Saturday, February 7, 2009

In Memory...

of our beloved bunny Rosey.


Last Saturday she had some loose bowel movements so I cleaned out her cage and cleaned her up. She was very lethargic and calm. I put her back in with new bedding and some fresh hay and such to help her tummy. By that afternoon Rosey had passed on. I felt so bad and we all miss Rosey. She was a good bunny. The kids really loved her. It was strange that she passed away so suddenly. The only thing we can figure is that on her walk time the day before maybe she ate something in the yard that she shouldn't have. If we had taken her to a vet they would've been able to tell us why she died (maybe), but not save her. They would've also had a nice vet bill to go along with it.

We let the kids say goodbye to her then took care of the remains.
I don't know if we will venture forth with another pet anytime soon. We may be inheriting chickens though...
It is probably good she died sooner than later. There have been no tears shed and the kids randomly mention that they miss her. I'm sure it would've been harder if she had been with us for years.

Here are some photos of the kids with Rosey and taking care of her.


Sandra had a great time walking Rosey. Rosey got to where she just liked to sit in the grass so Sandra would camp out with her waiting for her to hop again.




Hopping!


The boys were really good helpers and were willing to clean out the cage and check on her everyday. I was impressed how well they helped!
This was a good chance to talk about where Rosey is now. They saw her body and we were able to explain that her spirit is no longer in the body and that's why she's dead. We also got to explain that they can see her again if they live right. I hope they learned something other than it's sad to lose a pet.

5 comments:

dnkbickerstaff1@yahoo.com said...

I am so sorry about Rosey. You are a great Mommy applying the plan of salvation to this experience with your kids.:) I think Rosey would be happy with that.:)

Alli said...

What a sad story, I hope the kids are okay. When our puppy died last year they were okay at the time but occasionally brought it up for months afterwords.

Katie Busken said...

That's too bad Sharla. I'm glad your kids took it so well. It's hard to teach about death, but it sounds like you did a great job.

Williams Family said...

I am glad to hear the kids are taking it well, Ella would still be crying about it. your kids are soo cute.

Machelle said...

I miss Rosey too. How sad but it was a perfect opportunity to teach them about the plan of salvation.