I just got home from the vet. Nori - my little bunny Eleanore who just turned 2 on May 13th died on a Friday night the same time as Bear did. I can't even breathe right now. I can't get my head around it. She just didn't seem right. She was sitting on her haunches like cat. She was just behaving oddly for a few hours. Bunnies mate for life - Harry did not leave her side for one second. I picked her up and kissed her and checked her out the best I could. She seemed slightly bloated and yet dehydrated at the same time. I called the emergency vet but I didn't like who was on call. I called my vet and one of the two who do bunnies was on call for emergencies. She said she would meet us there. I put Nori in a crate. She perked up a little and kissed my fingers through the crate. When we got there I held her and kissed her and told her that Mommy loved her and we were going to make her feel all better. The vet said she felt like she was filled with gas and she could have a hairball. Bunnies can't throw up so it gets stuck. This is fixable and not contagious so I was somewhat calmed. She was going to take her upstairs and try to relieve the gas. Nori was in pain. When bunnies are in pain they grind their teeth. When they are very happy and content they chatter their teeth. One must learn the difference. Anyway I knew before we left the house that she was in pain because on and off she was grinding her teeth. I sat and waited for less than ten minutes and when the vet came back she didn't have Nori. I thought they were just going to keep her over night. But she told me that she had died in those short ten minutes. She was filled up with fluid. She had some type of blockage that was not letting any liquid pass through her into her intestines. The vet thinks she may have had a tumor but is just guessing as she really has no idea. I don't want an autopsy. I want to just leave her be in peace. Meanwhile I had burst into tears. She asked if I wanted to see her and I said yes. She looked like her beautiful little self. She looked alive and fine. When the vet put the tube in to relieve the gas tons of fluid started coming out of her mouth and her nose and she went into cardiac arrest. The vet did mouth to mouth and chest compressions and tried to save her but she thinks something must have burst inside. I am in complete and total shock. I could barely breathe at the vet I was hyperventilating. So now I have to call the cemetery again tomorrow. I know that there are no empty plots near Bear. Bear's was the last one available under the Cherry Trees - unless it was the last large one - I have no idea what I am even saying right now. I am very worried bout Harry. Rabbits have been known to pine away after a mate dies. Harry was my first born bunny. He is the light of my life bunny along with Simon and Isabeau, and Jessica and Arthur, and Lance, and of course Juliet. SO now I start grieving all over again. I was just beginning to sleep again. I was just beginning to write again. What do I do? I am a mess! I finally can breathe again. But how much grief can one person take. Tonight is 15 weeks since I lost Bear. I feel empty.