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    Hey there guys.

    At the beginning of last week all seemed well with my bunnies Atashi and Puff. Around about Tuesday I noticed Puff our littlest one wasn't really interested in eating her pellets and only ate a little hay. I thought it was odd but it was early so i said i would see how she was that night. Again she had eaten some of her pellets but not all of them. The next day i took the day off of work and and took them both to the vet thinking perhaps they were having tummy issues as Atashi had needed some treatment for that in the past after not eating. He felt their stomachs and due to them not eating he thought it could be that and gave them some treatment.

    They seemed okay for a bit but puff still wouldn't eat, so again the next day i took he straight to the vet. She seemed in discomfort. In a little pain. Her chin was wet from her trying to drink and dipping her head in the water. The vet offered to keep her in to give her an xray to try and identify the problem. I agreed as she seemed to need help quickly. They called me later to tell me there was no obstruction but it was infact spurs in her little mouth causing her pain and discomfort and that's why she wasn't eating.

    She got them fixed and we went to pick her up after work. They warned that she was taking her time coming around from being put under and she might take most of the night to fully wake up. We got her home and put her in her favorite spot in the living room with her buddy, who lay with her since she wasn't moving. She occasionally raised her head groggily but nothing else. We tried to get some critical care into her but she wouldn't swallow either time. At the end of the night we thought i was best to leave her and her buddy to give her some time to get back on her feet and hopefully eat now that her face was no longer sore.

    We woke up the next morning and went to check on her and the worst possible outcome had happened. In the night our beautiful baby had died.

    It's been a few days now and we have sent her off to be cremated. We are looking into getting a new friend for Atashi. Luckily he is still eating even though he seems down. We are so devastated. She was a bunny we got a year ago after moving into our new house. She was Atashi's first friend and we expected her to be in our life for years. She looked after him and much as he was a big lazy bun she was so small and would dart around the room binkying and flopping every night. This has broken my heart as it feels so wrong. Ive never cried like this in my life and i feel like something will forever be missing. Our house feels so quiet and somber, which feels silly cos she of course didnt make noise.

    Im sorry this is so long but i just needed to type it out to someone who understands. My little baby was fine one week and gone the next. She helped my and wife through a hard year. My wife has had anxiety problems and puff was always there to help her. We were coming out of a really bad time that our bunnies helped us through and we wanted to live through more happy moments with them, in the garden, in the house, in their castle (pictures below). It feels so unfair and cruel that even though we did everything we could and loved her so much she is gone. It was suppose to be this week that our lives started to relax and we could take it easy on the run up to xmas with our babies. Now we are filled with grief, guilt and worry. I know we will move forward but its so hard to imagine that right now.

    Some links here to pics from the instagram my wife made for them. Please no comments on the instagram account as my wife is having a hard time already and i dont think she could cope with any messages or comments.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BEZLi9au...tashi_and_puff

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BHxgzlFj...tashi_and_puff
    Last edited by DavidH; 20-12-2016 at 09:13 AM.

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    sorry by no comments on this i meant the instagram, not this post. you can reply to this post all you like. in fact i would welcome it.

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    I am so so sorry to hear of Puff's passing It is obvious from your post that she was a very important member of your family and I can imagine how devastated you and your wife are. Puff may have gone from the world but she will never EVER leave your hearts.

    RIP Puff xx

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    Thank you so much. She was indeed very important to us. she helped us through so much. It all feels so unfair and i know i will never forget the way she would chin my finger, or the way she would nibble something that she knew she wasn't allowed to then run off and binky cos she loved causing mischief. she taught atashi how to binky and he tried to teach her to flop even if she was too light and would always roll right over. She will forever be missed. thank you for your message.

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    She was absolutely gorgeous & clearly a much loved family member, I'm really sorry to hear of your loss. Sweet dreams little Puff x

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidH View Post
    Thank you so much. She was indeed very important to us. she helped us through so much. It all feels so unfair and i know i will never forget the way she would chin my finger, or the way she would nibble something that she knew she wasn't allowed to then run off and binky cos she loved causing mischief. she taught atashi how to binky and he tried to teach her to flop even if she was too light and would always roll right over. She will forever be missed. thank you for your message.
    Puff will always be a part of your Family, albeit in a different form from her physical being. The comfort Puff gave your wife is a gift that Puff has left for your wife to continue to use as she remembers her special friend. Of course there is great sadness that Puff passed away, the pain of loss is proportionate to the amount of love we have for our departed friend. I hope that having Atashi to care for will help both you and your wife xx

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    She was indeed. My wife and i loved her so much. we bought her a castle so she would never be bored and cos she was a princess. She had so much personality and as you can see from the Instagram we treated her better than ourselves most of the time. Life is so cruel but i am so happy for even just having her for a short time. She became ingrained in my heart. She should be here. but at least she got to play around the xmas tree before she went and the love Atashi felt for her will never fade. Thank you so much for your words of support.

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    Very true, she will always be part of who we are now. From the minute we went to the rescue place and they handed her to me i was in the deepest love. Unfortunately that type of love being taken away can leave you broken. But she will never really be gone, because i will never forget her. And one day when we are all gone from this world and i blink my eyes open to the sounds of a field full of animals and a bridge of rainbow colours i will look around and i will meet her eye. I will run to he and hold her in my arms under that warm sun and together we will run and play in eternity. The idea brings me comfort for the future even if for now it breaks my heart more than ever. I have lost people who haven't caused this level of grief. She was truly special, just like all our furry babies are. Her little white line on her face, her chompy little mouth and her little tiny tiny ears that would move around like satellites to hear what was going on. God i miss her, but im happy i had her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidH View Post
    Hey there guys.

    At the beginning of last week all seemed well with my bunnies Atashi and Puff. Around about Tuesday I noticed Puff our littlest one was really interested in eating her pellets and only ate a little hay. I thought it was odd but it was early so i said i would see how she was that night. Again she had eaten some of her pellets but not all of them. The next day i took the day off of work and and took them both to the vet thinking perhaps they were having tummy issues as Atashi had needed some treatment for that in the past after not eating. He felt their stomachs and due to them not eating he thought it could be that and gave them some treatment.

    They seemed okay for a bit but puff still wouldn't eat, so again the next day i took he straight to the vet. She seemed in discomfort. In a little pain. Her chin was wet from her trying to drink and dipping her head in the water. The vet offered to keep her in to give her an xray to try and identify the problem. I agreed as she seemed to need help quickly. They called me later to tell me there was no obstruction but it was infact spurs in her little mouth causing her pain and discomfort and that's why she wasn't eating.

    She got them fixed and we went to pick her up after work. They warned that she was taking her time coming around from being put under and she might take most of the night to fully wake up. We got her home and put her in her favorite spot in the living room with her buddy, who lay with her since she wasn't moving. She occasionally raised her head groggily but nothing else. We tried to get some critical care into her but she wouldn't swallow either time. At the end of the night we thought i was best to leave her and her buddy to give her some time to get back on her feet and hopefully eat now that her face was no longer sore.

    We woke up the next morning and went to check on her and the worst possible outcome had happened. In the night our beautiful baby had died.

    It's been a few days now and we have sent her off to be cremated. We are looking into getting a new friend for Atashi. Luckily he is still eating even though he seems down. We are so devastated. She was a bunny we got a year ago after moving into our new house. She was Atashi's first friend and we expected her to be in our life for years. She looked after him and much as he was a big lazy bun she was so small and would dart around the room binkying and flopping every night. This has broken my heart as it feels so wrong. Ive never cried like this in my life and i feel like something will forever be missing. Our house feels so quiet and somber, which feels silly cos she of course didnt make noise.

    Im sorry this is so long but i just needed to type it out to someone who understands. My little baby was fine one week and gone the next. She helped my and wife through a hard year. My wife has had anxiety problems and puff was always there to help her. We were coming out of a really bad time that our bunnies helped us through and we wanted to live through more happy moments with them, in the garden, in the house, in their castle (pictures below). It feels so unfair and cruel that even though we did everything we could and loved her so much she is gone. It was suppose to be this week that our lives started to relax and we could take it easy on the run up to xmas with our babies. Now we are filled with grief, guilt and worry. I know we will move forward but its so hard to imagine that right now.

    Some links here to pics from the instagram my wife made for them. Please no comments on the instagram account as my wife is having a hard time already and i dont think she could cope with any messages or comments.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BEZLi9au...tashi_and_puff

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BHxgzlFj...tashi_and_puff

    David - welcome to the Forum and I'm so sorry to learn of Puff. You must both be devastated and it does feel so very wrong.

    The instagrams are beautiful and show what a character she was. Full of joy and life and delighting in the little things. In time you'll focus on those things and she will make you smile. I lost a dear beloved rabbit this time last year and it's so so hard. Coming up to Christmas upsets me again but I know what a great life he had and the same is true of Puff.

    Where there has been great love, there is also great suffering. My thoughts are with you both, and Atashi x

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    Puff was a very lovely rabbit and you can see from her face that she had a super character. I am so sorry that you lost her Sending lots of hugs to you and your wife. Also hoping that you will keep in touch and let us know about how Atashi is coping.

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