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

1 comment:

  1. Joe, Justin and I are very sad to hear about Paws. Althought we didn't know her, we understand what she meant to you. We had to say good bye to a feline family member earlier this year. Pininfarina was 12 years old and my heart still hurts when I think about how much I miss her.

    I hope your memories and pictures of Paws will help bring a smile to your face in this sad time.

    Maybe Paws and Pininfarina are somewhere playing together, enjoying cat nip and chasing birds while waiting for us to show up some day.

    Take care,
    Eydie Wilson