This is a difficult one for me to upload.

Since joining Redbubble a few years ago, I have uploaded several photos of Billy, my bunny rabbit.

The most popular ones have been Potted Bunny Rabbit – taken when Billy first came into my life 4 years ago, and Bunny in Sweet Heaven – taken when Billy hopped into a flower garden for the first time.
I thank everyone for the comments that have been left for and about Billy. I often told Billy how popular he was in cyberspace on Redbubble.

It is with deep sadness that I write, Billy passed away on 12/8/12. He died in my arms, and the tears have not yet stopped flowing.

He was my little mate who was by my side every day. And he was like family to me. I never before have understood the impact that a pet animal can have on a person.

I would like to think that Billy is now free to hop through the fields, as in this photo, surrounded by grass and flowers.

RIP Billy. You will never be forgotten.

Captured in my parent’s backyard in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Canon G12, as is.

The Rainbow Bridge Group – Aug 2012
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The Rainbow Bridge Group – Aug 2013


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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 2 years ago

    Sorry to hear your sad news about Billy. Looking at this photo I can understand how everyone loves him so much. All the best Mike.

  • Thanks for your kind words Michael.

    – Michael John

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...almost 2 years ago

    i dread the day that my little dog Maxy will pass away, he is a big part of our family, sorry to hear about your bunny

  • Thanks for your kind words Louise.

    – Michael John

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsalmost 2 years ago

    Rest in peace, Billy. So sorry to hear of your loss. It is true that animals make the best friends. Best Wishes

  • Thanks for your kind words Kat.

    – Michael John

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 2 years ago

    I am so sorry to learn this terrible news about sweet little Billy. Please accept my condolences, he was such a special little boy and will not be forgotten.

    Please add your beautiful photograph to our Group as he will become a feature now and in August each year.


  • Thanks for your kind words Morag, and for your group.

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss Michael, we recently lost a little dog and I know how hard it is, time heals but it doesn’t help at the time, try to find comfort in the fact he will be happy and free now from any pain or hurt and the happy memories you will have of Billy

  • Thanks for your kind words Audrey.

    – Michael John

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 2 years ago

    Dear Michael I am so sorry that you have suffered this loss of your beloved Billy , it is so heartbreaking when you lose a treasured pet .I hope that the beautiful memories that you have of him will help you through this saddest of times ~ Biggest feel better soon Hugs ~ Lynne

  • Thanks for your kind words Lynne.

    – Michael John

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 2 years ago

    ohh sorry to hear this sad news Michael ..our little friends are indeed an important part of who we are …remember Billy with love & happiness my friend ..take care xx

  • Thanks for your kind words Gail.

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 2 years ago

    So sorry to hear that, Michael!

  • Thanks for your kind words David.

    – Michael John

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 2 years ago

    Great capture of this little cutie Michael.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you Jude.

    – Michael John

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 2 years ago

    Michael, i am so sorry to hear about the sad news about Billy, he was such a little cutie, and that picture of him is such a beautiful tribute to him.

    Cheers Jude xx

  • Thanks for your kind words.

    – Michael John

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