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My bunny Charlie passed away last week on June 3rd 2011. He was the most BEAUTIFUL rex bunny that I had ever encountered, He was my prince, my little ray of sunshine and I am extremely devasted that he has passed away. It is very hard to describe what I am feeling, but I do hope that writing this will help me with some of the grief that I have been going through. I feel like I have a huge hole in my heart & nothing will ever be able to fill that hole. I will never EVER forget my little bunny Charlie & I am grateful to God for having had the pleasure to have met this wonderful bunny that brought so much joy into my life. He was my best friend & he was always there for me when I was having a hard time with family & school. I found Charlie 3 years ago outside my apartment complex & asked around to see if anyone had lost their bunny. No one ever asked about him so I decided that I should take him in & give him a home. At first I didn't know much about bunnies, so I was determined to do some research & go online to get more information on how to care for him. I started learning more & more about rabbits & I became so intrigued in their behavior. Charlie & I instantly had a connection. I played with him every single day. After coming home from school I would call out his name, "Charlie! Charlie!" & he would periscope. I will miss him circling around me whenever I was around him. I loved Charlie so much & I know in my heart that he loved me too! I used to love laying in the carpet with him and petting his soft velvety fur & sometimes I would hear him purr like a kitty when I would pet his cheek. I bought a pair of toy carrot keys for him to play with & I will miss hearing the sound of his keys being thrown around. I will miss the times when Charlie would hop on top of the couch while I was watching tv so I could pet him. I couldn't believe how much I loved my bunny & I would do anything to see him right about now. I will also miss watching him doing binkies. Whenever I would catch him doing a binky my heart would just melt. I actually have a video of him doing a binky. I used to love petting his big ol' butt & putting my hand in front of his nose so he could lick my hand. I could watch him for hours & just admire him. He was such a lovely bunny with a such a big personality. One of my favorite things to do was watch him while he would take a nap because he would just flop right over. It was the cutest thing I had ever seen. I miss coming home & going to the kitchen, setting down my keys & calling out his name "Charlie! How ya doing buns?!" He would get so happy & excited when I came home from school. Every morning & every night I made sure to say "Good morning buns" & "Good night buns." Two to three months ago Charlie was diagnosed with Horner's syndrome & the left side of his face became paralyzed. I took him to the vet & she prescribed him some medication. I would give him the medication just like the vet told me to. He started gaining sensation in his left eye, little by little. She also suggested that I should change his diet because he was somewhat overweight & last week out of no where my bunny got diarrhea. I was horrified! It was late at night so I got him some pedialyte for his diarrhea & said I would take him to the vet in the morning. My bunny passed away in my car on the way to the vet. He didn't even survive 24 hours.I kept saying "Charlie, stay with me buns!!!! Please Charlie, please don't leave me!!!" Charlie passed away in my car he was so weak. I had him wrapped in my bed sheets & took him inside the vet but they told me that he was gone. I just didn't want to believe this. How did this happen??? I keep blaming myself because I feel like I let him down. He was my baby & he depended on me. How could I have done this?! I am hating myself right now & I am sooo angry. The vet said I had to take him off pellets & only give him veggies & hay which I believe this is what caused the diarrhea. I had Charlie for 3 whole years & he was already full grown when I found him so I am not exactly sure how old he was. I decided I would have him cremated because I don't want the worms to eat him in the grown. I have to pick up his ashes tomorrow at the vet's office & I don't know how I will be able to hang in there. I also got a special necklace made that has his DNA inside of it, that way I could have him with me at all times. I will never ever forget my little Charlie baby. He was a blessing in my life. I just hope that when I die I will be able to be with him for the rest of eternity.
Thank you Lashkay I greatly appreciate your comment & I am also sorry for your loss.
Thank you for your reply Huckleberry! Reading your post brought tears to my eyes. I really do appreciate your kind words.
Thank you Monkeybun! You know I was called for a job inquiry the day my Charlie passed away & I had been looking for a job for about a month. I now have been offered the job & I feel in my heart that Charlie had something to do with this. The same day Charlie passed away @BinkyBunny asked to follow me on Twitter & that is how I came across this page.
Thank you LittlePuffyTail for your kind words of comfort. I miss Charlie so much & I hope you are right about getting to see Charlie again.
thank you so much Cheddar!!