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R.I.P. Oscar Bunny, 1999/07/26 - 2008/09/02

Tue, 09/02/2008 - 20:26 -- webchick

Oscar Kiss This afternoon, our rabbit, Oscar, passed away. He's been with us since 1999, a couple months after Marci and I moved into our first apartment in Halifax. Oscar was funny, gentle, smart, and full of personality... we miss him terribly. :(

Marci and I spent some time tonight looking through old photos and reflecting on some of the memories we have of him.

  • His "happy dance" where he would run around, flip himself up, and twist around in the air, landing in the opposite direction from which he started.
  • When he first met Pickle, who was just a kitten at the time, and made a record 9-foot leap from one end of the hall to the bathroom. Pickle simply meandered off in the other direction nonchalantly, of course.
  • When he chewed through the hose connecting the toilet bowl to the plumbing and proceeded to flood the entire bathroom.
  • When my brother Keith was holding him, remarking about how cute he was, and Oscar peed in his lap. ;)
  • When Bebop was just a kitten, she crawled into his kennel with him and we caught them laying next to each other spooning.
  • The way he would "peek" his head up over things to see what was going on on the other side.
  • When he wanted attention, he would pick his food dish up in his mouth and fling it around wildly.
  • He was once a TV celebrity in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

He passed very suddenly, but thankfully Marci and I were both able to spend his last few minutes holding and petting him. We drove out into the country and found a nice spot in a forest beneath a blanket of trees and laid him to rest, and marked the spot with some wildflowers from nearby. We love you, buddy.

Oscar Chew


Submitted by heather (not verified) on

that's sad news, poor lil fella. his photos remind me of peter rabbit, what a total cutie. its a good thing he could hang on until you returned home from szeged.

I'm so sorry, Angie. Give Marci hugs and my hugest condolences. It sounds like Oscar was definitely a character....

Submitted by Liza (not verified) on

So sorry for your loss, guys. :-/ He sounds like he brought a lot of joy to your lives!

Submitted by marci (not verified) on

thanks for writing this, angie..it's really sweet. Oscar-bun will be missed, but I love the memories you've written...he was the best!

"Oscar, your teeth are big and green!.."

Submitted by Ximo (not verified) on

It's amazing how such small creatures can spread so much joy and leave so many memories.

Sounds like you gave him a wonderful final resting place. R.I.P. Oscar.

oh angie, i'm so sorry about little oscar. he sounds like such a sweetie, and you two are amazing mamas to your kids, they're lucky to have you. :)