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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 Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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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!

User is Offline I love Gizmo
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6/28/2011 12:57 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.

User is Offline Lexi&Travis
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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.

User is Offline Kate Monster
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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.


User is Offline lashkay
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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.

User is Offline Sonn
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6/28/2011 6:02 PM
Sending Vivian vibes. Poor girl.
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User is Offline LoveChaCha
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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.

User is Offline BB
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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.

User is Offline Meg Pressley
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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

User is Offline jerseygirl
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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}}}}
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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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.
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless

User is Offline Ali925
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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.

User is Offline Silly Sungura
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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. 

User is Offline RabbitPam
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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.}}}}}}}}}}}}
SPIKE. My morning snuggle bunny. (Aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline MimzMum
Southwest Oregon
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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.

User is Offline BB
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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. 

User is Offline MimzMum
Southwest Oregon
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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. ^_^

User is Offline BearMom
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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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