Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife

Sweet Bunny Tears


Today is one of those days that sweet bunny tears flow from a loss of a precious cottontail rabbit. The past few days an adorable cottontail rabbit looked like he/she was not doing well. The sweet bunny had the same “tumor bumps” as Hallie Bunny when she crossed over the rainbow bridge. When I observed this special cottontail rabbit I always begin with sending bunny healing prayers and speedy recovery wishes. I feel so helpless not able to help this sweet bunny as it appears from I have read, it is really hard to cure this particular cottontail rabbit virus that takes over their precious bunny body and appears to be transmitted from biting insects. All I know to do is make this sweet bunny feel safe and comfortable when visiting our yard.

Yesterday, this sweet bunny was in our yard all day and it was so beautiful to witness northern red cardinals, sparrows and house finches hanging around the sweet bunny while he/she was laying around our yard in peace.

I placed some yummy carrots for the sweet bunny along with telling him/her that he/she was so precious and special. I even sang him/her a little bunny song. I wanted this precious cottontail rabbit to know that his/her life mattered and he/she was so loved by me.

This morning was a new day and I go outside to check on the sweet bunny and feed the birds, I found the sweet bunny had crossed over the rainbow bridge peacefully. I am so sad, yet relieved that the bunny virus suffering has ended. It is also really beautiful that the last day this sweet bunny was here with us in our yard, he/she received a bunny feast of treats, bunny love, prayers and songs.

I placed roses around this sweet bunny and was so thankful for the pure cuteness we shared together yesterday.

It also reminds me of how we think Hallie Bunny left this earth and crossed over the bunny rainbow bridge since she had the same cottontail rabbit “tumor bumps”. I miss our sweet Hallie Bunny every day and I would like to think Hallie rested in peace like this sweet bunny.  Although, I know sometimes our sweet animal friends don’t show when they are leaving this planet. Maybe this is sweet bunny brought the closure I needed for our precious Hallie Bunny.

Hallie will forever be in our hearts. She was truly remarkable being to get to know. She is the true inspiration of us recognizing the natural world around us. May her legacy continue to open the eyes of humans that we can all live in harmony.

Bunnies are so precious. Wildlife is so precious. Life is so precious.

KAPOW! Tracie



About the author


Tracie L. Rodgers lives in North Texas with her husband, Jeff. Her passion is writing children’s books and sharing her love of nature and wildlife with the world.

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Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife