Thursday, 20 June 2013

RIP a most beloved pet and I am in the paper again (still good news) post 150!

Well this is post 150! a big landmark but perhaps its not what I hoped I'd be posting.

Well this post is going to be a sad one I am afraid. our most beloved pet Rabbit simply named Bun Bun has passed away. 8 years old she was the first pet we got when we came to New Zealand and therefore has a special place in our family. its sad when a pet passes away and it is hard to make that choice to put them down, but it was the best thing for her. she had been limping badly and there was a nasty lump under her chin although female rabbits do occasionally have a large lump under their chin Bun Bun already had one and this lump signalled something more serious. therefore the decision was made with much sadness to put her to sleep so she would not suffer living on in a deteriorating state.
how she was, this taken shortly before My trip to Argentina... early days in my blogging history
 So after school today it was my job to dig the grave for her. we placed her in her little box into the ground and said out good byes. I took a photo, a final picture before the earth covered her up. here is her little box. sweet I think, simple also but it doesn't have to be complex. Bun Bun herself was not a complicated character. she had her moments when she was young several escape attempts, confusing the cats when she decided to go up to them instead of them chasing her, when she was older she looked after the guinea pigs (which went to a friends house as my mum was allergic to them) treating them as her own children. and in her old age she was allowed to wander out and about as there was no need to worry about her doing a runner any more.
goodbye Bun Bun
well there we are. not much really to say but goodbye... but as usual life must go on and happiness must be found....

and once more I am in the papers!


... so now I shall tell a nice story to lighten the mood. This is one of success against adversity and a bunch of simple college kids showing themselves better than some intelligent egg heads from private schools!!!

Team wins Tractor pull without raising a sweat click on the page to make it bigger so you can read it!

First order of business! We're year 13 students and I am mentioned by my middle name. apart from that points for who ever guesses who I am ;-) Also yes the college carriers expo is about our school... that's already happened as you can see, the NZ defence force turned up late! and one of our guys almost got run over while trying to organise parking, some people seem not to care what they are being asked to do.

school ball this weekend also big occasion perhaps pics to be seen on the schools website after the event... not sure.

Anyway have a good day/night if your down here in NZ try to keep warm (I still have to walk the dog and there's hail showers, it's freezing and its pretty dark out there. oh well better wrap up as much as I can then... oh was that thunder hmm maybe not!

18 comments:

  1. Very sorry to hear about Bun Bun, the death of pets is always hard.

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    1. thankyou... not as hard I think as it might have been. she lived longer than we thought she might

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  2. Very sorry for your pet.

    About that tractor, I think you should have used that motor in one of your tanks! :-D

    And 150 posts?! You have been posting more that I did! hum...

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    1. I can't do that! that tractor is in the display cabinet at school to prove we won that!

      150 posts and counting... and as I am nearing completion with some figs post 151 is coming up fast.

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  3. Condolences Gowan, all pets are special

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  4. That´s the Problem with pets..they go sooner than you think.

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    1. she lasted longer than I thought she would... so perhaps not all pets?

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  5. Sorry to read of the loss of your pet. I can only agree with the sentiments in the the above posts, and add my own condolences to theirs.

    On a more positive note - congratulations on your tractor pull victory!

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    1. thanks Brian

      the tractor pull was a good win and pretty much was the highlight of the trip to Waikato university.

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  6. Sorry for Bun Bun and for you, it's sad to loose a beloved pet.

    But congrats for the 150 posts and the Tractor Victory !!

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  7. Sorry about Bun Bun.

    In other news it sounds like you're turning into a local celebrity.

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    1. thank you. I hope I'm not turning into a local celebrity, its bad enough half the people at school seem to know me.

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  8. I'm also sorry to hear about your pet.
    Congratulations for winning the contest though!

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    1. thankyou Ben.

      its a good thing I didn't put any money on it as I was certain we were going to come last.

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  9. My sympathies on the loss of Bun Bun. She sounds like she was quite the character in her prime. And how sweet that she mothered the guinea pigs.

    Also Congratulations to your team for the win. You are very good at building things Gowan and I'm not surprised to hear that you did so well.

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    1. thankyou Anne.

      actually the guys got the tractor done without me. one of the boys brought in his CO2 rocket car from a few years back and we stuck the motor onto that.

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