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Post by FluffSlave on Mon May 26, 2014 5:29 pm

Hi guys, hope you're all doing well Hugs

Unfortunately my Willow is going further and further downhill and within the next few weeks-month I'd imagine we're going to have to say goodbye to her. I am absolutely heartbroken and it is a devastating, very difficult decision to make but I honestly believe it is what is best for her under our circumstances  Crying or Very sad 

That leaves me with Mr Mo which is a whole other stress and worry. I am not really in a position to take on another rabbit as a companion for him as I will be looking to move out in the not too distant future and with 2 chinchillas, 2 rabbits and potentially a tortoise (long story!) it's going to be near impossible for me and my boyfriend to find a place that has enough space and will even take us on.

I'm not willing to keep Mo as a single bunny as he is such a nervous little guy and seeks so much comfort from Willow. I am also not really prepared to give him back to the RSPCA to rehome. The foster conditions he was in were awful and they failed to make me aware of his coat at all. I was completely thrown into the deep end with that and I doubt many people would be willing to cover the vets bills/have the means to deal with it themselves. He's also a really nervous little guy and he'd certainly be the type that someone "got bored of easily".

So therefore, I do need to rehome him but I'm not sure where he can go. If any of you hoppers would be able to consider taking him on or know of someone who could do so I would be eternally grateful. I just want to guarentee him a knowledgeable and loving home for life and I know this is probably one of the only ways I can do so. We are based in Worcestershire, Mo will be 2 in October and he is fully neutered, vaccinated etc.

This is a horrible decision for me to have had to make - I am saying goodbye to both of my babies in a very short space of time and it kills me to look at them and know they won't be around anymore. I am absolutely heartbroken Sad
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Mon May 26, 2014 5:51 pm

You could try approaching fat fluffs or windwhistle warren to see if they can help. Neither are prohibitively far from you.

http://www.fatfluffs.com/

http://www.windwhistlewarren.org.uk/


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Post by KatieB on Mon May 26, 2014 6:01 pm

I am sorry you are going through this Hun. I still can't help thinking though that there are options for Willow if only a more specialist opinion were sought re alternative GA's or treatment.

I also wish that I could help with Mr Mo , he Is a very special little lad.

I hope you are ok as you must be feeling so very sad xxx


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Post by FluffSlave on Mon May 26, 2014 6:03 pm

Thanks for the links Cheryl.

Rescues are obviously an option but I think I'd be more comfortable finding him a home personally. I feel like I am able to hold onto him until the right people come along, and I'd not want to take a space that a rescue had which could be used for a more needy bun.
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Post by FluffSlave on Mon May 26, 2014 6:05 pm

KatieB wrote:I am sorry you are going through this Hun.  I still can't help thinking though that there are options for Willow if only a more specialist opinion were sought re alternative GA's or treatment.  

I also wish that I could help with Mr Mo , he Is a very special little lad.  

I hope you are ok as you must be feeling so very sad xxx

Thanks Katie.

In some ways I agree, however I am stuck in the really difficult position of being reliant on my mum for both transporting her anywhere and large sums of money for vet bills (I always pay them back, but have to do so in installments as I don't make enough).

As I'm sure most of you guys know whilst my mum would never let Willow or any of the animals suffer or see them go without, when it comes to considering alternative treatments, other options etc for the small animals she is very "blah" about it all. She just unfortunately does not see and cannot understand how I have bonded with them in the same way she has with her dogs Sad
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Post by c.bolduan on Mon May 26, 2014 6:20 pm

Oh dear,
Don't know how to commend or what to suggest.
I know Alice at windwhistle warren and they are very good.
I also understand that you want him rehomed rather then rescued.
I can't take a buck on.
Just all I can do is send you love and light and cuddles.
That sounds empty just like I feel about the situation.
Let me ponder, maybe there is a solution, don't know Crying or Very sad Shocked 

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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Mon May 26, 2014 6:31 pm

FluffSlave wrote:Thanks for the links Cheryl.

Rescues are obviously an option but I think I'd be more comfortable finding him a home personally. I feel like I am able to hold onto him until the right people come along, and I'd not want to take a space that a rescue had which could be used for a more needy bun.

This is going to sound judgemental but it is not meant in that spirit - I think avoiding the rescues is what you need and not necessarily what is in Mojo's best interests. We all want what is best for our animals and I know exactly where you are coming from as I have started to put out feelers with regards to what happens to my gp Annie when Treacle dies (which I think is in the not to distant future). Like you I don't like the idea of her being alone.

I also have thoughts occasionally about Bruce and Flo. There is a 3 year gap between them and they are both very healthy. So I expect Bruce to go first and Flo will be a begger to re bond.

My thoughts re Mojo based on my musings of my mob is that a swift solution is what is best for both you and him. He will be happiest if the right new partner can be found fairly quickly. The fastest way to do this would be by taking him to a rescue where he can have a choice of ladies. And if you take a donation with you then that will go some way towards easing your guilt. Windwhistle and Fat Fluffs are both well thought of specialist rescues which would not rehome Mojo without making sure the new owners are well aware of his needs and making sure that he is going to a good home. As far as I am aware they have good quality accommodation as well. I am also very aware that when you look at rabbit rehome that privately owned single buns often stay on there for months and months. That's a long time for Mojo to be alone.

Really I would urge you to consider using a rescue rather than privately rehoming.


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Post by FluffSlave on Mon May 26, 2014 7:54 pm

C.bolduan, I have messaged you. Did you get it?
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Post by Sixer on Mon May 26, 2014 8:07 pm

I am so sorry that you have come to such obviously distressing decisions about Willow and Mo. I agree with Cheryl that Mo going to a rescue that you are comfortable with is maybe in his best interests but bear in mind that rescues often have long waiting lists. I also wonder whether a rescue would want to bond him before trying to find him a home - I seem to think that rescues have more success in rehoming single buns than pairs. Generally they are approached by people  looking for a partner for a lone bun.

I don't know if you have thought of this but would you consider having Mojo as an outside bun (plus partner) - I would not think it would maybe be a problem to rent somewhere that would accept outside bunnies.

If you decide you want to rehome Mo privately then maybe a larger forum may be better where more people visit.

I wish I could help with Mo but I am not in a position to take on any more bunnies  Sad


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Post by FluffSlave on Mon May 26, 2014 8:19 pm

Thank you Sixer Hugs

I have considered getting another rabbit for the 'time being'. However, I just feel it is irresponsible to get another knowing that in a while I'm going to be potentially re-homing them again. But on the flip side, at least Mojo would be going to a new home with a friend...

It is a really hard one. I am also very pushed for time and funds lately Sad

I just don't know what to do for the best.
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Post by BugsBunny on Mon May 26, 2014 8:25 pm

Oh sweetie I am so sorry.

I can see it from both points of view, I can see why you would want to get him rehomed yourself knowing he will be going to someone you know will take such good care of him and like you said, it does not take a spot another more needy bunny may need.

I can see what Cheryl means too and sixer but I would be in the same mind as you hun. I would like to know if god forbid I had to let Dougal go for any reason then I would like to find someone I just know is right and it suited for him amd he would be happy with and well cared for etc, especially since it is hard to for you to come to this decision in the first place.

I just feel awful for you, you must be devestated, having to make the tough decision about Willow and then having to say goodbye to Mr mo too, it is not fare and it is heart breaking. I really feel for you.

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Post by marleyNfriends on Mon May 26, 2014 9:39 pm

Im so terribly sorry that youre having to come to this decision. Would it not be possible for Mo to be a house bunny again? I know its not ideal, but you could see how he goes, he may come out of his shell a little more being indoors again and having you as his friend?

I wish I could offer more help. I do keep looking at the possibility of another pair of bunnies, but I know my health is going to get worse and I dont want to put extra pressure on Mum. I hope everything works out for you eventually. Tons of vibes for Willow and I hope things work out, I really do. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Post by FluffSlave on Mon May 26, 2014 9:44 pm

I really don't think Mo would be suited as a house bunny at all. Maybe so with a friend but certainly not on his own. He'd spend the majority of his time in hiding I imagine, bless him Laughing

I am not sure what I'm going to do Sad
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Post by FluffSlave on Mon May 26, 2014 10:05 pm

I've just been reading on Fat Fluff's website about their permanent residents and it seems like that would suit Mo to a tee. He loves to live outside, and living in a large group in an aviary with the opportunity to free range would be his heaven.

I wonder if his coat/temperament would be enough for them to consider taking him on permanently? I would of course continue to contribute to his upkeep.

I've just emailed them a bit about what's going on. Didn't mention the permanent resident situation. Will see what they say...
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Post by c.bolduan on Mon May 26, 2014 10:52 pm

Oh sweety,
That is heartbreaking. I have no experience with fat fluff but do know windwhistle warren. They are brilliant it may be worth to get in touch with Alice who runs it!
Hope it will all work out and You find a solution.
Please keep us updated!
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Post by BugsBunny on Tue May 27, 2014 9:57 am

FluffSlave wrote:I've just been reading on Fat Fluff's website about their permanent residents and it seems like that would suit Mo to a tee. He loves to live outside, and living in a large group in an aviary with the opportunity to free range would be his heaven.

I wonder if his coat/temperament would be enough for them to consider taking him on permanently? I would of course continue to contribute to his upkeep.

I've just emailed them a bit about what's going on. Didn't mention the permanent resident situation. Will see what they say...

I hope it works out with fat fluffs then hun. Sounds ideal, plus if he is there permenantly you can go see him etc. You are doing the right thing as I know it is very difficult but you are putting his needs first, that is great.

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Post by gentl on Tue May 27, 2014 10:18 am

I'm sad to hear this news. Willow has always been such a special bunny. Whatever you decide for her and for Mr Mo I know it will be made with much thoughtfulness, investigation and so very much love.
Vibes for Willow and oh, so many  Hugs for you.
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Post by FluffSlave on Tue May 27, 2014 10:40 am

Mojo is going to be a permanent Fat Fluffs resident. I spoke to Chloe this morning and she agrees that he is not really an ideal candidate to be re-homed and she is going to bond him into her group of five where he'll live in a large aviary and have lots of free range time but most importantly a home for life. I am so relieved and grateful for her help. 

She can't take him until 14th June so Willow has until then at least Sad 

I am absolutely devastated.
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Post by gentl on Tue May 27, 2014 11:27 am

FluffSlave wrote:Mojo is going to be a permanent Fat Fluffs resident. I spoke to Chloe this morning and she agrees that he is not really an ideal candidate to be re-homed and she is going to bond him into her group of five where he'll live in a large aviary and have lots of free range time but most importantly a home for life. I am so relieved and grateful for her help. 

She can't take him until 14th June so Willow has until then at least Sad 

I am absolutely devastated.

As horribly sad as this situation is, this new development with Fat Fluffs sounds like an answer to prayer. You know he will be well taken care of, have lots of companions, have a wonderful aviary and be loved. It will be a home for life too. I think that is wonderful that Chloe would offer that solution for you. She understands his floofiness special needs and will make sure he is comfortable. He will have companions so perhaps grieving Willow will be more bearable.

I know this is such a difficult thing for you to do. We had to give our beloved Paddington Cat to a relative because of allergies and even though we knew he was going to be one pampered and loved kitty it cut deeply.
We are here to listen and you have many shoulders to cry on here that understand.  Hugs Sending vibes for Willow, Mr Mojo and most definitely you.
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Post by FluffSlave on Tue May 27, 2014 11:49 am

I agree Holly, there are definitely some positives to come from this situation with regards to Mo. I am just going to cherish the next few weeks with them now. Willow will get to see out her third birthday and will be thoroughly spoiled xx
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Post by c.bolduan on Tue May 27, 2014 1:20 pm

FluffSlave wrote:Mojo is going to be a permanent Fat Fluffs resident. I spoke to Chloe this morning and she agrees that he is not really an ideal candidate to be re-homed and she is going to bond him into her group of five where he'll live in a large aviary and have lots of free range time but most importantly a home for life. I am so relieved and grateful for her help. 

She can't take him until 14th June so Willow has until then at least Sad 

I am absolutely devastated.


Relieved that the thoughts and prayers had been heard.
It makes a difficult and horrible decision just about bearable as you will know that Mr. mo will have a good life quality in a suitable enviroment and with bunny friends to share.
Just so sad about willow and yes go and enjoy every moment that you got and cherish it.
Sending you hugs and love.
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Post by Zo on Tue May 27, 2014 3:40 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that Willow won't be with us much longer Sad at least Mo will have lots of other bunnies to keep him company
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue May 27, 2014 7:15 pm

Decision making situations like this are so very hard. Lots of loves and warm cuddles are on their way.

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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Tue May 27, 2014 7:24 pm

I am glad that Chole has managed to offer you a solution to a bad situation.  Hugs 


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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue May 27, 2014 7:25 pm

cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:I am glad that Chole has managed to offer you a solution to a bad situation.  Hugs 
Me too.

I didn't realise things had got so bad for Willow Hugs
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