Sunday, February 3, 2013

In Loving Memory of Murphie Bunn

With our heads bowed and our eyes filled with tears, we share with you some heartbreaking news.

Our beloved Murphie Bunn has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep, suddenly, unexpectedly, and without warning sometime during the night of Wednesday, January 30th.

Cunning and crafty as she was, Murphie was one of the sweetest souls we have ever had the priviledge of knowing.  She had a kind and noble heart, and she was a dear friend to all of us, especially Jo.  Her sudden passing has been difficult for everyone, particularly for little Jo.  

She was his best friend, and he took it upon himself to look out for her and care for her.  They had such a special bond, and he loved his bunny so very much.  It's the first time he's lost a friend.  He doesn't understand this, and there's no way to explain it to him or make it easier for him.

Murphie Bunn was laid to rest in the forest behind our house on Thursday evening, with Mama, Dadda, and little Jo in attendance.   After the funeral, Dadda carried her hutch out to the storage building behind the house.

One of the most heartbreaking things we've witnessed was little Jo, looking rapidly back and forth between her empty hutch and her resting place, as he began to put the pieces together that he would never again get to play with his beloved friend.

Murphie, wherever you are, we hope that you are safe and happy.  We hope that you are merrily frolicking and clicking your heels through sun-kissed meadows of abundant greens.  We hope you have everything your heart desires and more.

You were a special soul and a dear friend.  You were a bright light in our lives from the moment we met you to the moment you left us.  We only wish that you had been given more time.  In your life on this earth, you touched many hearts, and you were loved by many friends.  You will be fondly remembered, dearly missed, and always loved.

Rest in peace, dear friend, until we meet again.

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