Friday, November 26, 2010

Bunny Devotion

If you've never been lucky enough to see 2 bunnies who are completely bonded, let me just tell you, it is one of the sweetest things ever.

Over the last 5 years that they have been together, we have seen Nutmeg and Patches' devotion to each other daily.  I would go out on a limb to say not a day went by that we didn't see them looking something like this:
Or this:

Or this:

Sadly, our daily dose of bunny devotion has come to an end.  We lost Patches suddenly a week ago.  Nutmeg continued on for 3 days without her, but she was already dealing with some health issues and was barely starting to recover from those and she took a turn for the worse.  We decided to help her across the bridge so she could go be with her Patchy. 

I held both of these sweet bunnies while they took their last breaths.  It's been a rough week around here getting used to them not being here with us.  But, the thing that comforts me is thinking about them together on the other side.  I'm pretty sure they look something like this: 
Best buddies, together forever.  As it should be....

27 comments:

Christina said...

I thought of you every day this past week Bridget and shared some of your sorrow. There just isnt much more I can say except how very lucky we are to have these furry babies (and hairy) in our lives for a while. I hope Catus Rose is doing okay too. I know Patches and Nutmeg were her buddies.

Natascha said...

OMG, I've never met them, but they still brought tears to my eyes. Yes better that they are together for sure. My little lop mourned his cat buddy and didn't understand where he went, he was always looking for him and never the same. Knowing that they are together in heaven is a big comfort.

Blackfeatherfarm said...

This just breaks my heart, as I know it does yours. They had a very sweet life with you, safe and loved. That is always the most we can do for them.
Hugs...


Tracey

Karen M said...

So sorry that you have lost your little buddies. Patches and Nutmeg were truly adorable sweethearts.

Deborah said...

I am so sorry about your Bunnies. Very sad indeed.
Many blessings are being sent your way.
xxoo
Deborah

the7msn said...

Oh, Bridget, I am so very sorry for your losses. I know you were as devoted to Patches and Nutmeg as they were to each other. Such sweet memories and pictures to hold in your heart forever.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Oh, gosh, so sorry. What a lovely and loving life you provided these two buns. Thank you.

Rural Rambler said...

Oh Bridget, I am so sorry.

Desert Rose said...

I feel for you loosing your pretty bunny's...but as you say...they are now together forever. We had the same issue with our OLIVER and Suzy Q...weeks apart :(

Sydney_bitless said...

Oh I am so sorry!I am glad they can be together again though. Poor bunnies.

The Fab Furs said...

They created lots of wonderful memories. May that give you comfort in this time of sadness.

Teresa said...

I must have missed a post on the bunnies at some point this past week. With the holiday, I probably did. I am sooo sorry to hear about these two amigos. They seem to have brought a lot of joy to your heart and the household. I'm sure they are snuggling on the other side.

keep in touch,
Teresa

Jill Stanford said...

Hey Cowgirl --

I am so sorry about your loss of not one but TWO Bunnies. I know you have the strength to move from sadness to the happy memories. Meanwhile, I send you a hug and my sympathies.

Jill

Crystal said...

Oh no! Im so sorry bout the bunnies, but glad they have each other again. Hugs for you.

Linee said...

I've got tears streaming down my face Bridget. So well written and such a great tribute to them. Hugs to you.
Linee

bunnygirl said...

How sad for you to have lost two sweeties in such a short span of time! Lucky bunnies, though, to have had you, to have had each other, and to have each other still, doing binkies together at the Bridge.

Crafty Green Poet said...

so sorry they've both gone, you must miss them terribly. Lovely photos of them, they were so happy together...

Judy said...

Bridgette, I am so terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your darlin's. The one comfort like you said is that are still together and happy and pain free.
Hugs to you!

Gaina said...

:'(

((HUGS)) I'm so sorry. To lose one fur baby is bad enough but two in the same week is just unbearable.

2010 has been the most horrible year for human and animal departures. I can't wait to get it over with.

Heartland said...

Like Christina I have had you guys on my mind all week. And like Diana I too am thankful to you for the loving home you gave those two sweet bunnies. The unconditional love you gave them allowed them to thrive. Such a blessing you were to them and they to you. I surely do wish there was a fast way through the grieving. *sigh* Sending you hugs dear Bridget.

Jeannie

Gail said...

I am sorry!

I know how special they were.

The Word verification was shaman, I took that as a sign, they are together.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Aw, I'm so sorry. Hard losing one, but two.

I so sad for you.

texcinlulu said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious bunnies. They were so sweet together. I have enjoyed the pictures of them snuggling together. Thank you for sharing those sweet souls.
{{{{Hugs}}}}
Cindy

Flat Creek Farm said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your two beautiful bunnies. Those are the sweetest pictures ever, and shows what forever friends they truly were to each other. Sending hugs!! -Tammy

Carolynn said...

Such love and devotion is surely heaven sent. My heart is buoyed by the understanding that God's presence is in this too, even while it grieves for your loss.

Much love to you,
Carolynn

Weekend Cowgirl said...

I am so sorry and my heart is so sad. What a wonderful story. I am glad you let them go together... what sweet photos to remember them by...

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh I am so so so sorry....they are together on that other side for sure. Sending many hugs to your tender heart....I know what it's like to hold your babies as they take their last breaths & that gaping hole it leaves behind & the many many days it takes to get used to them not being there...ohhhh I am so sorry.