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Rest In Peace, Ears

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gmendoza, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    Rest in Peace Ears ( doe rabbit)

    Ears was a wild cotton-tail bunny who ventured into our property when we moved here in 2008. She had many a litter of bunnies, two of which I call Ears JJ (junior junior). I would watch her come creeping thru the fence to eat our Bahia grass and what munchies we spilled accidentally or on purpose from the chicken feeders. Her home was the open field behind our fence. She laid a nest of bunnies by my pomegranate tree, but they didn't survive. She had at least three more births that I know of before her demise.

    She will be missed by my entire family, but we are blessed she felt at ease and passed away peacefully in our back yard.

    Oddly enough, she was stretched out long, her head and feet pointing to our cat Scrapper's (rip Pappy) memorial rock.

    If she was saying "don't forget me" I wont. I will never forget you, Ears.

    My gift to you: I will never hunt rabbits again.

    May you have fun with Scrapper at rainbow bridge and tell my "Pappy" I will see him soon

    ........but not yet.
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka 8 Years

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Gman, your bunny buddy was exceptional to have lived as long as she did and to have died like she did, do you know that? Relatively few wild rabbits manage to reproduce, let alone die of old age. You have been blessed to have known her, and I'm sorry that y'all have lost her.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013
  3. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Rock Hill,SC
    Thank you Bunnylady.

    Her babies are always munching out in the back yard every morning. when they were young, but venturing on their own,i managed to capture one and held it in my hand. it started squeeling and not soon after, Ears came a-charging. I put the bunny back down into the garden where it was living until we uprooted it. It now comes to our backyard with its litter mate/sibling.

    the other early morning, both of the young bunnies were sitting together, munching out on the bird feeder scrappings that happen to fall out of the feeder I made.

    Ears is with Scrapper, and Scrapper has some explaining and apologizing to do to her since he ate one of her bunnies in 2011.

    tsk tsk bad boy Pappy.

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