Rabbits can make wonderful companions so when we loose them it can be very hard to deal with. Non-rabbit owners often do not understand that we are grieving for a pet rabbit. They do not realise that rabbits can become as much a part of our lives as a dog or cat, so when they die they leave a very large hole in our lives.
Many rabbit owners take comfort in believing that when rabbits die they go to a place called Rainbow Bridge. Here sick and injured animals become well again and they enjoy life in warm, green fields.
~ Rainbow Bridge ~
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been
especially close to someone here,
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 and old
are restored to health and vigour; 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,
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....
For the Loss of Your Pet
Meet Our Bridge Bunnies
For everybody who has lost a rabbit there is a special place online for them
The Rabbit Welfare Association offer a pet bereavement counselling service to their member
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