Yesterday, July 28th, at around 1:30pm, we suddenly and unexpectedly lost Betsy while she was under anesthesia for a (fairly) routine operation (taking care of her teeth).
Needless to say we are devastated and heartbroken. Our home will not be the same without bunnies, and it will never be the same as it was with Betsy and Gus.
It is some comfort to think that Betsy is with Gus now, binky-ing free on the other side of the rainbow bridge – but we still miss her (and Gus) all the same.
Thank you to everyone who read this blog and who offered us condolences – both now and when Gus passed earlier this year.
Gus, you were our darling little boy – and Betsy, you were our sweet little girl. We will miss you both and will always remember you.
Binky free, my buns.
C’mon, dad, follow me, the treats are over here…
That’s right, now put the stupid camera down and GIVE ME TREATS!!
I’ve been keeping myself busy and lately I’ve started exploring the rest of the house – finding all the best places to flop or take a nap and ways to sucker mum & dad into giving me more treats.
Lounging beside the fireplace is a good place to spend the day – it’s a more central location, so I can keep an eye on mum & dad and pop out to demand treats whenever I want.
Underneath the chair is a good hiding place, too – maybe even better than behind the couch!
Sometimes I even make the trek all the way down the hall to dad’s office – to check on him, and make sure he’s working hard (so that he can buy me more treats).
Yes, it sure is a lot of tough work being as busy as I am these days.
Geez dad, you’d think you’d know the answer to this question by now – there’s always a bunny under there!
Gus suddenly wasn’t feeling good this weekend, and though mum & dad took him to the vet right away, Sunday morning he couldn’t get up very well and he was very cold – so I snuggled up to him to try and keep him warm. But mum & dad said it wasn’t enough, and he had to go to the emergency room – but he didn’t come back.
It’s a little weird now not having to fight over the best bits of dinner, or squeeze past anybun in the cardboard tunnel, but mum & dad have been talking to me a lot and giving me lots of pats (no thanks) and treats (yes please).
Mum & dad seem pretty upset, but I’m not too worried about it – I’ll see Gus again someday.
Goodbye, Gus – I’ll leave some pellets in the bowl for you (but the kale is mine!).
This is clearly some sort of computer-generated fakery; I would never sit still and let dad (of all people) pet me!
Just an example of one of the many weird things I have to put up with.
Dad is such a dork.
There’s nothing for you to see here, just move along and let me eat my pellets in peace!
In this warm weather (or, at least, I think it’s warm out – I wouldn’t know; it’s always 72°F in our room) it’s important for bunnies to stay well hydrated.
So be sure to drink up!
I know it’s been a while, but we’re still around – we’ve just been… busy.
See? Very busy, with very important bunny business!