Thursday, September 9, 2010

BAXTER BUNNY - 9 YEARS OLD - REST IN PEACE

Today Baxter had to be put to rest.
He has had rear leg problems and surgeries and was beginning to totally be unable to care for himself or get around much. We tried and tried, but he got worse and worse. He still was happy, fairly pain-free, and had a great appetite! So off he has gone to a happier place before he had to suffer much, and we are left to deal with our huge loss.

Zoey will also have a big adjustment to make and we will give her extra cuddles and care.

Baxter just being Baxter!!!
You can read Baxter's story here



42 comments:

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

ooh no, so sorry RG and BL, these little guys leave such huge holes in our hearts....sending hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you and BL. Zoey too, as she will miss her Baxter.

bunnygirl said...

Noooo!!!

I'm so sorry, RG, BL and Zoey. Wish I was there to hug you all right now, but all of us in bunny blogland know the pain you're going through.

It's our last act of kindness to these dear friends of ours to suffer their loss so they won't have to suffer any more.

Binky free with your many bunny blogfriends at the Bridge, Baxter!

Lavender Rabbit said...

I'm so sorry to read about Baxter! Run free little Baxter.
Nose bonks from our crew

Added Entry said...

So sad ... I loved his ears in your pictures.

Thanks for sharing your life with Baxter.

Lorna said...

I'm sure Scout will meet Baxter at the rainbow bridge so she can show off her bacon tree.

*Hugs* to you and BL and the rest of the furry gang.

bunnits said...

I am so sorry that Baxter had to go. I know how hard it is when we have to say good by to these little ones. It's been six months since I held my Periwinkle while the vet helped him across the Bridge and there is still an empty spot in my heart. I was just getting over the loss of our Bobbin, a good, gentle bun who was a shy sweetheart, when my beloved Periwinkle had to leave us.

Baxter had a wonderful life while he was with you. I'm sending hugs to all of you. Give Zoey lots of extra hugs and cuddles while she adjusts.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'm so sorry to hear that, you'll all miss him, specially Zoey. Sending hugs and warm wishes to you all

Christina said...

Love you Baxter and Zoey. Rest in peace,pain free Baxter sweetheart.

Christina and Mats said...

Oh no, we are so sorry to hear about Baxter. It felt as if we knew him, and we will miss him.
It is so sad.
Christina and Mats

Michelle May said...

Ohhhhh noooo! Oh I am so sorry. Poor Zoey too. I know she will be so sad.

Razzy met him in the distant grass and they talked about how much they were loved by us. Baxter had a beautiful life with ya'll and you with him.

Sending lots of hugs for your hearts.
xx, shell

nicole said...

i'm so sorry for your loss, rg and bl. baxter was incredibly lucky to have you guys as his bunny slaves, and i will miss seeing his wonderful bunny cheeks on this blog. cuddles for zoey, i hope she's doing okay.

Hef's Mom said...

such a sweet story, got some tears in my eyes sitting at work, my heart goes out to you both!

SixBunnies said...

Thank you for not letting him suffer! My Tucker Bunz and my Beagle Poky will run to meet him with the rest of the crowd at the bridge! I am so sorry for your loss and for Zoey's. My thoughts are with you.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Our eyes are leaking. Dear sweet Baxter. Binky on big guy.

And our love to you all. We know this is hard.

The Fab Furs said...

We're so sorry to hear about Baxter. He did have a wonderful life at the House of Rabbits and made a lot of new friends, some of whom he never met. Parting is never easy, for any of those involved. Enjoy the clover, Baxter Bunny.

Glenna said...

Oh, no, RG and BL and Zoey! Tom and Pink and Peaches and Elvis and I are so very, very sad for you all. Bunnyman and Tidbit and so many others were waiting at the bridge to show him the ropes and run in the clover.

chloefpuff said...

Our condolences to the House of Rabbits.

tfangel said...

I'm so sorry, my condolences. :(

Mel said...

Binky free dear Baxter. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you, BL and sweet Zoey.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but I think Baxter was probably excited to finally see Lovey again after all this time apart. Baxter has many friends at the Bridge and they're probably throwing a huge blowout bash all weekend long, to welcome him.

Busy Beavers said...

I know it doesn't mean much, but I am truly sorry for your loss. It has been lovely to become acquainted with all of your rabbits, but Baxter and Zoey have always been my favorites.

Karen M said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Its so tough to make these decisions. Baxter was a lucky boy to live with you and Zoey for so long, and be surrounded by such love. Hugs and prayers to you, Zoey, and Baxter.

divakitty said...

Happy binkies in endless fields of dandelion greens and basil sweet Baxter. Hugs to RG and BL.

The human said...

Oh no. We are so sad to hear about Baxter, but consoled that he had such a wonderful family and great friends at the Houseful of rabbits. My heart just sunk on seeing the blog title. Sigh.
Hugs to you all
Lisa and Buttons xxx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry for the loss of Baxter. We know furries can leave a big hole in your heart when they leave. Purrs and tail wags.

Natascha said...
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Natascha said...

Aww. I had a bunny named Baxter too that I put down on Jun 29th. He was a character and I am sorry that you lost your little guy too.

loafingcactus said...

So sad to hear! Hugs to all!

Herman said...

Very sad news. But you will always have the memories.

tamara said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I love reading about all the buns...thank you for sharing them. Big sweet Baxter, the lap-bun. What a lovely life you gave him, and what a lot he gave you in return.

Jan said...

I am so sorry. We just love our buns SO MUCH! Baxter was a lucky bunny to be part of your family.

Friend of the Animals said...

Thinking of you and all the buns. Glad I got to see him last weekend. Like I said, you gave him a great life, and that is what is most important.

Anonymous said...

I am sooo sad to hear this!:( Im sorry!! I will miss Baxter!:( Hope you guys are doing well. xo_Tara

LauraHinNJ said...

Aww... so sorry to read this.

Jade said...

I read about your loss while I was away, but couldn't respond until I got home (my phone has web capacity, but it no like word verification stuff much). So very sorry to hear of Baxter's passing, but glad to know that you spared him the possibility of much suffering. You are all in thoughts and prayers, and Mickey and I will be sending extra special thoughts out to Baxter as he moves on to his next adventures.

Many hugs and much love,
Jade and Mickey

furrybutts said...

We're so sorry to hear about Baxter but at the same time, glad that he will no longer be in pain. Hugs to RG, BL and Zoey.. losing a beloved one is always so very sad :( Hans will show Baxter around the Bridge.

Erin said...

I just saw this! I'm so so sorry, BL & RG. You will be in my thoughts. Hugs to sweet Zoey. Binki free Baxter bunny. We will miss you.

Anonymous said...

Hello!

I read your blog often and love seeing pics of your beautiful bunns. I just wanted to say sorry for your loss, losing bunnies is just awful, but I'm glad he lived most of his life in such a happy place.

Sending extra cuddles to the beautiful Zooey.

x

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

So sorry to hear about your beautiful Baxter... but 9 years - what a great long life he had! They leave us all too soon. :(
Hugs from all our bunnies to you and yours.

Pepper said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. What a lucky guy he was to have found a home with you - and how lucky you were to have been able to share his life too.

We don't have them for a long time - but they get deep into our hearts don't they? I'm sure he will be very much missed but remembered with much love and happy memories.

Hugs to everyone there.

RoadBunner said...

RG, BL and The Buns:
I am so sorry to hear about Baxter. I am sending lots of hugs and nose bumps your way. I am sure he is in a great place surrounded by loving friends.