Sadly, we have not been able to contact Peggy via email to confirm that the rabbit she needs is a Knickerbocker Bunny Love rabbit.
This is a very special photo of my son when he was almost 10 – with his favorite cat and Pink Bunny, his favorite toy! He died in 2005, at the age of 22 (our only child!)
This toy was truly our version of the “Velveteen Rabbit.” When my son was born, a little girl (maybe 5 years old?) came up to the door. She was dressed in dirty, tattered clothes and had bare feet. She said, “I want to give this to the baby.” I knew how very poor her family was and said, “Well, the baby wants you to keep your toy, because he knows it’s very special to you”! But she insisted again and again, and asked me if it was because the rabbit was dirty.
“Oh, no,” I replied, “We could put him in the washing machine and he’d be good as new”! Again she replied, “PLEASE!! I really, really want to give this to the baby!” At last, I gave in and accepted the toy, and put it through the washer and dryer before giving it to my son. Somehow, it was ALWAYS his favorite toy!!! (T.J. just had an instinct about people!!)
Long after most children give up stuffed animals, T.J. took Pink Bunny to bed with him! (This is one of those “time for bed” photos!) I called one of his former girlfriends, because I remembered that he had given it to her when he was 16.
She didn’t return my calls, and I am terrified that she might have thrown it away when they broke up. However, just in case “Pink Bunny” made its way elsewhere, or in case there is another one just like it somewhere out there, I’d love to buy it.
I had always envisioned that, someday I’d be in a nursing home, clinging to that precious pink, fuzzy rabbit wearing a pink & white checkered suit (sewn-on). In fact, the only places he was “fuzzy” were part of the ears, his head, and paws. I believe Pink Bunny was about 11” long with ears extended up.
Shortly before we lost our son, I lost my job, my home and my mobility — and also my church community! (I was the organist/choir director at a church where I’d expected to stay for the rest of my life, but due to some strange misunderstandings, plus the perception that I was “tired” from caring for my elderly mother, I was forced to resign! This came as a terrible shock! Then I was injured while my husband & I were moving into my mother’s home, as she was no longer able to live alone after her stroke (yes, I’m the only child). Mom just died this past July, and we’re still here, unable to afford to move to a home of our own. (Trying to help our son exhausted all of our resources.)
I am still deeply depressed and unable to work, except for substituting as organist periodically (at other churches) and having 2 piano students (I used to have 35 or more!) I just can’t seem to get my health, memory or concentration back.
But being able to hold Pink Bunny again would really help!
Thanks SO much for all you do.
(A friend recommended your website to me — I’ve had an ongoing search at Ebay for the past 3 years with no results),
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Originally posted 03/28/2008
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