Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Lord Also Takes Daisy Home

The sad day has finally come when my wife and I are left with no more bunnies; the Lord has taken them all within the space of one year to be with Him. Daisy's bonded mate, Bud, was taken only eight weeks ago, and Honey, at the end of last year. Daisy, the last of our three bunnies, died this morning at around 7.45 a.m. as my wife and I sat with her. We had made arrangements to go to the emergency vets with her, but Daisy was too weak and after a couple of very stressful moments, she passed away. Only our faith gives my wife and I the strength to carry on today, and even then we are still tearful.

A young Daisy Bo enjoying our garden for one of the first times!
Daisy was the first of our three rabbits we were to end up taking care of over the last five years, and she arrived in June 2008. She has such a large and colourful personality that she soon earned the nickname, "Crazy Daisy". In fact, I have so many wonderful memories and pictures of her that this can quickly become my biggest blog post ever! Here is a link to some photos of her early days ... and here are some when Bud first came along.

Daisy (right) enjoying a carrot with here bonded mate, Bud (left).
If you are a regular reader, you may also recall me posting the fact that she had appeared on the front of a magazine called "Rabbiting On". Indeed, I have many fond memories of her, and this link goes to some of my latest photos of her, which were taken this year, also when Bud was still around.

The pictures over the years tell more than I could write, and so I let them do my talking in the links above. Suffice to say, life will not be the same again. It is the end of a great era for my wife, Jennifer, and myself. We hold on to the hope of seeing all our lovely bunnies and previous pets in the New Earth spoken of in the bible. Here are just a few more photos to highlight some of those from the links above.

And may the Lord God Almighty bring her everlasting peace and joy and a reuniting with Bud in the New Earth!

Bud and Daisy ... Always meant to be together!
A very tired and relaxed Daisy!
Daisy testing out both chairs for comfort!
And deciding this is the one she wants to sleep in!
Forever in our memories sweetheart - Love mummy and Daddy!
We will meet again on the New Earth!
From Revelation 21: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son."

These verses from the Gospel of John: "14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 14:8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14:14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Adding Events

It's been a difficult few weeks, with the last of our three bunnies, "Daisy", being unwell; the other two, "Honey" and "Bud" having died in the last year. Daisy has improved a little, but I fear she may not be around much longer and so I have been spending more time with her of late ... while I still can. As a result, I have not spent as much time in the toolset and so do not have as much to report.

What I can report is that I have been doing a little interior designing to one of the main dungeons the player has to negotiate, as well as adding some encounters and puzzles. For the time being, here are a couple of screenshots from that area, which show some progress, but not as much as normal.

The crypt has some life after all!

This lock is guarded by Rune Magik
I'm not sure how much I will be up to doing over the next few days/weeks, but hope things work out as time goes by.