It is with a heavy heart that I report that our dear little Jester passed away over the weekend.
Seeing him every morning at the Rescue has been such a highlight of the breakfast routine for so long it is hard to remember a time when Jester wasn't here. The earliest photo I can find of him was this one from May 2009:
This was most likely shortly after he arrived. He always had quite a sweet personality and of course always looked handsome and adorable!
Most noticeably, he was fairly bold and very friendly. Not a cautious one, if you were in his enclosure then he was probably on top of you looking for treats!
Though if you didn't have any on you, he was quite happy entertaining himself watching the world go by...
But mostly he was in your face looking for food or entertainment.
Jester was one of the easiest bunnies to photograph and his adorable looks always made for a great picture. Not surprisingly, with so many great photographs of him he regularly appeared here on the blog. His distinctive, happy, (front-) toothless face made him a frequent star of our Monday Mouf feature!
Having no front teeth, his breakfast was always grated. Like most bunnies he LOVED grated carrot, so much so it was best to grate it away from him or you would be repeatedly clonking him on the head with the carrot as he excitedly tried to eat it straight off the grater.
Apart from a recent course of treatment for mites, he had always been a healthy boy with no real medical issues. The first sign that anything might be up was Friday evening when he seemed off his food. The Friday team left a note for us to check on him first thing on arrival Saturday in case he had gotten worse and needed to go to the vets, but sadly he had passed away in the night. He was 8 years old.
A dear sweet fluffy friend who we all loved and will miss terribly. Binky free, Jester.