Thank you again to everyone who visited the blog and paid a tribute to Hugo Bun - I never imagined how much he was loved outside in the blogworld, behind these walls where he spent his last year of life, happy and carefree and with a bunwife ever so keen on grooming him.
I will visit each of your blogs one after the other, and say again thank you - these have been hard days, especially for Miss Eve, and your words did help, knowing we were not alone in missing our white bunny.
Miss Eve was very distraught after Hugo crossed the bridge. We brought him home so she could say goodbye, and then we brought him to the crematorium, where I collected his ashes on New Year's Eve. He is now resting on the window sill in my office, in a urn next to those of Sir Harvey, Nik, and BillieBun.
Despite knowing he was gone, Miss Eve was always looking for Hugo when she left the crate, even going all the way up the stairs to the first floor, where only Hugo used to venture. When she did not find him anywhere, she came to me, stomped and gave a little wimp to express her disapproval. So I decided not to wait too long, and last Friday Miss Eve was picked up by Amy, my bunnysitter and bunny foster mum, who bonded her with Hugo in February 2008. She is having a holiday with this lovely fellow:
His name is Bing and was found by a lady while he was wandering on a road between a village and Nottingham.
Nobody knows how old he is, but surely no older than 4 or 5.
As of now, Miss Eve grooms him every now and then, but there is not much interaction between the two. The positive is that there hasn't been any aggression either, so maybe even if it is not a hearts and flowers romance, it may turn into one with time. Amy is going to try Miss Eve with Dom as well, another bunny (blue mini lop) she is fostering, to see if she likes him more (and he her).
So, now the crate is empty, and clean and ready for Miss Eve and her new husbun...hopefully it won't be long, as I miss lagomorphic activity in the house!