Welcome to our life!

Hi, I'm Allison! I'm a thirtysomething, freshly baked, stay-at-home mom. I'm originally from Connecticut, now living in Germany, hence the name of the blog. I live in southern Germany with my German husband and our baby boy. Life has turned out to be nothing I ever expected, and am so incredibly happy with it! We certainly do have a lot of laughs! I hope you will enjoy following our new experiences raising a little half American/ half German in a little German town.

Donnerstag, 27. März 2008

In loving memory

4 years ago, our hearts were forever changed by one warm, fuzzy little rabbit, who was named Leo. As a baby, Leo lived the classroom in which I was working. It is not hard to guess that he became somewhat of an attraction in a middle school.
As a baby, Leo spent most of his time sitting on the top of his wooden house, which is why some people started to call him "Snoopy." Everyone who met him immediately fell in love with his floppy ears and laid back personality. He could sense when people were upset, and would immeditely hop to them, and petting him would calm even the most troubled mind. It was this special sense that left us all misty eyed at work, when we would recall how easily a little floppy eared rabbit could defuse a situation.
When I first brought Leo home, Joern was quite skeptical. He did not think that a rabbit had any place in our apartment. Leo won Joern over pretty easily though, and soon it was obvious that he was moving from classroom rabbit to our pet.
We overtook sole care of Leo almost 2 years ago. In those 2 years, he really enriched our home. Whether he was sitting on the bathroom scale or jumping in our refrigerator, he made sure that we laughed every day. His warm presence was soothing at the end of a difficult day, and he made good days even better.
Sadly, Leo passed on yesterday. He had been battling some infections for quite some time, and unfortunately, lost his battle. Although we are saddened by his loss, we will never forget the love he gave, and the special impact he made on so many lives.


Emily hat gesagt…

How sad! I had a rabbit growing up... he had a hair ball removal surgery at age 5 and then lived to be 10 years old! I still look at the bunnies at the pet shop and think I need one.

I'm so sorry to hear that Leo passed away, but as you said it looks like he brought so much happiness to everyone... even to me just reading about him!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Wow, that just got me all emotional! I am sorry for your furbaby loss, Leo sounds like he was a very sweet & happy rabbit.

Holly hat gesagt…

Oh he sounded so sweet. I'm sorry for your loss but it sounds like you have a lot of fond memories of the little guy.