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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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5/17/2008 12:03 PM

Kokanee died this morning. Dave found her, Kahlua was grooming her. That's it I guess. I'll post back later.

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User is Offline Bunstheboss
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5/17/2008 12:23 PM

Oh God, K&K!!! I am so sorry!!! My heart goes out to you. Just try to remember the great life you offered her!! I wish I could say something else to comfort you, but I guess there are times when we just have to cry... I will be thinking of you!!

Binky free Kokanee...


User is Offline RabbitPam
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5/17/2008 12:26 PM
OMG!!
I just read this and am stunned. I'm so sorry. You guys must be beside yourselves.
Please write again when you are able. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{great hugs of deepest sympathy}}}}}}}}}}}
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User is Offline Sarita
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5/17/2008 12:40 PM
Oh, I am so sorry. It's so hard when you find them gone like this and have no explanation - well, I know it's never ever easy. I am glad she was with her partner Kahlua and she had that comfort. I hope you find comfort very quickly too.

I will light a candle for Kokanee to help her cross the Rainbow Bridge and be whole again.

User is Offline bunnytowne
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5/17/2008 12:44 PM

gosh just like that. oh my. awe so sorry.

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User is Offline Princess*Smudge
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5/17/2008 1:09 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

User is Offline babybunsmum
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5/17/2008 1:16 PM

omgosh... k&k... thats horrible.  i`m so so sorry you lost her.  what a terrible shock.  (((((((((big hugs & peace)))))))))

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User is Offline Bunzai
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5/17/2008 1:26 PM
K&K, I can't believe it! My thoughts are with you all, I am so sorry. (((((( HUGS ))))))
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User is Offline Lisa_43
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5/17/2008 1:43 PM
I am so sorry K&K ((((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))) what a bad week this has been for a few people. I will light a candle for her.

User is Offline kittsbuns
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5/17/2008 1:47 PM

I'm sorry to hear about Kokanee and it's not easy for you or your family. You are a great bunny mom and don't forget it. Taqke so time for yourself to let to tears flow and scream somtimes it helps and sometimes it scare's your family. So try spending a little more time with Kahlua I know it won't be easy being with her and missing Kokanee. I think it will be goos for both of you. All your family will be in my prayers tonight.  And I know that my sweet Princess Buster and Zoey Garcia will be at the bridge to meet Kokanee. Love and prayers to you and your family from all of mine.

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User is Offline osprey
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5/17/2008 2:04 PM

OMG K&K, I am just stunned by this.  I cannot imagine how shocked you must be.  We are always here for you if you need a shoulder to cry on, at least virtually.

Binky free, Kokanee.

 


User is Offline JK
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5/17/2008 2:17 PM

Oh KK - I am also just stunned and shocked.  I am so so sorry. This is just so weird how they can go so quickly with no warning.  My thoughts are with you.  This has been a terrible week for so many of us. Take care of yourself and know you were the best bunny mom in the world to Kokanee.


User is Offline ScooterandAnnette
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5/17/2008 2:30 PM
oh K&K that is just so sad! When I read the subject to Scooter he literally gasped and said "oh no!!!". I wish I had something comforting and constructive to say. She knew love and the comforts of a wonderful home, had a fabulous and loving bunnymommy couldn't have been happier I'm sure. Our thoughts are definitely with you. *hugs*
- Annette & Scooter
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User is Offline Alicia Conklin
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5/17/2008 2:40 PM

Oh no, I'm so sorry

~~Alicia~~
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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5/17/2008 3:04 PM
I can't tell you what your words mean. Thank you. I'm so heartbroken
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User is Offline MooBunnay
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5/17/2008 3:15 PM
O my goodness K&K I am so sorry. I am stunned as well. I know you were a fantastic bunny mom to Kokanee, and that you did all you could to give her a happy and fantastic life. She was an extremely lucky bunny to have had you as a mom. My prayers will be with you and your bunny family tonight.

User is Offline rabbitsmba
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5/17/2008 3:30 PM

I am SO SORRY to hear such news! Please know if Kokanee could speak to you right now, she would whisper in your ear, "thank you for the wonderful life you gave me!" The Rainbow Bridge is that much brighter with her rays of light....

...so sad....


User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
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5/17/2008 4:06 PM
My thougnts and sympathies are with you.

User is Offline Holly
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5/17/2008 5:13 PM
I"m sooo sorry K&K.
Danielle mamma of Zachary and furbaby Holly.

User is Offline BB
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5/17/2008 6:53 PM
I am soooo sorry KK. Boy, do I know how all too well, how devastating this is. I am sending you tons of hugs!!! I just wish I had the right words right now for you. I am just so sorry!!!!! I know this is so tough right now. {HUGS}

User is Offline Floppy
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5/17/2008 9:03 PM
Im so sorry....>>>HUGS<<<
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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5/17/2008 11:08 PM

I guess I am ready to post now.

 

Just under two years ago, my boyfriend and I were looking at trailblazers. He'd decided to trade his truck in. We were on the west side of the city. I saw a pet shop that had just opened up. I asked to stop there, to get a gift for my dog. I loved buying her new things. and she'd just been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and I wanted to buy her a gift. I picked out a toy for her, her favorite duck, and then took a peek around. There were bunnies there. I picked up some bunnies as you were allowed. I asked Dave what he would think if I got one. He thought that was fine. I phoned my parents to see if they would kill me. They said it was a bad idea since I was in school, but they wouldn't kill me. So I said what they hey, I'm getting a bunny. I picked her because the other bunny super chomped my finger nails. She wasn't as symmetric as him, but she didn't bite. I picked her and then bought a cage so big I really couldn't afford it. I bought everything i needed. I was practically sweating by the time I got to the counter. When the lady was ringing me in, she was attacking her box so bad, Dave said I had bought a really bad cardboard box. We put everything in his truck and carried her with us. She was making such a fuss, that I opened the box while we were driving. She popped out and was fascinated peering out the window. We  had to sneak all the supplies in, because i lived in a no pets building. I let her come out of the box herself. She wasn't timid. She ran around the apartment scenting everything. I took a picture on my phone and sent it to my parents to announce I'd bought a bunny. She ran around like she owned the place and she sprawled on my couch to relax ( my top bunk with a mattress on it-college money right?).

We soon learned that she was stroppy little devil. Tbere would be no denying her anything and she got her own way. She went under the couch where we didn't want her, so we cut up cardboard and carefully taped it all around the bottom. She furiously dug her way under anyways. We tried spraying her-she would just squint her eyes and take it. A noisy pop can full of pennies taped shut...she'd behave so long as you had it in reach. Otherwise she did what she wanted. I remember the first time we played a movie-boy did she think that was scary-she ran around stomping for the whole lenght of the movie!! She chewed a one square foot patch all the way down to the baseboards in my old apartment because, hey, she was Kokanee and she could do whatever she wanted.

We moved and she adjusted awesome to the new place. I finally talked Dave into another rabbit, a lionhead only-he decided they looked funny and that's all he would want. I checked all the shelters withing 16 hours of driving. None. I picked Kahlua from a local breeder. She was gorgeous. We were only going to see her, but we brought her home. Dave paid for her, to be a gift. I was soo worried Kokanee would be jealous. I wanted to stop and buy a seperate cage so they wouldn't have to meet; But the voice of reason, Dave, said let's see how it goes. So we brought Kahlua home in a carrier, and put her on the ground. Let Kokanee out. Kokanee paid no attention, so we let Kahlua out and they ran right up to each other and kissed. They bonded immediately. I slept light that night so I could hear if the fought-I was so worried Kokanee might hurt her-Kahlua was so small. But they were find-best friends.

That's what really put me over, I bought all kinds of rabbit things and fell in love with rabbits. We finally got Rupert, after three months of finagaling and bargaining, I talked Dave into him. Rupert had been at the humane society for over six months, he needed a home. We gave it to him.

Kokanee had an upset stomach and had been to the vets. I bought critical care by oxbox and followed up with vet visits. Kokanee never really got over it, and she started with poopy bum again about a week ago.

Last night I bathed her, and instead of fighting, she rested her head in my hand. This rabbit normally drew blood when she didn't like what was going on. I told Dave. I told him she was dying. I knew it, but didn't admit it. I felt it. My heart felt it. I'd felt it before and she'd been fine. This morning Dave woke me up and said she had died, Are you joking. I wouldn't joke about that. Then my world fell apart.

 

Kokanee was the sweetest, stroppiest, most delicate little diva bunny out there. I can't believe she's gone. I'd looked foward to having her for the next ten plus years. She was sooo smart. She learned what the fridge was, and even transferred to know the fridge at my parent's house. She knew stairs, even though we lived in an apartment. She knew when I was upset. She loved Kahlua soo much. I remember when we brought Kahlua home, Kokanne binkied all night and came up and literally thanked me. Thanked me for getting her a friend, a sister. When we brought Rupert home, he tried to charge Kahlua and Kokanee ran up and boxed him. She had a heart of gold and loved her sister soo much. I just can't believe she's gone. I'd give my left arm, or both of them, or anything, to see her binky or flop one more time.

 

Kokanee I lvoe you so much. I will always look after Kahlua for you. She loved you so much. You are missed greatly, even by your daddy -he loved you. Binky free Kokanee. I'll see you one day sweetie pie.

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User is Offline charlie82
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5/17/2008 11:26 PM
This news has made me cry for you.... I am so sorry. Such a shame that she has gone at such a young age and she was so clearly loved. Your buns are some of my favourite on here and I just love reading about their latest antics. I know exactly what you are going through right now and I know that words don't make it better...but with time you will be able to look back and smile when you think of Kokanee. What a lucky bunny she was to have someone like you love and take care of her. I'm sure she loved you very much and is looking down on you feeling very proud to have been part of your life. Sending vibes for little Kahlua too.... I hope she is ok. xxx
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User is Offline Floppy
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5/17/2008 11:35 PM
My heart felt it. I'd felt it before and she'd been fine.


omg this made tears fall..I totally know that feeling.... >>>sob<<<

That last night before the inevitable.... I still have a photo of my

lab/german dog Mimi...she lived until she was 13! Her photo

is right by my side on the night stand. She was always following

me around the house or sitting by the door waiting for me. Im so

sorry, I know how much this sucks.

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xoxo
Floppy & Toki

User is Offline Lisa_43
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5/17/2008 11:56 PM

 I feel for you KK, I wish my Kai would come back, I miss him so much, just like all of us here that have loved our furry animals, may they all be roaming free over that rainbow bridge.


User is Offline Alicia Conklin
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5/18/2008 1:18 AM

Oh this brought tears to my eyes....and down my face actually.  That is such a touching story..I am so sorry for your loss, she might have had a short life hear on eath but you made it a very happy one for her and now she is binkying over the rainbow bridge and looking down on you and Kahlua. 

I never know what to say in times like these, but my thoughts are with you.

~~Alicia~~
bunny mom to Tucker and Drue

And the rest of our zoo: Elphie (pug) Sammi (norwegian elkhound) TK (cat..and honorary bunny) Peanut (calico cat) Winnie and Rojo (hamsters) Dog Dog (lovebird) and our beta fish

User is Offline Bunzai
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5/18/2008 1:54 AM
K&K, thank you for sharing that story. BF was freaking out that I am sitting here crying. He sends his condolences. I miss my bun Fu and my canine companion of 18 years Oz. I have often said I would give a limb to have them back. Their loss are holes in my heart that will never heal yet at the same time because of them, I am able to love again.

I believe that Kahlua being there to help her over the bridge was a comfort to the both of them and caring for Kahlua and Rupert will help you and Dave. ((((( HUGS and NOSE Rubs )))))
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User is Offline JK
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5/18/2008 3:02 AM

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.  I'm sitting here crying too. It really helps to get this all out as hard as it is to write.  At least you have Rupert and Kahlua - they'll probably become best of friends. I truly know how you feel as I had to put my dog down a week ago Friday and knew the night before it had to be done.  It's just so dang painful. I'm sorry but I just have to ask if you have any clue what happened??? That's the worst part. Take care KK.


User is Offline Holly
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5/18/2008 3:35 AM
Yes, Thanks for sharing. My heart goes out to you.
Danielle mamma of Zachary and furbaby Holly.

User is Offline kimberleyanddarren
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5/18/2008 3:54 AM
OMG K&K im soo sorry, and so sudden ((((hugs)))) i hope u are holding up ok, i know how tuff it is sweetie, we are all here for u if u need us take care of urself ok?

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User is Offline babybunsmum
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5/18/2008 5:07 AM

what a beautiful story... thank you for sharing it with us.  (((((((((big hugs))))))))

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User is Offline Beka27
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5/18/2008 5:17 AM
i don't even know what to say. i am in shock. i had to read the title three times b/c i couldn't even comprehend what it meant. i am so sorry. if there is anything i can do or if you need to talk, please send me a message. ((((hugs))))
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User is Offline Beka27
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5/18/2008 5:22 AM
i posted before i read the second page. thank you sharing your story. i could not get thru it without crying. you know she will always be with you... in your heart, in our hearts. i know she is crossing that bridge and she has already made a hundred new best friends.

and i'll bet you any money she found the fridge up there too.
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User is Offline bigsis7
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5/18/2008 6:08 AM
I'm so sorry kk! (((((((hugs))))))). I know what it feels like to lose a loved pet.
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User is Offline MimzMum
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5/18/2008 12:31 PM

K&K, I am so, so very sorry to come in today and see this post. What a terrible shock! I am sending prayers for you, Dave, Kahlua and Rupert to bring your home back to a sense of peace. I can hardly type I have tears going so hard down my face. ;_;
I am going to light a candle for Kokanee. My daughter is also shocked by the news, as I have often read exploits of all Binky members out loud to her. She asks, if you are up to it, could you please relate the story of how Kokanee came by her name? Perhaps it will help to think of it.
My deepest sympathies and heartfelt hugs to you all. God Bless!

 

I don't know which is harder to bear, when you feel this kind of thing coming or when it sneaks up and surprises you. I've lost animals both ways, but it never gets any less difficult to go through the grieving. But here is the candle I lit for Kokanee. Although I agree her light is going to far outshine it! ^_^

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles...id=5983876

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User is Offline Lion_Lop_Lover
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5/18/2008 12:51 PM
I am so so incredibly sorry :*( I don't know how I missed this. My best wishes, sweetie!
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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5/18/2008 1:45 PM
K&K,
Thank you so much for writing your wonderful story of how you and Kokanee began your family life together. I read it this morning, but my network connection went down and just got back on. I want to send more hugs to you, Dave, Kahlua and Rupert. {{{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}
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User is Offline Sarita
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5/18/2008 1:51 PM
Hugs K&K, that is a wonderful story and a wonderful tribute to Kokanee. She had such a great life with you and I know she felt enormous love and care from you.

User is Offline JamieM
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5/18/2008 1:58 PM
Wow. I don't even know you and I'm new to the bunny thing but I actually just had tears down my face too. So sad!
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User is Offline KatnipCrzy
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5/18/2008 3:32 PM

OMG- my heart breaks for you.  I was so shocked when I read the title of the thread I gasped and startled my husband.

Kokanee had the best life possible with you and your boyfriend- even though it was too short, every day she had with you and Kahlua and then Rupert was worth 5 years of living in a hutch outside!

I am so, so sorry for you loss.  Give Kahlue and Rupert and extra hug and kiss from all the "Binky Bunnyiers" that are thinking of them too.

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User is Offline Liza
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5/18/2008 3:32 PM
I am sitting here in tears, crying for you, crying so maybe I can take a little of the pain off your heart.
I am so deeply sadened your beloved girl was called by the angels. You know, the angels up there need baby rabbits too sometimes. She was so young... only ... around 2.5 or so? I am so very sorry, it is hard to find words of comfort.
Please remember that goodbye is not forever.
One day, you will be reunited and then you will hop around together in RainbowLand, from fluffy cloud to fluffy cloud in healthy bodies, worry-free and forever young.
As hard as this is, you need to be strong now for Kahlua. I find this is the worst part of having to let them go: to see the ones left behind here on earth mourn for the departed ones. You need to give her comfort and be strong for her. Everything is going to be all right...
One day, you will be able to think of Kokanee with a big smile and your heart will get all warm and fuzzy and you will have goosebumps all over and you will feel so very close to her - and that is when Kokanee will prove to you that she will always be your very special girl, never too far away from her loving mom and dad and her oh so beloved sister Kahlua.
Love never ends.
All the love you have given to Kokanee is shared right now with those who were not as fortunate as she was. Those who have never gotten the chance to experience true love. Kokanee is sharing all the comfort and joy and happiness you have given her.
My heart goes out to you.
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Our angels in heaven, we will always love you!

User is Offline kralspace
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5/18/2008 4:35 PM
OMG, I just got on here today and found this thread, I am so very sorry about dear Kokanee, I know she was a very beloved bunny. I'm crying so hard from reading your wonderful story I can hardly type and I don't know what to type except I am so sorry. I will light a candle for her wonderful soul.

((((soft bunny hugs))))) Kathy
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User is Offline Boston
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5/18/2008 4:42 PM

We are thinking about you ... you've been so supportive during my trials w/ Boston and in the beginning i was always worried that one day i would get up and boston would be gone, i can't imagine how i would feel if it really happened.....be strong, we send our love

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User is Offline Jyka
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5/18/2008 9:14 PM
Oh No, so, so sorry. That's so awfully sad. Darlin little Kahlua grooming her...she was not alone. She was definately a favourite on here...very upsetting. Why, why, why do these beautiful animals have to be so fragile?
Again, so sorry.
Jyka (Jess)

User is Offline COOKIE'N FLUFF MOMMA
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5/19/2008 3:30 AM

WHAT A SWEET STORY K&K. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS , SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL BUN.

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User is Offline Sage Cat
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5/19/2008 5:51 AM
I am completely shocked. I just found this this morning. I am so sorry that little Konkanee has gone.

I have never heard her story before. Thank you so much for sharing it!

She was truly a beloved bunny! She is in all of our harts.
Bun - Buns!

User is Offline Nicci607
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5/19/2008 6:13 AM

OH NO!!!

I have been gone over the weekend, and just logged on here, reading the bad news!! I'm fairly new to this Forum, but my heart just dropped, when I read this!! oh no!! I am soooo TRULY sorry for your loss!! that is just totally devastating!! I'm just crying right now, and don't have no words...I'm sending you ALL MY LOVE!!!

I'm sooo sorry...(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

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User is Offline wendyzski
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5/19/2008 6:58 AM
I'm so sorry! I can't imagine how you must feel.

Maybe she came to you to teach you about bunnies, and now you are here to share your learning with us? If so, she did a bang-up job!

User is Offline Lagomorpheus
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5/19/2008 8:45 AM
My condolences to you K&K - I know how heartbreaking this must be for you. It makes me scared for my own 'bits to hear about your loss. I wish you the best.

User is Offline Cadbury
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5/19/2008 12:02 PM
I always loved coming on here and seeing what the little diva Kokanee had been up to. I will miss reading about her antics. Hang in there, K&K, and know that Kokanee had a very happy life with you! She was a very lucky bun!
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User is Offline JodiM
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5/19/2008 12:59 PM

I am so sad for you! I don't even know what to say really. but I want you to know that we are all here for you! It's so heartbreaking to lose a pet.
Thank you for sharing kokanee's story with all of us, I am sure it was hard for you to write, but at the same time I hope it helped to talk about it.
I just love everyones saying around here when one of our pets passes.  so....

***(((((Binky Free Kokanee)))))***

((((((((sending lots of hugs your  way)))))))

Jodi a.k.a
Bun slave to Flopsy and Carmel

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User is Offline belleandferdinand
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5/19/2008 7:05 PM

So sorry to belatedly hear your news.. when Ferdinand was sick back in December and was sent to happy bunny endings, it was v. painful, but I can't imagine the shock you've been through - hopefully all the messages are helping you out. Like many others have said, just giving Kokanee a short but happy (and spoilt!) life means so much and you shoud never forget that. I had Ferdinand for just over a year (he'd been at SaveABunny and who knows where else before me), but he was such a happy rabbit and I always have to remember that. Knowing Ferdie, he's happily nuzzling up with Kokanee up there right now

Belle and Cornelius (and Ferdinand from bunny heaven)

User is Offline DAWN
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5/19/2008 9:22 PM

Dear Sweet Girl ... such a sad time ... Big Hugs.

Little Kokanee ... A beautiful bunny ... she will always be near you.


User is Offline bunnytowne
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5/20/2008 3:09 AM

thank you for the story awe I am so sad. that bun was such a big personality in your lives.  she was a wonderful character. I know she is sorely missed by all of you. it hurts to lose a companion  it is good to know she is feeling no pain and doing her binky's and making wondrful bun friends where she is now. I know animals go to heaven I am sorry that she is gone. take care all of you.

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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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5/20/2008 4:42 AM

Thanks everyone. Your words and thoughts have helped more then you could know. I logged in alot this weekend.

We buried Kokanee on Saturday, in my parents garden. We wrapped her up in her blanky, fabric I'd bought when I made pillows and blankets for her, when she was having trouble staying dry when she was sick. We buried her inside her cat condo, that she loved so much and spent her last day inside. She came out of the condo at the end, and stretched right out. She is forever in a bunny flop position. We planted marigolds for her, on her grave site, as she loved eating them.

Kahlua seems to be doing OK. I think being with her in her final moments helped her know that she is gone. Neither Kahlua or Rupert have been back in their cage since. I can't bring myself to clean it up yet, and attach all the levels. We've let them out loose together and now they are sleeping within inches of each other. I think soon they'll groom and then they can share a house. He's nipped her a few times, but she's being very submissive and I think things are really progressing.

I can't say all this has been good on the diet...I pretty much lived on chocolate ice cream all weekend...I'm not even a person who uses chocolate or treats to help me through tough times, or so I thought. It was a very very trying weekend. I keep tearing up and getting a terrible lump in my throat. I buried my best friend this weekend.... Dave has been really really supportive, even feeding/watering/cleaning up after Rupert and Kahlua.

 

Here's some of my favorite pictures of my lovely Kokanee

 

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User is Offline JK
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5/20/2008 5:01 AM

Such incredibly sweet pictures.  What a lovely little memorial you had for her. This is such a hard thing to go through.  Time does heal to some extent.  I hate that lump in the throat but that eventually goes away.  I'm glad the other two have each other.  Maybe that's why Rupert actually was meant to be! Hang in there.


User is Offline Beka27
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5/20/2008 5:21 AM
beautiful pictures.
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User is Offline babybunsmum
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5/20/2008 5:38 AM

yes, beautiful pics of your elegant kokanee.  ((((((hugs))))))

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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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5/20/2008 8:19 AM
Oh, my God, I'm so sorry! I feel terrible I haven't posted all weekend and I missed this post. My heart goes out to you. I'm in tears reading about your sweet little bunny.She was so beautiful. You are the best best friend that bunny could have ever had.
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User is Offline kimberleyanddarren
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5/20/2008 8:51 AM
aw i hope u are holding up well K&K i am so sorry for your loss and she really was gorgeous

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User is Offline FergieJen
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5/20/2008 9:14 AM

K&K, 

My deepest sympathies to you - I just checked this thread.... I am just so sorry for your loss.  Kokanee was a gorgeous bun and we are all so lucky to have had you share her stories with us.  I thought this might being you some joy through your sadness....

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...


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5/20/2008 11:29 AM
That poem is so beautiful. I have it posted beside Velvet and Vanilla Bean's urns.
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User is Offline MimzMum
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5/20/2008 12:04 PM

The pictures are so beautiful! I love the one with her paw to her lips..."I haz a secrets!"
I also remember the one of her in her pen when you caught her in a yawn. "EEEEKKK!" My daughter and I think of that all the time.
We are grieving with you. She is at rest and peace now. How wonderful that you were able to bury her at your parent's house. I have many furry friends in our yard here, and will never let go of this house for that very reason.

"Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not here, I did not die." (don't remember who's quote that is)

"My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today." Richard Adams~Watership Down

"Then he breathed upon me and took away the trembling from my limbs and caused me to stand upon my feet. And after that, he said not much, but that we should meet again, and I must go further up and further in. Then he turned about in a storm and flurry of gold and was gone suddenly." C.S. Lewis~The Last Battle

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5/20/2008 12:06 PM

I joined binkybunny not too long ago.. My miss bazy may passed on about two weeks ago and i do know how heartbroken you are!!!!!  No one can  make you feel better,,just time and knowing what a perfect life you gave her.  Also, i was shocked being new here, how many people wrote such nice things to me  and that also helped me alot.  I actually printed out the responses and read them over and over.  I know that sounds weird, but i did what ever it took to feel better.

Please feel better!!

 

marylee

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User is Offline Bunstheboss
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5/20/2008 1:16 PM

K&K, I do not know you and I haven't been part of this forum long. But I know how you feel. I lost several beloved friends and it has always been very hard... I remember when I lost my beautiful Olivia, a dog I simply adored... I couldn't stop crying... even to this day tears roll down my face when I remember her... At that time I came across this quote that helped me cope with such grief. I thought I'd share it with you:

'Don't be dismayed at goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and after a moment or lifetime, meeting again is certain for those who are friends.'

I hope it helps... I always remember that. I'm sure my sweet Olivia is already showing your beautiful Kokanee around... ((((((hugs)))))


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5/20/2008 2:45 PM
K&K,
Those are beautiful pictures. Be sure to have BinkyBunny put them into the Gallery.
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5/20/2008 3:49 PM
If I Had Known
(Charrlotte' s Poem)
By Shayna Smith

If I had know this would be the last time I felt your warm tounge
If I had known this would be the last time you slept in my pocket (coat for rabbit)
If I had known this would be the last time I heard you chur (what sound do bunnies make when they're happy?)
If I had know this was the last time I played with you
If I known this would be the last time I felt your heart beat
I would had made it last a little longer
If I had known

If I had known you would never cuddle with me again
If I had known you would leave this life so soon
If I had known I would never see your ears perk up again
If I had known you would never know that other people could be kind
If I had known you would never be full grown
If I had known this would be your last breath
If I had known you were about to leave this life
I would have made your life a little better
If I had known

Now I know that you are at the rainbow bridge
Now I know you are playing with others
Now I know that I will see you again
Now I know you will always be a part of me
Now I know that you and I loved each other dearly
Now I know that you will be healthy and whole
Now I know I did the best I could to make your life luxury and love you
Now you are in god's hands in a throne waiting for me to join you again
Now I know
My heart can rest

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5/20/2008 3:53 PM

Oh you guys are making me cry with these beautiful poems!  Thanks for sharing them.


User is Offline MimzMum
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5/20/2008 5:03 PM
Oh dear! *grabs box of Kleenex* I was just thinking I might be close to drying up today and I come in and see this. What beautiful poetry, you guys, such loving tributes! *tears rolling*
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User is Offline ScooterandAnnette
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5/20/2008 6:52 PM
K&K: Scooter here. I wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss. My better half said it already, but I also wanted to tell you myself. I am currently out of town at a conference, and it was all I could do to keep the tears back on your loss just so I can do my job. Please accept my condolences.
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5/20/2008 8:59 PM
KK, what a endearing heartwarming story, and such beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing. I am so sorry for you loss! I know your heart feels heavy right now. I can relate to eating chocolate and icecream during painful times. When I was younger and sad, I could never eat, but for some reason as I have grown older I can comfort eat with no problem.

You gave Kokanee such a wonderful happy life, and now she and Bailey are binkying around enjoying the other side of the rainbow bridge together.

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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5/21/2008 10:45 AM
Thanks everyone. You have no idea how much comfort I've found logging in on here and reading your kind words.
Really. Thanks!! *hugs*
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User is Offline kimberleyanddarren
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5/21/2008 10:55 AM
I have always loved this poem:

Death is nothing at all

I have only slipped away into the next room

I am I and you are you

Whatever we were to each other

That we are still

Call me by my old familiar name

Speak to me in the easy way you always used

Put no difference into your tone

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow

Laugh as we always laughed

At the little jokes we shared

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was

Let it be spoken without effort

Without the shadow of a ghost in it

Life means all that it ever meant

It is the same as it ever was

What is death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind

Because I am out of sight?

All is well.

Nothing is past; nothing is lost

One brief moment and all will be as it was before

Always
keep an open mind.
But not so open that your brains fall out

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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5/21/2008 5:19 PM
I heard, but didn't see: There was a rainbow around the sun on Monday...They're called halo's apprently. I'm going to believe that was her telling me where she went: Rainbow bridge.
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5/22/2008 2:56 AM

It was definitely her... telling you she's just fine, and forever with you!


User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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9/16/2008 11:20 PM
I still want to thank you all for your kind words when Kokanee went to rainbow bridge, I can't thank you enough for you help during that time and still.

My sweet Kokanee...
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9/16/2008 11:31 PM

Some pics because I'm teary and can't resist...

 

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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/17/2008 12:53 AM

K&K those pictures tell it all. A sweet memorial.

For a second when I read the thread title posted here just now, I had a major stress reaction! Then I caught my breath and remembered. I became a member on the forum shortly before she died so I didn't get to know of her day to day antics while she was still around. I just re-read back over the thread and can understand why you are teary! She was a stunner! Even though it's only been four months I hope the pain has lessened and the buns that have entered your life since have help in the healing. Ok my heartbeat it returning to normal now.


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9/17/2008 3:39 PM
Anniversaries of this kind of event are always so hard. Kokanee will always be with you though, I hope you can believe that.

What a beauty! ^_^ I can see how she became your shining star.

lolz...for some reason, that side view of her and Kahlua reminded me of the old Laverne and Shirley show...I could see the two of them, paw in paw, dancing down the street to "Schlemiel, schlemozzle...Hasenfeffer Incorporated!" *giggles*

They look like they had a the perfect bun to bun relationship.
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Oh KK, such great pics! It's always sort of a bitter sweet to remember all the great wonderful things isn't it? I'm so sorry though for the pain they can bring, but thankful for all the joy that the memories can bring too! It's amazing the joy that these fuzzy faces can bring into our lives.

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9/18/2008 7:21 AM
awww. i still think of Kokanee all the time. sweet lil bunny girl.
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9/19/2008 8:08 AM
I got goose bumps reading about your sweet bun. They say a bun picks their owner and that seems like what happened. You gave her the best possible life you could ever and she loved you for that.

Please accept my condolences and know I am thinking of you at this time.
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9/19/2008 8:15 AM
We are so sorry for your loss! As we are going through the same thing, please know you are in our thoughts!
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9/28/2008 10:44 AM

I can' t read these poems with out crying.  Kokanee was the dutch bunny?  Awe.   It hurts when they are gone. My sympathies.

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9/29/2008 2:53 PM
Kokanee lived the best life with such a wonderful bunny mum that looked after her. You can see by the pics you have posted.

Binky free to Kokanee and all the other bunnies that have passed over the rainbow bridge.

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10/01/2008 1:39 AM
Kokanee had an amazing life thanks to you! she is now having an awesome time binkying free waiting for the day when the two of you will be back together, *binky free kokanee*

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10/10/2008 2:17 PM
K&K, thank you for re-posting those pictures. I wasn't here when she was still with us, but she is BEAUTIFUL, and I love being able to see her and know how much she meant to everybody here. Sweet Kokanee...

You are very strong, by the way, to go through such heartache, and still take in Chuck, and volunteer at shelters, and start your own shelter... You are an angel to these little critters...

And your boyfriend sounds very nice, too. But only tell him I said so if he deserves it today...

*Binky free Kokanee!!!!*

(((Hugs to you!)))

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10/10/2008 3:25 PM
Thanks -you're alll sweeties!! *HUGS*
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10/13/2008 4:39 AM
{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

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10/13/2008 8:54 PM
I had to reread this after today...I don't know what I'd do without your kind words!! You're all so sweet...
Kokanee and Huck and all of you I'll see you at rainbow bridge!-I miss you!!
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11/09/2008 11:58 AM
Hi k&k...i kno wthis is somewhat after the fact - i sort of went into hiding after layla passed on (not even 2 months ago). but thank you for sharing your story with me - i cried and cried and cried. and then i saw your pictures and read your story about Kokanee, and i laughed and laughed and laughed. Layla never had a bunny friend, but with bunnies like Kokanee at the rainbow bridge, i know she'll be looked after. so thank you for loving your bun so much and sharing that love

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11/09/2008 6:53 PM
Oh Laylalover that's so sweet, thank you
Binky free Lalya
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11/17/2008 3:33 PM
Six months today, it's hard to believe it's been so long since I've seen her.
We're having Kokanee beer tonight and carrot cake.


I miss you Kokanee.
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11/17/2008 3:40 PM

I'm glad to hear that you are celebrating Kokanee's life tonight.

Time passes by so quickly but the memories are ALWAYS there for us to cherish.

Dawn xx


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11/18/2008 1:16 PM
6 months??? wow...have some carrot cake for me and boston! what a great way to celebrate!
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11/18/2008 4:46 PM
Mmmmm....cake! ^_^ Never thought of having a beer with it, but I guess that works!

Wow, six months... I can't believe it's been that long. Why does it seem that time is just rushing along at breakneck speed these days?

I miss Kokanee too. ;_; I love how you have her piccy in your siggy though. She will always be a part of all of us.
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11/26/2008 8:15 AM
Posted By MimzMum on 11/18/2008 7:46 PM
She will always be a part of all of us.



absolutely. 

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11/27/2008 9:36 AM
I can't believe it's been 6 months.

And still, to this day when I see the title on the main page it always makes my heart skip a beat before I remember...
Everything happens for a reason.
If it is meant to be, it will be.
~ Words I have to live by.

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11/27/2008 11:03 PM
Me too
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