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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Weasley On Wednesday-The Finale

As you can guess from the title, our beloved Weasley has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  It had been obvious on Sunday morning that he had taken a turn for the worse, and we decided it was time to let him go. We took turns holding him all day. He slipped away from us very early Monday morning, after spending all night sleeping in my arms. Very sad, but the last couple years haven't been easy on him. He handled all the adversity so valiantly,  hopefully he is restored to his youthful self on the other side.

I thought I would share some pictures with you of earlier, happier, times. Weasley came to us in the Summer of 2003 when he was a year old, from a farm called The Fuchsia Fleece.  It was Sarah, the former Pittsburgher, now the Southerner, who picked him out. She always said that if he had been a person, she would have married him.These  two pictures show him in the hotel room, the first night he was ours. He had been named Matthew, and we always joked that it should have been "Matt". He matted up faster than any of our other buns. All you had to do was look at him, and think the word, and he would be matted!

Look how bright and shiny his eyes were!
 We found him a friend in Molly. Weasley is on the left, and Molly on the right.

I had just decided that I didn't want to breed rabbits after all, and someone left the cage door open. Ooops! Our sweet Ginny was the result. For awhile they were all happy together. Eventually Molly decided she wanted to be elsewhere, so it became just Ginny and Weasley.

Weasley was a prodigious eater, as you may have noticed.

But his favorite thing was couch cuddling, especially after Ginny crossed the Bridge. He loved to be held, for as long as you would hold him. We've never had another rabbit like him.

With the Curly One
He liked to sleep, and would flop out so completely that we would have to check if he was breathing. He also liked to be inside things, like tuba coils.

And dust pans. How's this for a dust bunny?

He loved to be in the sun, no matter how hot it was. But you know that already. You've seen plenty of pictures of him sleeping in the sun. Here's one more.

He also liked to sleep inside vacuum cleaner coils, especially with Ginny along side.

 Actually, stretching out next to Ginny may have been his favorite thing of all.

Weasley is in back.
Ginny had a way of leading him into trouble. She would go someplace she shouldn't be, and he would follow. Here he is getting ready to jump up on the trunk.

She was amazingly curious, and he would go along for the ride. It cost him a toenail one day, when he followed her down the basement stairs. He fell, and in trying to hold on, he pulled out a toenail. It never grew back.

The hay bin in the kitchen was a frequent target, whether someone had left it open,

Ginny on the left, Weasley on the right
or even if the bin was closed. Here Ginny has already jumped down, and is acting innocent.

One of their favorite cuddle places was this old brown chair, which is next to our computer.

Weasley in front
Ginny liked to chew the chair., but Weasley had a licking habit. At first, I thought he had done something naughty, but after watching him, I realized that the large wet spots were from him licking the chair, for a very long time. He licked other things, too. Actually, he licked almost anything his face came in contact with.

The last couple years have been hard on the Old  Man, and I know he has missed Ginny. I imagine they are together now, both  healed, sleeping in the sun, eating tasty greens, and cuddling. Ginny is probably leading Weasley into trouble, and he is loving it.

Goodbye, my Sweet Bunny Man. We love you deeply, and will miss you until we are together again. For now, see clearly, and hop well.


d. moll, l.ac. said...

Peace, sweet fur bun. Hugs to fam.

The Fab Furs said...

And we lift a glass to toast, and we light a candle, in memory of Weasley, the Intrepid and Loved.

Jade said...

What wonderful pictures, and what even-more-wonderful memories they must bring. May those memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Weasley was a bun-in-a-trillion, and while Mr. Mick and I are happy that he is back together with sweet Ginny, we will be missing him lots, and thinking many special thoughts for them both.

Hugs and much love from me, and Mick sends nose bonks and bunny kisses. He says you are most welcome to come here for bunny snuggles if you need them.

Christina said...

I am so sorry to hear this.Rest easy Weasley and godspeed.

speedyrabbit said...

Weasley old man,I shall miss our adventures together via Lorna's great tales but one day we'll meet up again and have lots more adventure's together,nose bonks from your english pal Speedy!

Dear Karen,I'm so sorry about your loss,we shall miss him too his little fluffy face and reading about him bumbling around his Pad,with much love Rachel and Speedy

Lavender Rabbit said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Weasley was such a gorgeous bun, inside and out. I will miss his adventures and seeing his cute furry self.
Much love to you from all of us

brandi b said...

I am going to miss him very very much, Karen. My heart is broken for your family. There is thunder and lightning here today, and I imagine it's Weasley and Ginny doing some happy binkies together, getting into trouble. I am attached to all the blog bunnies I visit every day.
These pictures a beautiful tribute to him and Ginny. I don't know how you could tell them apart!
Blessed and Eternal Be His Memory!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'm so sorry! Weasley was such a sweet bunny,

Lorna Appleby said...

I had a good sniffle when Rachel told me -- and I'm having a good sniffle all over again. He was one of my favourite buns to write, the wise, mischevious, blind old bun.. who got into all sorts of trouble and would claim (if ever asked) that he was along to keep those youngin's out of said trouble..

Well loved and loved well, he was an awesome bun. I'm sure Ginny is demanding grooms as I type.

speedyrabbit said...

Hi Weasley's Mum,there have been lots of messages for my pal which I'd like to pass on to you.
nose bonks to you,From Speedy

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Muser said...

Just discovered your blog and on the saddest day too. What a little character he was! He will be dearly missed and my thoughts are with you.

Michelle May said...

I'm still crying...it's just so sad...such a precious boy (love that dust bunny photo). I know he is in the most excellent company. Wish I was there to give you a hug for the hole in your heart.
Love ya my friend. I share your tears.

megan said...

I'm sorry for your family's loss! I can tell he had a wonderful life with y'all..thank you for sharing him with us. Glad maddy got to go on adventures with him...rest in peace weasley my dear..you will never be forgotten.

anonymous said...

Thank you for letting us share the joy of this little bunn's life and for showing us what love and loyalty are.

bunnits said...

Weasley was an amazing bun. I only knew him in these later days, so it was neat to see photos of him as a youngster. He will be missed by all, but leaves happy memories. Hugs to all of you.

speedyrabbit said...

Dear Karen,I just thought I would let you know that Lorna has now done one last adventure for your boy,and its beautiful,I hope that you can bring your self to have a little peak,Hugs and bunny kisses from Rach and Speedy

Glenna said...

What a lovely last look at his sweet life. Many thanks, and we're so sorry for your loss.

The Quilting Elf said...

Weasley was special - even total strangers will miss him ...

Annette F Tait said...

what a beautiful tribute to such a gorgeous honey!!! I know you must miss him so much, but I can see that he was loved eternally and had the best home and hearts ever :)
thanks for letting us 'meet' him, it has been out pleasure and joy
our love always, Annette and Wesley xxx

SixBunnies said...

Oh, my! I have been away from Weasley's upates for so long, I did not know he had passed on. Bless him. Bless you all! He was such a loved, sweet, precious furry guy! I know he's already got things under control on the other side of the bridge and I learned that HOR's Goldie went over and I'm sure those two golden crazy bunz are having some sort of party over there! Thank you for caring for him so well and loving him over to the other side. Surely, you will be blessed for what you've done!