Thursday, January 24, 2008

MARNIE .... A BIG GIRL


This hunk of pretty bunny is a Flemish Giant, Marnie. We adopted her, fully grown, from a rescue center a few years ago and she was pretty special, something else. A big armful of all soft cuddle, and she loved that. But Marnie had suffered such bad treatment in her early years as a brood doe in a small cage - her back was injured and eventually she could not get around any more at all and had no more hope. We had her for quite awhile, just not enough, and enjoyed the whole time. So did Marnie, she wore her expressions clearly. A BIG bunny is so much MORE than a regular one!

Some day we might get another Flemish Giant, but not quite yet. Marnie memories are still too big, and losing her was pretty hard.

Maybe that is why many people prefer trees - they tend to outlive us.

7 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Yes, that's the sad part about fur-friends. Even when they live a good long life by their standards, it's never long enough by ours. When their lives are shortened in some ways, it's even worse.

I hear tortoises live a long time, but they just don't cuddle as well.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Hey, Rabbit's Guy, super hard to read the blue text on Big Girl.................

d. moll, l.ac. said...

different glasses make it better, anyway I had a big rabbit too and she was big in all ways!

Andrewbun said...

Awww she looked so snuggle-able too! So glad she was given a loving home towards the end of her life. (Which is exactly why we now have Felix the Cat!!)

Andrewbun's Mum

DKM said...

I wish they could stay with us forever...

FrecklesandDeb said...

Sounds like Marnie was a true joy. It's terrific that you were able to make the last portion of her life so much better than the first part was.

LauraHinNJ said...

BIG bunnies are worth the heartache, I think. Hope you'll be ready again, someday.