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Forum RAINBOW BRIDGE Post in Reese’s Memory

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    • lynn
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      gee, I’m already sniffling and I haven’t even begun writing yet.

      I adopted my sweet baby Reese in December 2015, and I loved and cared for her everyday until her untimely passing on September 25th of this year.

      I miss her so, so much. She was my best friend and we had a very special bond. She’d give me bunny kisses, run in circles around my feet, and steal my pencils if I was writing nearby. She loved blueberries and the tent in the above photo was her favorite plaything. I named her Reese because her coat reminded me of a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

      I can’t say that I know exactly what happened. She was fine all day; she ate all her breakfast that morning, was using her litterbox normally, and greeted me when I got home like she usually did. I was getting ready for bed at around 10 pm when I noticed she was acting strange and moving in an unnatural way.  I think it was a stroke, but I can’t be certain. All I can say for sure is that it was unexpected as death usually is.

      We rushed her to the emergency vet, but she unfortunately passed before we made it there. The doctors asked if they should attempt cpr but I declined; with the way she was acting beforehand, I felt she may have sustained neurological damage of some sort. Plus, I couldn’t be 100% certain at what point during the drive she had passed, so it may have been fruitless anyhow.

      During the drive, I was petting her head and I had her on my lap. I can only hope that she was at peace and that she passed knowing that I loved her.

       

      I had her cremated, and my parents bought me an engraved urn for her. The animal hospital gave me a condolence card, and I thought it was very kind of them.

      Cleaning out Reese’s playpen was hard. I still can’t bring myself to throw out her favorite toys, but I know having them still in the room isn’t healthy. I’m trying my best to keep going everyday, because I know she wouldn’t want me to be sad, but she gave me motivation to get up every morning. She relied on me for breakfast, for dinner, for tidying up her playpen, cleaning her litterbox, and for giving her fresh hay. I couldn’t be lazy because I had my bunny relying on me.

       

      Raising Reese was a learning experience. There was lots of trial and error, I had to adjust her diet so many times. Once, she got a rash and the vet prescribed her a medicine that she must’ve really hated, but she took it anyway like a champ. There was times when she frustrated me, like when she’d steal cardboard from the trash bin or try nibbling on things she shouldn’t. She chewed through about 2 or 3 pairs of my earbuds– one nibble and those puppies were gone haha.

      I’d do it all again though, because I loved Reese. I still do. She’ll always be my little bunny butt.

       

      Thank you for reading. Please keep my baby girl in your heart.


    • Wick & Fable
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      What a wonderful tribute. Reese truly had a loving, caring owner supporting her on her journey to the rainbow bridge. How supported and loved she must have felt as she made that journey. Binky free Reese.

      As you mention, death is often unexpected and never pleasant to witness, and yet I hope you find comfort in knowing that Reese had what sounds like an incredible life with you. What a lucky girl.

      The answers provided in this discussion are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Seek the advice of your veterinarian or a qualified behaviorist.


    • Lionheadmama
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      I’m so sorry for you loss. I’m sure Reese knew how much you loved her and crossed over knowing you did everything that you could. I just recently lost my Monty so I know the heartache you must be feeling right now. We also had him cremated so we are expecting him home soon.

      It’s so hard to lose a loved one, especially a pet. I know that this may not be a common experience but I’ve felt more pain losing Monty (and my family dog) than I have with actual relatives. My relatives all live in another country so I grew up not being close to them. My pets however, were very close. Together with his half-brother Sylvester, Monty was my first pet I brought home with my husband. We took care of them as if they were our children and we loved Monty with all of our hearts. We only have Sylvester now who is mourning the loss in his own way. Together we are grieving and getting through the pain day by day.

      Personally, in your situation I would box up Reese’s toys and belongings but hold on to them at least for a short while. Throwing them out might be too permanent of a decision and you might want to look at the items one day. If they are in good condition, there are likely rescues and animal shelters that would also benefit from these items as well.

      Regardless of your decision, I hope you can find some joy in thinking about the great times you had with Reese. I know that’s how I’m trying to cope, along with giving Sylvester lots of love and attention.


    • DanaNM
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      I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙁

      What a beautiful tribute, and beautiful bun!

      Not that you could ever replace her, but I found a lot of comfort in fostering after Bertha passed away. I wasn’t ready to get another bunny, but knowing I was helping a rabbit in need helped me a lot with the pain of losing her.

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