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In March we lost our beloved jrt Lloyd who was 11 and in September we rescued 2 female rabbits. They have had such a lovely life in our garden. However we live near water and last week my husband spotted a mink in the garden. Well today the mink broke into the hutch and has killed both rabbits- well the vet said they were both brain dead so put them down. I can't believe this has happened again and they must have been so scared 😭😭 they had become part of the family and it's just ruined Christmas. I can't stop crying and I just feel so so down. I keep thinking what if we had brought them in or I hadn't gone out today. This year has truly been one to forget . 😭😭😭😭😭 my little boy loved them. He's only 2 and a half so too young to realise where they have gone. The sad sinking feeling I had for months with Lloyd is now back. Tomorrow of Christmas day and it's going to be awful now. 😭😭😭😢😢😢 they would always run to me when I went out and only this morning I gave them their Christmas treat.

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I am so sorry that you are suffering another loss. Sending you love and support.
Termy's mom

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I am so terribly sorry for your loss and to have to go through this on Christmas eve is just awful. I, myself will not be a part of Christmas tomorrow, sadly. My Greenbean was supposed to be here and I have found myself sobbing all day and I just can't bring myself to acknowledge Christmas without him here. My thoughts are also constantly swirling with what ifs and whys.. when there is an unexpected loss like this over something that was so happy and healthy and alive only moments before, it is so profound and traumatic. We try to tell ourselves that they should still be here.. that even a tiny brief lapse in time could have kept them here and for me, that is just the worst part.

You are not alone in your grief. I am so sorry for our heartache this time of year..

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Thank you all for your support. I just feel like I've let them down. Poor poor sweet babies. Combined with this being the first Christmas without Lloyd, my husband arguing with his family and my little boy suffering with tonsillitis, this has been a Christmas I can't wait to forget.

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I write this logging in with my same password of my loving dog who passed in August. I am ready for 2018 to be over as well. Family health scares, losing my beloved dog and a less than exciting job...I am over it. I thought this xmas, since i was away from family, i would foster a dog through a program, and did. It went pretty well, but after bringing in a crate and the old dog bed, food bowls and a routine again, I feel lost after bringing her back today after 5 days, really empty, and crying as I walked through the empty house. She was a little bit of a challenge, not like my dog, but it was still nice to have someone here with me. I don't know if I can ever bring in another pup again, it's such a hard loss, still feeling it. Other things going on too that makes things challenging right now, but I really miss him, such a sweet presence that can never be replaced. Still heartbroken...thankful I have a place to write with no judgement. Thanks for reading.
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