Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MY HEART HAS JOINED THE THOUSAND ...

Russette
Originally, this rabbit was under my daughter's roof. Due to life, they both came to temporarily live with me. I refused to let the little one leave.

She looks so innocent here
Her name was initially "Russel" -- we soon discovered "Russel" was "Russette". The first time I took her outside, Russette ran. She made a bee-line to a squirrel. I was following quickly behind, worried that it would not end well. They kissed. Then they both casually went their own ways.

This was just the beginning of nearly a decade of one of the most ornery Dutchies I have ever known. Russ was an expert at stealing art supplies, taking pencils while still in my hand, running across canvases and spilling inks. My studio was her favorite room.

She eats art supplies
I also had to keep the bathroom door shut. Russette loved to be IN the bathtub ... whether I was bathing in it or not. She was NUTS and full of unending energy.

I wasn't kidding

Every day

Breathtaking
If you ever wanted to know where she was, she was either asleep in my eye or at my feet. The little heartbeat.


Her illness was hidden. By the time she let me know it was too late.
This time, I had no choice. I had to let her leave.




Her ashes will be here tomorrow. She'll be where she belongs.





22 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry :( , binky free Russette <3

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  2. Just amazing that one little dutchie touched so many lives, rest at the rainbow bridge baby girl ����

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  3. I'm so very sorry for you loss. What a beautiful baby she was.

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  4. ♡ RIP sweet bunny. My very sincere condolences.

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  5. What a precious girl. That nose in your eye... That's love.

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  6. Lovely, lovely heartfelt memories and moments....I truly am sorry for your loss, Penny.

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  7. So sorry you lost your beautiful girl��

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  8. Pets ask for so little yet give so much. Blessings and comfort to you.

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  9. A beautiful and touching tribute to a true character. So sorry for your loss.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your bunny’s pictures and stories. Great source of entertainment.
    Rest in Peace Russette. So very sorry for your loss Penny. Xoxo

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. Binky free little Russ.

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  12. Beautiful rabbit. Thank you for sharing her story with us. Sorry for your lost.

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  13. Rachel the Rabbit GalJuly 19, 2018 at 7:19 AM

    She was amazing and I loved your comics of her. I'm so sorry she passed.

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  14. So very sorry for the loss of your sweet bun. Binky free, Russette <3

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  15. so very sad to hear your news, very special tribute to a very special bunny. and you my dear are amazing - i love your art and your sense of humour and the way you speak bunny language. so sorry for your hearts pain. Xxxxxx

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  16. im sorry for your loos. such a beautiful bunny.


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  17. I understand so much better than I want to.BB ate cords, letters, clothing,sheets, feather quilts. I sewed I told him No. He was the most wonderful friend. He was my husband's Service Animal. My husband died and BB was the one who held his hand down until a the tremors stoppedeach time. BB kissed me awake. He was our heart and soul. Then he wasnt well, his blood panel was normal, but he sank to a bad place. His ashes are in an urn that has his photograph and he will be buried with my husbands ashes July 28. Love has no bounds.

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  18. Lo siento mucho, la hermosa Russette vivirás por siempre en nuestro recuerdo.

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  19. My condolences to losing Russette. Having lost 4 buns over the years it's very hard, you've lost a family member. I hope you can continue to have her in your comics. They are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. What a difficult loss, for you and for Russette's fans. Hugs and binkies.

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  21. Thank you for sharing with us the joy that Russette brought to you. I have cried for Russette, and for you too. Binky free from your earthly bonds, Russette. <3

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