Before I went to sleep last night, I loved up Bunbun until she closed her eyes and purred and then gave her a few good night kisses. I heard her drinking water and nibbling hay as I fell asleep and when I woke up, she had passed. It looked like it had been peaceful. She looked like she was sleeping. She always slept and relaxed in her litter box (It was her favorite) facing my bed, because her cage was across my room but when I woke up she was facing the other way.
The Humane Society said she was two but looking back I think she was an older little lady. I believe she died of old age. I’m glad she had a peaceful death in her sleep.
She had a wonderful send-off, too. Nick and I took her body to the Golden Valley Humane Society on Meadow Lane that we’d go to for Hoppy Hour. They took her for cremation. Nick and I had a moment for Bunbun’s final Hoppy Hour in the parking lot afterward.
We would occassionally oversleep through Hoppy Hour so we set a special ringtone ‘Playtime” as the song to wake up to because it’s such a fun, bouncy, and happy song. It fit Hoppy Hour, but it fit Bunbun moreso. Soon enough, it became Bunbun’s song.
We played it in that moment and it was one of the most painful yet beautiful moments I’ve experienced. I was so sad that I would never take Bunbun to Hoppy Hour again or have her charge me and stand on my foot when I’d open the fridge. I would never cuddle with her or watch her scare Sam or be outsmarted by her by trying to lure her out from under my parents bed. I was sad I would never hear her purr when she was getting pet or stomp after I’d pick her up. I’d never have her come chasing after me when I called her. I would never have her follow me around the house again. But at the same time, I was so overjoyed that she touched my life. I was grateful for all of those moments and all of the love she shared with me and my family. The sadness that wont seem to fade was a fair price to pay for all the joy she brought.
She was part of my family and she was so very special. In the year I had her, she really brightened up my life.
I’m missing her bumping my leg with her nose while I sit at the computer so that I’d stop and pet her. She was such a friendly bunny. She’d spend most Hoppy Hour’s getting pet by people instead of playing with other bunnies but she loved it. She’d occasionally snuggle with the other bunnies but she really loved people.
It’s so weird going into my room and not seeing her sitting in her favorite litter box. She would get excited to see anyone and put her front paws on the top bars of her cage so she’d be standing. She’d do that when we put her away too.
I was only going to write about her passing but the wonderful memories she shared with me wont keep far from my thoughts. She brought the world so much joy and I will never forget her. I’ll see her again sometime, but until then, I have so many memories of her to remember.
I’m sad because she left us behind and moved on and I wont make more memories with her for a while but I’m also happy for her. She can eat all of the nanners she wants. She can get snuggles from tons and tons of bunnies. And she can poop everywhere as she watches over me.
I love Bunbun and having her pass still hurts.
It wouldn’t hurt so much if I hadn’t loved her with all of my heart.
Good night, BBB
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