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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RAINBOW BRIDGE > Our Beloved Jack has crossed the Rainbow Bridge
Last Post by Chessie & JJ's Mom at 8/22/2011 5:55 PM (98 Replies)
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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
Upton, MA
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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
Davis, CA
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6/26/2011 2:49 PM
Oh no! I'm so sorry that Jack is gone. Binky free, Jack!

User is Offline Isabelle
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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.

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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6/26/2011 9:42 PM
That is beautiful Erin. Perfect.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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6/27/2011 1:38 AM
That's a wonderful poem. Made me very sad but it's beautiful.
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless
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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
Houston, TX
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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!
In loving memory of my sweet, precious little buns - Bunny (Bunny-boo), Bugs (Bug-a-lugs), Flopsy (Flopsy-wopsy) and my little angel girl Boogity (Boogie-girl)

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
Near Detroit, Michigan
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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
Hudson Valley, NY
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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
Queens, NY
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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
West, Texas
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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.
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 Malp_15
British Columbia, Canada
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6/27/2011 4:35 PM
I'm so sorry Jen. Your family is in my thoughts tonight.

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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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.

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