:40 PM
Thank you for sharing the details Jennifer. I'm tearing up something bad now but sincerely, thank you.
{{{{Vivian and Family}}}}

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6/29/2011 1:15 AM
Thank you for sharing. I know it must have been very hard to re-live it all while posting. I can't stop crying now. I'm very glad to know he went peacefully and was with the people he loved.

Give my hugs to Vivian. My heart is very heavy for her. I truly wish there was something I could do to offer her comfort.
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6/29/2011 8:00 AM
I am just seeing this now, I am so so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing, your post had me in tears... Jack was so fortunate to have such an amazing bunny mom, and I can't imagine what you're going through. Hugs to you, Vivian and your family... Poor Vivian, I hope she is feeling better soon, that part makes me so sad too.

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6/29/2011 10:59 AM

I'm thinking of you and Vivian with deepest sympathy. Words never come to me when I need them; the tears come so much faster. Please know that you're thought of nonetheless, and I'm profoundly sorry to get this news. Jack was beautiful and he'll go on being beautiful where he is now, in your heart and memories, and in ours, too. 


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6/29/2011 11:25 AM
BB, thank you for posting the details of what all of you went through. I know how hard that was.
It sounds like you created a hospice for Jack, with the painkillers administered enough for him to feel you love and comfort but none of the pain. You and Steve wisely gave it to him before he left the house, allowing him to be petted so he purred.

I am concerned about Vivian, but I really think she knows he's gone. I think she is just mad. She was a feisty girl for all of her life, and yes, she found her husbun late in life, and is angry at his leaving. Is there any other item that was Jack's, like a blankie, that has his smell on it that she might take comfort from? She'll probably tear it up like the toy bunny, but maybe a sock with a tuft of fur or something she can sniff.

Sending a few more healing vibes to her now.
{{{{{{{{{{Love you, Vivian. Please snuggle your mother. It will help you both.}}}}}}}}}}}}
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6/29/2011 1:01 PM
I had wondered if Vivian had gone with you and Jack for support on that last journey, but I figured most likely not, as I knew she was high energy and probably would have been very nervous. I am sorry she has been having a difficult time as well, but from your post it seems she may have turned a corner somewhat. She has my continued vibes, as do you all, for healing and peace. ((((((((((((Vivian-Jen-Steve)))))))))))
A poem my daughter found at the time we lost Shadow follows. She had put it in gold lettering around a picture of him. I hope it also brings you the same comfort it did me.

The Broken Chain ~ written by Ron Tranmer
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone;
for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide;
and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same;
but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

Blessings to you from all of us. The day he passed was filled with thunderstorms here, which gave way the next day to gentle rains that were like tears from heaven. I have not stopped thinking about him, and all of you, and how fortunate he was to have you help him cross so peacefully. He is still with you, just on a higher plane. And while his physical presence is gone, there is no doubt his love for all of you remains.
It is so good that you can work from home and be with Vivian through this. And she can bring comfort to you too. She's quite the trooper.
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6/29/2011 6:45 PM

Again, thank you all so much.  Your support, sharing of pain, and offerings of comfort and love are a huge help.  I will be blue for awhile -- feel like I have an elephant on my shoulders and cement blocks for shoes, but I feel a bit better today because Vivian did so well today.  

Mimz -- yeah I didn't take Viv to the vet because I don't know how much she would have associated the vet then with death, so I opted for the other recommendation which was to bring Jack's body back for a few hours.. (gut wrenching day)

However, I really want to share the good news about Viv and so even with the pain, I am so relieved to say that Vivian did so much better today.  Vivian was with me until 5am this morning. She hung out right next to me and even flopped.  She is continuing to be able to receive love and affection and that has really helped her settle.    She was very tired today and so she slept up in the window box during the day and that was nice.  At first I thought she was having a destruction episode but she was shifting the blankets in the window box to create a little wall around her to make her feel warm and secure. No ripping, tossing and chewing frantically, just moving things around.   There  were a couple of times where she was a bit anxious and just unsettled, but this time, she was able to be comforted. 
 
She's been having some crazy dreams though!  Later when she came down, I laid down on the floor with her, put my arms around her, and she just sinks into a deep sleep --- then she makes all kinds of noises, (grunts, squeaks, huffs, snores) and her body shifts back and forth, legs twitch. Sometimes she wakes up like "WHAT??!! Where am I???" then goes back to sleep.  I'm glad she can feel safe enough to go into that kind of sleep though. 
 
Pam, the toy bunny smells very much like Jack as he would cuddle with it too (and it accompanied Jack to the vet), but mostly he loved to spray it.  But it's pretty much destroyed now.  I do actually have some of Jack's fur from a brushing from a while back, but I am afraid that if I actually add his fur and refresh his scent it could confuse her.   She just stopped really looking for him today  and I'd hate to make her think he is back somehow.   
 
I feel extremely fortunate that she is able to find comfort in me.  I have been working hard this last month to pay even more attention to her so she'd have me to rely on but you just don't know how things will go.  
 
I can't predict tomorrow, but I can say  that today and right now, she's feeling better, and that makes me feel a bit lighter. 
 
 

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6/29/2011 9:39 PM
It warms my heart to know the two of you are able to find peace with one another during this difficult time for both of you. You're a couple of very strong ladies.
Baby steps...or hops in Vivian's case. And you're both moving forward. We all empathize with you that it is hard, and we're here pulling for both of you.

I'm trying to imagine what kind of noises Viv is making. That is so cool that she'll sleep in your arms. That's a lot of love and trust there. ^_^
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6/30/2011 4:11 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss and am so glad that you and Vivian have each other to help get through this.


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6/30/2011 5:37 AM
I'm glad Vivian is able to take comfort from you guys but I know how hard this is for you. I wanted to do something for Jack so I made a donation to the SaveABunny shelter in his honor. Binky free you honking fool.
My Bunny Burrow is full! Pringles & Toby, Daisy & Lola, and my senior citizens Hershey & Simba.
The piggies are back, add Brownie and Sweetpea to the mix.

User is Offline JK
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6/30/2011 10:06 AM
I certainly have missed a lot in the last year. I'm blown away after happening upon this when I was ordering something. I am so sorry to hear about Jack. I loved Jack and loved hearing about all the tales when you got Rucy. I'm so sad and wish you the very best.

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6/30/2011 11:59 AM
Posted By kralspace on 06/30/2011 08:37 AM
I'm glad Vivian is able to take comfort from you guys but I know how hard this is for you. I wanted to do something for Jack so I made a donation to the SaveABunny shelter in his honor. Binky free you honking fool.


That is so very sweet, kralspace. For those that may not know, SaveABunny.org is where I adopted Jack from. The founder cced me on the thank you that she sent you.  I am so touched, and wow, that bunny you sponsored looked so much like Jack, amazing.   That was such a beautiful gesture in honor of Jack.  Thank you.  


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6/30/2011 11:59 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss and poor little Vivian! ;( What an amazing partner she was right until the end. I"m happy for her flop though
Best to all of you in this sad time. Merry & Banner send nose rubs Vivian's way.

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7/01/2011 12:06 AM

  I know everyone has already said this and that it really does not need to be typed because we all know how much Jack has been in our lives even if we never personally met him.  I can hardly think for crying.  Thank you Jack.  I am glad you lead a wonderful life and shared it with so many people and siennub.  It means more than any of us can express and the time seems to have come too soon to say goodbye even if for a short while.  I know that once I have to tell my Pearl and Goober they cannot see you for a while they are going to be sad, they recognize your name and used to sit in front of my computer when I watched the webcams.  We are so glad that crossing to RB was not a difficult journey for you.  Have a binkyful time with all of your family waiting there.

Thank you for sharing Jack with us.  Thank you.  I am so sorry that I cannot offer anything else and have no idea what else to say, I wish I did and that if I did, it would be of comfort to your family. 

<3


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7/01/2011 10:04 AM

This news made me tear up. He was such a beautiful little man and will be missed


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7/02/2011 4:32 AM
I'm so sorry to hear Jack has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and my heart breaks for you. Sambuca and I wish you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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7/03/2011 4:29 PM
I'm sorry to hear that. I will make a donation to a rabbit in need in his honor. Thanks for making me smile Binky free binkybunny <3
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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7/06/2011 5:24 PM
Oh Jennifer I know how hard it is, it's a tough decision to shoulder even though we have a very humane option with pets, it's hard to shoulder that responsibliy and the timing. I've had friends who held on for too long and that rings heavy in your heart when making the decision. I think, like all of us here, you chose best, to ease his suffering, instead of easing yours, to let him go when he needed to. It's just never enough time and never enough good byes.

Jack couldn't have had a better home and he is probably the most famous, most beloved, most missed bunny out there. I know we all feel as if we knew him, as if he was extended family to our bunnies and we miss him.

In addition as others have said-so many of our rabbits owe it to him for their lifestyle...if it weren't for this site, for Jack for his home and his love and his care, we might be following pet store advice and so many of our buns would not enjoy their lives as they do. For this I'm sure there are countless buns at the bridge thanking Jack for his status and help.

And lastly *HUGS* to you and Steve, *nose rubs* for Viv -we're all here to be a shoulder for you and your family-even if only virtually *hugs*
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7/07/2011 5:17 AM
Posted By Kokaneeandkahlua on 07/06/2011 08:24 PM
Oh Jennifer I know how hard it is, it's a tough decision to shoulder even though we have a very humane option with pets, it's hard to shoulder that responsibliy and the timing. I've had friends who held on for too long and that rings heavy in your heart when making the decision. I think, like all of us here, you chose best, to ease his suffering, instead of easing yours, to let him go when he needed to. It's just never enough time and never enough good byes.
K&K, I think you put that so well. It is the most heartbreaking thing to decide to do, and I agree that most of us wait far too long in the face of suffering. We anthropomorphize our pets so we do what we would want for ourselves or our human family members in order to save them. But we can take our cues more from the animal world itself. Many animals in the wild have ways of making their own decisions about when and how to go. Ignoring the ones that dominate and cast off the weaker ones, so many take themselves off to hide or rest in a secluded place where they go naturally. If we knew more about bunnies' wishes, we could assist them rather than change them. - RP

 

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7/07/2011 7:47 PM
Thank you everyone and thank you KK. That was a very kind thing for you to say. That really means so much. The amazing support and wonderful things that people have said about him have really made me realize what an impact he made and I am so grateful for that. Blown away really and it means so much. I miss him so much, but it makes me extremely happy as I feel what he represented will continue on.

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7/10/2011 2:10 PM
 waaaaaa  why jack why 

 


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7/12/2011 9:59 AM
I just logged on today and saw this. Binky free, Jack. You will be missed.
The tide always turns.

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7/18/2011 12:32 PM
My condolences, I know how it feels I just lost my 10 mo old. I'm new on here so I'm just reading about jack again I'm sorry for your loss.

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7/20/2011 5:32 AM
Niannie, I'm glad you have found some comfort among us here on BB. It is hard to find others who understand, and many of us grow to love each other's bunnies, like Jack, which makes it hard when they cross the bridge too.

I went for almost a year before I was able to get my second bunny after Spockie passed. BB was wonderful during that time. Not only was I comforted, but it was a great place to share stories and advice with people who wanted to talk about all things bunny. Please stay with us as long as you need a "bunny fix". Pix of other people's bunnies on the days when I missed him the most was truly comforting.
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8/09/2011 2:53 PM
Jack was loved and always will be.
Rest in Peace beautiful boy! Make sure to hound the carrot angels!

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8/20/2011 8:05 AM
BB, I haven't been to the site in a while and I'm so sorry to hear about Jack! I am glad to hear that Vivian is healing and that you both had one another to comfort. Binky free Jack!
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8/22/2011 5:55 PM

I was always amazed by Jack ... I'm glad he's pain-free now.  He was such a vibrant, happy guy ... He'll always be in our thoughts. 
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forever missed"
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