It happens too often, and too soon that we have to say good-bye to a pet. It’s a sad fact of life for pet owners that our companions have much shorter life spans than we do, and despite caring for them the best that we can and loving them like family, their time with us is never long enough.
A Sad Day
It is a sad day at That Fish place That Pet Place as we had to say good bye to one of our favorite store pets and certainly a favorite of our customers, the Flemish Giant Rabbit, Mr. Bojangles. Mr. Bojangles came to be with us in 2004, as a surrendered pet. His family could no longer care for him, but his kind and inquisitive personality earned him a place in the TFP family as the posterchild for how great pet rabbits can be. He spent his days roaming the small animal room, greeting quests, making friends and relaxing with his favorite employees.
“Bo Bo” was a neutered male. His favorite treats were carrots, lettuce and dried apples.
Though Mr. Bo and other beloved pets can never be replaced, we may find room in our hearts to let another of his kind in to fill the void left by his loss. Rest in Peace Mr. BoJangles, you’ll be missed.
Losing A Pet
Losing a pet isn’t a pleasant thing to think about, but for most people it is a painful reality at some point in life. It can be a devastating experience for a person of any age and disposition. There are resources available to help you deal with the loss of a companion animal that may help you through these tough times. In my lifetime, I’ve had to deal the loss of a pet, sadly on far more than one occasion. It never gets easier, but we can always take solice in the joy our pets give us while they’re in our lives.