Goodbye Warner

© Jean Papo

Goodbye Warner

Uploaded: October 11, 2004


Our beloved cat Warner, age 18, passed away today...she will be terribly missed as she added so much joy to our hearts and home.


Brenda Sides level-classic October 11, 2004

Jean, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved cat, Warner.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
~Anatole France #177614

Susan T. Parady October 11, 2004

A beautiful tribute, although I'm sure it was hard to post. I'm so sorry. #835405

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 11, 2004

Aw Jean, I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you. I know how hard this is. If you want to talk, send phone number and I'll call you. #835409

Robin L. Wehrman October 11, 2004

I'm so sorry for the loss of your cat Warner. What a great tribute Jean! He will be missed also by all of us!! #835420

Kathleen Clemons October 11, 2004

So sorry, Jean. This is a lovely tribute. Take care. #835425

Joe Terni October 11, 2004

What a lovely shot of Warner.Yes they certainly do become an integral part of the family.We also lost our little Lucy,last month,she too was 18 years old,which is pretty good for our feline companions.Delightful shot of your much loved kit on what is always a sad time. #835456

October 11, 2004

Jean, I understand the depth of love that one can feel for their animals. I've no doubt that Warner shared the same love for you. It is a very nice tribute. #835458

Karen Beri October 11, 2004

I'm very sorry for the loss of your beloved Warner. She will live on in your heart. Blessings #835459

Mellanie October 11, 2004

Sorry for your loss of this beautiful kitty. We will always have memories of those sweet pets which touched our lives. Take care... #835504

Murry Grigsby October 11, 2004

Wonderful image and tribute to Warmer Jean! I', so sorry for your loss. This helped me when I lossed Barney some years ago:

Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Ellen Peach level-classic October 11, 2004

Jean, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. The love you have for your pets shows in all the beautiful images you have captured of them & you can tell they love you just as much....take care. #835543

Donna J. Taff October 11, 2004

Beautiful image of a beautiful cat, Jean!!!!! I too am sorry for your loss; I have 3 cat's and my little dog and I can tell you nobody love's us like our pet's do. #835621

Jean Papo October 11, 2004

Thank you, everyone, I appreciate your kind thoughts at this difficult time. I'm sorry for your losses of beloved pets, as well. And, thanks, Murry, I hope to find Warner at the Rainbow Bridge one day. In the meantime, it's really hard without her. She used to sit right next to me while I worked at the computer, and now... #835762

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 12, 2004

I am sorry to read of your loss, Jean! A very sweet tribute to her! #835965

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 12, 2004

Lovely and warm tribute Jean.... #836132

Joy M. Holster October 12, 2004

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. A beautiful tribute to Warner. #836398

Amy N. Cappelli October 12, 2004

Beautiful image and tribute!
I hope you find peace after your loss.
Warner is forever immortalized in this lovely photo. #836438

Jean Papo October 12, 2004

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your support and kindness. #838089

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict October 16, 2004

Jean - so sorry to hear about your loss. We lost our cat Cleo at age 17.5 this spring and I still miss her dearly. I too hope you find peace and thanks, Murry, for posting Rainbow Bridge for Jean - someone gave it to me after Cleo passed away and it definitely made me feel better. #848712

Jean Papo October 16, 2004

Thanks, Sharon. I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved Cleo...I guess time heals a bit, but our pets are like our children, each being with a unique personality and irreplacable traits...Warner was my "dearest one," but guess in the midst of sorrow they all can be considered as such. The Rainbow Bridge which Murry so kindly sent is definitely consoling. (thanks again, Murry) #849085

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict October 16, 2004

Jean - yes, they are our children and they are often around when the other children aren't. Cleo was our "mother" cat, always looking after anyone who was sad or sick; my daughter still wishes for her to come back when she gets really sad or hurt. We have 4 others but it still feels so different. Your Warren will live in your heart forever and always be a part of you and your family. And, it will get easier as time passes. #849109

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic August 19, 2005

BEAUTIFUL capture...and tribute to your dearly beloved, but sadly departed, friend Warner, Jean!! I really LOVE this image!! :o)

I do hope you're doing well Jean!! I guess you have been very busy!! Phil and I have had a lot going on lately, too - Phil had a health scare, but is now doing very well!! :o) #1736162

Karen Slagle October 22, 2005

My thoughts go out to you Jean in the loss of your beloved Warner. I do know how difficult this is as I still feel the pain from Peeker's death last November. And now poor little Rowdy is on insulin. And of course, like you, we will do all that is possible to keep him around as long as possible. The Rainbow Bridge says it all. Wonderful image and it will bring back fond memories for you. My best to you Jean. #1984869

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