Monday, July 06, 2009

Silent trip to the bridge

This was our darling little Wyatt. A most unusual looking bunny. A white lionhead with crystal blue eyes. A very quiet and shy buns Wyatt was dumped at the animal shelter. Perhaps because he was shy, maybe because he had molar problems that required regular trips to the vet or maybe because someone decided to abuse him for breeding purposes and he was not found useful. We did not think Wyatt was able to hear. Possibly that recessive gene that seems to go along with blue-eye animals. He was not up on the website for adoption. We were afraid that someone would take a shine to Wyatt's coloring and try to use him for more breeding or sell him to the highest bidder.
Wyatt left for the bridge sometime in the early hours this past Saturday morning. This sweet little bunny man lived a quiet life next door to his friend Shoebox. He really only made 3 friends at the rescue; His gentle neighbor Shoebox who sat and watched him closely as he passed, one of our young volunteers who had numerous conversations with Wyatt and his sponsor Rick who got the opportunity to snuggle with Wyatt. You may wonder why I am intent on telling the circumstances on how a bunny that has gone to the bridge came to Heartland? My wish is to help educate and hopefully make people think before they discard a bunny. When you bring any animal into your home, you make a promise to that animal. It is supposed to be for better or worse to take care of them. Momma Jeannie kept that promise to Wyatt when others failed him.
We will miss you bunny man

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature -- trees, flowers, grass -- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa


Blogger Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh Wyatt ... we have Zoey who is also a white (more or less) lionhead with dark eyes. She was left at a Humane society. She gets an extra snuggle for Wyatt and all the abandoned bunnies who deserve better.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Wyatt chose his friends very carefully. Especially our exceptional little friend Sarah snuggled her way into his heart. Oh Wyatt, how much did we hope to find a loving home for you!!! However, now you are really in your forever home in the lush meadows on the other side of the RBB. Take care, little guy!

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

I feel horrible about that, even though it was not my fault. He may be just a lion-head, but I know he had a heart as big as a lion itself. Speaking of death, I lost a hamster on May 15th. It was a very sad day for me, because that hamster didn't even have a name yet. She was, also, a dear friend.


5:36 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thank you for stopping by Lucy. I lost my special little hamster as a little girl. She meant just as much to me as any of my babies. Welcome to the blog.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I know Shoebox was as good a friend as a bunny could have. May Wyatt rest in peace.

9:30 PM  

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