BunBun Crossed the bridge on May 10th, 2002 and this is what his friend Steve Bryant had to say:
BunBun crossed the Rainbow Bridge today, May 10, 2002. I never thought as a grown man that I could be touched as much as I have been by an animal such as a rabbit. But that’s just what BunBun did, he touched me deeply and made me feel better about myself. I rescued him 2 years ago from a terrible environment with full intentions of nursing him back to health and finding him a good home. His previous owners had him for about 5 years. They kept him in a cage in their basement with a Basset Hound. They had never given him hay or any of the proper foods. They didn’t clean his cage properly so he was left to constantly sit in his own waste, which scalded his poor little feet and made the fur fall off. They never trimmed his nails, which had grown so long, they had wrapped around his feet until he couldn’t even walk. The vet that I took him to told me not to tell her who had him before me because she would have to report them for animal cruelty. I took him home after the vet did all she could—trimmed his nails, shot of Ivomec, antibiotics and such. I gave him a bath—never once did he try to get away or bite me. He seemed so happy to be clean. As I was blow-drying him, he would turn by himself to let me dry the areas that were still wet. As his health improved, I realized how sweet he was and how happy he seemed to be with someone who was taking care of him. I thought to myself that no one would be able to take care of him better than me, so I decided to introduce him to my other two pet rabbits. Rabbit introductions normally take days or even weeks to do. BunBun was accepted immediately by my other two rabbits and they were a family from that point on. Over the past two years, I’ve seen many different personality traits in him. The funniest of which was the fact that he was a “ham” when it came to pictures. Any time he would see me with the camera, he would stop what he was doing and pose for a picture like the one you see here. What always amazed me was the joy and appreciation I could see in his eyes. I really do think he was happier with me the past two years than he ever was in his life. That’s what made me feel good about myself – knowing that I nursed him back to health and brought joy and happiness to his last years. I will miss him dearly.