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Beanie died tonight.
As so often is the case with rabbits it happened suddenly and almost without warning.
Yesterday he had seemed fine, was running around and eating like normal. When we got home this evening he was barely moving and his temperature was very low. He just slowly died and there wasn’t anything we could do about it.
Beanie was a wonderful boy, and his girlfriend Rainy seems sad without him. They were almost inseperable. He would squish himself down on the floor so that she could clean the top of his head, and they would lie down pressed against each other.
Beanie is the second boy that she has lost.
Beanie also loved to dig. He did most of the digging on the giant hole in the backyard. Sometimes we wouldn’t even be able to bring him in because he would hide down in his hole. Then he’d just stay outside all night (we have a rabit-proofed back yard).
We think he was around 8 years old or so. His first guardian will be able to tell us exactly, since she adopted him from the SPCA when he was just a baby.
Because rabbits are prey animals in nature, they hide any symptoms of sickness that they have. One of our earlier rabbits, Rupert, seemed fine and energetic until one day, all of a sudden, he lost all his energy. His body was filled with cancer. He must have been in pain for a long time, but never showed it. I miss him too.
I miss all of them. It’s so sad when anyone dies.
Bye Beanie, we love you.