Feb 202019

Hello everyone. It’s the Island Cat Mom. As most of you may have heard, on Monday afternoon Wally left this world and is now at the Rainbow Bridge.

Over the past few years Wally had his health issues, first with a severe pancreatitis attack that resulted in a hospital stay and a feeding tube. He also had a mild heart problem and early stage kidney disease. About 6 months ago he was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, and since that time his kidneys worsen no matter what we did to try and slow the progression. Through all of this, Wally always remained a trooper…putting up with many vet visits and me worrying about him, and taking his various medications.

Late last week, his kidney values were off the chart, he was not doing well, and the sad decision to let him go was made. This all happened so fast…much faster than I ever imagined.

Thank you for all your kind words of condolence…it warms my heart that Wally brought all of you as much joy as he brought me. I will miss my orange boy SO much. He was one in a million.

Thank you, Ann, for this lovely graphic.


If love could have saved you…
you would have lived forever.

We’ll be taking a break from blogging…at least for awhile so we can cope with this tremendous loss and find our new normal.

  123 Responses to “Wally…Forever”

  1. Wally was one of a kind and will truly be missed by everyone. He’s loved and won’t be forgotten! And I’d love to hear more stories about him when you feel up to it.

  2. Sweet Katie Isabella’s Mommy let my Mommy know this news that is so very very sad for your family. That hyperthyroidism is such an evil. That was my problem too. Wally and I were kindred spirits on Earth and we will be best buds at the Rainbow Bridge while we play and romp and feel free and wait for our human loves to join us eventually. Love and hugs from Mom and angel purrs from me.

  3. This is a very sad day for so many of us. We loved Wally as our kind leader at Cat Scouts and missed him the past few years, Fly Free Dear Friend and watch over us from above. We shall meet again when our time comes. We send love, purrs and prayers to your Mom and Family at this sad time.
    Timmy, Dad Pete, Buddy Budd, Rumpy Bump, Toby, Miss Fitz and Einstein.

  4. oh Sue my heart is breaking again………..I can’t tell you enough how much this sweet boy is going to be missed. I pray your other two are doing well, I know Ernie has to be devastated. Sending you all love and our deepest sympathy. We are here if you need us xoxo

  5. I look out the window and see it snowing. The big flakes are so-o beautiful. I think they are kisses from Wally to you, his family, and all his furr-iends letting everypawdy know that he luvs us all. I luv my pal who has joined the clouds. [Looking up to the clouds] Kisses to you, Wally.

  6. Our hearts hurt for your loss. Wally will always be the Great Orange Island Cat to us. Love and purrs, Herman and Dori and Mom

  7. Again, just want to say how sorry I am! He was one in a million indeed!

  8. Sad to know this.
    My condolence

  9. Ernie we know you are still grieving but Happy Gotcha Day buddy. \
    Timmy and Family

  10. We were so sorry to hear about Wally. We know how much you loved him and what you did for him. We’re here if you need us.

  11. Just stopping by to say hello and send you all some purrs and kissies (the Kissies are for Zoey, though. Ernie can has a mancatly hug đŸ˜‰ XOXOXO

  12. My deepest condolences. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  13. Thinking of you <3 Soft Pawkisses for you all <3 <3 <3

  14. Our deepest sympathies and condolences on the crossing of Wally. It’s always hard to let them go even when we know it is the right thing to do. Fly high and free Wally.

  15. XOXOXOXO <3 <3

  16. Deer Miss Sue an Mistur an Ernie an Zoey mee not sure if mee comminted….
    LadyMew an mee are furry sad that Wally had to leeve. Wee DO understand tho’….hee was furry sick an it was time fore him to bee free of THE sickss. Wally iss with you inn spirit an livess inn yore hearts an minds….like all 4 leggedss do!
    Sending you ***nose rubsss*** an ***purrsss*** BEllaDharma an (((huggiesss))) LadyMew

  17. I just heard about Wally. I’m so sorry. So many hugs. – Alana.

  18. Mindy and I send our hugs and headbumps to help with your loss of Wally, he won’t be forgotten anytime soon. With our sympathy.

    Mindy and mombean Nina

  19. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Wally. We will miss seeing him and we will forever keep Wally in our hearts. Sending much love and many prayers to you all.

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