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Hi everyone. This has been my biggest concern over the last year or so. Oliver will be 10 this August and I know he's old and I know he won't last forever. As I'm sure most of you understand, this is my BABY we're talking about. I don't have kids, i'm 26 and single with two rabbits and I've had him since I was 17. I'm SO scared i will come home from work one day and find him dead. I know that's morbid. But I'm not sure what I should do when that day comes. Do I leave his body so Meg can check it out for a little while? Where do I take his body? I don't have a backyard, or I would put him somewhere near and dear to me (my first rabbit was buried in my parents backyard when he passed at the age of 9). I feel so unprepared for that day and as crazy as it sounds it scares the crap out of me.
I don't think any preperation will make it easier. That's the nature of it-it's hard. Definitely leave the body for Meg-it's easier on them if they know. Also-don't miss the vet just because he is old. There is a lot you can do for comfort and health even at an elderly age.
As animals and people age there are deficits-so prepare to work with those-we've dealt with blind crippled and otherwise disabled bunnies so feel free to ask for hints!! BB is a great resource and we should adapt to the aged bunnies as we would our relatives.
AS for the body-I buried Kokanee at my parents house-and regret it-sadly. Chuck and Noot I had cremated and for me-that's what I want. I feel like they are here; in their urns with me. I wish she was too. But it's personal so it's up to you. There are pet cemeteries, famlie's yards if you don't have one and cremation, scatter boxes etc. It's a personal choice *hugs* It's hard to think and plan ahead I know *hugs*