Members' rabbits Remembrance Roll 2016

The very worst part about having pets is losing them. Sometimes they have been our companions for just a short time, other times they have been our companions for many years. Whatever the situation, losing them can be very hard and often difficult to get over. This part of the website is dedicated to those rabbits who enriched our lives and have gone to live over Rainbow Bridge...

Rainbow Bridge (author unknown)

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal, any kind of animal, dies that has been especially close to someone , that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill or old are restored to good health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, someone who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent, his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

If you have lost a rabbit and need someone to talk to who will understand your grief, please remember that the RWAF provides a pet bereavement counselling service to members. So do please contact us if you feel you need to and we hope to help make these hard times a little easier.

"I don't know how I would have coped without your support line. No matter how many times I rang, often hysterical and incoherent, I was never made to feel a nuisance. Whilst family and friends could not find the time for me, the voice at the end of the help line never let me down."
Kayte Webster

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Soo and Archie 2016

Soo our Giant Houserabbit was put to sleep in my arms on 12th Dec she had heart failure she would have been 8 years old in March so precious were you are furry daughter,I felt like I was betraying you but couldn't let you suffer anymore only 8 weeks after your pal Archie my other Giant Houserabbit was also put to sleep he was nearly 9 and had kidney & liver failure our furry son.

Our time with you both was so special you were both a joy to own until we all meet again

For Coco Leng. Passed Christmas Day 2016


On Christmas Day 2016 our gorgeous little girl Bunster Coco passed away while she was on holiday with her loving brother Smudge, and our kind friends near Cambridge who brought her into our lives. Coco went to sleep peacefully being cuddled with Smudge at her side. Little Coco was so young but her light shone brightly and lovingly in our lives and she will always be in our hearts.

Life is made up of meetings…

We loved Coco the first time we saw her and her brother Smudge, newly weened and snuggled together. Smudge grew up big and strong - a handsome Prince of Bunsters, with Coco the petite and beautiful Princess. But what a difference in temperament! Smudge the cautious one, with Coco the little adventuress - always exploring, binkying and running around with a clear love of technology in the way she explored the Brave and Strange New World of TV and Hi-Fi systems wiring - the Ellen MacArthur of Bunsters!

…and partings…

you left us too soon Little One. Your passing from our lives as you now run far and wide is really hard to take as we write this. But just as you loved to settle down on the rug after a hard days excitement and think happy Bunster thoughts, we know the pain will pass and we will smile again as we remember you and the love and joy you brought into our world.

God bless, precious little Coco. Till we meet again, you are always in our hearts and your pure love and joie de vivre is an inspiration.

All our love, as always, David, Katy, Grandma Jan and Smudge xxxx

(in the photo Coco is the one on the left. Perspective makes her look bigger than she is!)

Wilmer 2016


Wilmer my sweet you are your mama and papas entire world.

We love you baby bun almost as much as you love us. Your love is so selfless, pure, and gentle. I truly believe you are an angel, and now that you have passed you are our guardian angel.

I miss you more and more each day sweet boy. We will never forget you nor replace you. You are our precious babe forever!

Moving forward we will do everything to make you proud. You have the best little bunny heart.

I'm so sorry I didn't realize you were sick, you were such a happy boy mama didn't know. Your heart though it was filled with so much love couldn't take the anesthesia. I'm so sorry baby boy. I hope you can forgive me. I keep reminding myself that you are here and that someday I WILL see you again.

We love you so much Wilma squilma.

Khargooshi 2016


my rabbit my love my daughter ( khargooshi) died eight months ago.

I miss her so much Xxx

REBEL - 5th Nov 2016


Dear Little Rebel,
I only had you 7 weeks and I can't believe how such a small little bundle of fluff filled me so full of love and happiness. You were gorgeous.

I rescued you from a horrible place and you had 7 glorious happy weeks with me and your little sister Scampy.

You were only a baby and I will never forgive myself for taking you to be neutered. You would still be here today looking at me with your shy little pink eyes. You fought right through the night but your little heart must have already been sick they tell me. Who knows. All I know is that you are not here.

I have your blanket which still smells of you. You will not be forgotten Rebel/Gypsy/Chips...never. You were very loved and will remain forever in my happy memories.

I loved being your mummy xxx

Bonnie 11th November 2016


In memory of my precious boy Bonnie, he died on the 11th November 2016 in his sleep, there was no pain, I just wish I was there when you died.

Bonnie was part of me, when he died a part of me died too. I miss him so much, without him I feel lost.

I remember the funny things he did and the good times I had with him. He had a good long life, he lived for 8 years before he went to sleep and woke up in heaven. He was part of my family, he was the one I could talk to without getting criticised. He loved running in the garden, hiding from me before I would find him, we would run about together, lay on the grass together and play together. He was always there for me and without him I feel so lost.

RIP my baby boy, miss you so much, love you loads and loads, you are never ever forgotten.

HENRY O'SHAUGHNESSY 5 years old (approx.)

Henry O'Shaughnessy

Henry or just Henners ... whatever I called you it was always said with love. You were the sweetest, gentlest, cheekiest, most handsome bun and my best friend and only companion for almost two years.

I brought you home from The Ark Rescue and Retirement Home on 25th Nov. 2014 and you were such a confident rabbit, nothing ever phased you and I soon discovered you were a very clever boy. The only rabbit I've had who could open doors from both sides and you quickly learned four different word for food, you even learned that when I tapped SOS it meant food as well.

Diagnosed with an enlarged heart on the 1st March '16 we had one last glorious summer together.

I shall never forget our time together Henners: the nights we slept together on the hearth rug, the attacks you made on my favourite shoes... how helpful you were when I was cleaning out your litter tray(?).

You truly were by big hearted bunny, my friend, a true Champion.

You passed away in my arms at 2-40 pm on 7th October 2016 and now my life is empty.

"He was part of my dream, of course -- but then I was part of his dream, too."
Quote: Lewis Carroll.

Ford 2016


We lost our beautiful boy, Ford this week. He went so suddenly - he was 100% his usual self when I put him to bed and yet when I came to him in the morning he was in agony. He was at the animal hospital within the hour and they tried everything they could - yet suddenly he was gone. I feel cheated. He was only five and so robust - yet we were robbed of him in a heartbeat.

He leaves behind Ava, his love, and three other boys who miss him terribly, as well as Kite, our Border Collie who has lost her twin.

It feels like nobody could possibly understand the pain Himself and I feel. He wasn't a rabbit - he was a person, and he was our beautiful baby.

My little Fjord. Zorro. Felix. My Fordelish. And I can't accept that he's gone.

Mabel - 2010-2016


Queen of my heart and well known for being the queen of binkies, on 18th September, I found you unresponsive and cold, you had waited for me and for family to get back from holiday so I wouldn't be alone, I tried to warm you, and we rushed you to the vets, where the last words I whispered to you was go join sox (your friend) as I knew, you where slipping away in my hands, goodbye my best friend, my shadow, my whole world, you where the best house rabbit anyone could of asked for, you loved to play outside and that's how you became famous for such huge binkies, now you have made your final huge binky over the bridge, I hope your having fun in bunny heaven

love mummy Lisa

Pan 2010 - 2016


My gorgeous baby boy Pan. You brought happiness and fun to my life for 6 amazing years. You were such a happy, friendly little soul and my heart aches without you.

I miss you every day, but I know we will meet again someday at the Rainbow Bridge.

Snuggles and bunny hugs. x
Mama xxx


My dear Thumper, I was just thinking about you and wanted to send you my love. I miss you every day and always will. I hope you are happy, until I see you again sleep tight.

Much love from Mummy xxxx

Oreo 24/4/11 - 14/9/14


In memory of my baby who died 2 years ago. A poem I found that sums up exactly how I feel. Still after all this time.

You came into my life one day
So beautiful and smart
My dear and sweet companion
I loved you from the start

And though I knew the time would come
When we would have to part
You'll never be forgotten
You left paw prints on my heart

My love and tears will never end for you my bear Nothing can ever fill the hole I now have in my life Stay safe Oreo bear xxxxxxxx

Christie 2016


Christie - you were Gwynn's best friend and you will be missed.

When we brought you home from the RSPCA they had advised us that you may only have 6 months to live. You gave us 3 years and were so loving after the cruelty you had suffered, before you were rescued.

It was your time to go to Rainbow Bridge and we'll meet again I am sure.

Fudge 2016


Fudge my very first rabbit. Passed in my arms aged 2 and 1/2 years. Was unwell but vet didn't know what was wrong, morning after you decided to go over rainbow bridge. You were in my arms looking up at me, knowing that you was safe in mummy's arms, you decided it was time. I love you so much, I bet your doing lots of your bunny jumps and side kicks as you have plenty of room now.

RIP my baby boy.

Thunder 2016


Our boy Thunder left us the very same night every member of the band Thunder signed his get well card. He was a true bunny rock star and loved his life with us and our other bunnies, but he especially loved his girlfriend Thin Lizzy.

He had two abscess on his face that were removed and he showed signs of making a full recovery, but sadly he took a rapid decline and we had let him take the long walk over the rainbow bridge. I think he was needed there so he could get everything ready for our Iommi, Zeus and Neptune who joined him in the summer of 2016.

Thunder, we didn't have you for long buddy but you left big holes in our hearts. We still miss you today and always will. RIP little buddy.

Mandy 2016


Mandy Our beautiful Mandy, you were the most precious little bunny, so loving and warm, we adored you so much.

Taken away from us just a week before your third birthday, far too soon, but you twitched your little nose and rested your head on us right up to the end.

Thank you for the most wonderful years, we will always love you and miss you xxx

Flopsy 2016


Flopsy was the sweetest bunny... She had a lot of health issues and bravely fought them off giving us lots of love and affection.

She woke me up in the middle of the night. I knew she was saying goodbye so i picked her up and cuddled her as she licked my hand lovingly. After about 15 minutes the licking stopped and she had passed over the bridge. I cuddled her for hours. I was distraught but proud that she had loved me to the end and knew how much she was loved.

I miss her always..

Toby 2016


Dearest Toby,You were our special friend for 8 years until you suddenly became poorly and left us for bunny heaven over the rainbow bridge.We will all miss you running around the garden, eating my pansies and carrot tops. You were such a character with your cute little ways of getting our attention if you wanted something or were not being made a fuss of.

Thank you for such happy times keep playing with your toys.

Sammy, August 10th 2016


Dear little Sammy you were only Four and I had only adopted you 6 weeks ago. You were such a lively little buck and I loved you so. How sad I am to lose you so soon. wish I'd never taken you to the vet to be neutered yesterday, your little heart couldn't take the anaesthetic. Binky free little one with Buffy & all my other buns, miss you so.

Love mum xxx

Iommi 2016


Our special Iommi, too young to leave us at just 2 years old. I thought you would be with us for years to come. Rest in peace beautiful girl next to your brother under the willow tree. Your velocer rapter twin Saffy and brother Bob miss you and its heartbreaking only being greeted by two not three when I call...

Iommi got a cervical.infection after spaying...the infection was healing but she'd got a blockage that the vet could not feel at first.... we spent days trying to save her but she left us to go to rainbow bridge, she passed in my arms suddenly late at night but we were with her til the end. One of lifes cruel moments...The most terrible June/July ever losing 3 bunnies in all. Totally heartbreaking...

Neptune 2016


Our gentle Neptune, only 2 years old, so full of fun and mischief. I still can't believe you aren't with us. We and Snowball and Snuggle Bear miss you so much and feed times are never the same without you trying to raid the nuggies. Rest peacefully our darling boy. I am so so sorry and shocked that your life ended in this way. X

Neptune sustained a trauma to his head after a new bunny jumped 3'6" out of her garden enclosure into his. After nursing him for 5 days he had internal bleeding and we had no choice but to have him pts. He was way too young to die and is sorely missed every day.

Zeus 2016


Our beautiful Zeus...the silence without you is truly deafening...I miss you every have left the biggest hole in my heart and I feel so sad I could not save you. You were so brave, my little soldier, you fought til the end but know that you were loved so very much and that you will be forever missed and always a shining light in our hearts.

Our beautiful Zeus had an abscess that was removed, after his op he was unable to open his jaw up and down and could only grind from side to side. He could not physically open his mouth more than a few mm. No vet could do any more for him and there was mo chance of it recovering due to new bone formation. For 5 months I cut up hay, dried grass, dried dandelion and herbs, pre and pro biotics and nuggets and blended them into a paste that he could eat through a syringe. I made him super smoothies with kale, carrot tops, greens, broccoli etc. Despite padded mats in the house with our other bunnies he got awful sores on his back feet that eventually needed bandaging and eventually he got infections forming in his front paws as he was wiping his wet mouth during the night. No matter how many hours I spent caring for him and feeding him from dawn til dusk he began to lose weight. He was on medication throughout but in July, his little body couldn't fight it anymore. The hardest thing was that he was so determined to live.

Making the decision to send him to rainbow bridge is one of the most soul destroying things but he went to sleep peacefully in my arms.

Every day I miss being greeted by his snuffly noises, I miss him following me around the kitchen in the morning and having him snuggling up to my pyjama bottoms waiting for his syringes, I miss the way he watched my every move and the lovely cuddles he gave. Wherever I went he wanted to come with me...and he did. Despite my other 23 bunnies, our house is a quiet place without him. He is buried under the willow tree now with our other babies...I hope one day we will be reunited...

Fruity 11.4.11 - 23.3.15

To Fruity, I miss you so, so much it should never have happened what did and after loosing Nugget (our Goldfish) exactly three months before, loosing you put me in a very bad place. It was just me and your sister, Hop against the world. I have been quite ill since you haven't been here and I suffered depression for about a year. On top of that school has made me stressed and ive been left a complete nobody. Hop is doing okay now but for weeks she wouldn't eat and it's only been recently that she's been happier. I know she really misses you so much. She also had her 5th birthday this year too and I made her a card :)

Miss you lots sweet heart, you were healthy and it was such a shame to loose you so soon, Me and Hop miss you lots xx

Also mommy and daddy miss you too.

You would have been 5 this year xx

Jessie - July 2016


To my beautiful little girl Jessie. Gone too soon. We miss you, you brothers miss you.

Rest. Xx

Mum and Dad

Oscar - June 21st 2016


Oscar ' little duck!!' Passed away 21 june 2016 we lost you at such a young age but for such a small bun... you gave us a lot of love and snuggles and you have left a big hole in our lives RIP xxxxx

Bam Bam - June 8th 2016

Bam Bam

Bam Bam passed away on the 8th of June 2016.

I have had you since you was 6 weeks old and I miss you everyday. I have a hole in my heart which will never be filled till we meet again.

I love you so much. You will always be mummy's little sausage and egg mc muffin xxxxx

Thumper 2016

Happy birthday Thumper you would have been 12 today.

Sending you much love and cuddles for your special day.

Charlie and Emily send their love too, we all miss you so much.

Love Mummy

My darling Thumper There isn't a day passes that I don't think about you. I miss you terribly and hope that wherever you are that you are happy.

Love you so much

Love from Mummy

Thumper It's been a long four weeks since you went away. The house feels so empty without you. I miss you so much and want to send you a big kiss.

You will remain in my heart for always and I'm sending you so much love today. Be happy my boy, one day we will be reunited again. Till then love you lots.

Mummy xxxxx

My dear boy Thumper I miss you so much and hope wherever you are that you are happy.

I miss our cuddles and your lovely big brown eyes.

I want you to know that I will love you for always and you will remain in my heart for always.

Thank you for eleven wonderful years, you were my best friend and life will never be the same without you.

Until we meet again much love for always love from mummy. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lola - RIP 14/03/2016


Lola, such a gentle and loving soul. A real softie through and through. Not the most active rabbit but loved the sunshine and a cuddle and stroke. Nothing could compete with mealtimes and treats.

It's so hard to lose you and so close to Rocky but now you can be happy together with him once more, best friends together forever and at peace. Have fun up there.

You are really going to be missed by us all. Enjoy yourselves and we look forward to when we are all together again as a family once more.

Love you always - the Dover family

Flopsy Howell 25.12.09 - 26.03.15

To my darling Flopsy, nearly a year has passed. I miss you terribly. It hurts thinking about you. Your were there through the most painful times in my life.

I love you so much.

Twinkle Howell 25.12.09 - 26.03.13

To my beautiful Twinkle. You left me too soon. I love and miss you.

Forever in my heart

Merlin - 6th March 2016


Merlin arrived in our home in December 2012 and was a never ending source of joy and happiness.

Watching him pop his nose out of his castle windows, disappear into shopping bags, rearrange his living quarters so they were just how he wanted them - all he ever brought us were smiles.

We shall miss you terribly, little guy.

Love Mommy and Daddy xxx



Lucifer you were my best bun for 8 and a half years.

You brought me so much joy and happiness, always up to mischief. Even after the loss of a back leg you carried on regardless.

You will be missed so much and I will NEVER forget you.

Love Always!!
Mum Mum xx



Jess - you taught me so much about rabbits. More than I realised there was to know! You are deeply missed and will never be forgotten. I would never have known that rabbits have a wonderful sense of humour and know how to ask for and give love.

With Love
Mommy xx

Rocky - RIP 05/02/2016


Rocky, such a funny, strong-willed, loving and cheeky little chappy. You alway made us laugh with your skitting about- a real striking personality.

You will be sadly missed by us all especially by your little companion Lola.

We look forward to the day that we will all be reunited once more.

Such a sad time but we can rest in the knowledge that you will not suffer for longer and was able to die in peace and with dignity.

Until we meet again be happy running freely over rainbow bridge.

Love you always - the Dover family.

Bella - January 2016


Bella, my beautiful baby girl.

You was such a fighter until the end.

I miss you more and more everyday. You made me laugh, you made me a better person.

I love you bunnyface. Have fun over the rainbow bridge.

Until well meet again. Xxx

Louis - January 2016


Dearest Louis, you were my best boy for nearly 12 years.

I miss you so much and hope you are having a peaceful rest. I made a memorial in the garden where you used to play. I love you. I wish you could have stayed forever.

I hope someone is stroking your nose and hugging you.

Snowwy - January 2016


Today has been so sad i had to have my beautiful bunny pts due to having a dental and just becoming worse every day. So i took snowwy back to the vets and they said he's quality of life was gone.

He was a netherland dwarf rabbit ages 3 and a half. He was a lovely boy untill this happened.

I will always remember snowwy forever.

Harley - January 1st 2016


We lost our beautiful boy, Harley, today, 1st January 2016. He just slept away after breakfast. His partner, Beau, was beside him until the end.

Harley, sweetheart, you were amazing and brought such joy and laugher into our lives over the past four and a half years.

We will always miss you. Have fun over the rainbow bridge.

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