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Last Post by melbunny at 9/02/2011 6:08 PM (10 Replies)
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User is Offline Blackavar3
Edinburgh, Scotland
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8/31/2011 2:21 AM

It saddens me to report that our beloved Clarissa passed away this morning, less than 3 months after we lost Hazel.

Clarissa had been in good health for an old rabbit, but went off her food slightly on Monday night. The vet checked her out yesterday morning and suspected she had a tumour in her womb (we never got her spayed as we did not know how old she was and didn't want to risk the anaesthetic). She went downhill pretty quickly from there.

She was such a happy but tough old bunny, having recovered with our help from many bouts of GI stasis, but unfortunately this time our best efforts were not enough and she died on her way to the vet this morning.

We are now rabbitless and there is such an empty (and far too tidy) space in our living room, we are not looking to get any more bunnies just now as we are hoping to move house soon, but would really like to set up a small rabbit rescue/foster home in Scotland when we have a new house with more space if anyone has any advice on this?

Will post tribute to Clarissa later when I can compose myself a bit better. Taking comfort in the fact that she went quickly and she's with Leah and Hazel now.

User is Offline Sarita
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8/31/2011 2:34 AM
Oh, hugs to you. It's hard to lose so many in such a short time.

User is Offline AnnaW
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8/31/2011 5:07 AM
*Hugs* the rabbit rescue home sounds amazing, you'd be doing such good work for so many little bunnies out there who need homes and love! Sorry for your loss, binky free xxx
'Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain'. "Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ― A.A. Milne

User is Offline lashkay
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8/31/2011 9:09 AM
Healing vibes to you... so sorry for your loss of Clarissa.

User is Offline TriBun
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8/31/2011 12:23 PM
Oh no, I'm so sorry. Yes, your house must seem so empty. Hugs and well-wishes.

User is Offline RabbitPam
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8/31/2011 12:39 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Clarissa. I would find it very hard to lose her so soon after Hazel. {{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs to you}}}}}}}}}}}}

The rescue does sound wonderful. I think you can get information on it at the House Rabbit Society website, You might do a bit of advance research on the local shelters where you're moving to as well. Maybe you could team up as an adjunct foster home.

SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline Chessie & JJ's Mom
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8/31/2011 4:02 PM
(((Super Big Hugs)))

Clarissa is watching you from across the Rainbow Bridge & she will always be in your heart

Good Luck with the rescue/foster care ... you are wonderful for doing/planning to do such an amazing service!

User is Offline jerseygirl
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8/31/2011 8:23 PM
**Binky Free Clarissa!**

She was such a strong girl the way she pulled through those stasis episodes. I'm so sorry she's now left you. Take comfort that she is with the others over the bridge. I really admire your intention of going into foster or rescue work. I've send a PM of with reference to a site I believe may assist in this.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline Blackavar3
Edinburgh, Scotland
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8/31/2011 9:50 PM
Thanks for the support folks, and for the link to the useful website jerseygirl - will definitely check that out. Working from home today and the house feels so empty with no bunnies...I've got to get out of here for a bit. I keep telling myself that she had a great life and she was just old, but we still miss all our bunnies so much, you know how it is.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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9/01/2011 2:47 AM
I'm very sorry to hear your Clarissa has passed away. She was lucky to live with people who loved her so much. **Hugs**

Starting a rescue: What a wonderful thing to do in honour of your beloved Clarissa and Hazel. I'm sure that helping bunnies in need will bring you much peace and comfort. Best wishes.
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User is Offline melbunny
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9/02/2011 6:08 PM
*hugs* I'm so very sorry for your loss.
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