My family cannot be trusted with bunnies. We're like the Mansons of rabbit serial killers, albeit accidentally. Even our dog is guilty. My kids are probably on a permanent blacklist with the Easter Bunny thanks to us.
They're so damn cute, though, levitt. Now I'll stop looking at that picture before they end up with snuffles.
Oh, and I just want to echo my condolences to JadeStar70 . It's awful saying goodbye, but it's made infinitely easier by the knowledge that you did all you could. It sounds like your Sugar had a lifetime of love. 17 years, 7 months, and 2 days isn't long enough for us, of course, but to them... It's a gift they probably never even imagine asking for. When I put my old girl Cappy down at 18 and a half, the vet said the most comforting thing to me - "Be sad for you, because you'll miss her, but don't cry for her. You gave her everything a dog could hope for. She's ready. She's had a full life. There isn't a single thing she missed out on." I'm positive the same is true for Sugar.
That's the magic of pets, I think. If we do it right and give them all we can... They leave us with a memory that can remain truly pure. No other relationship, not even with a child, is ever free of disappointment or regret. But our pets are different. If we are lucky, when we lose them, we are able to look back with nothing but happiness and gratitude for their presence in our lives. In that way, despite the brevity of their lives, they are perfect. Maybe that's what makes them so difficult to lose and yet so worth it to have.