Sunday, May 03, 2009

Brighter Days Ahead

At least I hope so.

Last night as the clouds rolled out to sea, we were gifted with this gorgeous sight -

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Not only did we see the whole rainbow, but there were two of them! So beautiful and so bright. Do you know how hard it is to get a picture of the whole thing? LOL!

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I want to thank everyone who emailed or left a comment for me regarding Pickles. It truly meant a lot to know there were so many friends out there if I needed a shoulder to cry on. Unfortunately when things go wrong, I tend to alienate myself and huddle into a corner. I have been reading all your Blogs though but I haven't been leaving comments or answering emails. I hope you understand. I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things soon.

I'm still working through the grief. Pickles had been with me for 11 years and was the best of bunnies. I'm not sure if I told you or not, but we adopted Pickles from the SPCA in early spring. Someone had found him and his sister in a dumpster :o( How anyone could do this to an animal, I will never understand. From that day on, I was thankful that Pickles came home with us.

Pickles had his own unique personality and I loved all the quirks he had. He never wanted to see the bottom of his food dish so when he did, he would upset the whole thing and make a total mess. He knew that ticked me off. LOL! Every morning he would do donuts in his cage until he got his carrots. And believe me; he made sure you never forgot. When it came time for his cage to be cleaned, he (somehow!) would fire one round little turd out of his cage. You would hear it hit the floor and immediately know what was required. Pickles was very particular about his litter box too. DH always failed to pat down the shavings and this annoyed Pickles to no end. If I didn't get to them before he did, you would see Pickles compacting them down with his two front paws.

Mom and Dad are visiting this weekend. I asked Dad to build a box to bury Pickles in and what a beautiful box it is. Dad's friend engraved Pickles' name on the top of the box and I choked up when I saw it. My parents will be taking Pickles home with them when they leave. He will be buried with other members of our family from over the years. At least I know he won't be alone and he can run circles in the woods with my other bunny Scooter :o)


20 comments:

Heather said...

What a great final tribute to Pickles. You are lucky to have such great memories of him

Daffycat said...

Wow, such an enormous rainbow. So beautiful!

I'm sure you must miss Pickles dreadfully. The box with the engraving was so special. Your parents are sweethearts.

brokenfairy said...

Next time there is a rainbow like that row out and see if there is any gold!!
Glad that pickles will be buried in familiar soil with your old pets!

Karen said...

awww how nice pickles will be with other family members :O)
wonderful photos of the rainbows

Mel said...

What a lovely rainbow!
The box your Dad made sounds lovely. I'm sure it will do Pickles justice.

Jenna said...

I'm sorry to hear about Pickles. What a lovely thing your dad and his friend did in creating and carving the box for him. I hope that it helps you to deal with his passing. It is very hard to lose our beloved family members. *hug*

Crazee4books said...

Awww darn it all Cathey!! I'm so
very sorry to hear that Pickles
passed away. He looked like such
a sweet little guy and I loved to
hear your stories about him. Just
reading your post here about him
made me smile and shake my head.
He was very lucky to have been
rescued from that dumpster and
to have been adopted by you. I
hope that all the wonderful
memories that you have of him
during your 11 years together
will bring you some comfort in
the days to come.

Hugs! Judy

Suzanne said...

Cathey, I'm so sorry. I'm so glad that your parents are there for you and will take care of Pickles' final resting place. I hope that over time, you will come to appreciate your memories of him all the more and realize that he will always live on in your heart.

Irene said...

Beautiful pictures of the rainbows.
It may be Pickles way of lettig you know that everything is all right.

Sonda in OR said...

I've just now read about Pickles and I was very sorry to read about his passing. {{{{HUGS}}}} for you! I'm glad that Pickles will have such a lovely resting spot. I loved seeing your pictures of him. He really looked like the JN Dewdrop pattern you stiched.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Thank you for sharing the sweet memories about Pickles.
The rainbow is so lovely, great pictures!

Annie said...

The timing of that rainbow must be a sign of good things to come. Hang in there.

zoomcity said...

{{{Cathey}}} Your tribute to Pickles is very moving. I welled up, and I miss him now, too.

I completely understand about the withdrawing when pain is too near. Take care of you, honey.

Lori-Ann said...

I wish we would have had a box for Frankie, but that's the way it goes, I guess. Glad he will rest in a good spot.

Love the rainbow pic.

Harmien said...

So sorry you had to say goodbye to Pickles, Cathey! It is so sad to loose a pet that means so much to you. I hope it is a comfort to you knowing that you're parents are taking him home.

Rachel S said...

What a beautiful tribute to your buddy. Thank you for giving him such a wonderful home.

Alberta said...

Those are great memories, than you for sharing them and some of your grief with us. The rainbow is a sign of happier days to come!

~Tammy said...

I could have sworn I already commented on this entry. Sorry, for it taking me so long in any case.

What a beautiful rainbow. Could be that Pickles is frolicking at the end of it. Do rabbits frolick?

Love that Pickles with throw out poop when things weren't just so. The little fart!

Sending big hugs.

Sharon said...

Pickles definitely had personality! How cute! It's nice and comforting that he will be with the rest of your family though I know you wish he were here. Love the rainbows!

Lili said...

Loved to the end and everafter.
You have the biggest gift for love, Cathey.
I so wish I could give you a big hug.
Take care,
Lili