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Sophie, my beloved rabbit, passed away last night.

post #1 of 29
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My beloved little blue holland lop rabbit, Sophie passed on last night I am so sad about loosing her She was such a sweet little thing.

(Just a little background- when I moved in with my husband a while back, I opted at my mom's request to let Sophie stay behind and live with my mom since she was quite bonded to her. Sophie was also extremly bonded to my mom's cat, Abilene...they were the best of friends. So she did not live with me, but I went and visited her often.)

Last night I went to my sister's house for dinner and my mom called me while I was there to tell me Sophie was panting and laying down funny so could I please come and look at her (i used to work as a vet tech). Since it was after hours for her speciality vet and the emergecy center (i know the people who work there) have no clue how to treat a rabbit, I told my mom i'd be over there in a few minutes. We hung up and then no sooner than I hung up the phone and grabbed my purse to head out the door, she called back and said Sophie just had a seizure, made a loud noise and died.

I called one of my good friends that still works for animal control and told her what happened- so she told me if i could get her body she'd make sure she was cremated and disposed of properly....so I went to my mom's house and picked up Sophie.

I examined her body a little bit before I wrapped her up and from what I could tell i'm pretty sure she had something internal going on that we just didn't know about until it was too late. (She had just been to the vet this week and had no signs that anything was wrong until about 5 minutes before she passed.) Sophie did have an infection about two weeks ago and she was put on antibiotics for that, but i'm wondering if perhaps the infection was just not being controled by the antibiotics and it spread to her other organs and inflamed them. My guess would be it inflamed the other organs and caused something to rupture and make her bleed internally....and that could cause septic shock and seizures if that's the case. It's just an educated guess though. I hate that I wasn't able to help her in time My mom said that she was just fine yesterday- no signs of illness at all and she was hopping around everywhere and eating like normal. She didn't notice her feeling bad until right before she called me last night- she said it just hit her all of a sudden.


When I got to my mom's place, I took down all of her toys and things in her cage so my mom wouldn't have to look at it. Colin and I are going to go back one day this week and pick up the cage he built her too (it's huge) so mom won't have to see it everyday...I guess it'll be better that way. I hate that this happened though. I am very greatful however that my friend was able to meet me on my way home and pick up sophie's little body. (My mom didn't want to bury her and have to look at her grave everyday.)

Can I get a few vibes for my mom and I. This is just really hard on us, we just lost our sweet little wolf mix, Ginger back in June and now Sophie I've been soo devistated over Ginger's death that I haven't even felt like posting a thread about it
post #2 of 29
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Here are some pictures of my Sophie...



Sophie and Abilene.




post #3 of 29
Oh Nikki i'm so sorry I remember when i left home to be married and my mum rang me to tell me Tufty our family cat had died

Lots of calming for you and your mum.

Hop across the bridge Sophie and have fun

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post #4 of 29
I am so sorry you lost your beautiful Sophie.
post #5 of 29
I am so sorry for your loss.

I lost my little rabbit Barney a few years ago, but when it happened it was such a shock for me. Then we had Buttons, and now she's the size of a house. But when the day comes that she passes, we won't have another

for you and your mom. I know exactly how you feel, and time is a great healer.

RIP Little Sophie, hop on over the Rainbow Bridge and have fun playing with Barney and all the other little bunnies

RIP
post #6 of 29
I am so sorry Nikki.
What a beautiful girl.
Rest In peace Sophie
post #7 of 29
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Rest In Peace beautiful Sophie
post #8 of 29
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Thankyou everyone for your kind words I appreciate them.
post #9 of 29
Nikki I am so sorry for your loss.
post #10 of 29
I'm so sorry about the loss of your beautiful rabbit. Rest in Peace Sofie.
post #11 of 29
I am so sorry.
Here is a hug for you and your Mom.

Rest in peace sweet Sophie.
post #12 of 29
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Thanks again everyone for your kind words I appreciate them as does my mom.

I talked to her for a while on my way home from the gym tonight, she sounds like she's doing a bit better...so that's good. I gave all of Sophie's unused treats/toys/etc to my sister for my niece Taylor's ferrets & her little rat to have...so it's good we were able to repurpose those a bit.

I went to workout tonight with my friend Karen (the one who took care of Sophie's body for me) and she said that they cremated her today.
post #13 of 29
She is SO beautiful Nikki RIP Sweet Angel I am SO sorry
post #14 of 29
sending , & for you & your mom, & a for Sophie.
it's small consolation, but at least it doesn't sound like she suffered much...
post #15 of 29
i am very sorry Nikki. /HUG
rest in peace Sophie, and play well at the bridge.
post #16 of 29
I'm so sorry for the loss of your bunny. She was SO cute. Take heart that she did not suffer a lot before she passed on. She will always be remembered by you and your mum.

Some calming vibes to help you and your mum get over your grief

Rest in peace, Sophie bunny
post #17 of 29
Sorry Nikki for your loss.........my condolences....
RIP dear Sophie... play happy in the rainbow....
post #18 of 29
I'm really sorry for your (and your mom's) loss of little Sophie.
post #19 of 29
what a gorgeous little bunny she was. i'm so sorry and here are some loving for you and your mum at this difficult time.

RIP little sophie and precious ginger.
post #20 of 29
Awww Nikki I am so sorry

She was beautiful
post #21 of 29
Sending prayers and vibes of healing and comfort to your mom, Abilene & you
Play happily over RB, beautiful Sophie, and Ginger, guard her well
post #22 of 29
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Thankyou everyone for your support and kindness during this rough time
post #23 of 29
I'm so sorry to hear about Sophie and Ginger. I know all your animals have wonderful lives with you and nobody could want anything more than that. Sending lots of vibes to you and your mom.
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
I'm so sorry to hear about Sophie and Ginger. I know all your animals have wonderful lives with you and nobody could want anything more than that. Sending lots of vibes to you and your mom.
Thankyou

I miss them both terribly I thought about little Sophie all night long

DH and I have to go and pick up her huge cage when he gets some time off work so he can help me get it in the truck. I'm not sure what i'm going to do with it after that. Part of me really wants to adopt another rabbit, but I just don't know right now.
post #25 of 29
I'm so very sorry to hear about Sophie and Ginger, Nikki. You and your mom will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace sweet Sophie and sweet Ginger.
post #26 of 29
RIP Sophie
RIP Ginger

Nikki
post #27 of 29
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Colin and I went over to my mom's house today to take down the rabbit cage and load it up in the truck so we could take it back home.

As soon as I saw her cage I couldn't help but start crying I miss her soo much It just doesn't feel right going over there and not having her there to greet me.

To make matters worse, now Jasmine will having nothing to do with me She runs way every time I go to pet her. I don't know what happened. It breaks my heart now that she has nothing to even do with me. (Most of you guys remember the heartbreaking choice I had to make to bring Jasmine back to my mom's house when she wasn't functioning well here with us and having multiple issues.) She used to be soo outgoing and run over to greet me every time I saw her.....now she just runs away I guess she hates me I don't know why, maybe she feels like I abandoned her I go visit often, I just don't know why she's acting that way, it's like she's changed overnight

It breaks my heart to go over to my mom's house now. Jasmine hates me and wants nothing to do with me- she just runs off and hides from me....and Sophie and Ginger are no longer there to greet me eithor so it's just soo sad.
post #28 of 29
Nikki,

I am sure Jasmine doesn't hate you. She'll come around.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Miagi's_Mommy View Post
Nikki,

I am sure Jasmine doesn't hate you. She'll come around.

I agree. NIkki, we are so sorry! My brrod loves bunnies and I am so very sorry. Jasmine will return - it will be on her timetable.
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