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In memory

I have been the lucky owner/mother of a Netherlands dwarf rabbit, Chocolate, for the past nine years.  He passed away last night, only two days after I left.  He’d been visibly declining for a month; he was blind in one eye, he’d begun walking stiffly, and he stopped grooming himself or running around when I took him out of his cage every day.  He stopped eating when I left and he passed away last night.  I have been so upset, but I was very lucky to have him for so long, and I’d like to take a moment on this blog to remember him.

chocolate and meghanchocolate

I hope he’s running around up there with my brother, lively and happy and young again.

June 24, 1999 – September 29, 2008


7 comments to In memory

  • I’m sorry to read about Chocolate. I know it is very difficult to lose a pet because they are part of your family.

  • Amy

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am a HUGE animal lover and I own a rabbit myself. We have had a few pet rats and gerbils pass away and it never gets any easier. You just have to remind yourself of what a great life you have given them and how much they were loved. Hang in there sweetie…it will get better (although it’s hard to fathom right now).

  • My condolences. At least you had a wonderful 9 years together.

  • I’m so sorry, Meghan. It’s so hard to let our fuzzy friends go. They’re never around quite long enough.


  • Its never easy to lose a pet, especially one that’s been with you for nearly a decade. But just think that those 9 nine years with you were probably the best 9 years of Chocolate’s life, living in a loving environment and being well taken care of.

  • Meghan

    Thanks very much, all of you. I’m doing my best to remember that I gave him the best life I could and that he well outlived his life expectancy anyway. It just won’t be the same without him.

  • We’re never ready for the loss of a pet (or anyone!). My condolences; it sounds like you and Chocolate had 9 wonderful years.