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so very sorry emma for your loss of nudge...she was a great cat lucky enough to have a great home.

Carol  ·  Dec. 26, 2012

It is with great great sadness that I write to tell you of the passing of Nudge on Christmas Eve. After days of feeling poorly and being on an IV at the vets I picked her up and brought home only to see that she was even worse than she was before I took her in. I syringe fed her and gave her sub Q fluids. anti nausea meds and pain meds at home. It wasn't working and I could see she was very uncomfortable. I decided to let her go. The decision was not easy but I had run out of options. I gave her a big girl dose of buprenorphine and took her down to emergency early morning on Christmas Eve when Nicole was working and she helped Nudge pass peacefully in a matter of seconds. She looked like she was just sleeping and I held her in my arms and wept. My baby girl was gone. I wanted to throw up. Her bed is still in front of the fire and non of the other cats have gone in it. I never thought I would lose her so soon. Never.I adopted Nudge from you in 2006. She was a mega colon cat who had been dumped because of her health issues. She was always so happy and relaxed, loved being brushed and sleeping above my head in bed, snoozing in front of the fireplace on her back and snoring and generally lolling about in any bed that has a heatpad under it. There was no adjustment period necessary when she came here and she was always accepting of new cats that came in here. In short she was a lovely cat and my good friend. I cannot believe she is gone. Thank you Carol for giving me Nudge. I know you said it was to make up for sending me home with that bad ass Jenny Two!Nudge will never be forgotten. Never.



Sorry to hear about Nudge. I remember her quite clearly, a very nice cat. We both arrived at SAINTS around the same time. She was lucky to land with you.


Beautiful looking cat, sorry bout the loss. I know what it is like to loose a good furry buddy as I am sure many other volunteers & Carol can appertain to


Thank you extended Saints family for all your kind words and Lynne I'm pretty sure you met Nudge. She spent most of her time on Carols computer chair as she couldn't get near the fireplace bed because buddy and sissy were in them. I think she was at Saints for around three or 4 months.


Very sorry Emma..Nudge was a very special cat and so fortunate to have been loved by you. She is beautiful.


so sorry emma i never met nudge but can see from her pic she was happy and loved. what a beautiful cat love those green eyes. take care


Nudge was a lovely big girl who was so spoiled and loved by you. I'm sorry Emma.


big hugs to you emma and rest in peace nudge.i know that the last 6 years of your life were the very best...thank you emma for that.