View Full Version : I had to let Starfish go this morning

25-10-2011, 10:24 AM
She had another huge lump at the base of her ear which wasn't there when the vet saw her two weeks ago and she couldn't believe how quickly this tumour had grown or how nasty it felt. Given she was no longer coming out of her hutch and was extremely lethargic I decided it was time. I didn't want to leave her suffering any longer.

I will do a RB thread when I am up to it.

25-10-2011, 10:25 AM
oh my god Ali :(


I'm so so sorry, she was such a fighter, she was such a brave fluffy bunster.

Words fail me.

Binky free Starfish, you beautiful fluffy bunny.

25-10-2011, 10:27 AM
I'm so sorry. xxxx

25-10-2011, 10:28 AM
So sorry x

25-10-2011, 10:28 AM
I'm so sorry Ali. :cry:

25-10-2011, 10:29 AM
So sorry x

25-10-2011, 10:29 AM
Massive hugs to you Ali. I know how hard this must have been for you.

Binky free little Starfish - you were amazing xxxx

25-10-2011, 10:30 AM
Sorry you had to let Starfish go.....sleeptight little one.x

25-10-2011, 10:32 AM
I am so sorry - you did the right thing - which is so hard

25-10-2011, 10:32 AM
Sorry you had to let her go.

Binky free little Starfish

25-10-2011, 10:34 AM
I am so sorry :(:(:(

susie bun
25-10-2011, 10:37 AM
What a sad day, but well done for setting her free from pain that could no longer be helped.

I feel very honoured to have met the Lady Starfish, and seen for myself the excellent care we know this very special bunny was given. :love:

Binky free Starfish. xxx

25-10-2011, 10:37 AM
So very sad :(

Sleep tightly little one xxx

25-10-2011, 10:39 AM
I am so sorry. You gave her so much love and care, she knew she could go in peace. My thoughts are with you.

Sleep tight special little bunny.x.x.

25-10-2011, 10:40 AM
So sorry binky free at the bridge Starfish:cry:

25-10-2011, 10:43 AM
I'm so sorry :( binky free little one xxx

25-10-2011, 10:45 AM
Thank you everyone. Right to the end she was a wonderful wee bunny and sat perfectly still. The vet and nurse were wonderful and talked to her throughout and it was a real comfort that they were so kind and lovely to her.

Mrs. Bunnykins
25-10-2011, 10:47 AM
I am so sorry to hear about little Starfish.

She was an incredible little bunny and was so fortunate to have found her way to you Ali.

Nobody could have done more for her.

I never met her, but having followed her story over recent months, I feel that I did know her.

Rest easy now you wonderful little girl.

My thoughts are with you Ali and your family at this very sad time.

Di. xxx

25-10-2011, 10:47 AM
I'm so sorry. Starfish was one of RU's inspirational bunnies. Sleep tight Starfish. xx

25-10-2011, 10:47 AM
So sorry :(

25-10-2011, 10:56 AM
Was looking through some photos, this is my favourite.


Mrs. Bunnykins
25-10-2011, 10:59 AM
What a beautiful photo!!!!!!!!! :love::love::love:

Starfish you were stunning!

Ali,thank you for sharing the photo and all the ups and downs in Starfish's dear little life.

I will always treasure the lovely photographs that you sent to me. Thank you.

25-10-2011, 11:01 AM
So sorry Ali you gave her the best posible life in the end .

25-10-2011, 11:05 AM
So very sorry to hear this Ali. It's obvious how much you loved and cared for little Starfish. Sending you big hugs xx

The Duchess
25-10-2011, 11:08 AM
My heart goes out to you. It's never easy to lose a bunny friend and I think it's all the harder when you know how hard they fought to stay with you, and how much they have been through.

The first gift you gave was a wonderful chance at life for a bunny that deserved a break, and the last gift was one of a peaceful and dignified departure. To be commended.

Big hugs, I know how hard it is, when you've nursed a bun, as so do many others on RU. We feel your pain.


Barn Yard Bunnies
25-10-2011, 11:10 AM
Ali I am really sorry to hear about Starfish. She was a really wonderful brave girl. You must be feeling heartbroken but you know when the time is right. Starfish had such a lovely life with you. xxx

25-10-2011, 11:26 AM
I'm so sorry x Binky free Starfish.

25-10-2011, 11:30 AM

25-10-2011, 11:31 AM
I know for certain that the decision was made with Starfish's best interests at the forefront of your mind. Knowing when it is 'time' and allowing a peaceful and dignified passing is the final act of love we can give a Rabbit whom we have had the privilege to care for.

I am sorry that you have had to let Starfish go, but I am sure that it was the right thing to do. If it wasn't you and your Vet would not have made that choice.

Farewell for now Starfish xx

25-10-2011, 11:36 AM
That's such a lovely photo, I'm so sorry :cry:

Binky free Starfish xx

25-10-2011, 11:37 AM
So sorry. Binky free Starfish xx

25-10-2011, 11:37 AM
Hi there, I don't know you, but I'm very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this very sad time and sending you hugs. xxxx

Blackberry & Co
25-10-2011, 11:39 AM
Aw, so sorry :cry:

So glad you had your time together, such a shame it wasn't longer :(

Sleep tight, Starfish x

25-10-2011, 11:42 AM
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful bun. My Pheobe (a guinea pig) suddenly had loads of nasty feeling lumps, which the vet said she was 99.9% sure were cancerous and painful, and we had to have her pts. It was horrendous. I feel your pain, it is the worst thing, but you've done the best thing for Starfish, who is now binkying free. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxhugsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

25-10-2011, 11:43 AM
So sorry. Can only echo what others have said, binky free beautiful girl xxxxxxx

25-10-2011, 11:44 AM
I am so sorry :cry::cry:

Binky free Starfish xx

25-10-2011, 11:53 AM
I am so sorry poor little Starfish has passed. Looked like a gorgeous bun, treasure the photos and the memories.

All the best and lots of love for the bridge little one xxxxxxx

25-10-2011, 11:57 AM
I'm so sorry :( Binky free gorgeous Starfish xxx

25-10-2011, 12:06 PM
I was so sad when you rang to tell me this news Ali:cry:
But thank you so much for giving this little bun a loving home, when you think where she was before we rescued her and that she may have spent her last few months there, then I'm sure you'll know she will be so thankful she was saved and then loved so much. Your feelings for her were so obvious in every one of your updates and I'm sure she will watch over you.
An iconic little rabbit who represented, by her name and previous care, why we rescues do what we do.
Binky free Starfish and big hugs to you and your family Ali xxxxxxxx

25-10-2011, 12:10 PM
How sad :(

She was one truly loved little bunny. You were a great bunny mummy to her, allowing her to go to the bridge knowing what it was like to be loved.

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
25-10-2011, 12:11 PM
I'm so sorry :cry: xx

25-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Binky free beautiful Starfish - a truly special and much loved bun!

So sorry for your loss, and thank you for sharing her with us.

Captain Helen
25-10-2011, 01:04 PM
Oh no, I'm so sorry :cry: She was so beautiful and clearly well loved. Binky free Starfish xx

25-10-2011, 01:07 PM
I am so touched by all your messages. She was a special bun and I always left I looked after her but a part of her belonged to all on the forum.

25-10-2011, 01:23 PM
I'm truly sorry. It was beautiful to see Starfish go from negleted rabbit to beloved bun. I'm sure she knew happyness thanks to you.

25-10-2011, 01:43 PM
:( RIP Starfish

25-10-2011, 01:44 PM
So sorry Ali :cry::cry: x

25-10-2011, 02:01 PM
I am so sorry, RIP wee Starfish :cry:

Hugs for you Ali x

25-10-2011, 02:26 PM
I'm so sorry Ali :(

Binky free Starfish xxx

25-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Oh no :cry: I'm so sorry.

Binky free lovely Starfish x x

25-10-2011, 03:14 PM
I saw this on FB......I was hoping it wasnt the same Starfish.
Ali,Im so sorry.Youve done all you can for this bunny.Bless you.xxxxx

25-10-2011, 04:41 PM
Binky free, Starfish, sweetheart. It was clear how much she was loved and what a wonderful home she had to enjoy for the last stage of her life before the Bridge.


25-10-2011, 04:47 PM
Oh god Ali I am so so sorry :cry: Absolutely devastating (((HUGS)))

Joanne Jenkinson
25-10-2011, 04:49 PM
So sorry Ali! big big hugs!

25-10-2011, 04:57 PM
I'm so sorry :cry: Binky free Starfish x

25-10-2011, 05:09 PM
Thanks everyone. Millie and Floppy are devouring their greens so I don't think they miss her! What they will miss is all the extra pellets they got so she could eat in peace! I have a plan to give them better living space so I will keep busy doing that. I keep looking out to check on her. I can't bear it.

25-10-2011, 05:22 PM
beautiful brave starfish:cry: xxx

25-10-2011, 05:28 PM
Oh Ali I'm so sorry :(, I am also very honoured to have met little Starfish, she was a lovely bunny, and you can tell how much she was loved :love:, Binky free Starfish xx

25-10-2011, 05:31 PM
:cry: im soo sorry for your loss


25-10-2011, 06:25 PM
Oh no, I'm so sorry :( RIP Starfish xx

25-10-2011, 06:32 PM
So sorry for your loss :cry:

25-10-2011, 07:08 PM
So sorry x

25-10-2011, 07:10 PM
im so so sorry for your loss xxx

25-10-2011, 07:22 PM
I'm so sorry. Binky free Starfish x :(

25-10-2011, 07:24 PM
I followed Starfish's story right from when she was rescued by Jill. Sleep tight little lady xx

25-10-2011, 08:11 PM
So sorry for your loss.

25-10-2011, 08:26 PM
So sorry. At least she had a lovely last few months of her life, albeit short, you were able to give her the love and attention she needed.

Binky free Starfish xx

25-10-2011, 08:33 PM
:( I'm so sorry. She was such a wonderful, beautiful, special bunny. We all know how much you loved her and how hard you both fought for her life. While her time with you was short, you showed her what love and happiness truly mean. And for that she will always love you and be there for you, even though she has left this world for the bridge.

Sleep tight Starfish xoxo

25-10-2011, 10:09 PM
I'm so sorry. Rest peacefully sweetheart. xx

25-10-2011, 10:14 PM
Good night fuzzy little bunster.

Binky free at the Bridge.

25-10-2011, 10:16 PM
I'm so very very sorry Ali. Starfish was a beautiful bunny and she had a wonderful life with you. Binky free beautiful girl :cry: xxxx

one of the family
26-10-2011, 12:27 AM
Aww, little Starfish, so very sorry you had to make that hard but right decision

Thinking of you x

26-10-2011, 01:09 AM
So sorry about Starfish :(

Binky forever free at the Bridge Starfish xxx

26-10-2011, 05:48 AM
I saw the title of this thread and just dissolved into tears. But Ali, Starfish had the best home and care with you and your family. Nobunny could have asked for more.
Bless you and binky free dear Starfish!