I just want to THANK YOU ALL for the kind words, encouragement and for joining me in saying goodbye to my "snarky" little bun - Archi Ann. More tributes popped up on other sites so I've linked them here. Thank you. Freckles and Deb just did a thank you post as well - she said it - we have a community here that really cares. I cannot even begin to express what you have done for my heart.
Tyler, Sydney and Diana check out the lovely picture Diana painted of Archi flying free
Freckles and Deb
Sasha, Max and their Mom
Gus and Betsy
Jan's Funny Farm
Lola and Jen
Sammy and Mom
update - Karen Jo just wrote Archi a kitty limerick - thank you Karen Jo
A friend sent me this card in the mail. I received it today - she bought the card when she was in Thailand. Isn't it lovely (click on it for a bigger view)? A little glimpse of where Archi Ann is now, enjoying the basil, not worried about saving you all some, there will be plenty when we see her again! She will love to share it I'm sure!
She reminded me of Psalm 104 God renews ... Some day creation will be redeemed ... I don't know if we will have all our pets in heaven with us but I sure hope so. Archi with her legs healed and my pup Oliver with her! Of course by then it will pale because we will see our Savior and nothing else will really matter. Animals, friends, life will all be there ... living in harmony... no more tears, no more unfairs, no more loss...
O'Reilly is fine - he's my boy. I know he was just being a dog. I also know I just can't trust him at all with the bunnies. Breaks my heart. He did so well - since late March Archi has been in the house and they were doing well. But it only takes one time for something to go wrong.
Several of you have been concerned about me splitting up Riena and Zinger. I really appreciate your concern. The family that has adopted Riena absolutely loves her. She is not going to want for ANYTHING there. She has full house privileges and a 4 year old girl who adores her.
My local bunny friend and I are not totally sure Zinger and Riena were really well bonded. Riena isn't phased by the loss of Zinger. Zinger is having a hard time but here's the scoop - they would cuddle some and then Riena would just break out and start picking on Zinger. She would snip at him and he'd run and thump. They'd eventually settle down. While I think Zinger is missing the positive part of their relationship I don't suppose he misses being picked on.
And I miss Archi more than I could have imagined. For now Zinger will stay, as an enclosed rabbit. I'm going to finish the outdoor enclosure and fence it. I'll see how O'Reilly does with him out there during the day and then at night I'll bring him in to keep him safe from anything occurring while I'm asleep.
I'm open to suggestions too, keeping in mind I live in a small 1 bedroom house.
Again, you all have blessed me beyond measure. I wish I had time to write each and every one of you that has left me notes. I will try, but it makes me cry when I do and I'm trying to move forward a bit. You all have been an inspiration to me. Thank you for loving Archi Ann almost as much as I did.