Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bernie Is Home

Last Monday morning, November 19, 2012, I gave Bernie his favorite veggies for breakfast which he was interested in, giving me hope. But watching him struggle to eat them made me realize it was indeed time. So I cuddled him and told him Daddy and I loved him dearly (Daddy was away on a business trip).

The vet was very busy that morning so we went to the back and cuddled. I had him in my arms as the vet helped Bernie hop off to the Rainbow Bridge, whole and well once again. His physical passing was very peaceful.

I brought him home and called the guy who does the cremations. He was cremated that very night and his ashes returned the next day.

Bernie is home
From L to R : Looppy, Manny, Mr Brown and Bernie (all bunnies)
When Looppy passed away in 2002, pet cremation was not yet available so her "urn" is filled with her fur  :)
We would like to thank all our furriends who left their comments on our previous post about Bernie. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers very much. We miss Bernie, especially when we see his favorite veggies and bananas...but we know he's now having a grand time at the Rainbow Bridge along with his pals. We love you, Bernie!

50 comments:

Sandra said...

Welcome back home,sweet Bernie. You are now again with the ones you love most.

Random Felines said...

it is so hard to let them go..... purrs

Fuzzy Tales said...

Purrs to you, as you work through your grief over Bernie's passing. We're glad his body's remains are home with you.

(((Hugs)))

FURKIDSMOM said...

We know the pain of losing a furkid and how it feels to bring them home for the last time. (((Hugs)))

The Florida Furkids

Patty Woodland said...

We are happy that Bernie is at peace but sorry for your sadness

ABBY said...

We are glad Bernie is back home where he belongs with all those who love him the most.

Molly The Wally said...

We are sop sorry that Bernie has past but we know he had a happy time with you. That is what is important.
Thinking of you.
Best wishes Molly

Katnip Lounge said...

{{hugs}} and headbutts from all of us.

BeadedTail said...

We're glad Bernie is back home again. We know how you miss him but he'll always be in your heart. Hugs and purrs to you.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we bee trooly sorry ta lurn bout bernie; pleez noe at rainbow bridge there iz mor veggies N banana's then even him could imagine......N bernie iz at peace N with hiz familee; loopy, mr brown N manny

hugs frum all oh us heer in trout towne

XOXOX

Brian said...

We will always remember sweet Bernie. Hugs.

Kjelle Bus said...

Glad that Bernie is home again
sending (((purrs))) and huggies <3

CATachresis said...

Awww, soft headbonks from Austin and hugs from me xox

Cole Cat said...

Sweet Bernie. Welcome home. Purrs and headbumps...from the crew at Colehauscats.com

Old Kitty said...

Oh no! :-( Oh we are so sorry to read about darling angel Bernie! Purrs and many hugs from us to you all. Take care
x

Lucy the Cat said...

Oh, sweet, sweet Bernie... he was such a good guy. I love the cheerful yellow flowers and your memorials to all your bunnies. Big hugs to you...
Vicki

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Oh we can only imagine how much you miss him - but we're so very glad he's hopping pain free over the RB....

m.q said...

fly free Bernie!!
we love ya

Cat-from-Sydney said...

We'll miss you Bernie....hop on free on the RB. We'll see you someday....purrr....meow!

Tamago said...

We are so sorry Bernie decided to go to Rainbow Bridge. He sure had a wonderful life with loving family and delicious food. Big warm hugs to you...

Kay said...

Happy to know Bernie enjoying life at RB & partying with endless supply of his favorite snacks
Lots of purrs & headbutts
Snoopy

Mariodacat said...

So very sorry for you loss. Yes, Bernie is probably running around all over the place. You also gave him the most precious gift of all - the freedom to cross the bridge before he was in too much pain. HUGS

The Island Cats said...

This brought tears to our eyes. We're sorry Bernie had to hop to the Bridge....we send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

Mr. Pip said...

I am so very sorry about your loss. I am also sorry I missed your previous post. What a lucky bunny he was to live with such a loving family. Thanks for sharing him with us

Run free, dear Bernie ...

Pip

~*Connie*~ said...

with leaky eyes and a heavy heart my thoughts are with you.

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Awwwwwwww, we haz leakie eyez ^..^

We will miss you Bernie, but we glad you are whole once again.

We know you loved Bernie furry much, we are so Sorry fur your loss..... we sending Soft Purrz & kissez ~

Purrayerz fur Bright Light to Guide your way Bernie...... ♥♥xoxo♥♥

^..^ x6 +1 :(

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for loving Bernie so very much. We are glad he is home with you, where he belongs. Hugs to you all.

Prancer Pie said...

So sorry about your sweet furbaby. We are sending purrs and comforting thoughts from us at Prancer Pie.

Mollie said...

It's lovely that Bernie will always be with you but he will be so happy now, playing with all the other bunnies. We are thinking of you :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Marg said...

We miss you too Bernie. But we know you are running free now and no more pain. Those urns are so nice. Glad he is home with you now. Hope you have a great day. Good to see you back. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry and know you will miss Bernie very much. However it was the kindest gift to give him and he is whole again now and doing his best bunny jumps on Rainbow Bridge.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so sorry. Purrs to you and your family during this difficult time.

heyitsjethere said...

Hey it's Jet here.

OMD, we're so sorry to read that your dear Bernie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge just as my brother crossed. Perhaps they will meet and become great furiends.

Gattina said...

That's the best decision you could take for him ! it's so sad, but at least he didn't suffer. I like the idea of urns as memory ! Our pets are all burried in our garden in a litte graveyard.

speedyrabbit said...

We're sorry that you had to say good bye to Bernie but you will see him again as you will with your other fur kids that have crossed,snuggles and hugs from Speedy and mum

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Awwww, I am so sorry for Bernie.
I am late again reading my furriends' bloggie and I didn't know Bernie was not well.
I am sure he has plenty of vegetables and bananas to enjoy over the Bridge. But we do feel your pain.
Sending you lots and lots of purrs

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

so deeply sorry ((((hugs))))

Katie Isabella said...

Purrs and love and huggles to you and the rest of the fur children as you work through this time.

Please tell Boomie that although I have missed him very much, I do understand that he wants to stay home with his mommy. I can come and be with him in the hammock if that is alright? I will be quiet and mind my manners. <3<3<3<3 XXXOOO

Pretinha said...

Bernie, you will never be forgotten.

Smile With Your Tail said...

Oh we have been away for too long, so sorry to hear about Bernie. hop free sweetheart, so glad your home again.

Slobbers <3

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Looppy, Manny, Mr Brown, and Bernie must be having a wonderful reunion party.


Oui Oui said...

We are so sad, but know he is better off where is he. We are purring for all his loved ones left behind. He had a great life and home, so he was a very lucky bunny. We hope knowing how much he was loved is a comfort to you.

Meg & Quill said...

He lived a happy bunny life. I am sorry for your loss.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

What a sweet resting place. Bernie had a wonderful life and we know he is hippity-hopping though the Elysian Fields just beyond the Bridge, safe from all harm. XOXOXO We loves you, Whisppy Furries

unikorna said...

Oh sweetie...it's hard :(. But I am so sure, somehow, somewhere, we'll meet again with all the loved one lost. Peaceful resting Bernie!

onebluedog said...

I know Bernie is having a wonderful time across the bridge, especially with a part of him still at home with you. I hope that all of your happy memories of Bernie will help when you are missing him so much.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

That is so sweet. Our purrs to you all...

savannahspawtracks.com said...

oh Cod! I missed this...hangs head in shame...I luvd Bernie...I am so sorry...but he has so many furriends at the Bridge...leaky eyes...Savannah

LĂ­via Fernanda (I/O Gatos) said...

Rest in peace, Bernie!!

Cat Tee Mission said...

I'm so sorry! :(