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Last Post by Cassi&Charlie at 12/15/2011 12:35 PM (29 Replies)
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User is Offline Sarita
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11/05/2011 8:28 AM

Mango had developed an upper respiratory infection along with his mobility problem - he stopped eating yesterday.

I took him into the vet today and we decided it was best to not let him suffer any longer  Even treating the URI was not going to help his bigger problem - he was basically only able to crab walk around and was not moving at all and he was getting more frail.

I think it was best to let him go before he got worse in any way.  It was already difficult knowing he was having problems with the arthritis and I have been preparing myself for this - I cried more than I thought I would because I thought I was prepared, but I was still sad.

User is Offline bunnyfriend
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11/05/2011 8:34 AM

I am so sorry, Sarita. You fought really hard to heal Mango and make sure he was as comfortable as possible. I commend you for not letting him suffer, though it must have been so difficult. It's never easy even if you know it's going to happen. Healing vibes to you. Binky Free Mango

RIP Tigger          RIP Wilbur           RIP Totoro

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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11/05/2011 8:43 AM
Oh no I'm so so sorry Sarita

User is Offline peppypoo
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11/05/2011 11:36 AM
I'm so sorry...binky free Mango!
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline MimzMum
Southwest Oregon
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11/05/2011 11:40 AM
Sarita, I'm so sorry. There are no words I can use to express the sadness I'm feeling seeing this. I can barely see through the tears to type. But I went and started a group of candles. Just look for Mango.
He is no longer in pain, and is looking down to you thanking you for all you did to help him. Bless you for having the courage to make that last decision. Hugs to you and binky free, Mango.

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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11/05/2011 11:50 AM
Oh, no, Sarita I'm so sorry!
I was just reading BB's response to your other thread and hoping he might pull out of it, but I have found myself bracing myself daily - and here it is.
I know how upset you are about him. It's a terrible loss and you have been very brave over the past few weeks as you tried to help him and do what's best for your little guy.
He binkies free now, and loves you always.
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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11/05/2011 2:57 PM
I'm so sorry

I lit a candle for him as well. Binky Free Mango!!

User is Offline bwild
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11/05/2011 3:03 PM

((Binky Free Mango!))

User is Offline 3 buns mom
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11/05/2011 3:11 PM

I am so sorry. I am holding back tears. I am new here and don't really know you or Mango, but I know how much all of our buns mean to all of us here. Making that decision is one of the most unselfish things we can do for our pets. Mango gave you years(?) of happiness and love, and in the end when he needed you more than ever, you gave him the gift he needed most. {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}

User is Offline jerseygirl
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11/05/2011 3:27 PM
My heart goes out to you Sarita. (((peace vibes))) So hard saying goodbye.
***Binky Free Mango!***
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline AbbyGirl
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11/05/2011 4:47 PM
I'm so sorry Sarita. You took wonderful care of him and he now has no more pain. (HUGS)

User is Offline LBJ10
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11/05/2011 8:19 PM
Poor little Mango, I'm sorry to hear this. He lived a long life though and he was loved so very much, that is all that matters.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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11/06/2011 2:52 AM
I'm so sorry, Sarita. I was so very sad to see Mango's name in the Bridge. I was truly hoping he was going to get well again.

You took such wonderful care of him, no bunny could ever have it better than he did. And as much as we think we are ready, we are never really ready to say goodbye to one we love so much.

Now you don't have to watch him suffer any longer, you can just hold him in your heart.

((((Binky Free Mango))))
Proud to be a Bunny Hugger and a voice for the voiceless

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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11/06/2011 2:54 AM
I'm so sorry Sarita. You made the right decision. He was so lucky to have you... Hugs.

(((Binky free Mango!!!)))
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline Stickerbunny
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11/06/2011 6:28 AM
So sorry you lost Mango, the final way we can show them we love them is to let them go when they are ready. *hugs*

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Bay Area
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11/06/2011 8:59 AM
I'm so sorry Sarita. It is so painful regardless if you try to prepare. It is such an extremely difficult thing to go through even when it is for the best. What you did was extrememly kind and he is free now. With all of the love and care he was given, I'm sure he felt so loved throughout and is free now from suffering. That has got to be the hardest gift to give i think and so huge hugs to you as i know this hurts. My thoughts will be with you during this time.

User is Offline Tipsy Bunny
Tucson, AZ
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11/06/2011 10:03 AM
Binkies from Tipsy! May the bridge be covered in green romaine lettuce and the posts to hold it be carrots!
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User is Offline Sarita
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11/06/2011 2:17 PM
Thank you for your sweet responses.

I've had Mango for about 8 years and he was approximately 9 years old. I never intended to keep him forever and hoped to find him another forever home. However when he was young he began having severe bouts of stasis which we could never figure out what the cause was and later in life he had other issues. I became close to him because of his medical problems and appreciated his noisy behavior and his "bad" behavior. He really was the quitessential Dutch rabbit in my opinion, perfect markings and super super smart. I really loved him and loved the feisty for life this adorable rabbit had.

He had originally been bought in a petstore and then released to the "wild" by his owner and the woman who rescued him rescued him from the mouth of a dog - he was a very young little rabbit. Mango had been through alot and really had a will to live. I loved him very much.

User is Offline kralspace
West, Texas
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11/06/2011 3:41 PM

Oh Sarita, I am so very sad to read this. I've been out of town and away from computers for 3 days and the first thing I did tonight was check the BB forum and saw this. You are so very brave to send him on before he he totally spiraled down. I wish I had had the courage to allow Lola to go like that. Poor Mango has the best bunny mom in the world and now he binkies like a youngster.

Binky Free Mango and lots of hugs and comfort for you, Sarita my friend

I will light a candle for the little guy.



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 Michelle&Lolli
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11/16/2011 8:13 PM
I am so sorry. Binky free Mango!
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