Warren - 5/29/2000 - 7/1/2016 rest in peace my furry friend

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by robr, May 22, 2015.

  1. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    Sure hope it's just another rough patch and Warren will be back on his best behavior soon!! Of course since this is something "new" for him again, it might be a good idea to have him checked for a UTI just to make sure there's nothing else going on
     
  2. Cathie and Shaak Ti (GA)

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    I hope everything works out alright for Warren. I placed him back on the prayer list. :bighug:
     
  3. Misterbeesmom

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    I'm sorry! Hoping warren feels better soon!
     
  4. Dyana

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    All fingers and paws crossed here, for Warren.
    What has his blood sugars been?
     
  5. Squalliesmom

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    Sending prayers and healing vines for Warren, hope this is just a bump in the road and he'll be back to himself again soon! I'm with Chris, too, I'd have him checked for a UTI, just in case. Fingers and paws crossed it's nothing! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  6. robr

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    Warren's kidneys are failing and he's spending a lot of his time hiding in the bathtub in the dark with nobody around. He is still having daily accidents of both types and occasional vomiting unrelated to eating. Unfortunately the vet says there is nothing that can be done. Warren is scheduled to be put to sleep tomorrow morning (he just came over and asked me to put him on my lap while typing this. His arthritis makes it hard for him to jump into my lap when I'm at my desk). It's been a great 16+ years and I couldn't have asked for a better kitty friend. (and I guess he didn't like what I was writing, he just left). Thank you to everybody here who has supported me. I think it was around March 2015 when Warren had his diabetes relapse and about a year ago, I wrote something similar to this post, but he snapped out of it the day he was scheduled to be put to sleep. Since then he's had issues on and off, but it seems we've reached the point where he is simply on and is staying that way. You all helped Warren and I stay together for an extra year and can't express how grateful I am for that. Thank you all, especially those of you who have been here from the start and stuck with me every step of the way. I'm miserable but unlike a year ago, I feel like at this point I've done all I can and explored every avenue, regardless of cost. It's time. My brain feels OK with that decision, my heart hates my brain right now.

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    Last week my son took Warren out to the back yard then over to the park on a leash. Warren was a bit nervous at first having been an indoor cat for 16 years but eventually relaxed and seemed to enjoy himself.
    Have to love how he can fold his tail all the way over.
     
  7. Diana&Tom

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    I'm so sorry your journey is over... Life will never be the same again but Warren will live on in your hearts forever.
    Wishing you peace and happy memories.

    Diana in the UK
     
  8. Squeaky and KT (GA)

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    I'm SO sorry it's Warren's time to cross - remember, he won't be 'gone', you just have to hug him differently.

    Soar high on your new angel wings sweet boy...landing softly back in your family's broken hearts.

    HUGS to all of you...
     
  9. Tuxedo Mom

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    (((ROB & FAMILY)))

    I am so sad to hear that Warren will be crossing the bridge tomorrow. You have done everything possible to give Warren the extra time he had and now you are giving the hardest gift of love...letting him go and be pain free.

    "Sometimes we have to love our Pets enough to let them go. ."

    Drink in every moment you have until Warren leaves and hug all those precious memories close to your heart to give you strength during this most difficult time.

    Lots of scritches and head butts sent for Warren from Maxie :cat: and Tuxie :cat: [​IMG]

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  10. Larry and Kitties

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    Sending purrs and prayers for a peaceful crossing.
     
  11. robr

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  12. Dyana

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    I'm so sorry it is time for Warren to pass :(
    Give him lots and lots of love and attention tonight. He will be waiting for you at The Bridge.
    Tears from me. Big Hugs to you. Skritches from me to Warren.
     
  13. Squalliesmom

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    Oh Rob, I'm so, so sorry to hear your news. You have done so much for Warren and given him so much time he might not otherwise have had. You are giving him the greatest gift of love we can ever give our beloved furry family members, and I know he thanks you for that. Hold close and cherish all your wonderful memories of the years you've had together, and he will live forever in your heart.

    Thank you for sharing with us all the wonderful pictures of Warren throughout the years! Prayers for a peaceful journey for Warren and hugs for you. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  14. Dyana

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    I love the pictures.
    Thanks for sharing them.
    He's a very handsome kitty, and his mom is nice looking too.
     
  15. Sharon14

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    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for a peaceful crossing:bighug:
     
  16. robr

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    I'm a bit bummed, my 100% reliable lap kitty is choosing to spend his final evening in the bathtub instead of with me. He really must not feel well.

    That's actually Warren's older sister in those pics! Here's what I wrote on FB:

    When Shannon and I lived on Cape Cod, we volunteered as a foster home for C.L.A.W.S of Mashpee. In early June 2000, we brought home a litter of four kittens that were two weeks old and their older sister who had recently given birth to her own kittens which had since weened and she was now nursing her new brothers and sisters. Their birth Mom had rejected the kittens.

    We decided to keep only one, but thought it would be amusing to name one of the others after my Dad, knowing we weren't going to keep him and then we could jokingly tell my dad when we had kids, we couldn't name a kid after him because we once had a cat with that name.

    We named these guys Warren, Brak, Nikita and Brea.

    As Brak and Warren grew old enough to walk and jump and have adventures around the house, they were inseparable so we had to keep both of them. Dad had the last laugh. The shelter found nice homes for the two sisters.

    In 2006, Amber (my daughter) was born and Brak was not happy and injured her on a couple of occasions. Brak whom we loved dearly lived at my office for about a year until Lisa was able to adopt him in 2007.

    Since my dad has moved up from FL and now lives down the street and we use the same vet, this has led to some funny situations when I tell the vet I'm bringing in Warren and they'd pull my Dad's file instead of my cat's file. They'd be confused as to why I was bringing in Warren the person and I'd have to explain it's Warren the cat.

    Over the years I've known Shannon, we've lost and gained some great cats. Indy and Zena are no longer with us, but we still have Star, ZZ, Crystal and Warren. But Warren is special to me. He lives in my lap and he's been with me through good times and bad and we've always comforted each other. The other cats I like but we don't have a bond like Warren and I do.

    Tomorrow we will no longer have Warren. After 16+ long years, Warren's diabetes, arthritis and kidneys have taken their toll. He hides in the dark in the bathtub now, he can't jump into my lap anymore when I'm at my desk and has been having daily accidents for a month. My brain says it's time, my heart hates my brain right now.

    I couldn't have asked for a better cat friend. He is by far the best pet I've ever had and I will miss him dearly. I'm absolutely devastated.
     
  17. robr

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    16 years is an awful long time. I'll doubt I'll ever have another pet like him. In 16 years my young children will be in their mid to late 20s, perhaps married, who knows, I might even be a grandparent. I will be in my mid 60s.

    There are 4 of us living here now instead of just the two when Warren came into my life. And I'm usually at work or travelling. I think it likely that any new pet will form a bond with the people who are always home. Not me. These other cats are OK, but they've got nothing on my Warren. My family wouldn't let me but given a choice, I'd trade them all in to have another 16 years with Warren.
     
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  18. Tuxedo Mom

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    Rob

    Thinking of you and Warren today. Sending many :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: and strength as you give Warren his wings :rb_icon:
     
  19. robr

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    Warren got right into the box at the vet and curled up. For those of you who have stuck with me through the past year, if any of you use Lantus, send me a PM. You have 1st dibs on 4 unused pens I bought about 2 months ago.
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  20. Sharon14

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    I'm in tears, thank you for sharing. I'm so happy it was peaceful for Warren. Fly free sweet Warren, land softly:rb_icon:
     
  21. Rachel & Tigger

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    Rob,
    Have been following your postings, and just wanted to give you my sincere condolences. Warren looks like a great kitty, and I know he will be missed for a long time. You'll be in my thoughts.
     
  22. Dyana

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    Big Tears rolling down my face. Thank you for sharing the Warren letters from your children, and his burial place with us. Thank you for keeping us updated with your posts on this forum. I feel like we got to know you and Warren a little bit.
    I will light a candle for him, to help him find his way to The Bridge:rb_icon: He will wait for you there and you will be together again.
     
  23. Chris & China

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    Rob....So sorry it was finally time for dear Warren to cross. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Thank you for sharing him with us this past year.

    Fly free sweet Warren on your new golden wings! There are many to welcome you to the bridge and they'll keep you company until the one you love most comes to be with you forevercat_wings>o
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  24. Tuxedo Mom

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  25. Carol & Murphy

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    Thank you for sharing this love story between you and Warren A bond like that doesn't form very frequently and it is very, very special. In Cambodia, they believe that cats will become humans in their next life. Sincere wishes for Warren's next life to be filled with love, health, and prosperity. You have prepared him well. and who knows, you may just meet him sometime. Rob, I can't imagine how broken hearted you are now, all my sympathy for your loss.
     
  26. Olive & Paula

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    So sorry for your loss. Be free little one.
     
  27. BJM

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    Requiem aeternum, Warren.

    {{hugs}}
     
  28. Jeanne

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    So sorry for your loss. I have followed your story and always amazed how Warren pulled through. He was such a special cat. He was very lucky to have you for his owner. Your bond is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and pictures. It has also broken my heart. But Warren is healthy now and wAtching over you. Hugs to you. So very sorry for you and your family.
     
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  29. Vyktors Mum

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    RIP Warren :rb_icon:

    I'm so sorry Rob :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  30. Squalliesmom

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    Just moved beyond words.
    Fly free, beloved Warren cat_wings>o
     
  31. Helen & Snickers

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    I'm all teary-eyed reading your goodbye and seeing your pictures. You were a wonderful parent to Warren... I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
  32. robr

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    Warren's brother Brak passed today. He was diagnosed last Friday (the day Warren passed) with congenital heart failure. Meds worked for a few days but he hasn't been eating and couldn't breathe very well and was put to sleep this morning. Brak and Warren have not seen each other in 8 years, then pass within days. Brak had a lot of health issues. Diabetes, thyroid, had litter box problems as well and finally heart. In the pictures I posted above of Warren as a kitten, Brak is the other black one in those pictures. He was also a lap cat that loved bathing his people. I am at a loss for words at this point. It has not been a good cat week.
     
  33. Tuxedo Mom

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    (((ROB))) I am just crying about your last post. How totally unfair to lose both Warren and Brak so close together.

    May Warren and Brak be reunited across the bridge and run pain free and healthy together again. :rb_icon:

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  34. AZJenks

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    And he couldn't have asked for a better human.

    May the love you shared keep you connected forever, and may the knowledge that he and his brother are in a beautiful place together once again bring you peace.

    Fly Free Warren! :rb_icon:
     
  35. mimilefromme

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    I'm new here and didn't have the honor of being a part of yours and Warren's life but I spent my morning reading all of these posts and like everyone else, I am in tears. What in incredible love story and you are blessed that it will always be yours.
     
  36. robr

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    Thank you to all my new and old friends alike. It's been a godsend to have you all share in Warren's story and you helped extend our time together by more than a year. I am forever grateful for that. I'm still pretty stunned over his brother's passing. His person was a good family friend and I'm glad I didn't see her facebook message until after it was over. I would have been a wreck at the office. Brak was also an amazing cat. The two of them used to share my lap, Brak grooming both Warren and me. But Brak was 20 lbs, Warren was 12 or 13. 30+ pounds of two cats in your lap pretty much killed your day. Before kids, my wife and I had a rule around the house that you weren't allowed to get up if you had a cat in your lap. These guys could easily spend hours without budging, so it made it tough to get things done or go anywhere and we often had to break our rule or my wife would go find treats to lure them off my lap.
     
  37. mimilefromme

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    I was raised with cats and I do mean cats (multiple) and as a middle aged adult, I wear my crown of "crazy cat lady" with pride (also have 1 dog.....my first ever). Bottom line is that our furry babies are family. They own a piece of our hearts, teach unconditional love, make us laugh, provide companionship, and eventually become a part of our history; partially defining who we are or who we want to become. They are our children, just in a different form. None of them are are replaceable, and life is never the same with......or without them. Really, there are no adequate words to ease this difficult time, but hopefully you will continue to share everything about Warren and even Brak, for doing so allows them to live in our hearts forever. I also believe that in time, your family will be given another special connection with another furry baby, and when that happens you will know that Warren has brought you someone new to love because he knows that your family is something great to be a part of.
     
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  38. suki & crystal (GA)

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    I'm so sorry Rob to hear it was Warren's time to cross, my deepest condolences to you and your family. :bighug::bighug::bighug: and for poor Brak as well.
     
  39. Misterbeesmom

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    :( so sorry!!!!!!
     
  40. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    I just found this ....
    I'm sorry that you have lost two....
    I had been following your story from the beginning .....
    Prayers for your grieving family....

    You gave Warren your all...... and he felt your love.....
    They are special but sometimes there is one that just is your soul mate.....
    I believe you will get to hold him again.
     
  41. Kate and Kloever

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    Rob.... I have been off of FDMB for FAR too long. I'm so sad about Warren.. I followed this thread for a long time.. I was kicked off and just recently figured out how to reset my password. I'm so so so sorry.. :'( :'( XO
     

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