Sweet Miss Binks was reunited with her Dearest Fluffy on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, at 9:23 am.
12 and a half years had taken its toll, and her arthritis and spondylosis were greatly affecting her mobility. 12 days ago she began to display very mild head tilt, and on Tuesday, July 7th, she began to have issues swallowing. By the next morning it was clear that her time had come. We could not ask her to stay another day, and our wonderful vet Dr. Deb guided her gently and peacefully across the Bridge while her dad and I cuddled her and sang her favourite song.
Binky was our first bunny, the one that "started it all". Because of her, we found Fluffy at Mississauga Animal Services, and Fluffy led us to Rabbit Rescue Inc. Binky is the reason I am here, why I am the person I am today. She is the reason why I rescue rabbits, why I have become a rabbit advocate, why I have found such beauty, inspiration and purpose in my life. Binky is the reason Rabbit Rescue's BunFest event exists. I created it in her honour so that her legacy could reach far and wide to other bunny lovers and their rabbits. So we all could have a place to gather, learn, talk and share our knowledge and love for these most precious of creatures.
While letting her go was heartbreaking, we knew that it would be a joyous day at the Rainbow Bridge. Fluffy was waiting for her, and I know that the moment Binky slipped away from this world, she was gone in a flash, ecstatic to see her husbun again. I know that together they are running through the fields of clover and binkying towards the strawberry patch that is always in season. She has perfect vision (something she never had in this life), no more breathing issues, no more pain. She is in good hands....
She had a wonderful life and my husband and I are so grateful for the many years we had with her. We will look back and celebrate all of the joy, laughter and love she shared....but there will always be a Binky-sized hole in our hearts.
I guess this is the final chapter in Fluffy's blog. He is gone, but he now has his beautiful Miss Binks by his side once again. She is grooming his ears and he is giving her eyeball washes, just like the old days. It is incredible when I think back to the many years we shared together as a family. My heart is so very heavy with sadness right now - I feel as though an entire part of my life is over.
There are no words to adequately describe the impact Binky and Fluffy have had in my and my husband's life. We are such better people today because of them, because of their love and their guidance, their pureness and vitality, their honesty and beauty. Our hearts have been stretched open in ways we never knew possible and we will be forever grateful to them both for filling our lives with such incredible joy.
I know in time, once our hearts have had a chance to heal, that we will continue to rescue rabbits and welcome new friends into our family. That is what Binky and Fluffy would want, and I can think of no better way to celebrate their lives than by saving another....