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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RAINBOW BRIDGE > I'll see you again, sweet West.
Last Post by Kokaneeandkahlua at 3/09/2012 5:35 PM (58 Replies)
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User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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2/28/2012 1:14 PM
Posted By Monkeybun on 02/28/2012 02:11 PM
A bracelet is a great idea!

Love the album, I'll have to make one up for my little fluffs when it is their time. Although I think monkey would disagree with the "pets don't give criticism" thing.. heh.

Haha yeah, I love it that I put that quote next to the photo she was giving me her disapproving face in. .

Got my bracelet charm curing now, it should be dry in about 24 hours or so.  It looks neat, I'll try and get pics once it's done.  Got a little tuft of her fur suspended in resin.

 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline Quantum
Olympia, WA USA
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2/28/2012 2:01 PM
Your album is beautiful, Bunnnnnnie, both in looks and in the feelings it represents. It's a lovely memorial to a much-loved life.

User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
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2/28/2012 3:10 PM
Posted By Quantum on 02/28/2012 05:01 PM
Your album is beautiful, Bunnnnnnie, both in looks and in the feelings it represents. It's a lovely memorial to a much-loved life.


Thanks Quantum.
 

It's funny the little things you miss about them.  I miss watching her eat hay.  I miss giving her snacks when Zeus gets fed.  I miss reaching into her cage and giving her kisses on the head.

I know I sound like a broken record, but I just really miss my girl.

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline Bumblebunny
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2/28/2012 3:14 PM
I am so sorry to hear about littlebun West. I will light a candle for her at gratefulness.org

User is Offline HappyHopperz
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2/28/2012 3:49 PM
I have heard vaguely about West and her struggles, and all I can say is you made the right choice. You have no reason to be ashamed to keep taking about her, we are here to comfort you, and beleive me, it is especially hard losing a pet, especially a rabbit. I lost my first bunny last April, and he was only 2.5 years old I still have pictures of him though, and keep a small tuft of his fur attached to a picture of him and me. Since then, he has returned to me in two bunnies. My second bunny is his exact twin in appearance, and my third bunny is the same in his personality, licking and marking me with his chin. I miss him dearly, and your thread had brought me to tears reminding me of him and grieving for you and Zeus. You can feel good that you made the right decision, and that West is now happily running across the Rainbow Bridge, free of pain. Best wishes to you and Zeus, I'll be praying for both of you.

User is Offline lashkay
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2/28/2012 4:06 PM
I'm sorry about little West, my condolences. She was a sweet bunny and you did the kindest thing you could do for her, letting her go in no pain. Sending healing vibes to you, as she watches over you with love from the happy place she romps in.

User is Offline Quantum
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2/28/2012 4:22 PM
Posted By bunnnnnnie! on 02/28/2012 06:10 PM
Posted By Quantum on 02/28/2012 05:01 PM
Your album is beautiful, Bunnnnnnie, both in looks and in the feelings it represents. It's a lovely memorial to a much-loved life.


Thanks Quantum.
 

It's funny the little things you miss about them.  I miss watching her eat hay.  I miss giving her snacks when Zeus gets fed.  I miss reaching into her cage and giving her kisses on the head.

I know I sound like a broken record, but I just really miss my girl.


Oh, I understand.  I'd make a loud noise and reflexively start for the living room to let Bean know it was all right.  Or think it was bedtime and think, "Okay, I'll get the coffee maker ready for morning and then do bunny bedtime.".  But there was no bun there.  My Mom used to say, "What never makes you laugh will never make you cry" and I think that's about right.  All we can do is love them and enjoy the time we have together and know that someday we can look back on the good things without tears.  {{Hugs}}


User is Offline SirThumpsey
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2/28/2012 4:55 PM
As I was rearranging and cleaning, I picked up the last handful of West fur I'll have.   She had such a beautiful soft, blue and white coat.  I saved a tiny bit, I'm going to make a charm for a bracelet with it.  The rest I took to my window, opened it wide, and let the fur go.  The wind picked it up and carried it away.  I like to think some of it will go for miles.  Some might help build a bird's nest come Spring, preparing for little babies.  I've got to let go of my girl, and let her return back to Mother Nature.  It's where we all came from, and where we all return to, someday.  I'll see her again.


Aww,I think that is such a great idea. I know the birds will appreciate it.

Can I ask how you are gonna make the charm?

User is Offline Binx86
Minnesota
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2/28/2012 7:36 PM
Holding a bunny while it slowly dies is never easy more so after going through the roller coaster of emotions trying to nurse them back to health. You did the best thing for her though and I think she probably loves you all the more for it. You were selfless and brave and she knew how much you loved her and left the world in complete piece. I'm sure she's doing binkies over the rainbow bridge and thinking of you.

And an idea for the fur... I don't know how possible it would be but.. Victorians had a thing with hair, they did full pictures and such out of it even made jewelery. Maybe you could get a necklace made, find someone who could maybe braid it, or wrap it in a small ribbon and encase it in a cabochon shell. Kind of like these.. http://www.morninggloryjewelry.com/...id-52.html I don't know if this company specifically does custom orders, but I'm sure someone would.
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User is Offline Binx86
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2/28/2012 7:38 PM
Hehe, missed the part about you already making the bracelet, net was acting up a bit, but it sounds like you were thinking the same thing only way ahead of me! Hope it turned out!
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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2/29/2012 1:11 AM
That album is so beautiful. What a lovely souvenir of your time together.

I love what you did with her fur too. Very sweet.
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User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
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2/29/2012 1:34 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys, I really appreciate it so much.  I'm trying to be happy today, as it is Zeus's birthday.  He's 4 years old today, my big boy.  Happy Birthday my furry loveable bear.

As for the bracelet, I bought an "empty" pendant, (without a stone in it, so it's just a metal little "cup" sort of), and bought some jewelry resin.  I put the little tuft of West'ts fur in the middle of the pendant, then poured the resin ontop of it.  So the fur is kind of suspended in the resin.  It'll take about 24 hours or so to dry.  I'll be sure to try and get a photo once it's done.  I got just a simple silver bracelet chain to go with it.

It'll be nice to have that tiny piece of her with me at all times.  It's so hard letting her go.  I miss my old routine, like Quantum said.  I'll hear a rustle and look over at the area where her cage was.. but then I'm reminded I would hear that rustle and check on her to make sure she wasn't struggling too much with her current bout of stasis.  It was a constant battle for her the last month or so.  She'd get better for a short while, then be sick again.  I'm glad I was able to break that cycle for her.  She'll never be sick again, and now she can eat whatever she wants.

 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline RabbitPam
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2/29/2012 11:01 AM
bunnnnnnie!
I'm just learning about West this afternoon because I've been off the site for a week, but I am so sorry about your sad news.
I've read through the post here, and you did give her a warm and loving life so she was able to end her days in a great home. She is over the Bridge and pain free, and you probably will meet again, or she will push you near another little bunny someday that she "approves of". She knows she was loved.

The book is lovely, and your bracelet sounds like amber. What a wonderful keepsake.
Please accept my hugs to you and Zeus. {{{{{{{{{{{hugs. Binky free, sweet West}}}}}}}}}}}}
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User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
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2/29/2012 11:14 AM
Posted By RabbitPam on 02/29/2012 02:01 PM
bunnnnnnie!
I'm just learning about West this afternoon because I've been off the site for a week, but I am so sorry about your sad news.
I've read through the post here, and you did give her a warm and loving life so she was able to end her days in a great home. She is over the Bridge and pain free, and you probably will meet again, or she will push you near another little bunny someday that she "approves of". She knows she was loved.

The book is lovely, and your bracelet sounds like amber. What a wonderful keepsake.
Please accept my hugs to you and Zeus. {{{{{{{{{{{hugs. Binky free, sweet West}}}}}}}}}}}}


Thanks Pam.  It's been hard but I'm very slowly accepting that's she's moved on to a better place.
 

The bracelet should be done when I get home from work, I can't wait to see it.  I'll be sure to get a photo.  It'll be a really nice little memento.

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline Pandorachik
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2/29/2012 1:46 PM
I am so sorry for West! I actually cried, but I know you took wondrful care of him!
Please take pics of the braacelet whenn it's done! That's a neat idea!
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User is Offline LBJ10
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3/04/2012 6:41 PM
I'm super late to this thread. I had no clue until I saw your other post in the Lounge section. I'm sorry to hear about West. She was such a cutie! You did so much for her by giving her a home when she needed one and caring for her when she was sick. I like the album you had made. The bracelet sounds really cool. You'll have to post a picture.

User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
Illinois
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3/06/2012 2:10 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys.  I actually ended up making the bracelet into a necklace instead, I'll be sure to share photos soon. 

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

She's the fuzziest... she's the wuzziest... she's Little Hera, the spunky Lionhead!


User is Offline Pandorachik
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3/06/2012 2:04 PM
Aw. That's cool! Pics are accepted....
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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3/09/2012 5:35 PM
Oh I'm so so sorry!!! I couldn't believe the title when I saw this. Oh I'm sorry. I know what you mean about the conflict of pain and loss but also the relief that there will be no more suffering. West is happy and whole now at the bridge. Binky Free West
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