Words are failing me and tears obscuring my vision. This post is the hardest I've ever had to write.
On Wednesday 26th of March 2014, Bunny Eskdale fell asleep forever. Yes, we've lost Bunny. Not just a rabbit but my first child and a gigantic part of my heart and life. This little hopping fluff ball had come even more into himself, developing a real character and personality over the last year especially and his dog like nature has left such an un-fillable hole in our house.
We have no idea what took my little man from me although he has always had a sensitive stomach and I gather that is what must of been the cause, though at his last vet check up recently he was perfect. So now I dunno what to say to you...I had written a whole paragraph of exactly what happened but to be honest I don't want to remember the negativity but the sheer joy and love I received from my original B-man.
Cheeky Bunny always could be found doing whatever it is that he shouldn't be! We made a cardboard guard to fit around our TV stand as he was obsessed with sitting amoung the wires, a bag of shopping or a bag of rubbish sat by the door waiting to be taken out would be prime target for him to jump on and he would always be able to find and open any bag of food or treats (that he knew he wasn't allowed much of) no matter how well hidden.
From homemade cardboard castles to shoeboxes, and special rabbit tunnels and houses, he loved to play peek-a-boo. Hopping in and out, on top of and through then taking his veg inside to settle down and munch away.
My photogenic boy was ever so inquisitive of the camera though! All of my pets grow up with a lens in their face (in the nicest way possible) and so obviously love having their photo taken. When trying to get a nice photo of Bunny you had to be fast! He'd run toward the camera and stick his nose into the lens giving eskimo kisses just as he would with me. Just like this online article says, my guy was definitely a one to present himself for grooming and highly enjoyed me rubbing his nose with my own nose. That's one of the things I'll miss the most.
Seeing as I work evenings and therefor blog at night time Bunny became my little helper and company after Baker had gone to bed. We'd sit in the kitchen and he'd jump up on his chair, sneak onto the table and pop his little head over my laptop screen to remind me he was there. He was the only reason I'd look away from the screen. We took little breaks to play with his many little puzzle toys which he always managed to crack so quickly...he was a very clever little bun after all...knowing his name, coming to a mark you pointed at and even reaching up for a kiss when asked for one.
On April 1st 2014 it marked 1 year from the loss of his best friend Nike, who at not even a year old passed from a heart attack in the middle of the night. As heartbreaking as it is that I have to go through this again I hope that whatever happens after death my two babies are back together, in no pain and hopping around together.
I'm sorry if it was anything I did wrong Bunny, I did my best, bought you better than you needed and always made sure you and Baker's bowls and toy boxes were full before mine. Baker has been looking for you, sniffing at your bedroom door, lying by it and crying which is strange seeing as he was frightened of you! I missed you sitting on my feet as I cooked dinner today and avoid sitting on the sofa to watch TV as it doesn't feel the same without you jumping up to snuggle in too. Love you Bunny B <3
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