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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Farewell, Sweet Friend

Last Monday morning I when I went to feed the Buns, I found that my dear, sweet Bobbin had departed this world. She was such a gentle bunny. Her loss has left an empty space in my heart.

I can only find two pictures of her. I had deleted others I'd made because I thought I would be able to make better ones at other times. I had no idea how little time she had left.

In memory of Bobbin

The Legend of Rainbow Bridge
From the book, “The Legend of Rainbow Bridge” by William N. Britton
Reprinted with Permission

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When a pet dies who has been especially close to a person here on earth,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are beautiful meadows and grassy hills there
for all our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is always plenty of their favorite food to eat,
plenty of fresh spring water for them to drink,
and every day is filled with sunshine so our little friends are warm and comfortable.
All the pets that had been ill or old are now restored to health and youth.
Those that had been hurt or maimed are now whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.
The pets we loved are happy and content except for one small thing.
Each one misses someone very special who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes
when one of them suddenly stops and looks off into the distant hills.
It is as if they heard a whistle or were given a signal of some kind.
Their eyes are bright and intent. Their body begins to quiver.
All at once they break away from the group, flying like a deer over the grass,
their little legs carrying them faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you hug and cling to them in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
Happy kisses rain upon your face.
Your hands once again caress the beloved head.
You look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet so long gone from your life,
but never gone from your heart.
Then with your beloved pet by your side, you will cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
Your Sacred Circle is now complete again.
(Reprinted with permission of the author. Published 1994. Copyright © William N. Britton.


  1. Oh Melissa, I'm so sorry.
    She had you as her owner so she had a happy bunny life.

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you may find some peace. I sometimes forget how short life is, and how precious.

  3. So sorry to hear of your loss Melissa. I bet she had a wonderful life though. We really have to make sure we spend as much time with our loved ones, pets or humans, because we never know how much time there is remaining. We have had many cats go over the rainbow bridge, bless them.

  4. oh I'm so sorry to hear that, its so sad to lose a bunny.....

    I've heard of Rainbow Bridge of course, I have a bunny there myself, but I'd never read the legend, so thanks for sharing that...

  5. Thank you all so much for your kind words. Her death was such a shock to us. I keep wondering what I missed that would have prevented it or eased any discomfort she might have had. Your comforting words and those of my Ravelry friends have really been a big help to me. I feel really blessed.

  6. I'm so sorry about your sweet bunny!
    Everyone doesn't know how sweet, loyal and smart bunnies are! my goodness, Lacy, our sweet bunny used to live in the yard and run to the fence to greet neighborhood kids...ran to the gate when our car drove into the driveway, just as dogs do! She is greatly missed...I can only imagine how you feel!
    Thanks so much for your prayers, we appreciate them so much! I do so hope that you find relief with your back, too! God bless, becka

  7. We loved and lost four bunnies over the years (Floppy, Jumpy, Coco and Pepper) so I understand how you feel. I can still remember how it felt to nuzzle their warm furry coats. Somehow that helps ~ perhaps you have similar memories :)