Saturday, May 14, 2011

Murphy's Wheels

Once upon a time, there was a bun named Murphy. Murphy arrived at Heartland from a horrible breeding operation. This handsome bun had probably never been out of his little cage. His first week at Heartland, he and his brothers were allowed a lot of playtime and exercise. One day as Murphy was binkying with joy, he cried out. He had made a wrong move and injured his fragile and delicate spine. Was Murphy's life over? Oh no. Not even close. Murphy spent his days watching the sunrise and watching it set. He waited patiently for Heartland to raise the $300 dollars to buy his wheels. (A special cart for paralyzed buns) The money was raised, it was time to give Murphy his freedom to run but it wasn't meant to be. Murphy went across the bridge unexpectedly and never got the chance to try out his cart.

Murphy at the clinic.

Enter Roger. A beautiful young man found Roger trying to survive on his own, outdoors and paralyzed. This special young man took Roger in. He did everything he could to make Roger's life better and did. Heartland donated Murphy's wheels to Roger. Roger lived almost 4 years. He went across the bridge on March 14, 2011. I believe Murphy was watching the sunset for Roger's approach.

Roger (RIP)

Meet Jensen! Roger's dad adopted another disabled bun and the wheels are turning again.
Jensen is one lucky bun.

Did sweet Murphy know that his life would touch so many? What a wonderful and tragic circle life is sometimes. Keep on rolling Jensen! We are all so happy for you baby!


Blogger Michelle May (Shell) said...

Tears...bless each and every one of you and them!!!
xx, shell and harrington

5:27 PM  
Blogger veganelder said...

I hope those wheels have released much bunny joy for each bunny that has used them...and I hope they continue to do so for years and years. Thanks for writing about this "cheerful chariot".

3:52 AM  
Blogger Layla said...

That is so sweet... It's really amazing to see how a loving act can go on and on like this. My sympathy goes out to Roger's dad. xoxo

8:33 AM  
Blogger Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Each bunny leaves a little something behind in that cart for the next bun, to help them on their way. :)

1:25 PM  
Blogger Rabbits' Guy said...

Play it forward!!!

Roll On!!!

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Krissa said...

Writing through tears...I didn't know Murphy's story...and I don't know any of you (peeps or buns) personally, but I am very touched by your dedication and the love you all share. Jensen is so handsome! Good luck to him in his new and wonderful forever home. Good thoughts for angels Murphy and Roger.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

What a wonderful young man to adopt another disabled bun and let the cart make yet another bun's life better. I wish them the best!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Krissa-there are many of us blogger that dont know each other "personally" but we do, if you know what I mean. Stop by often.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Annette F Tait said...

a beautiful sad and sweet story - bless that very caring man for taking in two special little hearts - this is just so touching :)

3:10 PM  
Blogger laughingwolf said...

smiles, after so many heartbreaks...

2:38 PM  
Blogger said...

We were glad to be a part of this bunderful story in putting Heartland in touch with Roger's (and now Jensen's) human, Shoji. Murphy continues to bless us all.

Here's a picture of Jensen taken yesterday...

9:39 AM  

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