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Monday, May 13, 2013

Obi 2002-2013

Obi crossed over The Bridge this afternoon. His kidneys were gone. He was only 11 years old, and I didn't expect to lose him this early. But he has had kidney problems since 2004 when he had his penile urethrostomy. And he has had UTI problems over the years. Obi had lost 3 lbs. since January, and his BUN and creatinine numbers just increased so quickly. He was getting sub-q fluids daily, and was on various medicines, and we even saw a specialist last Wednesday. But his numbers were really elevated today from what they were on Wednesday. It was time to give him his peace and allow him to run free.

This is really difficult since Jenny just crossed The Bridge on Friday. Losing 2 kitties within 4 days of each other is very sad.
There are now only 6 cats in the house of Forty Paws. There used to be 10.
Luf, Us and Maw

52 comments:

Mo and The Purries said...

Sending PURRS and condolences from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

We also have a post for Obi up at The Cat Blogosphere.

Derby, Ducky said...

We is so sorry to read this. So soon after Jenny.

Purrs and hugs of comfort.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry about Obi, our hearts are breaking for you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So very sorry for the loss of Obi. Such a handsome boy.

Each cat is precious. Losing one is so hard. I know it's really tough to lose 2 so close together.

{{{hugs}}}
Jan

Laila and Minchie said...

Our hearts are breaking for all of you. Losing two fur kids so close together, we cannot imagine the sadness and loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers sweet friends. (((hugs)))

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so sorry to hear about both Jenny and Obi. This is so hard to think that you have to go through this. Our thoughts and purrs.

Melissa said...

Words can't express how sorry I am...it's just incomprehensible to lose one cat, much less 2 so close together. My thoughts are with you at this horrible time.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

So sorry to hear this news. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Max said...

Aw man...I am really, really sorry...

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

We are so very sorry for your loss of sweet Obi. We send you lots of comforting hugs and purrs.

The Cat Realm said...

we are so sorry and sad! sending lots of love and purrs.

A few Good Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news about Obi. The way you described it sounds just like what we went through with Kelly. You did all you could for Obi, and we hope all the good memories will help give you some comfort going forward.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending mournfull purrrrrrss and gentle headbutttss to you all.

Run free, Obi.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

I am so so sorry to read about Jenny and Obi going to the Bridge. I am sending you lots and lots of purrs and the humans add some hugs

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

We are so sorry. We are sending up prayers for you all. Hugs and nose kisses

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my gosh, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken for you losing two sweet babies so close together. We're sending you hugs and purrs.

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh Maw, we feel so bad for you and the gang at Forty Paws...we'll be thinking of you and looking for Obi's star in the sky tonight.
xoxoxo and {{hugs}}

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are so sorry to read of Obi so soon after Jenny! Our best purrs...

ABBY said...

We are so very sorry to hear that Obi ran to the Bridge.
We will keep you all in our purrs.

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Obi...'specially so soon after Jenny. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Surrounding you with light in your loss. Fly free Obi.

cats of wildcat woods

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear about Obi. Our comforting purrs are with you.

Punapippuri said...

Our condolences and purrs to you - this must be so sad to lose two such beautiful, magnificent members of the family so quickly, and the place must feel so empty, and hert breaking. Obi let you know it was time though and you gave him the peace he deserved. Sometimes bodies just fail the spirit.
With deep purrs x

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Such sad news... purrs to you today.

Team Tabby said...

so very sorry to hear your sad news about Obi, and so soon after losing Jenny. Huge purrs from all of us.

Claire Bertolini said...

Very sorry to hear of this sudden lost, just after your beloved Jenny. Purrs and soft headbutts. Loupi and Zorro

Angel and Kirby said...

Obi and Jenny are running free and out of pain. We are so sorry for your loss.

Prancer Pie said...

So sorry about beautiful Obi. This must be horrible for you. Our deepest condolences. XOXOXO

Ikaika said...

Oh dear, we are so sorry that Obi has left you, and so soon after sweet Jenny. We send many gentle purrs and headbumps to comfort you.

Run free at the Bridge with Jenny, handsome Obi ...

The Chair Speaks said...

So sorry about Obi. We are sending lots of purrs, headbutts and hugs!

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss of sweet Obi. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We were so sad to read this on the CB this morning. Many pawhugs and purrs to you and your family during this difficult time.

Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear about Obi, especially so soon after Jenny. We know how your hearts are breaking for your precious fur family and send our love, hugs and purrs.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sorry to hear the sad news about Obi and with the loss of Jenny last week you must be heartbroken.
We are sending purrs and whiskery kisses and Mum sends her love.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Everycat said...

We are purring our little hearts out for you Merceda, we are so sorry that Obi has gone. This must be unbearably hard for you to endure so much loss in such a short space of time. Even when our furry family members have been unwell for a long while, we still hope for more good life for them. It is always too soon for us to lose them.

Obi was a such a handsome lad, he will be running free with Jenny now amongst so many good friends at The Bridge.

Love & rumbly purrs to all of you
Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

Cat said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Obi!!! It is hard enough to lose one of our babies, but to lose two in such a short time is just awful. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Bellen said...

Such a terrible few days for everyone there. I'm sorry this had to happen at all, but for two to go without the chance of recovery from one is very hard. My condolences to you.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, our hearts are broken for you. We're so sorry Obi had to cross. Of course you did the most merciful thing by letting him go, and he's with Jenny now, but such terrible losses, so close together. We're sending our purrs and purrayers and universal Light, wishing you peace.

(((Hugs)))

ra husky said...

We came to paw our respects. Soft husky woooos,

RA, Isis & NanĂ¼k

Random Felines said...

We are so sorry about Obi. Purrs.....

da tabbies o trout towne said...

obi...God's speed two ewe cross rainbow bridge; ewe iz one handsome kitteh; we R trooly sorree...we noe how veree difficult this bee for yur mom N dad..sendin hugs N love frum all oh uz in TT

Ginger Jasper said...

I am so sorry for your loss and I know how much you will be hurting. I send love and purrs. Hugs GJ x

Tillie and Georgia said...

This has got to be the saddest. Losing two sweet babies so close together. We send comforting purrs and hope they help. It seems so inadequate considering the impact these kitties have made on your life.
Hugs and purrs!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

Shaggy and Scout said...

Dear Sweet Obi!

We are sorry he went through so much but he was brave and knew you were trying to help him be comfortable.
Now he has joined his sister Jenny, pain is no more and the abundant joy at the Rainbow Bridge is his now.
Blessings to all, we love you.
Lynne, Shaggy & Scout

meowmeowmans said...

We know there is nothing we can say to make things better, so we will just say that we love you and are sending purrs and prayers of comfort. Thank you for loving Obi so much, and so well.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and prayers for you all!! Our thoughts and tears are with you!!
(((((HUGGGGSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

THE ZOO said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

Kea said...

Just stopping by to check in on you all, see how you're doing.

(((Hugs))) from me, purrs from the boys.

-Kim, Nicki and Derry (Fuzzy Tales)

China Cat said...

Oh dear Forty Paws Family, we were so sorry to hear about losing Jenny and then Obi so close together. We are still so sad about Willow going to the Bridge March 30th and are sure that she was there to greet both Jenny and Obi.

Purrrrrrrs and Prayers from all of us here.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat & Mom Teri

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Oh no! Maw, Paw and all of the kitties, we are so, so sorry. Losing Obi so close to sweet Jenny's trip to the Bridge..... Sending many soft purrs and gentle headbutts to comfort you during this sad, sad time. Our Momma is sending hugs to Maw and Paw.

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal
(and Momma Colleen)

Poppy Q said...

So sorry for the loss of Obi and Jenny, we imagine your house must feel empty.

Hugs
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Clooney said...

Oh we are so, so sorry to learn of dear Obi's passing, especially so close in time to Jenny's, how heart-breaking. We are thinking of you and keeping you all close in our hearts.

Be Well Sweet Obi