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My sweet boy Leeroy
He was the friggin best rabbit a person could have.
And I failed him
I knew it was cold outside, I stuffed his nesting box full of hay, I kept him dry.
I was not attentive enough to his water bottle as it freezes in the winter
I should’ve given him more pellets
I should’ve brought him in
I even scratched his nose last night before I went to bed, he had been still then and I had feared the worst, I had given him a treat and he wasn’t reacting.
But he eventually perked up and accepted his nose scratches.
Then this morning he was gone.
I can’t belive I let this happened. I should’ve Brought him inside. I knew he was old and I knew he shouldn’t have been exposed to so much cold and I knew that I should’ve made sure to fatten him up more and make sure he had more water. I should’ve seen the signs.
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I am so very sorry. I know it hurts and your heart is breaking. It sounds like to me you did do everything you knew to do. The extra hay and your attention. Maybe it was his time and bringing him in might have not made a difference. We all beat ourselves up when we lose our loved ones and the guilt we feel is normal. It sounds like you had a very special relationship with Leeroy. I am glad you loved him so much. Try to think of the life you shared with him and grieve as much as you need to. Talk to him too. He can hear you in the spirit world and knows how much your loved him. He'll always be with you. Hold his memories in your heart and you'll never be alone.
Love and doggie hugs Termy's mom
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I'm so sorry for your loss... Please don't be so hard on yourself it was not your fault these had happened. You did what was best for your little fur baby by taking care of him and making sure he's nest was full of hay. You were making sure he was doing ok it was not your fault that it was cold outside. maybe he passed away due no something else it didn't mean it was due to the cold especially if he was kept warm. I know you are hurting right now and I wished I could do something else to help you feel better. But all I could tell you that you will be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that your hurting heart soon turns into happy memories of your sweet lovely rabbit. Much love to you. ~ Mayra