Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Leo bun

  1. #1
    Forum Buddy Craig 1965's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Ipswich
    Posts
    5,811

    Default Leo bun

    A few Ru's friends have kindly asked how little Leo is doing since losing Lillian a week ago.
    Well, Leo is certainly hurting. He looks actively for Lillian and although we gave him his moment to say goodbye to Lillian, I don't think he has come to terms with the loss, as we haven't either. We are fortunate that I am part time furloughed and my wife being a teacher, is working predominantly from home so we can give Leo the company he craves. And he does crave companionship. We adopted him 11 months ago and he had spent all his life as a single rabbit, and not only has he adjusted to a new life with us in our home and garden, he also developed his relationship with Lillian, and Leo grew into a much more settled and emotionally content rabbit.
    So we're trying to fill the huge void that Lillian has left not just in our lives, but more importantly, Leos life. Leo is eating well. He grazes during the day but the breakfast rush to get the morning greens isn't as it used to be. Lillian used to charge out of the sleeping box and make sure she was getting her breakfast first, and that was Leo's cue to get his share. So now he's a little more laid back about that. He's pooping well and has an occasional venture outside.
    On a few occasions now, he has come into the living room and stood by the table, ears forward, looking under the table and thumps his feet. He wonders round almost as if he is following something. And other times he just comes in and snuggles down as if he doesn't have a care in the world.
    We took this photo of him the other night - he looked quite happy there. They aren't real celebrations - it's just the side of the box as Lillian had quite the liking for chewing my wifes school files.


    We know that it is in Leo's best interests to move on, and that will mean finding another partner bun for Leo. He deserves to have the chance to share his life with another rabbit - and we made that promise to the Blue Cross when we adopted him. And I take my obligations serious irrespective of how my emotions are.
    Thank you to everyone who showed overwhelming kindness to me over the last week. I'll keep you all updated on things.
    Craig xx
    IF YOU NEED HELP WITH ANYTHING PLEASE SEND ME A PM OR ANY OF THE OTHER FORUM BUDDIES

  2. #2
    Alpha Buck
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Posts
    811

    Default

    Poor Leo, he must be feeling very lost. I think sometimes having animals - especially those who rely on having a friend around so much like rabbits - makes us move on quicker, pushes us to leave our grief and get another, maybe before we would choose to (if indeed we would have chosen to at all!). My comfort at times like this, when it is the last thing you maybe want to do, is that for all our grief and feelings, there is some other poor little single rabbit like Leo, who has lived a life alone, and who has never known the love and care they will get with you. And I can't deny them that chance, even if I want to. I suspect you might be similar? And I think it is only in Lillian's honour and memory that another will come in to befriend Leo, and maybe he will then have chance to show all that Lillian has taught him about being a rabbit, and use it to help another, and so she lives on.

  3. #3
    Wise Old Thumper *lily*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Posts
    42,637

    Default

    Poor Leo, but how lucky he is to have such kind and understanding owners.

    Xxx


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4

    Default

    Oh, poor boy... It's so good that you and your wife can keep Leo company at home right now. It does sound like he really needs that... What a sweet photo of him and his dog friend.
    (Pronouns: he or they)


  5. #5
    Alpha Buck Motty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    West Berkshire
    Posts
    714

    Default

    Thank you for updating us with Leo's progress as a single bun. I'm sure, once the time is right for you and Mrs C, you will find another bun, not only will it brighten Leo's life, it will transform the life of the new addition

    Richard

  6. #6
    Warren Veteran mikek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Devon, UK
    Posts
    6,483

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by *lily* View Post
    Poor Leo, but how lucky he is to have such kind and understanding owners.

    Xxx


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I agree.

    lovely photo, Craig, it was heartbreaking to lose Lillian and so soon after Henry too
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    if you're reading this it's too late.

  7. #7
    Mama Doe Cuthbert&Dillon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    East Lancashire.
    Posts
    4,738

    Default

    That is a beautiful photo of Leo, touched by sadness as to the circumstances. Gentle nose rubs for him and hugs to you and yours.

  8. #8
    Wise Old Thumper joey&boo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    21,898

    Default

    beautiful photo of Leo

  9. #9
    Warren Veteran loobers25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    8,089

    Default

    Oh Leo I feel his sadness. I hope you are able to find that special somebun when you all feel ready. Sending lots of loves


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #10
    Wise Old Thumper
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    24,156

    Default

    Lovely, but sad, pic of Leo

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •