The Bunnyman’s Legacy Lives on…

Has it been two weeks already?  The number of times we look around a corner and expect to see the Bunnyman’s face is decreasing but we still catch ourselves doing it.  We miss him like crazy and the outpouring of love and support for our little guy has been beautiful.  We received our collage, electronic banner in his honor, a paw print with rainbow bridge, sympathy cards (including one from Dr Scott himself), a donation was made to a local shelter in Rusty’s honor, and a lot of memories shared.

To honor him the best is to pay his love forward.  I would like to take a moment to introduce you to our THREE new babies (one for each paw of our Lord and Master, Sir Rusty Bunnyman.)  Shhhh… don’t tell the furry kids, they are odd looking… they have 4 paws!!

Meet Ana Banana (1.5 yrs old) and her two kids, Shrek and Fiona (7 months old).  The local shelter had this beautiful family and we did not want to split them up.

They have already made themselves at home.


We have a bat car from Build-a-Bear.  Well, THEY have a bat car from Build-a-Bear.



Shrek has a cold/URI so we are medicating him already and Ana Banana needs some too.  To help his stuffiness, we are taking steam showers, where I sit on the floor with him and have the shower running to ease his breathing.  It seems to be helping and provides a lot of bonding time for us.

Rusty has channeled himself through this little fur balls a few different times.  Fiona is learning the power of the carrot.


Other than that, Nick and I are exhausted!  We forgot about the energy of the youth! We are “redecorating”, moving everything out of reach of the 4 am indy 500 routes, etc.  

We are very happy we are in a position to welcome these little ones into our lives and give them the opportunity to stay to together.  We would have given the world to not be in this position and have our little Bunnyman with us forever but it was not to be.  So, live on little man, through the antics of these CRAZY kitties.

Head Scritches and tiny Sand Paper Kisses,

Gina and Nick, Tripawd Angel Rusty, Ana Banana, Shrek and Fiona.

Author: reilly95

Aug/Sept ‘17, the back leg of Rusty was swollen. HSA cancer was diagnosed. Back left leg amputated. He remained cancer free over 900 days. Cancer returned as of emergency visit on day 931. 15 days later, he gained his wings 04/18/2020 due to congestive heart failure.

2 thoughts on “The Bunnyman’s Legacy Lives on…”

  1. Awww you guys, congratulations! How wonderful to have such beautiful, crazy and fun energy around the house again. No doubt that Rusty picked them out just for you, he just KNEW you were up to the task of bringing the whole furmily into your hearts. FUN!!!

    Give them extra smooches and scritches from us. We are so hoppy for you!

  2. It just warms my heart to see all the lovely ways fans of Rusty the Bunnyman paid tribute to him. He touched sooooo many lives. He clearly has a fireer home here at Tripawds and will continue to inspire and have a pawsitive impact here, that’s for sure👍

    Tha knuou so much for posting about what has happened to help bring some joy back into your life…and the lives of THREE very special Souls! I know it’s a little bittersweet to post, but I also know Rusty the Bunnyman is thrilled that you brought THREE kitties into your heart to represent represen the THREE paws of your furever Lord and Master!!

    OMC!!! They are sooo cute! And the care and attention you are giving each of them to help them be healthy and happy is ….well….just so you!😎 Not sure I would tolerate the 4 a.m. playtime very well!!

    The catmobile, the carrot Risty is channeling, the steam shower…..these cats have hit the kitty lottery!!

    I’m just so happy for you and Nick, and the kitties too! Cannot wait for more updates AND pictures!!!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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