Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bunny Jean Cook—A Tribute

In happier times MizzBassie, me, BJC, Pandafur, Javathecat
This morning I lost a wonderful furrend—as did all of you—when Bunny Jean Cook went over the Rainbow Bridge. I feel a bit guilty now that my words of condolence to her Mom, Vicki Cook, all concerned DJing. Bunny Jean was so much more than an outstanding DJ. She was smart; her outfits always turned heads at pawpawties because she looked so darn good. More than any of that, we should remember her for the caring rabbit she was and all the good she did. She always alerted us by way of her blog or a tweet when some animal was being abused or when we could do something to stop animal cruelty or make some anipal's life better. Through her Mom's words, she was a  tireless fundraiser, who we all loved. When your life has touched so many people, you know it was a meaningful life and surely not in vain. So I decided to honor Chocolate Chip, aka BJC, through song. It's not the best rhyming song but it's the thought that counts.  Sung to the tune of Joe Hill, may I present Bunny Jean.

I dreamed I saw Bunny Jean tonight
Alive as you or me
Says I, "But Bunny, you went over the Bridge,"
"I never died," says she.
"I never died," says she.

Hopping there as big as life
And smiling with her eyes
Says BJC, "I'm always here
When Twitter anipals want to organize,
To help anipals organize."

"BJ ain't dead, she says to me,
"BJ ain't never died.
When shelter pets need a forever home
Bunny Jean is at their side,
Bunny Jean is at their side."

For raising money for homeless hares
For blogs that make us aware
And standing near her is her loving Mom
Vicki and Bunny truly care
 Vicki and Bunny are always there 

From San Diego to Pittsburgh, PA,
In kill shelters and puppy mills—
Where animals don't have a voice
It's there you'll find Bunny Jean.
It's there you'll find Bunny Jean.

I dreamed I saw BJ Cook tonight,
Alive as you or me
Says I, "But Bunny, you went over the Bridge,"
"I never died," says she.
"I never died," says she. 
A stunning @BunnyJeanCook used by permission of @vscook


Brian said...

Such a wonderful tribute to Bunny Jean. I was very sad when I saw that news this morning. My Dad and Flat Brian had dinner with Mom Vicki last year at Bark World and we know how very much Bunny Jean was loved. Bunny Jean will truly live in our hearts forever.

Unknown said...

Thank you CK - that was a wonderful tribute to BJC. xoxo

♥ Sallie said...

Awww. Great tribute!


Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

Ohhh noooooo that is awful news! I am so sorry!! Bunny Jean Cook was one of the first babies I met on Twitter. I am very, very sad.

Admiral Hestorb said...

That brought tears to my eyes. What a fabulous tribute. xoxo

The Island Cats said...

We just heard about Bunny Jean going to the Bridge! We are so sorry!! We send comforting purrs to her family.

Chloe and Cecil said...

That was an amazing tribute for your furriend! So sad : (

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

That is a fantastic tribute for BJC, Cathy Keisha *ducky hugs*

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

Awesome tribute, Cathy Keisha. *ducky hugs*

Mr Puddy said...

Beautiful Tribute. You are great friend

Mariodacat said...

What a wonderful post CK. That poem is so touching. I didn't know you were a poet too, among your many other talents. Thanks for playing the music yesterday. My spirts were so uplifed when I a spontaneous DJing #nipclub playing all of bunny's tunes. That was the best therapy sesson ever. HUGS dear friend.

Amy & the house of cats said...

We are so sorry about your friend going off to the rainbow bridge. We didn't know Bunny Jean but it sound like she was very loved. We think this is a great tribute for her. We are sending lots of comforting purrs and prayers to her family.

Flamincatdesigns said...

Great verse mai dear furrend. BJC was one of my first twitter furrends. I'm glad she will doing a little DJ work from da bridge (per what her mom has posted) but I love hearing from her mom too.
I'm glad to have known her and all my other anipal furrends on twitter & FB.

Fusa said...

What a great tribute to BJC. I'm still in shock and will miss her terribly. She was so sweet and caring. And you are too for posting this about her. Such a good friend.

Busy Buttons said...

Great tribute! *sniffles* Gonna miss BJC.

Sebastian said...

What a wonderful tribute! Great job, CK!

Prudence said...

What a wonderful tribute to BJC!

Christine and FAZ said...

That was an excellent tribute to your friend. FAZ

Royal Ruskies said...

Hi, we are Jake and Elwood the Royal Ruskies. We found you through the blog hop party and really like your blog. We are very sorry for the loss of your dear friend :o( We just signed up to follow your blog. Our Kitty thoughts and prayers go out to you.