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Last Post by cactuspancake at 10/18/2010 7:32 PM (58 Replies)
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User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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8/29/2010 3:26 AM
Sarita, I just want to say that we were here with you when you were going through it with Twizzler, and you did everything humanly possible, including deciding that the vet was the place she needed to be. Please don't second guess it. You chose the best option at the time. And Toffee being there may not have been comforting, but it still was important for both Toffee and Twizzler. We all make our best choices in the moment, and that's all we can do. Decisions like these are made under stress and in the grief of losing our beloved ones, so we just go with what we know and can decide at that moment. Petzy too. It's especially hard to look back after the facts are all in and our heads and hearts are clear and not be hard on our recent selves. You two deserve as much compassion and comfort as your bunnies received in their final hours. Be gentle, Petzy and Sarita. You are fabulous bunny moms.
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline Moonlight_Wolf
United States of America, Pittsford, New York
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8/29/2010 4:17 AM
Oh! I am so sorry about mops. I actually just saw this tread now, because I usually don't like to visit this section because it is too sad.
Healing vibes are being sent your way! And Binky free vibes are being sent to mops.
“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.” M. Facklam

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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8/29/2010 4:55 AM
I didn't watch the videos. Just seeing the stills was enough to get me teared up. I'm so happy you have the other 3 to help you thru this difficult time.

(((Continued peaceful vibes to you.)))
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User is Offline mocha200
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8/29/2010 6:40 AM
oh Petzy. i am so upset my self to hear about this. i wish i had found this thread sooner. i am praying for you and your buns.

User is Offline FluffyBunny
Boulder, Colorado
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8/29/2010 6:50 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about Mops. He was a very handsome rabbit. His death certainly wasn't your fault; blockages can happen to almost any rabbit, with very little warning and little that can be done. Mops was very lucky to have a great owner and his three bunny friends, and I'm glad that he was able to spend his last few hours with you. From the pictures I've seen of him, he seemed to be a very happy bunny.

Those videos are interesting, but quite sad. The other bunnies seemed to understand exactly what was going on after they checked him for breath and tried to wake him up.

Rest in peace, Mops!
Mr. Bunny, 2008-present. Ms. Rabbit, 2010-2017. Cadbury, 2017-present. Hyzenthlay, 2017-present.
Here comes Mr. Bunny-tail, hoppin' down the rabby trail.
Hippity hoppity, binkitty floppity, Bunbun's on his way.
Then hops down Ms. Rabbit-girl, hoppin' down the bunny
trail. Hippity hoppity, binkitty floppity, Rabby's on her way.

User is Offline Petzy
Northern AB Canada
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8/29/2010 11:41 AM
The worst thing is I keep finding his hairs on my clothes.
I just wish I had spoiled him more.
Photobucket "what happened? did something happen or can I just go back to my hay?"

User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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8/29/2010 1:08 PM
Petzy, I can't believe I didn't see this until today. I am so so so sorry to hear about poor Mops. He was always my favorite of the quartet and my heart is breaking for you :-( Binky free, little Mops.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Petzy
Northern AB Canada
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8/30/2010 7:55 AM

I asked Dana Krempels what she thought of Mops dying so fast from a GI episode.

She wrote that a gastric bloat can come on very suddenly, and for no apparent reason.  It *might* be due to a bit of fur blocking the pyloric sphincter, but perfectly healthy, short-haired rabbits have this happen, too.  No one knows what triggers it, but the bottom line is that the pyloric sphincter or the small intestine becomes pinched off, and then there is no way for anything to exit the stomach.  If the bloat has gone on too long, necrosis of the intestines can result (from lack of blood supply, as the tissues get squashed and pinched off), and cardiac arrest sometimes follows the relief of the gas. She said that with a gastric bloat, if it's not caught and treated within the first couple of hours, death is usually certain, and that It's one of the most horrible things you can see in a rabbit.


Photobucket "what happened? did something happen or can I just go back to my hay?"

User is Offline mrmac
San Diego, CA
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8/30/2010 12:12 PM
All the more reason not to blame yourself. It was a tragic accident that could not have been prevented in any rabbit, Mops just got unlucky.

User is Offline Lara
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8/31/2010 8:16 AM
I was just in the lounge and started reading your post about the quartet minus one. I freaked out and headed to this forum right away... I'm so sad to find out that Mops has passed on. He was such a cutie-pie. I know I don't post much on BB, but I do read a lot of posts and I always enjoyed hearing about the antics of your darling quartet, Petzy. Calypso and Echo send snuggles to your remaining three. Binky free, little Mops!

User is Offline babybunsmum
Waterloo ON Canada
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8/31/2010 10:02 AM
oh no petzy!!! i'm so so sorry to read about sweet mops crossing the bridge. i lost my first bun this way and i know how horrible it is to know it's too late. ***big big hugs of comfort to you***

i think the videos presenting mops to the remaining trio are def not macabre. what a considerate, caring and loving thing to do for your buns! you are blessed to have had that opportunity. i noticed how they sniffed and held at mops' nose and wonder if that's how they realize their mate has passed? when pinky cuddles with me she likes to put her nose by my nose as if to feel me breathe i think.
I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours.

User is Offline MimzMum
Southwest Oregon
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8/31/2010 2:49 PM
Dear Petzy, I am giving you a huge hug right now and weeping my heart out for you and dear Mops! He was and is a very special bun who always made me laugh with his antics and his Lion King look. He rests in the arms of his Creator now, and waits for the opportunity to be in your arms as well, someday.

Your post about the possibility of bloat sounds quite reasonable. I watched two huge dogs go through GDV, one of them almost leaving us on the drive in to the vet. Even when you know it is coming from previous experience, you keep telling yourself it can't be happening again.
It is one of those things that I can imagine you can't possibly distinguish from regular gastric blockage in small animals. But the sudden enlargement of the mass hints that this was the diagnosis. And yes...once those toxins build up and the blood gets cut off, it's fatal from there. How I wish the bunnies could talk so we could know these things! With how good they are at hiding their illnesses, we often don't know what's up until it is just too late. We do all that we can with the information we have at the time.

Your videos will be most helpful I think, for those of us who have multiple bunnies...for someday we will all have to say goodbye, and I will be glad of the opportunity to see how a proper bunny farewell is to be done. Thank you.

Once again, I grieve with you over the loss of Mops. We have all lost a dear friend here as well, and I for one will think of him often and fondly.
God bless you and the other three bunnies. May He help heal you and return joy to your hearts in His loving way.

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((Binky free Mops!))))))))))))))))))))))))

User is Offline katiep
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8/31/2010 3:11 PM
I'm sorry Petzy, haven't been on in a few days! So sorry for your loss as well as the loss to the trio....binky free Mops!

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Bay Area
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8/31/2010 11:19 PM
Petzy - I know I sent you an email but I just wanted to also come here with the group and offer my condolences. Also thank you for sharing the video. I think it is helpful to see how the ones left behind may react. It was very similar to how my bunnies have reacted before to loss.

Binky Free Mops, and peace vibes and hugs to you Petzy!

User is Offline Ali925
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9/07/2010 1:06 PM
Petzy, I am so sorry to hear about your poor Mops. I hesitate posting here because I don't feel I make myself known enough, but I want to express my sorrow for you. I hope you and your other buns are healing...although I know it can't be easy. Hugs to you...binky free Mops!

User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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9/27/2010 4:31 PM
Oh my goodness, I'm so sad to hear about Mops' passing. I'm always scared to check this section of the website when I haven't logged in in a while. I'm glad you decided not to euthanize so that his "siblings" could say goodbye. I hope everything is going well now.

Binky free, Mops! <3 <3 <3

Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline HatterBunny
Huntington Beach
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9/29/2010 6:07 PM

Haven't been on in awhile, and hate checking this part of the forum...I am SO sorry to read of Mop's passing!! Hatter and I wish you nothing but our heart felt condolences...

meum cuniculum amo!

User is Offline Miyuki
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10/02/2010 3:23 PM
I've been MIA for months yet again so I'm kind of late on this. I'm sorry to hear of Mops passing. I remember reading about Mops when you were working on bonding Lint. He was an awesome bun and even though he is gone he won't be forgotten! Sending you my late condolences.

Binky free Mops!
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User is Offline cactuspancake
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10/18/2010 7:32 PM

I'm very sorry I had no idea you lost your bunny. You've inspired me to try harder with grooming my angora as he doesn't like being handled too much. Hugs to you and your bunny.

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