Saturday, November 03, 2007

Good night Paws

Paws Nuxoll
April 1, 1997 - November 2, 2007

Today was a very sad day for me...

After a long struggle, my cat Paws finally passed away tonight. She was suffering from renal (kidney) failure, which was a complication of her recovery from a coyote attack several months ago. She bounced back pretty well from that - but life was a lot tougher over the last few months as I had to give her sub-Q (IV) fluids and a couple of pills every day, a few shots a week, and special vitamin supplements daily.

I had her since she was only a tiny baby - just a few weeks old rescued from under a friend's house in Santa Cruz. She has been one of my best friends for the last 10 years. She always cheered me up, no matter how bad I was feeling before she walked up and sat next to me. She followed me around the house and always stayed nearby. She was extremely affectionate to me - though scared of most everyone else except the few she got to know well.

She is survived by her 10 children - all of whom ended up in good homes during her breeding years, one of which still lives with me. Her son Gus and I will miss her very much, as will all of my close friends that met her over these last 10 years.

Good night, Paws. If you are somewhere else now, I hope there's a lot of greenie snacks, hardwood floors, and ping pong balls to play with.

- Joe