I just want to thank you all for the lovely words and thoughts, poems and heartfelt goodbyes to my bunny Archi Ann. She was special, very different.
Fiona and family posted a Monday Bunday Tribute Poem to Archi Ann. The poem is PERFECT. I love the ending. Fi let Archi guest share a Meezer Weds rule and was a great friend.
Rabbit's Guy said exactly what i've felt all day... words just don't work too well.
Katie and Puddy just put up a lovely pictorial tribute. Thank you for the words of encouragement and comfort. I have enjoyed my Aussie friends!
Andrew Bun, fellow Dutchie posted a lovely tribute and poem.
Yowlyy at Bunnies Needles and Books posted a sweet tribute of a poem that she received when her precious bun Sir Harvey of Glasgow went over the bridge.
And all of you have left tributes on her site comments and in emails to me that have truly left me speechless.
I didn't think I would be writing anything again this soon but Yowlyy's words in the comments hit the chord that I couldn't find. I went to bed with Archi very much alive and well and woke to her gone. It was not time, there is the basil planted, the summer to be had, friends to meet... she had a package of nail colors to send to Katie yet... so much undone...
And I was struck by the words of Neil Diamond's song - Done Too Soon
And each one there
Has one thing shared:
They have sweated beneath the same sun,
Looked up in wonder at the same moon,
And wept when it was all done
for being done too soon
That says it all
I will let go and accept that nothing is outside of God's timing... but in my timing it was too soon.
I have already found a great home for Riena. She will be going back to live with the in-laws of the family that gave her to me several years ago. They have a 4 year old little girl that has been praying for a bunny! It's the right thing.
Going with Riena will be Archi's house, food dishes, pillow, litter box and a whack of hay and food. Riena will get a lot of house time to hop around and be a social bug like she is.
For now I will keep Zinger. Being a dutchie like Archi I think I'll make the outdoor enclosure for him and he will stay, if I can ensure BDP can handle him out there and leave him alone.
BDP is doing fine. I love him with all my heart. He's a dog and has a prey drive. I have to accept that. For now bunnies can no longer be a huge part of my life. They have been a joy to have. Hopefully Zinger will stay. We will see...
Thank you all, my dear friends.