My mom and I have lost our bunny on Sunday …

Comment on Grieving the loss of a rabbit by Sylvie.

My mom and I have lost our bunny on Sunday night. He has lived with us for 6 and a half years. He would have been 7 on August 10th. He was healthy. It all went so fast. I think it was bloat. One minute he was fine and after he stopped eating, pooping and drinking. The vet was closed. I was planning to bring him to the vet Monday morning but he died in my arms at 10:00 PM Sunday night.

I am beyond devastated. I can’t do the things I used to. My body hurts emotionally and physically. I don’t know how to cope with this. It’s my second bunny, but my first one died of a long illness, which mean we expected her death. She had many vet visit and treatment and surgery but eventually lost her battle. It was hard then but we could make sense of her death. We knew she was probably in a better place instead of constantly fighting and suffering on earth. For Mocha it’s different as he was healthy up until he died and it was very sudden.

Please help us. I don’t know how to cope with this and I am worried about my mother. She is 91 years old and was very attached to my bunny Mocha.

Thank you.