Members' rabbits Remembrance Roll 2015

The very worst part about having pets is losing them. Sometimes they have been our companions for just a short time, other times they have been our companions for many years. Whatever the situation, losing them can be very hard and often difficult to get over. This part of the website is dedicated to those rabbits who enriched our lives and have gone to live over Rainbow Bridge...

Rainbow Bridge (author unknown)

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal, any kind of animal, dies that has been especially close to someone , that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill or old are restored to good health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, someone who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent, his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

If you have lost a rabbit and need someone to talk to who will understand your grief, please remember that the RWAF provides a pet bereavement counselling service to members. So do please contact us if you feel you need to and we hope to help make these hard times a little easier.

"I don't know how I would have coped without your support line. No matter how many times I rang, often hysterical and incoherent, I was never made to feel a nuisance. Whilst family and friends could not find the time for me, the voice at the end of the help line never let me down."
Kayte Webster

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Spike 2015


My wonderful little fluffball. There was never a dull moment with Spike.

He came to us from Wood Green in 2008 at 2 years old. Slowly he built up his confidence until he got to the point of sprawling out and giving us happy licks. He had his little ways such as never wanting to go outside and growling when he'd had enough strokes.

My husband, young son and I loved him to bits though. We nursed Spike through a leg amputation when he was 8. He was such a fighter and was just recovering when he suddenly had a heart attack one night and passed away in my husbands arms.

We will never forget you.

Barney 2015


Our handsome boy Barney, an energetic, happy house rabbit will be missed by us all and his bonded partner Smokie.

We walk in front room and there is something missing only to realise it`s Barney.

He left us too soon, he died at the vets during a supposedly routine castration.

Barney had a happy life and was part of our family but unfortunately his life was cut short. I wish I had not taken you to the vets as you would still be here with us now, bouncing about and looking out for Smokie as you always did.

We love you Barney and hope you are playing on Rainbow Bridge with Floppy and Springy. You are in good company our little love xx

Bella went to sleep 9th February


Bella was our late daughters last 'baby', she was Milos companion of 6 years. Bella was a good age she was 8.5 but after Milo died back in January she became poorly very quickly.

She was a character who would nibble your shoes...or at worse your trousers when you were in her cage cleaning, anything for attention. She was a beautiful little thing but who lorded it over Milo. She is the black and white dwarf, seen here chilling with Milo :-)

She will be missed.

Lavender, died 30th January 2015 aged 7.


I will miss your ability to make me smile, watching at the window to see who was passing by and keeping the rest of the hairy bunch in line. You ruled the roost and always managed to get your way. You were so easy going and although you were obviously in pain until the end you kept fighting and never complained.

I hope you and Arlie are back together now, sleep well little one.

You will never be forgotten.

Milo went to sleep 25th January.


You Milo, were one of our daughters 'babies', she passed away on New Years Eve 2014 and we wonder whether you just wanted to be with her.

You were a bundle of fun and at 8 yrs old I believe you were a geriatric! But thank you for making OUR baby smile. May you both rest in peace.



Oh Fred. What a brave boy you were, you were my brave little soldier. You were my funny boy, a cheeky chappy. You went through so many illnesses and came through the other side, who knew that this time would be different? We miss you, and Pod misses you.

I wish the vet had listened to us, and maybe you would still be here.

With tears we saw you suffer,
As we watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost broken,
As you fought so hard to stay.
We knew you had to leave us,
But you never went alone,
For part of us went with you
The day you left your home.

Bernie, passed away 5th January 2015 aged 5 years and 5 month.


Dear Bernie,

Thank you for the time we shared together, you will always have a special place in our hearts.

Miss you so much, love you forever. RIP Bernster xxx

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