I figured it would bug y'all some, but I didn't expect this level of emotion. So I'm calling off the prank, and blaming it all on Wendy. It was her idea. Honest. Sorry for any damage I may have done to your psyches, and thanks for all of your kind words. I just went down a bit ago and gave John and Nat each a chocolate bunny, and they are watching cartoons and munching contentedly, and yes, they are both very much alive.
I'll leave the evidence of my perfidy up down there. Have a great day!
Johnny died peacefully in his sleep last night. I can't go on anymore. Goodbye.