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Hugo's There
14-03-2012, 09:21 AM
I knew her time was coming but it doesn't make me feel any better about it :cry::cry:

For those that don't know Jojo was born with severe neurological problems and had major issues with fear aggression. Her life was incredibly difficult and for us she was ridiculously hard to handle and deal with:( But she was still one of my favourites :love:

In the past 2 months her problems had become more severe to the point where she was running into things and hurting herself. I know some people were concerned when she wasn't taken to the vets each time this happened, but we knew it wouldn't help her. There was nothing they could do and there was never any lasting damage to her to treat. We knew that all we could do was keep her as happy and safe as possible until she went to the bridge. And she did have some happy times, the sun came out and there were plenty of binkies despite everything.

But this weekend she had a very strange episode without any injury to herself. For 5 to 6 hours on Saturday she was completely unresponsive to us, food anything :( She just sat quietly in a corner, very unjojo like. But she came out of it and on the sunday was much brighter, however we noticed straight away that her pupils were unequal and the left wasn't blinking in the sunlight :(

We made an appointment first thing Monday morning to see Juliet as we trust her completely to make the right decisions for Jojo. She wasn't available until this morning but Jojo was fine, eating and her eyes returned to normal, so we were happy to wait. The past two days Jojo was back on full form, aggressive and binkying! So I wasn't 100% expecting today's decision:(:( But I know in the long run it was the right thing for her.

I hope she is whole, happy and relaxed at the bridge, surrounded by bunny friends as I know how much she wanted company but couldn't have it. Because she was so difficult to handle she took up a good proportion of our day so she is going to leave a massive hole in our lives :(

I will never forget her, she was given the most awful life to contend with and there was nothing anyone could do to make it better. I just hope that I made it a little more bearable for her some of the time.

Love you Jojo :love::love:

GrahamL
14-03-2012, 09:22 AM
So sorry to hear that Liz :(

Binky free JoJo.

Lobo
14-03-2012, 09:31 AM
I am so sorry.:cry:

May you now know peace Jojo.

Nikki26
14-03-2012, 09:34 AM
I'm so sorry. Have fun at the bridge Jojo. xx

BB Mommy
14-03-2012, 09:37 AM
Sorry you've had to let her go, Liz.:(
Hugs x

Captain Helen
14-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Oh no, I'm so sorry :cry: Binky free Jojo xx

Fluffers
14-03-2012, 09:54 AM
I'm sorry she's gone Liz :( I'm sure she is a well bunny at the bridge now xx

susie bun
14-03-2012, 10:01 AM
Binky free Jojo, healed and happy now. :love:

Hugs to you and Steve. xxx

ninny40
14-03-2012, 10:03 AM
So sorry to read your post - binky-free Jojo, you're now a star shining bright at the Bridge. xx

Hugo's There
14-03-2012, 10:12 AM
Jojo was a big bunny a California cross lop. She came to us at 8months old and was 3 years old this month, so still just a baby :(

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/rainbow%20buns/P1010250-1.jpg

In her favourite spot - taken last summer :love:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/rainbow%20buns/P6060136.jpg

sparklefairy
14-03-2012, 10:18 AM
aww bless her, she was beautiful :cry: I'm so sorry you lost her :cry:

susie bun
14-03-2012, 10:22 AM
I was hoping you'd add photos. Always wondered what her breed was. The chair is a perfect fit for the run and she was a very distinguished looking rabbit. :love:

Alibunmum
14-03-2012, 10:44 AM
So sorry you have lost her Liz, sleep tight beautiful girl. xx

Zahirre
14-03-2012, 11:59 AM
I'm so sorry... Binky free Jojo xxx

KateB
14-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Sorry to hear this.

Binky free Jojo!

Kermit
14-03-2012, 12:48 PM
Sleep tight angel x

Barn Yard Bunnies
14-03-2012, 12:49 PM
I am so very very sorry. xxx

Boudicca
14-03-2012, 01:13 PM
So sorry binky free JoJo x

Hugo's There
14-03-2012, 01:29 PM
I was hoping you'd add photos. Always wondered what her breed was. The chair is a perfect fit for the run and she was a very distinguished looking rabbit. :love:

Her Mum was a Californian and dad was a lop. She was either born in rescue or handed in as tiny baby. She was the runt of the litter and had to be removed from them all at 6 weeks as was attacking her siblings :( The rescue neutered her when she was old enough in the hopes it would help but didn't. No-one was interested in offering her a home and it got to the point where the rescue could no longer cope with her so contacted us or she would have been pts there and then.

I know we all made the right decision for her at the end of the day but at the moment it isn't sitting right in my heart or stomach :( It is hard letting such a strong feisty rabbit go :( But I guess the fact that she had to be gassed rather than injected tells us a lot :cry::cry:

bunnylicious
14-03-2012, 01:40 PM
So sorry you had to let Jojo go Liz. Its the hardest decision to make :cry: Trust in yourself, you will have made the best choice for her.

Jenova
14-03-2012, 02:12 PM
So sorry. :(

She was a very special girl.

KarenM
14-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Oh no Liz, I'm so sorry. :cry::cry: I was hoping it would be better news :( but I'm sure that it was the right decision for Jojo and I hope that you soon feel more at ease with yourself for making that choice.

Huge hugs. xxx

ripminnie
14-03-2012, 02:31 PM
I'm so sorry :( binky free Jojo xxx

Oompa-Loompa
14-03-2012, 03:59 PM
So sorry :cry: Binky free Jojo xxx

Hugo's There
14-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Oh no Liz, I'm so sorry. :cry::cry: I was hoping it would be better news :( but I'm sure that it was the right decision for Jojo and I hope that you soon feel more at ease with yourself for making that choice.

Huge hugs. xxx

Thanks Karen and everyone else.

Ultimately we let Juliet make the choice although I did speak with Steve about the decision while he was in the consult. I trust Juliet 100% to make the right call. Jojo's reflexes had gone in her front legs as I suspected and her left eye was still not responding correctly, along with everything else she was also going to need a dental very soon :(

I knew this would be our only option for Jojo, so I really hope people can now understand why we didn't rush to the vets with her earlier. In between her episodes she had some lovely quality time in the sunshine, which is just what we wanted for her and once the episodes became more serious and long lasting we gave her the release she needed.

Babsie
14-03-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm so sorry you had to let her go. You gave her the best life she could have had.:cry:

Hugo's There
14-03-2012, 06:10 PM
I'm so sorry you had to let her go. You gave her the best life she could have had.:cry:

Thank you that means a lot x

susie bun
14-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Thanks Karen and everyone else.

Ultimately we let Juliet make the choice although I did speak with Steve about the decision while he was in the consult. I trust Juliet 100% to make the right call. Jojo's reflexes had gone in her front legs as I suspected and her left eye was still not responding correctly, along with everything else she was also going to need a dental very soon :(

I knew this would be our only option for Jojo, so I really hope people can now understand why we didn't rush to the vets with her earlier. In between her episodes she had some lovely quality time in the sunshine, which is just what we wanted for her and once the episodes became more serious and long lasting we gave her the release she needed.

:thumb: I'm sure Jojo appreciated the extra time in her own special way. xxx

Mrs. Bunnykins
14-03-2012, 07:31 PM
Such sad news.:cry:

I'm sorry that sweet JoJo had to leave you.

Rest easy now little one. xxx

bunny babe
14-03-2012, 07:43 PM
I'm so sorry you had to say goobye today. Jojo sounds very special and she was lucky to be with you and Steve who could understand her needs and make her comfortable for her time with you. xx

BinkyBun
14-03-2012, 09:15 PM
I'm so sorry, Liz. Big ((((hugs))))) xxx

Binky free Jojo xxx

KarenM
14-03-2012, 09:19 PM
In between her episodes she had some lovely quality time in the sunshine, which is just what we wanted for her and once the episodes became more serious and long lasting we gave her the release she needed.

I don't think Jojo could have asked for more. xx

chelle
14-03-2012, 11:06 PM
:cry::cry::cry::cry:her story is heartbreaking...Im so sorry she has left for the bridge...I pray she is happy and has no fear...she had the best chances with you xxxx binky free Jojo...youre so beautiful! xxx

Tuckerbunnies
15-03-2012, 12:10 AM
I'm so sorry :(

Binky forever free at the Bridge little one xxxx

Hugo's There
15-03-2012, 08:19 AM
Thank you all xx

Last night I went to give her super and this morning her breakfast :(

susie bun
15-03-2012, 09:19 AM
Thank you all xx

Last night I went to give her super and this morning her breakfast :(

Hugs. xxx

This shows how much she was loved and cared for. :love::thumb:

KarenM
15-03-2012, 10:55 AM
:(:(:(

Hugs from me too. xx

Jaysmonkey
15-03-2012, 12:09 PM
*hugs*, I'm so sorry :( xxx