This is a very sad time for the PAWS volunteers and staff. On Friday, we bid a final farewell to our sweet and handsome friend Lloydie. This amazing, peaceable and loving kitteh first came to PAWS in May 2011.
|Lloydie and me: headbonking buddies forever|
Lloydie had recently become very ill, had begun to lose a lot of weight, and was disinterested in food. An ultrasound gave the vets strong reason to believe that cancer was the probable cause. To complicate matters, he was in the terminal stages of acute liver failure, having difficulty breathing and weak. As our shelter director, Michele, said so eloquently, “…extraordinary measures such as feeding tubes would be in complete opposition to our love for Lloydie, and our most fervent wish that he not suffer.”
So, with Michele holding him in her arms, Lloydie was gently helped to the Rainbow Bridge Friday afternoon.
Our wish is for all PAWS animals to be adopted to live out their days with homes and people of their very own. While that didn't happen for Lloydie, we are thankful that PAWS' no-kill policy meant he was in a safe, warm and loving environment for the final 1 1/2 years of his life.
We miss your headbonks already, Lloydie, and we love you forever. Fly free, sweet boy ... we'll see you when we get to the Rainbow Bridge.