Sunday, February 24, 2013

Piper, Fly to the Angels

Lyrics taken from “Fly to the Angels

“Pictures of you
Oh they're still on my mind
You had this smile
That could light up the world
Now when it rains it seems
The sun never shines.”

“’Cause now you've got to fly high
Fly to the angels
Heaven awaits your heart
And flowers bloom in your name.”

We always had Piper’s picture on our laptop.  She was our special girl.  We never said it, but Piper was different; she was very smart, but different.  For lack of a better way to describe her and we have no facts to prove it, she may have been slightly autistic.

We lost two sweet babies in three weeks; it is not fair.  On Tuesday, February 19, Dad came home at 3 pm to check on a couple of bunnies for which we were bunny-sitting.  Dad checked on everyone and all was well with Piper sitting upright in the litter box.  By the time we returned home around 6:30 pm, Piper was laying on the floor with no use of her back legs.  We gave her some Metacam and raced her to the emergency pet clinic across the other side of town.

We thought it might be a broken back or a stroke.  However, the x-rays showed no broken bones.  Her temperature dropped from 97 degrees to 90 degrees within ten minutes, even while she was in the incubator warmer with an IV, and Bupronex given to her first thing.  Nevertheless, after two and half hours at the emergency clinic with the vet doing everything she could do, Piper went into the arms of Jesus.

Our main vet did a necropsy and found something attacked her heart and lungs; we are waiting for the pathology results.  Piper had no symptoms and she was healthy for the two years we had her.  We take our bunnies in for a wellness check each year and everyone was due to go in on Friday, February 22.

We should have the lab results next week.  From the initial exam according to our vet, Piper did not have pseudomonas, which is what took Tokki away from us.  We are still in disbelief of having two bunnies leave us in three weeks from two different causes of death. 

We would be lying if we didn’t say that we haven’t been angry this time around.  It is our Job moment.  Job 19:25 (NIV) “But I know my living Redeemer and that in the end he will stand on the earth.”  This is just another reminder of how precious life is and why we should all show and tell our loved ones and beloved bunnies that we love them each day.

We will be back with the lab results…
The Parents


  1. I'm so so sorry. :( Sending you hugs for your hearts.

  2. :( I am so sad to hear this! Fully understand :( take care.

  3. Rest in paradise dearest Piper. Tell Tokki that Maddy and I send our love...sending some your way too mom & dad.

  4. How sad. So sorry for your loss. Hope someday you feel like bringing another bun into your lives.

  5. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
    When you have been denied human children, and you give all the love that God has given you to be a parent to something sweet and innocent, then they are taken away from you, it does seem almost cruel on His part.
    But what we can never see is the future, and the place that God has prepared for us in that space and time. Something is being prepared for you, and a place must be made.
    She is with her family now. If we say, and if we believe, that Christ loves and grants places in Paradise to all creatures, then we to feel anger and sadness toward Him for taking them out of this world is hurtful to Him, though in our human frailty, we cannot help ourselves.
    Just like all things that we cannot see, though we believe, though we hope, we hurt and long to see our loved ones who fell asleep. But we long for Christ, too. He is harder to see for those of us (not y'all, but me) too see and therefore believe in. But I do, we do. I miss Him as God because I cannot see Him. And miss loved ones, because I cannot see them.
    Faith comes in here. And I have tried to not believe, but my heart cannot let go of Christ.
    And He will not let go of us.
    Let the Holy Spirit fill what God has emptied in your life.

  6. so sorry lots of <3 to Piper's family

  7. I am so sorry for both your losses!

  8. Oh no! I am so sorry! Piper was such a cutie, who wouldn't adore that face? Many hugs and nose rubs.

  9. Oh this is so sad,at least they are together! but I truely belive you will see them again...tongight I'll light a candle for your lost babies and one for mine and I'll give my Speedy a big cuddle,xx Speedy and mum

  10. So sad to hear about Piper. And sorry you have had such losses so close together. Been there, so I know how you feel. Sending hugs and prayers.

  11. I've lived through the loss of two very beloved bunnies... I could not imagine them happening that close to each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Binky free, Piper.

  12. So sorry to hear about Piper. May she rest in peace. Bunny hugs from all of us.

  13. Ouch, ouch, ouch. Take care - it's tough.

  14. I can't begin to tell you how sad and sorry I am to hear of your loss. To lose two sweet, beloved bunnies, so close together must be heart wrenching. Sending all of you hugs and lots of love over the airwaves.

    Barbara and Elliott, Ft. Worth

  15. Oh dear, so very sorry for your loss. To lose one beloved bun is heartache enough; to lose two in such a short span is unimaginable devastation. You are all in thoughts and prayers, and we send special thoughts out to Tokki and Piper.

    Hugs and much love,
    Jade and Mr. Mick

  16. So sorry for your losses. Unimaginably devastating. But they live on ... in your memories, in Two Bunny Blog and over the Rainbow Bridge.

  17. Having lost pairs in close proximity, I send many hugs to your house. It hurts, it's confusing, and all you can do is know they were happy with you. My heart hurts for you.


  18. I am so very sorry for your loss. Ic can only imagine how you feel, and it brings tears to my eyes. I will be keeping you shall in my prayers, and will give my Lola an extra kiss &'lovins'.

  19. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.