Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Death in the Family

My brother just called with some bad news, his beloved bunny, Bea, has passed away. She hasn't been feeling well for a few days and she looked like she was getting better on Monday as she started to eat and drink water. He headed out this morning for an appointment but had a terrible feeling, decided to cut his morning short and headed home to check on her only to discover she had just passed in her sleep probably 30 minutes before he came home.

I have never owned a pet or been close to an animal but I am quite sure it's the same feeling as if you had lost your child or your best friend. He sounds so devastated and heartbroken, I have never seen or heard him speak with such emotions. Not even when he broke up with his girlfriend.

What does one do for someone who has lost someone they loved? Suggestions anyone?

No he does not want to replace Bea so he will not accept a new pet bunny. He is burying her with his most prized possession which is a stuffed pink (now grey and has no face) bunny he received when he was a baby. He's had this stuffie for 28 years and I am not at all surprised that he is going to bury her with it. He is just as attached to the stuffie as he is with his Bea. Maybe I can buy him a new stuffed bunny? Such a sad day......


Joss said...

Losing a pet is devastating. Probably the best thing to do is just be there for him, empathize, let him feel how he feels. Cheering him up won't work for a while :)
Having some kind of ceremony when he buries her would be awesome.

- Joss

peachy said...

Your poor brother, i know some people prefer pets to humans, i hope he feels better soon.

Anonymous said...

ur bro had a bunny???