Friday, June 15, 2012

Goodbye, Irwin.


Irwin 2001 - 2012
Photo by a VanDerwater Child

Irwin's Milkhouse
Painting by Alix Martin

Irwin's House for Christmas
Photo by Amy LV

Irwin 2001 - 2012
Photo by a VanDerwater Child

Students - Our family lost a friend today. Irwin was our oldest pet, and a very gentle guy. Whenever children would visit our home, they would rush to Irwin's milkhouse and hop in with him. Then Irwin would get all kinds of cuddles and kisses. He loved celery, dandelions, and we like to Just this spring, he became friends with our cat Pickles who liked to visit him in the milkhouse too. Pickles is scared of most every animal, so her trust of Irwin is another testament to his sweet ways.

Today's poem is just me talking to Irwin. Poems are good like that - they kind of hold you when you need it. We held Irwin for a while last night, and today when we found him still in his hay, we were not surprised. Rest well, little furball.

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Renee LaTulippe said...

Oh, sweet bunny. I'm sorry for the loss of Irwin -- but oh, what a lucky bunny he was to live at the Poem Farm with Pickles and all of you!

Ciao, coniglietto.

Linda at teacherdance said...

I love that you said just enough to say goodbye, Amy, but thank you for the back story too. It's so hard to say goodbye to pets, even fish. I love the story of Pickles and Irwin. Sometimes it's hard to understand that basic communication that happens & is so kind. I think even humans have it too, without using words.

Mary Lee said...

Sweet bunny.
Sweet goodbye.

Tabatha said...

Sending my condolences for the loss of your sweet bunny. He lived for a long time for a rabbit, didn't he? It sounds like he had nice living quarters and lots of affection.

Doraine Bennett said...

A sweet memorial. Lovely.

Linda said...

So sorry to hear about Irwin. I love "Eat carrots with God." We should all be so lucky to do that someday. Lovely!

Janelle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a touching memorial....