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In loving memory of Zeus the bunny

Updated on November 4, 2011
In loving memory of Zeus  (July 13th, 2006 - August 8th, 2008)
In loving memory of Zeus (July 13th, 2006 - August 8th, 2008)
This photo of Zeus was featured in "Cutest Pets Around the Globe 2007".
This photo of Zeus was featured in "Cutest Pets Around the Globe 2007".
Zues with his best bunny buddy, Barnaby.
Zues with his best bunny buddy, Barnaby.
Zeus and Barnaby on Easter.
Zeus and Barnaby on Easter.
Zeus on my lap.
Zeus on my lap.
Zeus playing outside in the fall.
Zeus playing outside in the fall.
Zeus guarding his bowl of hay!
Zeus guarding his bowl of hay!
Zeus' memorial shelf.  Rest in peace little buddy.
Zeus' memorial shelf. Rest in peace little buddy.

Those that are loved do not die, they live forever in your heart.

Zeus was a rabbit. A little 2lb blue Netherland Dwarf rabbit who was so much more than "just a rabbit" to me. For the two short years he was with us, Zeus was my best friend, a part of my family, and a daily inspiration to everyone who knew him well.

Zeus came to live with us on June 13th, 2006. My fiance and I knew we wanted a pet rabbit, and despite our original wish to adopt one from a shelter, we fell in love with Zeus through the window of a pet store. After weeks of watching him wait for a new home, we finally decided that it was meant to be and we had to bring him home with us.

I have so many happy memories of Zeus. When we first got him, we where expecting him to be nervous and shy until he got used to his new surroundings. But one of the first things Zeus did in his new home was jump onto my fiance's face to try to steal a piece of coffee cake right out of his mouth! His tiny little 2lbs body was absolutely packed full of attitude and spunk. There wasn't anything that frightened Zeus. He was amazing at finding funny new ways to get himself into trouble, and he was one of the most friendly rabbits that I've ever met.

Zeus stayed with me during my last two years of college. Even the hectic life of a college student, the bustle and constant moving between college housing and home, didn't seem to phase Zeus in the slightest. He approached life each day with an inspiring sense of adventure and humor.

In 2007, we adopted our second rabbit Barnaby. Barnaby came to us very fearful, timid, and shy. Instead of being jealous of the new guy, Zeus didn't waste any time making friends and helping to comfort Barnaby. Zeus helped Barnaby learn how to really enjoy life. Barnaby and Zeus instantly became the best of friends, and the two of them where inseparable from the day Barnaby came to live with us until the day Zeus died.

Sadly on August 8th, 2008, after living with us for only a short 2 years and a brief battle with lymphoma, Zeus peacefully passed away. Over 3 years since his death, I still miss Zeus very much and think about him often. Although I wish that I could have had more time with him, I am eternally grateful for the time we where able to spend together. He taught me so much in the 2 years he was with us. It's amazing to me that such a tiny little creature had such a huge impact on my life. I will always love Zeus, and he will never be forgotten.

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