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Topic: My pet rabbit died yesterday and I feel so sad

5 posts, 0 answered
  1. Mina19
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    31 posts
    12 April 2021

    Hi people

    my pet rabbit died yesterday she was attacked by a stray cat and I feel so sad and horrible because I wasn’t there to protect her when it happened. I first felt numb and quiet but now I’m feeling overwhelmed and sick to my stomach. I feel guilty like my rabbit hates me for what happened. I have many pets that I love and take care of well but I didn’t expect this to happen to her. I just feel sick. I already have severe anxiety and ptsd and this is just making everything worse. Please give me some advice.

  2. white knight
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    12 April 2021 in reply to Mina19

    Hi Min

    Well while your lovely rabbit was alive you gave him/her love and care. That is the greatest gift you can give anyone or any animal. Some animals are predators, thats the way they survive. This instinct you cannot change.

    We have a pure bred mini fox terrier. She eats our food, sleeps in our bed and barracks for the bulldogs in AFL footy just like us. She is adored. However we fear that a large dog will jump our fence one day and hurt her. So we are building a tall fence. You can only do your best. Your best is good enough.

    People that love animals are very kind and loving people. We give to animals as much care as we can muster, sadly sometimes it just isnt enough against other animals.

    Give yourself time and try not to feel guilty. Ask your parents if you can buy a small flowering plant, put it in the garden in memory of your rabbit.

    Thankyou for sharing your grief.

    TonyWK

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  3. Mina19
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    12 April 2021 in reply to white knight
    Thank you for your kind words.
    1 person found this helpful
  4. blondguy
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    12 April 2021 in reply to Mina19

    Hi Mina19

    Im sorry for the loss of your rabbit...as a result of a stray cat...I have had anxiety and depression and understand how you are feeling when we lose a loved companion

    You are a kind and caring person and animal lover Mina

    Can I ask your rabbit's name?

    Paul

  5. quirkywords
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    12 April 2021 in reply to Mina19

    Min

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved pet rabbit.

    Tony and Paul have given supportive comments.

    I just wanted you to know I and others reading are thinking of you.

    I like Tonys idea of a plant in memory of your rabbit.

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