It is with great sadness that Newbury Cats Protection has to report our beautiful black boy Paddy crossed the rainbow bridge today.
Paddy was brought up with his mum and siblings with fosterer Julia. On his arrival back at the centre, it was noticed that he certainly wasn’t your ordinary kitten. Paddy was smaller than his siblings, not using a litter tray and not doing normal ‘cat things’. With the rest of Paddy’s litter mates and his mum finding new homes, Paddy was left be...hind and our volunteer Carol offered to foster Paddy to train him at her house to monitor his behaviour more and to try and get him using a litter tray. After some time, it appeared that Paddy had neurological problems and was incontinent.
Newbury CP decided to keep Paddy as a resident as he certainly was an extra special boy. He was a ground dweller and always hung around your feet. Paddy greeted everybody that came to our centre and was a delight to see every morning when you opened the door at Newbury CP. We were thrilled when Paddy started occasionally using a litter tray a couple of years ago too!
Paddy’s favourite day of the week was when Carol visited every Thursday and treated him to chicken, he loved his chicken. Paddy’s best friend, Parky will certainly miss him the most. Parky always looked out for Paddy and made sure he was safe. In fact Paddy is the reason why Parky now lives in our reception, Parky befriended Paddy and their friendship grew from there!
Sadly Paddy’s health had deteriorated over the past year and he suffered from kidney disease and hyperthyroidism. The decision was made to not see Paddy suffer anymore and we said our sad farewells this morning. He spent 12 years & 8 months being loved by all Newbury CP’s staff and volunteers (past and present) including all that met him. Sweet dreams our little Paddy Pads