Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sleep well, little Jasper...



With our own VERY heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that our little boy - half of our tandem of "wonder brothers" (we believe they were sibs), died on Saturday afternoon, following a very sudden illness that, only over the course of the last few days, overwhelmed his brave & sweet little soul. The kingdom is hurting tonight, right there along with a Bunny Mommy & daddy who little "Jaspee" (my own moniker for his greatness) made such an immediate & everlasting impact on in the short 2 or so months we acquired them. How lucky were we??....

His sudden loss is almost unbearable, because it was so quick and so unfair; like his brother, Raisin - these two are in a class by themselves, as we have never had two buns so overly & equally friendly, and just plain happy to see you every time you spoke in their direction, or approached them. Initially, Raisin appears to be adjusting well, as he was afforded much needed quiet time alone with little Jaspee after he passed. Time will tell how he carries on, but we'll be there to support him any way we can...

We will never forget little Jaspee, how he carried on with his brother, exploring the dining room during free-roam "playtime", jumping on top of the kennel to get that better view of the premises, not to mention better access to all the attention from mommy & daddy, and sharing the newest delivery of timothy hay with Raisin.

He (and Raisin) have supplied us with a treasure trove of images & memories over the course of two quick months that will go, over time, to alleviate the overwhelming sadness we feel tonight, and for days to come - it feels awful, and is very hard to talk about. Suddenly, the problems and the gripes of our typical day pale in comparison to what our boy went through today, and the degree of pain he apparently was in. We're mindful we still have 11 more of these amazing critters depending on us, so we'll have to move on, and take care of business, while at the same time, always keeping a place in our hearts for a little boy who latched on to us like none other, and who hopefully is sleeping well - and free of pain - tonight...

Good night, Jaspee - mommy & daddy love you, and we're going to miss you so much...

*EDIT: Raisin and Jasper were with us since April. Giving us 3 full months with the two special boys.

11 comments:

bunnits said...

We folks here at the Huntsville Bunstead are really sorry to hear of your loss of little Jasper. It is so hard to give them up. Sending hugs your way.

The Fab Furs said...

It is always hard to lose somebun you have made a connection with. Our condolences to Raisin and you all. Jasper couldn't have had a better setting.

B L said...

Oh Laura, how touching your post is. Poor little Jasper. When there is a break in your sadness, be sure to spend a moment thinking about the love and comfort and safety Jasper felt from the moment he found you. You gave him all those things for the first time in his life. But for now ... the sadness is overwhelming, isn't it? Take care.

B L said...

Oh Laura, your post is so touching. Poor little Jasper. Thank goodness he found you when he did ... so he had some time in his life where he knew love and safety. Take care; we are thinking about you.

Paula said...

Laura, I can't imagine your pain. Thank you for sharing with us, know that I'm thinking and praying for you all.

Christina said...

So very sorry to hear this news. Godspeed on your journey Jasper!

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

So sorry, no words, just hugs and maybe a cup of tea....all too, too sad....

Lisa said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I know how Jasper and Raisin seem to have stolen your hearts overnight. Glad to hear Raisin is coping well. We will keep you in mind.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Damn - sometimes the dragon wins - seems so unfair and hard.

Hang in there and snuggle the others extra!!!!

Yollie, the human of Fairy Castle Farm said...

Words really do nothing to help at such a sad time, we are all so very sorry for your loss. R.I.P little Jasper, over rainbow bridge you binkie now :( from all the residents , furry, bald, scaled and feathered.

Karen M said...

So sorry to hear you lost Jasper, he sounds like quite a bun.We are sending prayers and warm thoughts to you and Raisin.