Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Goodbye, Mr Brown


I found Mr Brown wandering the streets where I used to stay one December afternoon in 2005.  As I worried about his safety (hit by cars, hurt by cats, killed by dogs), I decided to catch him.  He was either let out to "fend for himself" after his family got tired of him or he escaped, I never knew.  At that time, I had 2 other rabbits and was reluctant to add to the family (Whisky, Manny, Heidi (the rabbits) and my 2 tortoises).  But as time went by, I grew fond of him and decided to keep him.  He was probably around 8 months to a year old then.

When Heidi passed away, I paired him up with Manny (who developed head tilt and needed special care).  Mr Brown liked being with a bunny friend so when Manny passed away, he became depressed and refused food and the light in his eyes seem to "shut down".  We tried to get him to accept the guinea pigs as his new companions but he would have none of it.  And so a week later, Bernie came to join the family.  Mr Brown was so happy the light in his eyes shone brightly again!  That was over 3 years ago.

We noticed Mr Brown had slowed down over the last couple of weeks but was otherwise his usual self.  On the 20th morning, I found Bernie lying next to Mr Brown's body.  He had probably passed in the early morning of a heart attack.  We are glad he did not suffer from any illness and had his brother with him when he passed.


We had him cremated and his ashes came home today.  He will be placed next to his first brother, Manny (at home).  RIP Mr Brown.  Bernie misses you but he is coping well.  We love you, Brown Brownie.

33 comments:

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Oh no! This is the second pet demise news I heard today. Also of a heart attack. May you rest in peace, Mr Brown. purrr....meow!

Kjelle Bus said...

Oh no !
So sorry to hear that Mr Brown has past away :(
R.I.P little bunny

Finn said...

Sorry to hear about this. Thinking of you guys today!

Marg said...

We are so sorry and so sad that Mr. Brown had to leave. What a cute Rabbit. But he sure had a great home for the most part of his life. We are glad he had that love. We love rabbits.
Take care.

The Monkeys said...

Oh no! We are sorry to hear about adorable Mr. Brown! We know he had a wonderful life after you rescued him and we're sure you miss him very much.

Gattina said...

How sad, it's always terrible to loose an animal it's a member of the family.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're so sorry to read that Mr. Brown has passed. We're glad you rescued him, though, and that he had a good life with you.

Soft purrs of comfort to you all.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry that Mr Brown went to Rainbow Bridge to play with all the "before" rabbits there. We know you will miss him very much.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ramblingon said...

Thank you SO much for giving Mr. Brown a wonderful and loved life with you. You are an angel and I have always thought so. Boomie is certainly among the rescued and cared-for animals that you have helped along the way,

I am so sorry for the loss of Mr Brown. I can feel in my heart how much you loved him. The best part is, he knew that.
xoxoxox

Me 'n 'Her

Berts Blog said...

Ah heck my friends, This is very sad news. we are so sorry here. But like the others said, he had a wonderful life and home, thanks to your selfless ness and love.

Bert

Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Brown and we all send you lots of purrs and hugs.

Remington said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Brown....may he R.I.P. -- until we meet again....take care, my friends.....

Katnip Lounge said...

Soft purr from all of us on your loss of Mr. Brown. We hope he's hopping happily again with his beloved brother now.

Lucy the Cat said...

Cathy, I'm so sorry about dear Mr. Brown. This is so sad but you have such a kind heart and he had a wonderful home with you and his friends.

Hugs,
Vicki (and Lucy)

Purrfect Haven said...

oh, how sad and sweet and poignant... thanks for sharing and for clearly being a lovely kind multi-pet person. Thanks for visiting us... Love Helen, Darcy, Bingley xxx

Purrfect Haven said...

.. also, we are considering getting a tortoise.. any thoughts or tips welcomed. Love Helen

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Brown. How wonderful that you gave him a good home with lots of love! RIP, Mr. Brown!

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry to hear about Mr. Brown. We're glad he had such a loving home with you!

Mr Puddy said...

I'm so sorry for MR. Brown
Hug to you and your family
xoxo

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Such a tender post...we are glad he found you and was so loved...and his urn is lovely with the marigolds all around it.

Cory said...

Mr. Brown, we are so sorry you had to leave...I know that kittie run off to the bridge...do bunnies hippity hop? How precious that he loved his brother so much.

Big purrs,

Cory and family

Fin said...

We're sorry for your loss. Mr Brown was a handsome and fine Bunny. He reminds Mom of her old bunny Scooter. Purrs and hugs to you.

Bailey Be Good! said...

So, so sorry for your loss! What a beautiful bunny Mr. Brown was. My mommy has had 3 bunnies over the past 16 years -- they are such silly creatures, but oh so cute and cuddly. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Kitcaboodles said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that, it sounds like you gave Mr Brown and long and full life though. Hope Bernie is doing okay x

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Aw, RIP Mr. Brown. He was a lucky bunny that you gave him such a wonderful life! Purrs and nosetaps all around. XOXO

Cathy Keisha said...

Goodbe Mr. Brown. I'm here to pay my respects. He can rest with Bunny Jean OTRB.

yuki and rocket said...

Oh, this is so sad. I'm so sorry. It's always terrible when we lose a furry one.

Purrfect Haven said...

... not sure what tortoise to consider.. are there many different ones? What breed do you have and I could look it up. Also, do you find them straightforward to care for.. do they go outside and how does that work? Helen x

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Happy Fanksgibbing, Kitties and Peoples too! ♥ XOXO ♥

Tamago said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mr Brown.
He was a very lucky bunny to have great family and happy life. The story about him with Bernie is so touching. I am happy that his eyes shone brightly again. I'm glad, too, that he did not suffer and he was with Bernie when he passed. He will be missed forever.

Au and Target said...

Oh how sad. Sorry to hear this, Cathy. But he did have a lovely long happy life with you, and to go so peacefully - well, let's hope we go the same way.

Clooney said...

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss of Mr. Brown. Our gentlest purrs to you. What a wonderful life he had with you and what a touching post attesting to the love animals have for one another. Thank you.

Be Well Sweet Mr. Brown

Father Tom said...

Such sad news,I'm so sorry to hear. RIP Mr. Brown. At least, you weren't alone, sweet furriend.

Tom & Mittens