Thursday, September 15, 2011

Requiescat in Pace Tempie Bun; 8-1-05 to 9-14-11

September 14, 2011

 This news will probably shock most of my blog friends.  I'm still in shock.  As Wednesday's post was automatically going up at 9:00am, I was watching Tempie refuse to eat again.  And she started exhibiting strange neurological symptoms.

I called FH and he came home from work.  We gathered her up and started driving south.During the ride she snuggled close to my hands and dozed most of the way.  A couple of times it looked like she was having tiny seizures.
 We don't know how it happened, but somehow her intestines and gut became distended creating a block sort of like a kink in a hose.  To make things worse her gut flora were all out of whack, making her gassy and somehow preventing the fluids we were giving to reach a plug of dried food in her intestines. 

 There was additional damage to her intestines as well and a necropsy confirmed she would not have had much more time with us.  And none of that time would've been comfortable.

  I think every human in the room cried.  She's fought off every other challenge in her life.  I guess she just used up all her strength too soon.

 So she went to sleep one last time at the vet's while in her daddy's arms and me stroking her head.  The vet kept saying sweet things to her and she went to sleep.  She was a wonderful companion and can never be replaced.  Binky free my sweet angel.  You are forever loved.

18 comments:

Rachel said...

Im so sorry about your little bunny my heart is aching for you its really hard to say goodbye to our sweet furbabies
take care big hugs
XX

Caseymini said...

Kat, I an so sorry to hear about Tempie. She was a lovely bunny and I am sure that she will be missed by both of you.

Tabitha Corsica said...

So sorry to hear about Tempie Bun. I know you recently lost Bertie too so I am sure this is especially hard for you. She was a loving companion to you for many years and she will be missed.

Michelle said...

Oh, my heart breaks for you!

Katie said...

Oh Kat! I am so sorry to hear that! I am sending you and FH a BIG HUG!!!

miniannalee said...

I'm so sorry to read this. Its always difficult to loose a pet.

Anna said...

I'm so sorry. =( Losing a pet is one of the saddest things to endure in life. I'm sorry this happened to your poor bunny. Rest in Peace Tempie.

Maria Ireland said...

So sorry to hear about your bunny. My heart goes out to you. Its so hard to say goodbye to a much loved pet. Hugs Maria

Kathi said...

Oh dear Kat... I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know your heart is sad. Tempie was the most beautiful bunny. Love the sweet photos you posted here. She won't be forgotten.
Hugs,
Kathi

Lataina said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about Tempie =(

rosanna said...

I am sorry Kat , a pet is so much part of a family, I cannot think what losing one might be.
Hugs to you both, Rosanna

Ara said...

So sorry about your sweet friend Kat :( I know how heart-wrenching it is to loose a dear pet like this. I pray your heart heels quickly and your memories of her never fade! hugs, ara

Debie Lyons said...

Sorry to hear you have both lost Tempie Kat. I know she was a much loved and treasured bunny.

Lots of Lofe

Debie xxxx

julie campbell said...

((((((((()))))))))) so sorry kat, its so hard to say goodbye but you will have your precious memories always.
julie xxx

A. Wright said...

:( Sorry Kat. I know this is a tad late - I'm just catching up on my blog readings and was very sad hear this news. *virtual hugs*

Leigh said...

Kat, I am so so sorry. Shocked at the news and grieved. Big hugs to you.

Miss Kitty said...

(((HUGS)))

So, so sorry. You've been in my thoughts and prayers; even though I never met her, I'll miss Tempie, too.

Kim said...

Kat- I am catching up on blog reading and I just saw this post- I am soooo very sorry. Tempie was such a beautiful bunny- wish I could give you a real hug instead of sending you one in a comment.