Elnino : Our King Fluffy (25 Nov 2005–11 Jan 2008)

Elnino wasn’t the first bunny in our apartment..

A month before we got him, we bought 3 young bunnies to fill the emptiness in our home. Nicky, Nicko and Didie. But all the 3 kits weren’t survived. They were too young to survive. When i bought them, they were so young just a size of my palm. I guess they’re around 2-3 weeks old.

Nicko died after nibbled on some vegetable. Nicky died 2 weeks later due to stress and heatstroke after i brought her along my 12-hours journey from Penang to Johor during Hari Raya holiday at the end of Oct 2005.

A week later, we got our new bunny, Didie. But he died within a week after refused to eat.

Small and young bunnies are unresistable. They’re so cute and lovely. But after all those incidence, we avoid ourselves from buying a very young bunny.

I bought Elnino on 25 Nov 2005. I saw he was alone in a 1’Wx 3’L x 1’H glass aquarium. He looks fluffy and adorable. The pet shop said he was about 2-3 months old. So we brought him home.

First photos of our baby bunny, Fluffy Elnino..

Nyom nyom nyom..

Nyom nyom nyom..

Huh?! Huh?!

Huh?! Huh?!

Ma playing area..! No intruder, please..!

Ma playing area..! No intruder, please..!

He looked such a sweet boy. But after a few days, he showed his true character – naughtyness and mischievousness:mrgreen:

I was camera-less before. I only have a DVCam (Dogital Video Camera). I don’t have a lot of his photo, but i managed to captured a lot of his video while he grown up. I keep a lot of video his doing binky.. These are some photos i managed to snap using my DVCam, camera-phone and a friend’s digicam.

Elnino the teenage bunny was a curious bunny😉..

Okie, let’s see what we got here.. Owh, some of Mom’s magazines..

Okie, let’s see what we got here.. Owh, some of Mom’s magazines..

Mom stops me doing my F1 run..She afraid i’ll get skidded and bang the wall..

Mom stops me doing my F1 run..She afraid i’ll get skidded and bang the wall..

What’s Mom doing here? What is this? Sniff.. SNIFF..

What’s Mom doing here? What is this? Sniff.. SNIFF..

What does it taste?

What does it taste?

Owh, Mom moved it away, but i found the same stuff here..

Owh, Mom moved it away, but i found the same stuff here..

Mom moved it again... How about this one?!

Mom moved it again... How about this one?!

Argh! Mom got me! Owh, what is this thing? This one is hard to chew..

Argh! Mom got me! Owh, what is this thing? This one is hard to chew..

I wonder what is this.. Can i taste it too?

I wonder what is this.. Can i taste it too?

Our Elnino is a loving bunny too!😉

I love licking the human..

I love licking the human..

..especially my Mom..

..especially my Mom..

We always hang-out together.. Mom always hug me and let me lie down by her side.. I like!

We always hang-out together.. Mom always hug me and let me lie down by her side.. I like!

)..

When Mom is busy, i hang-out with this pink bunny gal (a bunny soft toy:mrgreen: )..

Elnino and i spent most of our time together..

Mom brings me to the park every weekend. We play run-and-chase on a human kids playground.. It is a long bridge and fun run to run on it. Mom trains me to run from one end to the other end while she harasses me with that big, silver thing she always carries around. See?! She's still holding that silver thing..!

Mom brings me to the park every weekend. We play run-and-chase on a human kids playground.. It is a long bridge and fun run to run on it. Mom trains me to run from one end to the other end while she harasses me with that big, silver thing she always carries around. See?! She's still holding that silver thing..!

When she comes near, i’ll run.. RUN..! Mom will chases and chases me until she get tired :mrgreen:

When we reach home, Mom will give me a warm bath. Mom said i’m a good boy. I sit quietly while Mom bathes me. I hate the hair-dryer sound. It is so noisy.. So Mom will rubs me with towels until i dry..

When we reach home, Mom will give me a warm bath. Mom said i’m a good boy. I sit quietly while Mom bathes me. I hate the hair-dryer sound. It is so noisy.. So Mom will rubs me with towels until i dry..

I’ll lick Mom when she dries me.. I know she likes!!

I’ll lick Mom when she dries me.. I know she likes!!

ELNINO : Journey To Rainbow Bridge

Everything was perfect. Until one day, after recovered from pappiloma removal, i found a big lump at his right cheek and he lost his lower teeth. So the vet has to removed the upper teeth to avoid the upper teeth from hurt the lower gum. The vet has no safe anaesthetic for rabbit, so he pulled the teeth out without any anaesthetic. And we had to bring him to the vet twice a week to remove the thick puss from his abscess. It was a painful procedure for this small creature. Since then, my poor little boy lost his appetite and ate much lesser than usual.

Until a few weeks later, i saw him sat in a hunch position. Like this..

It looked like he was in a great pain.

It looked like he was in a great pain.

He tried to walk, but there was something wrong with his left front leg. When i touched his leg, it felt like bubbles under his skin. When i put some pressure, there was ‘pop’ sound came from that bubble.. I was scare to death. We rushed him to our vet. The vet told me it was the symptoms of emphysema. But he couldn’t tell me what caused it. He said, maybe Elnino had been bitten by some insect, eating something poisoning or lack of diet. Then the vet gave some injectable antibiotic. I didn’t ask the antibiotic name.

I admit i wasn’t gave much attention on his diet. He didn’t like greens and vegetables. But he had some slices of apples and carrots in his daily diet. I fed him with Briter Bunny pellet since that was the only pellet we found locally (other than cheapo pellet that he won’t eat at all). And he never ate his hays i provided. Other than that, he loved banana and chocolate chip cookies which was bad for his health.

After we reached home, the bubbles already spread to his chest, head and almost half of his body. Then the red spots appeared on his skin.

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The red spots kept spreading😦

His body looked swollen like a balloon.. And his body temperature kept rising..

His body looked swollen like a balloon.. And his body temperature kept rising..

After a few hours struggled in pain, he left us for forever and never return... 😥

Elnino died on 11 Jan 2008, 1am the morning.. We didn’t slept the whole night. We cried until there’s no more tears coming from our eyes. We buried Elnino at 4am because Am refused to let him go. He hold Elnino so tight in his arm. And i will never forget that night.

Everytime we talk about him, its only bring tears and sadness in our heart.. We couldn’t accept his death. We wish it was a nightmare. And everynight before we off to bed, we pray that we’ll wake up from this long nightmare. We always feel his existence. We miss everything about him until today. And we realized no matter how many bunnies we hunt/have, nothing can replace this one.

Elnino was a special bunny and will always be in our heart forever.

Binky free to Rainbow Bridge, my love. Hope u already find a true happiness there..

” Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…. “ – Author unknown.

Thanks to June & Coco’s Mom from My Bunnies and I for sharing this.

P/s : Some of u might have read this post about Elnino and his disease in my old blog. I’m going to close down my old blog. I think i have wrote to much about my personal life in that old blog instead of my pets stories. So i choose to blog here and share my pets stories to all pet lovers all there. Thanx for supporting my blog. Please come and visit The Fluffies again🙂 I hope u enjoy reading about The Fluffies. See u with more stories soon..!

Comments
  1. furrybutts says:

    OMG, I never really knew ElNino’s complete strory until now. The poor boy, it must have hurt like crazy when the vet extracted his tooth without anesthesia!! And the emphysema.. He was so brave til the end.. may he rest in peace.

  2. azian9100 says:

    It’s cut me deeply.. when read this. He is very adorable and smart bunny. And what i feel here inside is.. Nano is more then a Bunny.. it’s more like family..I’m very sorry for your lost.
    Yes…’ Patah Tumbuh, Hilang Berganti…’
    But it not the same…Binky Free sweetheart..

  3. lm_meileng says:

    aiya, why u asked me to read, cos i just can’t control my tears when reading about yr Elnino, it reminds me on my Sweety Guinness, she must be very painful and helpless when attacked by the big cat as well………really pay my respect to Elnino who was so strong and u too, it was really really heartache to c with yr own eyes on yr beloved bun passed away in such a condition. i know it was indeed very difficult to let go our furry fren……..but just remember that they are free now, free from all kinds of sickness and predators. don worry and be happy fren, we will c our sweetheart one day at the rainbow bridge……

  4. Sorry for the late comments (I am a little slow person). This is a very sad story but am glad that you got out of it. I used to visit your old blog where you express a lot of your most sensitive feelings. To be honest, I did not really like the depressing stories then. But you have bounced back and am glad that you have done well as a rabbit blogger.

    I am also very happy to see that although a small community we have a handful of rabbit bloggers too. Very interesting and a great way to keep abreast with whatever that is going on.

  5. thefluffies says:

    Thanx, TC..

    I’ve learn a lot from the online forum i’ve joined since we lost Elnino.. seeing cute bunnies and sharing infos with great bunny owners out there really make my days…

  6. furfurries says:

    Such a litte hero… he has touched hearts so deep even to those who just got to know this story. i just dried my tears after reading this post! Binky free Nino..
    Beloved bunny for always ;*

  7. Gieniey-x says:

    Again, i enjoyed reading this. It was a touching story and you wrote / expressed it very well

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