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Cheryl83
post Jun 2 2010, 09:04 AM
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Hi,

Just wanted to share some memories of my lionhead/lop rabbit, Daisy. Although she was, as some might say, "only a rabbit", she was so much more than that to me. Right up until her final day, she acted more like a puppy. She lived in the house with us, and the dinning room was "her room". Anyone who met her used to always comment that it was like she had "been here before". She was so intelligent, so lovable, and fully litter trained (she never once did her business outside of her house).

Some of the little images that pop into my mind when I'm missing her:

She would be laying sprawled out on the floor, and I would walk past, and she would jump up and hop right over to me. I would stand there and say hello, then she would nudge my leg and keep doing it until I sat on the floor with her and stroked her head. She used to LOVE getting her head stroked, and would happily sit there for hours on end getting stroked. She would make this little "crunching" sound to show how content she was. And the minute I stopped, her head would shoot up and she would find my hand with her nose and "nut" it really hard until I started stroking her again. You would only have to touch her and she would drop straight to the floor in anticipation of a stroking session. She loved attention and affection just as much as a puppy would.

She used to love her "babies" (her teddybears). Of a night I would put her in her hutch, and she would go into her little bed (yes she was a rabbit and slept in a little pink cat bed) and I would pick one of her "babies" up to put next to her and she would go mad. She never, ever bit me (she just didnt have that in her, she was so gentle) but she used to dart at me and give me a warning nudge with her nose as if to say "dont touch my baby". Sometimes she would even make a loud grunting noise. It always made me laugh so much. Then she would drag her baby into her bed and spend forever licking and clean it. She was so protective over her toys. Just the thought of her cuddled up and affectionately cleaning her babies makes me smile. But of course it makes me sad too, cos I miss seeing her do that so much.

Daisy was obsessed with food (as her little pot belly proved). The vet used to comment how strange this was cos he said rabbits were supposed to forage throughout the day, eating little bits then stopping when they'd had enough. Not daisy. When feeding her, she used to dart around her hutch with excitement, and you had to quickly throw her food down cos she would dart at it and start munching away at record speed until everything was gone. Then she would look at you for more! She used to get through a massive full leaf of spring greens in seconds! I used to wonder how such a little mouth could hold so much. But thats when she always looked happiest - when she was eating or getting her head stroked.

There's so much more I could write, but I cant see the screen for tears now. I miss her so much.

Daisy's mommy xx



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It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone,
For parts of us went with you ... the day God called you home


My beautiful Angel, Daisy - I will love and miss you forever xx
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madi
post Jun 5 2010, 06:20 AM
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'To hear him tell of his night kept everyone laughing for years!'

LOL, really funny story, it cracked me up too!!

madi xx
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madi
post Jun 5 2010, 06:40 AM
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I loved everything about Ulriich, he was so placid, I could take him anywhere and all the children in the area knew him and loved him too. He would wait for the school bus to go past every day and he'd roll around in the driveway as it passed and all the kids would call out to him, he loved that. I used to take him to the school for show and tell and he would let everyone hold and pet him. He dressed up at halloween and wore antler ears at Chrismas time too, just like everyone else. Oh, there are numerous other things he did that made him the special cat he was, but I'll let someone else have a turn.

madi xx
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MissingHolly
post Jun 17 2010, 11:22 PM
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Sadly, this forum doesn't seem as well-used as it could be. I'll post a tidbit from Holly's life, all the same.

When we got Holly mom decided she wanted her to be a breeding dog and maybe used for shows (we later decided against both because my horses took up all my time and mom's goats took up all hers). Mom let Holly's hair grow out and she always put the hair on her head into a little ponytail with a little bow (a traditional Shih Tzu cut, although after breeding and showing Schnauzers for so many years mom still cut Holly's face in a square show-Schnauzer cut as opposed to the rounded cut for a Shih Tzu). The rest of Holly's fur hung to the ground and every time she walked around our house her fur would brush the floor.

She used to love going outside, but the Georgia weather in the summer is very hot and unforgiving so as soon as she came in she wanted to plop down on the linoleum floor in the kitchen with her fur all fanned out. Dad used to call her 'flop mop' because she looked like a little fluffy mop head and he always joked how he wanted to attach a stick to her collar and slide her around the floor. The image itself was a little funny because Holly would've probably just laid there while she was dragged around.


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mmh27
post Jul 24 2010, 01:55 PM
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One time, Husker got his head stuck in an empty 12 pack pop box. He was up on the counter, and before I could get there to help him, he backed up too far, fell off the counter, took off running, and ran smack into the stove. I tried so hard not to laugh, but it was pretty funny ( especially since he was okay )


RIP HUSKER Momma loves you and misses you
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Raena
post Aug 17 2010, 12:04 AM
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I had a dog a few years back, he was an Aussie Shepard named Jack. He was about the smartest dog I ever had.

I used to work late sometimes but would always leave enough food for the big boy to get along. Anyhow, you know how some dogs get into the garbage and you end up coming home to the tipped over can in your kitchen and garbage everywhere?

Well I think garbage wasn't good enough for ole Jack. Instead of coming home to the garbage tipped over, I came home to the fridge standing wide open and lunch meat baggies and other food packages strewn around the kitchen.
Of course I would look in the living room and see him lying in his bed, looking guilty as sin.

After that I ended up putting a hasp on the fridge door to keep the thing shut when I wasn't home.


Another time with him involving the human food was when I had a friend over for pizza and movies. Well this was a newer friend of mine and he didn't know Jack all too well. He left his plate with a slice of pizza sitting on the coffee table and we went to get some drinks in the kitchen. I turned around and looked in the living room just in time to see Jack, head sideways snagging that piece of pizza right off the plate. We both had a good laugh about that.
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Erin
post May 28 2011, 12:33 AM
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I would like to share one of my favorite memories of my best baby Zoe. I called her "Pig" for years because she was a pig. If there was food, she was there. The kitchen was her favorite room and she'd always sit or lay in some spot that was in everyone's way (either in front of the stove, fridge, or sink). One night I was in the basement in the back room and she came in because I had food. Of course I gave her a little bit and of course as soon as the food was gone she left. A few minutes later I heard my dad say "Get going I have nothing for ya!". I thought of something so I went upstairs to where my sister was and asked, "Was Pig just up here begging for food?" and she said yes. Pig would literally trick or treat in my house.

It's only been 14 days. I have my whole life ahead of me and I don't remember how to live.

I love you best Pig. <3
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LoveMyMickey
post May 29 2011, 05:29 PM
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I had to smile at the cute and funny stories here. smile.gif

Erin...that is cute what you said about Zoe going around the house trick or treating. Again, I'm so sorry about you losing Zoe. It is very hard to go on living like we did, we just do everything automatically. After 3 months I still get tears every day, even if they're just small ones. I try to think about the funny things Mickey did instead of dwelling on the day he passed, but it's not easy.

Funny thing Mickey would do, he would fluff up his bed (he had one in almost every room), while barking and making a funny noise. Sometimes he would fluff it up and go lay somewhere else.

Erin, take care of yourself and remember you are always in my thoughts and prayers...God Bless you and your family.

LoveMyMickey


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Cheryl83
post May 30 2011, 12:27 PM
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QUOTE (LoveMyMickey @ May 29 2011, 11:29 PM) *
Funny thing Mickey would do, he would fluff up his bed (he had one in almost every room), while barking and making a funny noise. Sometimes he would fluff it up and go lay somewhere else.

smile.gif This is so cute. I can picture the scene in my head so clearly. Thanks for sharing. I hope you're doing okay today.

Thinking of you,
Cheryl x


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For parts of us went with you ... the day God called you home


My beautiful Angel, Daisy - I will love and miss you forever xx
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LoveMyMickey
post May 30 2011, 05:42 PM
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Hi Cheryl,

I kind of felt extra sad today with a few tears. I think it being Memorial Day made it worse. I hope you are doing well.

Another funny thing that happened, when we first got Mickey, he was housebroken. But he hadn't learned everything about our house. He and my husband were in the basement at the bottom of the carpeted steps. Mickey lifted his leg.........and husband said "shame, shame, shame" (in a normal voice) and Mickey practially flew up the steps. biggrin.gif

Thinking of you too,

LoveMyMickey


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Chester'sMom
post Jan 23 2012, 01:41 PM
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I liked reading everyone's memories, I want to share a couple of things Chester did. When Chester was a kitten he was a "wild child". He would get up on our counter and scavenger for food in our sink. As soon as someone confronted him he would act all innocent and give you lovey eyes, or jump down immediately. Another thing about Chester was he had a wild side and a lovey side. I took Chester to the vet once and he acted like the Vet was there to love on him and become his new best friend. Chester would give you his lovey eyes, or when he squinted his eyes happily and that was his way of saying I love you. When we first got Chester he was this tiny orange kitten with this huge continuos purr. Chester purred so much that it seemed weird that other cats weren't always purring. One last thing about Chester is that he had a huge strange appetite. Even as a adult he was this skinny orange cat, but he would eat anything. Cats aren't supposed to like sweets, Chester did, he also ate bread, and once he ate shrimp shells. If you had something Chester would go into a purring frenzy and would try to get you to share no matter what it was. My mom says he wasn't a cat, but actually a dog inside. I miss my baby, but I loved the good times that we had.
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LeoTheLion
post Feb 11 2012, 01:04 PM
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When I let my baby, Leo the Lion, off leash at the dog park/beach/school for the first ten minutes he would circle me before running off to play, but about every couple minutes he would always stop and look back to make sure I was still where "he left me." And if another dog came to say hello to me Leo ran back to me as fast as he could and would plop himself on my lap. (He was a 50 lb Siberian Husky, not a light thing to do.) After the other dog let Leo would always turn to me and would give me a look and a whine that pretty much said, "Why am I giving love to other dog?!" And his process would start over again until we went home.


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