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Home Page Forums RAINBOW BRIDGE Fern died, then Thistle died. RE: Fern died, then Thistle died.


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Oh goodness, Moonlight Wolf.  I feel so sad.  Im so very sorry. This must be so hard, having both them gone so closely together. Sending virtual (((hugs))) for you.

I remember Fern as a single bunny and when you bought Thistle home. It is wonderful they had so many years together. Remember that. 

You are not in any way a bad bunny owner. I hope you have realised this. If not, keep telling yourself it!  Look at the life you gave them.

 We don’t always get answers for why they pass suddenly. It is normal to try blame ourselves. Im not sure why, but I guess it’s like having a reason is better then none, even if it means blaming ourselves?  If that make sense.  
Ive done that in some way or another for my rabbits that have passed away. 

But when I look back, I realise I was doing my best at that time with the knowledge I had.  How could you possibly know Thistle would follow Fern this way? You only did what we all would have done, watched him closely knowing he would be grieving the loss of his bond mate. We would expect to see that and need to give them time. He was eating and drinking… To me, there wasn’t anything really that would have me rushing off to the vet. And we know that can be stressful for them and we have to make that call whether it would be more detrimental to them, taking them in.

 You honestly did the same as I would have done, and I think what many of us bunny loving folk would have done. So do not blame yourself, please. 

There have been several times Ive read of rabbits passing away  close together. Even with some members here. I don’t know if you recall members Sonn, and Jenna, Chubbs & Comet, but they both lost boys that where bonded close together. 

I hope when you’re ready, you’ll bring another animal or 2 home to thrive in your care. Perhaps Fern and Thistle will conspire to make that happen..
Binky Free little Fern and Thistle!