“Eric Clapton” – The Boss
AKA "Clapton" or "The Boss"
Clapton was our very first hospital cat. He came to us as a kitten with his five brothers and sisters, who we thought was his mother. On examining his “mother”, we soon discovered this litter of 6 kittens was being raised by a big Tom cat. The staff took a special liking to Clapton and we adopted him.
He is a particular favorite of clients because of his very friendly nature. But make no mistake, he is definitely the pretty boy and he knows it! Clapton got his name from Dr. Stone as she is a die hard Eric Clapton fan.
Clapton’s hobbies include his loyal fan club (he gets more likes on Facebook than all of us put together!), managing the staff and Dr. Stone and giving the best full-on hugs a cat can give. He also enjoys wearing costumes! See our Instagram!
“Robbie” – The Orphan Kitten
Rob first came to us as a 5-6 week old kitten from a feral colony. He was very dehydrated and sick with severe respiratory disease. His eyes were sealed shut with pus and debris. We nursed him back to health, but he developed a chronic skin and eye problem. He is adoptable to a private home, so he hangs out with Clapton and Denzel.
Robbie’s hobbies include cardboard boxes (he has had several themed boxes, including a turkey box and a spaceship with a viewing window). He is very affectionate and loves to be brushed. He also has a few imaginary playmates that he hops and really dashes after!
“Denzel” – The Brains of the Operation
Denzel was given to us as a 2 year old. We soon realized he was extremely intelligent and showed a great interest in veterinary medicine. He is very attentive in the treatment area, comforting and cuddling sick dogs, especially dogs that don’t like cats. He has converted many dogs to cat lovers.
Denzel has donated his blood to save a few of our sick kitty patients, so he rates high as our hero.
Denzel’s interests include raiding the treat cupboard, collecting used medical supplies in his bedroom and currently developing a serious Churru habit. We love him dearly.
“Bond” – The Case of Mistaken Identity
Bond landed here when he was mistakenly identified as one of our client’s missing cat. Bond was “reported” to Coronado Police as a potentially homeless cat that was not confined to a private yard. Under Coronado law, that made him public enemy #1, I guess. It is unknown whether Bond was already injured or if his injuries were inflicted during police capture. Once at PAWS, our client assumed he was their missing tuxedo cat. They soon discovered his injuries prevented him from urinating and took him to the ER. Eventually, they realized he was not their missing cat as their cat had returned home.
So, Bond was now disenfranchised. Enter CVH. His tail had to be amputated and he had permanent nerve trauma and can’t urinate or defecate without our help. I have been a veterinarian for twenty years and have never met a cat like Bond. He is particularly the most loving, deep, kind and grateful individual I have ever known. He possesses the innate ability to sense when a human is stressed and needs his help. I consider him a far superior therapist to any mere human. He brightens our lives and gives a daily reason to laugh and smile. I don’t know what we’d do without him.
Bond is a working therapist to Dr. Stone, and is still in the public accepting new patients. Let us know if you’d like an appointment with Bond, he will truly change your life!