Sunday, May 2, 2010

Do bunnies go to heaven?

There is this scripture in the bible that says you are supposed to weep with those who are weeping.

I got some good practice at that yesterday when Daisy, our fluffy mommy bunny, died while trying to give birth to her litter.

So we laid her to rest way out back behind the shed.

I've never been to a bunny burial before so I was at a loss for words. But lucky for me, I've seen a few old westerns and just repeated what I remembered. I think I did a good job. I even got a Nacho Libre quote in without anyone knowing it.

All in all, apart from the tears and the Mardi Gras beads draped over the headstone, I think it was pretty normal.

15 comments:

Linda said...

Precious!

Marlita said...

How sad for the kids. What was the Nacho quote?

Roberta said...

We will miss Daisy! She was a beautiful bunny indeed. Thanks for your sensitivity about weeping. The kids will carry on the tradition when they have their own kids' bunnies some day! Yes, what was the Nacho quote?

Charissa said...

Oh that is so sad. Look at Von's expression.

Tim Rovenstine said...

I'm assuming you said something. If God says he has our tears collected in a bottle, I wonder how much these tears are worth?

Mary Beth said...

Thank you for sharing. So sorry.

The DeYoung Family said...

Ok, so I feel bad for the kids, but I would much rather see a picture like this than the one of Von that is posted before this. Sorry for your loss, but wonderful to see your little man not in the hospital! Think of your sweet family often!

Rachel said...

This picture is so sweet and so sad...so why am I smiling? Sorry. I think it was the mardi gras beads. Too cute.

Bodie said...

OHHHHHH! This is so touching and beautiful.OF COURSE BUNNIES AND OTHER CRITTERS GO TO HEAVEN! Love the kids! Love the bunny! Love these wailing Rovenstines with their tender hearts!

Dalene said...

Why am I crying with a smile on my face?

itchyfeet2wander said...

When I was Von's age I lost my pet chicken...at least I thought it was my pet...Mom thought it was dinner. So sad, I can totally relate. And the picture is one of the best...I snagged it to have in my personal collection. Blessings to you all!!

itchyfeet2wander said...

In case you don't recognize me....itchyfeet2wander is the hiking and geocaching name that Bob and I use, so therefore it is our email name too. Love you, Mary (Crider) Kauffman

Huck said...

I don't know how you are able to capture so much emotion in your family photos but if I didn't know you I'd swear that it was all staged with highly paid child actors. Someday your kids will cherish all of these photos. Or maybe they'll disown you. Time will tell. I too am interested in what Nacho quote you slipped in there. ??

Scout said...

Oh, how sad. The mother bunny was "trying to give birth to her litter"—so none of the babies survived either?

You know, someday when your kids are grown and see this, they're going to slug you for stopping to take a picture of them when their grieving.

Dustan and Betsy said...

iMan, this photo - I can't stop looking at it. I'm like everyone else. Sad and happy. Pet funerals are important, aren't they? And seeing your kids flat out devastated is somehow endearing. Is that messed up? I don't even know you or your kiddos, but the little girl? So sad, so precious. I've shed so many animal tears in my life like this, that I relate well. I just loved this picture. And the mardi gras beads. :)