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One Last Bunny for Rick by kyoht One Last Bunny for Rick by kyoht

I lost a friend yesterday.

He was the guy who inspired my "Bunny Hops Beer" painting, based off a silly night at a bar in Atlanta with him. I probably wouldn't have my job with Mad Rabbit Distillery if it wasn't for that Bunny Hops Beer painting - it inspired them to make their whole series of labels based off of it.

I would sneak into Rick's office whenever I was at Greg's work place and draw the cutest bunny I could muster in dry erase marker on his white board (and see how long it would take for him to notice it... he'd always instantly notice). I was told he'd preserve the bunny doodle for as long as possible, until I would eventually replace it with a new one.

I drew one last bunny for him after I heard the news that he was gone.

I'm really going to miss him.

Quote is from Watership Down.

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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional
The bunny is sweet

I am sorry you lost a good friend

Be well
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:iconatram95:
atram95 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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DoeMaarWiebele Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My condolences...
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Saphira1334 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student General Artist
*hugs 
my sincerest condolences
this is an awesome and endearing tribute (and watership down is hella)
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shadowthekiller132 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
R.I.P. *gives a big hug*
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:iconnumbsoul:
Numbsoul Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really sorry for your loss, i thinks it´s a good tribute to remember him
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:iconpavelkrupala:
pavelkrupala Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
I'm sad to hear that. Sorry for your loss kyoht :( (Sad) 
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:iconpale90skid:
Pale90sKid Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So sorry. This is so sad.
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:iconbrotherwolven:
brotherwolven Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sorry to hear about your loss kyoht.
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rmv1961 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
So sad, yet so beautiful. Watership Down, most appropiate. Most hopefully, your friend is running free with Hazel.
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss :(
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:iconhodryronja:
hodryronja Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So sad, so real.
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:iconstyx-leagon:
styx-leagon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Beautiful tribute.
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:iconvampireselene13:
VampireSelene13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   General Artist
I love this little prayer from watership down. Every time I hear it it makes me sad.

I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
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CheshireMoon7 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Beautiful tribute.
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:iconnightwolf84:
NightWolf84 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am terribly sorry for your loss... I pray you find strength in these difficult times
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:iconbunnykissd:
bunnykissd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:( {{{hugs}}}
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:iconanimecorgi:
AnimeCorgi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss. This is piece is beautiful and I bed he'd love as much as the ones you made for him before. 
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prezaurian Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have my sympathies for your loss.  A most appropriate quote.
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drabblesandart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
So sorry for your loss! I recognized the quote immediately; very powerful and is a lovely and appropriate tribute to your friend. 
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:iconfirefrost:
firefrost Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
poignant piece. I'm very sorry for your loss. 
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:iconamethystmoonsong:
amethystmoonsong Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015   Photographer
Huggle! 
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:iconlucianthinus:
Lucianthinus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
I terribly sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts go out to you and yours. 
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:iconthe-darkwolf:
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
:( :petting: My condolences...
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:iconprivatecocky:
PrivateCocky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am sorry for your loss Hug Bunny Emoji-68 (Bouncy) [V4] 
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:iconterceleto:
terceleto Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconnj-shadow:
NJ-Shadow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so sorry for your loss 
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olblucat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
That would make Hallmark jealous!!

Nice work and I'm sorry for your loss.  Have a beer for me at BuckHead.
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superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
sorry for your loss. 
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:iconhot-twins:
Hot-Twins Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Artist
sorry for your loss 
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Anonynonymouse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Oh my God, I am so sorry for your loss! I would hug you, but I kind of can't ;~; I'm really really really sorry for your loss...
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Ryivhnn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Sorry for your loss :(
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PenningtonBeast Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My condolences. 
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PeanutbutterSandman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry
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blazefire111 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry for your loss! :(((((
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Annqueru Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
:feelingblue: 
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Moonlight-Bloomer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I am so sorry for your loss.  
I don't know you well, but I just wanted to say that he will always be in your heart.   And take your time with grieving, don't let anyone make you feel like you have to rush that process.   I've had people try to do that to me, and let me tell you, it's always best to take things in your own time. <3   Never let anyone make you feel guilty for that. 

He will always be with you, in spirit and in your heart.  Eventually, the pain and sorrow you are feeling will ebb  and you will remember the fond memories of him rather than the current sorrow.  <3 it will take time, but you will get to that point.  

I know he would have loved this piece you made for him.   It's beautifully done.  

With love, 
~Moonlight-Bloomer. 
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Bfoxkk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
thats a really sweet tribute and memory
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:iconicewingmoontigress:
Icewingmoontigress Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sad Hug - Updated 
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InleLendri Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful drawing, thank you for sharing, and I am truly sorry for your loss.
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the-trash-guardian Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
You don't know me and I don't know you, but I wanted to give you my condolences. I terribly sorry for your loss.
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no! That's so sad! I'm really sorry.
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The-Hip-Death-Goddes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My condolences. That's a beautiful tribute.
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NeuroPhonic Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My deepest condolences... I'm sure, wherever he may be, he will really appreciate this beautiful tribute you've drawn for him.
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shirrokitsune Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
My sincerest condolences for your loss. 
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the-friendly-troll Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My condolences.
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tacitaquipper Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He sounds like a great guy, I'm sorry to hear he passed. Please may we name your Bunny Rosemary, for remembrance.
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MidmorningDigger Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It sounds like you were a good friend to him.  I wish that you both find peace.  May the light shine on both of your faces.
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MarelynMayhem Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I love that phrase! I actually used as a reference in a novel I wrote.
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JoshuaDunlop Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for your loss...
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