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HarrytheHop
01-06-2015, 04:59 PM
I haven't been on here for a while. I got Hoppy this time last year and his wifebun Petal later in the summer and we've been happily rabbiting on.
I went on holiday last week and left the two of them at a rabbit boarding place. We've had photos and emails of them all week and I spoke to the woman this morning who said they were fine. Then I got a call later today to say she'd gone to check on them and Hoppy had died. Petal was sitting by his side. I'm in total shock. I've just gone to get them now. I can't stop crying. He was such a lovely lovely little thing, so friendly and affectionate.

Fluffybunny54
01-06-2015, 05:04 PM
So very sorry. How tragic for you all. Lots of hugs for you.

Shrinkie
01-06-2015, 05:38 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that, it really must have been a shock.

MightyMax
01-06-2015, 05:39 PM
Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry :cry: xx

Pets mum
01-06-2015, 05:50 PM
Oh no I'm so very very sorry, what an awful shock for you.

Babybella
01-06-2015, 06:17 PM
That's terrible :-( sending hugs your way. I hope you can find out what happened.

Tracy
01-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Oh no, what a dreadful shock. I am so very sorry. :cry: Sending a hug. xx

Sleep well little Hoppy. xx

joybell
01-06-2015, 06:27 PM
What a shock for you and for poor Petal. So sorry to hear the news xx

Clare-uk
01-06-2015, 06:38 PM
Oh goodness how terribly sad :cry: I'm so very sorry for your sudden loss.

Binky free Hoppy Harry xx

Bess&George
01-06-2015, 06:54 PM
That's terrible, so sorry for your loss.
RIP Hoppy Harry xxx

HarrytheHop
01-06-2015, 06:56 PM
My first reaction was anger - I felt like the rabbit woman had been negligent in some way or hadn't noticed there was something wrong. But when I went round there she was obviously upset and shocked too.
I feel guilty now that I went away on holiday and left him. I can't stand the thought of him feeling poorly in a strange place. My only comfort is that he had Petal with him and that he hadn't suffered too much as it seemed to happen quickly.
My mother in law is staying and she thinks I'm mental being so upset. It's just made me realise the real downside of rabbits - they work there way into your heart and then are so suddenly gone.
I just hope he realised how loved he was and that I tried to do my best for him.

Sarahbun
01-06-2015, 08:29 PM
I'm so sorry. Bunnies do find a place in your heart and I'm convinced they understand a lot, so I'm sure he'll know how much you loved him. He wasn't alone when he left, not only was Petal physically there but you were thinking of him too. I hope that helps a little bit x

hoppetylop
01-06-2015, 08:32 PM
Im so sorry.:(

Binky free Hoppy Harry.xx

Babybella
01-06-2015, 08:43 PM
My first reaction was anger - I felt like the rabbit woman had been negligent in some way or hadn't noticed there was something wrong. But when I went round there she was obviously upset and shocked too.
I feel guilty now that I went away on holiday and left him. I can't stand the thought of him feeling poorly in a strange place. My only comfort is that he had Petal with him and that he hadn't suffered too much as it seemed to happen quickly.
My mother in law is staying and she thinks I'm mental being so upset. It's just made me realise the real downside of rabbits - they work there way into your heart and then are so suddenly gone.
I just hope he realised how loved he was and that I tried to do my best for him.

Don't feel guilty, you weren't to know this would happen. Like you say he was with Petal so he wasn't on his own.

MightyMax
01-06-2015, 10:02 PM
My first reaction was anger - I felt like the rabbit woman had been negligent in some way or hadn't noticed there was something wrong. But when I went round there she was obviously upset and shocked too.
I feel guilty now that I went away on holiday and left him. I can't stand the thought of him feeling poorly in a strange place. My only comfort is that he had Petal with him and that he hadn't suffered too much as it seemed to happen quickly.
My mother in law is staying and she thinks I'm mental being so upset. It's just made me realise the real downside of rabbits - they work there way into your heart and then are so suddenly gone.
I just hope he realised how loved he was and that I tried to do my best for him.

With rabbits these things happen so fast. Often no one is to blame. I'm glad Petal was with him and he passed quickly.

They do work their way into your heart. It's so painful. How's Petal doing?

Shrinkie
01-06-2015, 10:10 PM
I agree with everyone. And it is also natural to feel anger and want something or someone to blame. But you cant blame yourself for goiungg away. its (harsh as it can be) just one of those things that are sometimes outside control

orangediva
01-06-2015, 10:36 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss - RIP Hoppy Harry and hugs to you and Petal xxx

HarrytheHop
02-06-2015, 04:36 AM
Thanks for your kind words everyone. He really was a special little bun and I'm really going to miss him. Petal is a tricky character, so it's hard to gauge how she's taking it. She's behaving normally in as much as she's running to hide when I open the playhouse door. I'm keeping a close eye on her but I know it'll stress her out more if I try to cuddle and comfort her. It's been awful though knowing she's outside on her own tonight. She's a rescue bun who was originally in a house with 50 rabbits, so to say she's not used to being on her own is an understatement. We're moving house in a couple of weeks so I'll have to leave it until after that but then I'll look to match her up with another rescue bun. I've got mixed feelings about it as this experience has made me wary of giving my heart so wholeheartedly to another bun, but I must do what's best for Petal.

Jack's-Jane
02-06-2015, 06:23 AM
What a tragic event :cry: I am so sorry :cry:

RIP Harry xx

Zoobec
02-06-2015, 08:14 AM
I'm so sorry you lost him :cry: Binky free Harry xx

keletkezes
02-06-2015, 10:08 AM
:( You poor things. Best wishes.

Captain Helen
02-06-2015, 10:56 AM
I'm so sorry :cry: Binky free Harry xx

J&R
02-06-2015, 11:01 AM
So sorry, what an awful shock. Thinking of you and petal x

Barn Yard Bunnies
02-06-2015, 11:32 AM
I am so sorry about Harry, awful shock. :cry:

clarebear
02-06-2015, 12:02 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Harry. We lost Bramble last year the day we collected him from where he was boarding. It's so hard when it's sudden, but at least Harry didn't suffer and had his best bunny friend with him. I also felt guilty about going away, but after losing Bo this year too I have realised that Bramble went in the kindest way and when he needed to go. I miss them both terribly, but the hurt does get little less and I tend to remember them now at their best binkying in the garden and being cheeky, as I am sure you will your Harry. We have brought Bungee indoors to live for now, is that an option for Petal?

MightyMax
02-06-2015, 02:49 PM
Thanks for your kind words everyone. He really was a special little bun and I'm really going to miss him. Petal is a tricky character, so it's hard to gauge how she's taking it. She's behaving normally in as much as she's running to hide when I open the playhouse door. I'm keeping a close eye on her but I know it'll stress her out more if I try to cuddle and comfort her. It's been awful though knowing she's outside on her own tonight. She's a rescue bun who was originally in a house with 50 rabbits, so to say she's not used to being on her own is an understatement. We're moving house in a couple of weeks so I'll have to leave it until after that but then I'll look to match her up with another rescue bun. I've got mixed feelings about it as this experience has made me wary of giving my heart so wholeheartedly to another bun, but I must do what's best for Petal.

You're very thoughtful towards Petal. I know what it's like having a bun who's not cuddly .. and on her own for possibly the first time.

I think you're wise to get your move done with, then think about a possible friend for her ... x

Babybella
02-06-2015, 05:34 PM
Thanks for your kind words everyone. He really was a special little bun and I'm really going to miss him. Petal is a tricky character, so it's hard to gauge how she's taking it. She's behaving normally in as much as she's running to hide when I open the playhouse door. I'm keeping a close eye on her but I know it'll stress her out more if I try to cuddle and comfort her. It's been awful though knowing she's outside on her own tonight. She's a rescue bun who was originally in a house with 50 rabbits, so to say she's not used to being on her own is an understatement. We're moving house in a couple of weeks so I'll have to leave it until after that but then I'll look to match her up with another rescue bun. I've got mixed feelings about it as this experience has made me wary of giving my heart so wholeheartedly to another bun, but I must do what's best for Petal.

It is really hard, I lost my Alfie a few weeks ago which was very unexpected. As much as I didn't want another bunnie so soon I had to think about Bella. Even though they weren't yet bonded, I'd only had Alfie a month and neither were neutered, I couldn't risk Bella becoming territorial over the hutch. I now have a new little bunnie, Toby, who will never replace Alfie but has helped with the grieving process. He will be neutered at the end of the month then i can start bonding him and bella.