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Forum RAINBOW BRIDGE Help Jack over the bridge

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    • Karla
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      Jack is passing over the bridge tomorrow, Friday the 16th 10.30 AM GMT.  It has been a horrible week and I cannot remember having cried this much in years. But I have come to terms with it and now knowing that the reason for all his illnesses, it is the right thing to do.

      Please, please think of him as he crosses over the bridge, so he isn’t alone.
       
      My dad who is a retired cabinet maker has made a coffin for him (so we can give him his final resting place when we move to our house this year) and he will be buried in our garden.
       
      Binky free, my little guy
       
       
       


    • Deleted User
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      Somehow I feel that this is because the vet just hasn’t got the experience to know how to help Jack. It makes it so much harder. I will think of him, tomorrow, have to figure out the time difference. That video is heartbreaking.


    • Sarita
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      Hugs to you and Jack. Your video was sweet and it made me cry.

      Rest assured Ursula, I will be thinking of you and Jack the rest of the day and tomorrow when you put him to rest. I will light a candle for your darling boy so he can cross the bridge and be whole again.


    • mrmac
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      The video was beautiful, it made me cry too. I will think of you guys today and tomorrow. I wish your vet had been more helpful to you. You did so much for Jack, he was very loved. Binky free Jack (((Hugs)))


    • Lintini
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      I am so sorry you had to go through all of this, my hugs, thoughts, best wishes and many many raisins go out to you and Jack. Your video is precious and is really wonderful. Binky free Jack {{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}


    • Deleted User
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      Your name is Ursula? ‘Little Bear’ — that is so neat.


    • RabbitPam
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      that’s a lovely video.
      I will think of you and Jack tomorrow, and ask Spockie to meet him when he crosses the bridge to welcome him and show him around.

      In retrospect, I doubt there was anything else your vet could have done for him once we found out it was leukemia.


    • LittlePuffyTail
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      I’m so sad to read this tonight. Know that my heart goes out to you and I will be thinking of Jack until he crosses the bridge.


    • Moonlight_Wolf
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      I am so sorry for what has happened, it is all just so sad. I had to put a dog down and it was terribly sad, but I stayed with her untill her last moments.

      Your movie made me cry, it is just too sad when an animal has to be put down, even if it is for their benefit.


    • LoveChaCha
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      I got teary eyed

      I will be thinking of you tomorrow. *Lots of hugs for both you and bun*


    • Monkeybun
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      I’m so so so very sorry, Jack is a little love isn’t he?

      Binky free little man, watch over mama from the bridge.


    • Deleted User
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      I didn’t know Jack had been diagnosed with leukemia. I’m so sorry.


    • Kiley Rose
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      Awe, what a sweet video you made for him.. Binky free Jack and my thoughts and prayers are with you both<3


    • jess&peter
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      I am so, so sorry. Will send you good thoughts tomorrow.


    • Alika613
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      I’m so sorry. I’ve lost many pets, in different ways. For some reason I find euthanasia to be one of the harder ways. To be with a pet as they go away, it hurts so much. I’m so sorry.

      We know he’ll go peacefully.

      Much love,
      Alika


    • kralspace
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      I know nothing will make you feel better about what’s coming tomorrow, but I thought I would post the last few paragraphs of Watership Down.

      I read it on bad days when I’m missing Hershey terribly and it makes me have a good cry and then I can think about  Hershey not hurting anymore and I’m sure having a good time sassing and bossing everyone at the Rainbow Bridge………..

      —————————

      (Hazel has lived long and feels his age greatly and all it’s limitations, aches and pains and he wakes from a nap to find a visitor next to him, waiting to talk to him, the Black Rabbit has come to escort Hazel home. )

      “You know me, don’t you?”

      “Yes, of course,” said Hazel, hoping he would be able to remember his name in a moment. Then he saw that in the darkness of the burrow the stranger’s ears were shining with a faint silver light. “Yes, my lord,” he said. “Yes, I know you.”

      “You’ve been feeling tired,” said the stranger, “but I can do something about that. I’ve come to ask whether you’d care to join my Owsla. We shall be glad to have you and you’ll greatly enjoy it. If you’re ready, we might go along now.”

      They went out past the young sentry, who paid the visitor no attention. The sun was shining and in spite of the cold there were a few bucks and does at silflay, keeping out of the wind as they nibbled the shoots of spring grass. It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body any more, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch, but stopped for a moment to watch his rabbits and to try to get used to the extraordinary feeling that strength and speed were flowing inexhaustibly out of him into their sleek young bodies and healthy senses.

      “You needn’t worry about them,” said his companion. “They’ll be all right-and thousands like them. If you’ll come along, I’ll show you what I mean.”

      He reached the top of the bank in a single, powerful leap. Hazel followed; and together they slipped away, running easily down through the wood, where the first primroses were beginning to bloom.”

       

      We’ll all be thinking of you and Jack,  hugs, courage and strength from all of us here.  Kathy


    • Elrohwen
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      That’s a beautiful video and it had me bawling. I am so sorry for little Jack and for your whole bunny-human family. I will be thinking of all of you tomorrow.

      Binky free, Jack.


    • skibunny8503
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      ((hugs)) I’m so sorry. I had to make that decision before and it was so hard. Be thinking about you guys tomorrow. ((Binky free Jack))


    • jerseygirl
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       That is a really beautiful tribute video.  I’m so sorry to hear of the diagnosis. You have done so much for Jack and it is very obvious that you love him.

      I want to recap a little on Jack’s history for those who don’t know.  Jack (aged 4-5 yrs) was living on a balcony and had various health issues. The most pressing being his teeth. His owner had being trying to rehome him for a while and was going to put him to sleep as she was moving in with a boyfriend who had allergies.

      So he got a new home and another chance. A doting care giver and 2 bunny friends. His life was enriched and his trouble teeth removed to make him more comfortable.  I believe he has had other issues remedied also. Forgive me if I’ve got the details wrong.

      We can all see in the video above how much the quality of his life improved and I want to thank you for that!  Never doubt you have done your best by him.  I wish I could give him a cuddle.  May his crossing be peaceful and pain free.  Ursula, my thoughts will remain with you & your partner . (((Hugs to you)))


    • Karla
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      Thank you so much guys. You have no idea how much it means to me. I haven’t had to say goodbye to a pet in 15 years or so, and I cannot really share my pain with anyone else than you and my boyfriend (“it’s just a rabbit”). I know with all your thoughts, Jack will be fine.

      JG: thank you. You got it right. And now knowing he had leukemia all along,his problems with UTI and diarhea and all the huge water intake make sense. And I have been saying to myself all this time, that if he still lived alone on that balcony, his owner would never have known about his dental issues, the UTI, the diarhea et.c. And he would not have had the chance to enjoy all the cuddles that he is apparently addicted to

      Pictures from yesterday:




    • Barbie
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      I am so sorry for everything that you’re going through. I’ve been following your other threads, but haven’t chimed in much… Just know that my heart goes out to you and your bunnies. I didn’t know Jack’s story (until Jersey posted it), but I do know that he had a great life with you. I’ll be thinking of you and Jack tomorrow. That tribute video you posted was beautiful. (((((Hugs)))))


    • BinkyBunny
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      I am so sorry. I will be thinking of guys tomorrow. Hard heartbreaking day. Be sure to be good to yourself and get rest. You have given Jack a wonderful life and after the hurt begins to be replaced by more with memories of his wonderful life with you — a blessing full of love.

      HUGS! Even though we are far apart, you will have many of us with you in spirit.


    • Karla
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      It went well. It wasn’t as horrible as I thought it would be. Vet had to go out and get some more meds, as Jack just didn’t want to let go. My boyfriend who had been close to fainting (men!) was sitting on the other side of the room and finally came over and kissed Jack godbye and told him he would be missed…and that moment, Jack went.

      We have been home for an hour now and Karl and Molly are still saying their goodbye. They have groomed him from the moment he came in and now Molly is snuggled up against him. I’m not sure how long we should wait before we can bury him?


    • feeona
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      hi karla! i feel heartbroken for you …… his life was better for just knowing you and vise versa i assume.
      it is so hard to make that decision … it can be so easy to be selfish and not let them go …… you did it out of love and im sure he would of loved you back for it


    • jerseygirl
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      *Binky Free Jack – watch over your humans and bun buddies*

      I lit a candle. There is a group for Jack now for those wanting to light one also.

      http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm


    • Karla
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      Thank you, JG. The gestus made me cry so much. That is so sweet.


    • mrmac
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      I lit one for him too. Thinking of you today!


    • Deleted User
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      I would bury him today.


    • LittlePuffyTail
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      I’m glad that Jack went peacefully. ***Hugs to you and your other buns***


    • Barbie
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      Aww, that’s such a sad, but sweet story about Jack hanging on until your bf could say good bye too. I went and lit a candle for Jack too. I’m sitting here at the library, waiting for my next class today, and trying not to cry!


    • Lintini
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      I lit a candle for Jack. *huge huge hugs* I was sitting in class earlier today trying to focus on Rossini’s Operas but you kept coming into my thoughts. Best wishes again through this time. *BINKY FREE JACK*


    • Aminah Undone
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      I am so very sorry to read this about Jack. My heart is still really tender, after losing my Bella, so I can definitely empathize with what you are going through. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.. both of you! Binky free, Handsome Jack! Bella Bunneh is there.. she’s a little bit sassy, but she’s an angel, too…

      ~HUGS~


    • RabbitPam
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      karla,
      That is very sweet that your BF let Jack know it was OK to say goodbye. He is peaceful now.
      Thank you, Jerseygirl, I lit a candle for Jack.
      There’s a field of Binky Bunnies over the bridge.


    • kralspace
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      Our house lit one for Jack, too. Binky Free Jack and hugs to you


    • Monkeybun
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      Candle has been lit to help him find his way home.

      *hugs*

      *sniffles and wipes away tears* Its amazing how we can love a little critter we have never even met. All the bunnies here have a place in my heart


    • peepi&warri
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      I’m so sorry to hear about Jack.


    • Andi
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      Wishing all those great memories to bring joy and overcome the saddness you feel now. You are both wonderful Bunny parents and Jack was so lucky to have come to you and live such happy days.
      Sending hugs your way, wish i had read this at home and not work *whipes a tear*


    • MarkBun
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      Isn’t it amazing how pets can do that, just wait for the final ok to go. If your other buns are still snuggling next to the body, I would suggest putting out some treats so that they could go munch them and see that Jack isn’t going to come with them.  After that, that should be enough time.

      BTW, not all of us men are that bad… at least in public.  My girlfriend almost hated me for how distant and cold I seemed when we brought in her old bun’s remains to the vet but when she stepped out of the room so I could finish up the paperwork, I lost it.  And yet, was just fine when I left the room.  Sometimes we just have to put on the gruff exteriors so that all the work that has to get done gets done.

      Then there are the faintin’ pansies…

       

       


    • usagi
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      I am sending so much love to you and your bunny family. Hang in there. I think that your story has touched a lot of people. I had to wipe away a few tears myself. The video that you made for him is beautiful – he must have been such a sweet spot in your life. **Binky free, lil one!**


    • wiseleyd
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      We lit a candle for him, too. I am soo sorry for your terrible loss!!


    • Hedi
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      I am so sorry for your loss! I have been crying on and off since reading last night about your appt for letting Jack go. Our bunnies are just so special to us! My husband came in to see me crying last night and wanted to know what was wrong so I told him about Jack and showed the photos. He was quiet for awhile and said he was sad to see a bunny go.

      I cry every time I read one of our buns are moving on. It breaks my heart!


    • MimzMum
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      Ursula, my most profound apologies for being late to this thread! I am sad at heart to hear that Jack had leukemia and the choice had to be made for his method of passing. But as others have already posted, he would not have known joy or comfort at all without you, and you did everything for him that you could. Having had cancer myself, I know that before any of my treatment began, I wrote out a life plan that would ensure I would not linger and suffer if nothing could be done…although we have no real euthanasia for humans, but you understand the sentiment. We are the only ones who can speak for our voiceless furbabies in this regard. And it is a blessing that they have this option, though it doesn’t feel this way to us.
      I will join the group to light a candle, even though it is late, to help illuminate the lovely corner of Paradise that is already aglow with Jack’s wonderful presence.
      God bless you and your partner and remaining bunnies, my dear. May He bring you His Peace and Comfort in the days to come. Thank you for being there for Jack and giving him such a fabulous life!
      ((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))

      http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/message.cfm?l=eng&cid=10612562


    • Beka27
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      I’m late to this, but I wanted to give my peaceful thoughts for beautiful Jack. Healing and strength vibes for you, Karla and family.

      ((((((((((Binky free, Jack!))))))))))


    • Balefulregards
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      Binky Free Jack!


    • Karla
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      Thank you to all of you who have sent Jack and my bf and I some thoughts during this time. My bf said last night that I should consider Jack’s stay with us as a sort of hospice and that we took good care of him and gave him some great months before he had to say goodbye. And that had been the whole point of having Jack. That helped – although I do miss seeing him come running with his ears jumping up and down because he has just realised that I’m on the couch and it is time to snuggle

      But well as I said: thank you to all of you. It carried me through those really tough days to have you guys.


    • bunnyluvr
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      Binky free sweet little Jack!


    • Bougatsa
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      Oh Karla I just saw this, had no idea. I’m really sorry you had to lose one of your bunnies! He was beautiful and I’m sure he knew how much you loved him and did what was best for him..! lots of hugs!


    • Karla
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      Thank you, Bougatsa. It’s been a month now, but Jack is still very much missed. And just reading Andi’s posts and feel her pain, made me cry and think of Jack.

      It’s hard when we have to say goodbye to those that have a special place in our hearts. But at least they live on in our hearts and memories.


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      Posted By jerseygirl on 04/16/2010 04:33 AM

      *Binky Free Jack – watch over your humans and bun buddies*

      I lit a candle. There is a group for Jack now for those wanting to light one also.

      http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm

       

      I lit a candle as well, and sat there in silence for 1 minute. I’m truly sorry.

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