About Patches:

This is a chronicle of the rescue of an injured cat and how he became a part of our family.

While the Patches story will have a happy ending, it nearly didn't, considering how hurt he was and that the county would have put him down due to stray cat over-population if we had left him with them.

We took a risk bringing a hurt cat into our home, which is not something that I recommend that everyone do. A stray can be a health risk to your own animals and bringing home too many, animal hoarding, means that you can't properly care for any of them. However, I do hope that everyone does what they can -- even if you can't take in an animal yourself, you can volunteer at a rescue organization, donate to shelters, and make sure that your own pets aren't out adding to the injury and over-population problem.

Thanks for visiting the Patches Blog!

Monday, July 12, 2010

11 July 2010

     Under vet's orders, we are not trying to both fatten up Patchy Cat and introduce him to Jack.  Patches is eating a kitten chow not designated for indoor cats, some vitamins that are designed to taste like treats, and a coat & skin health additive that is made largely from fish oil and fatty acids. 

     We took the towels that were in the cats' carriers on the vet trip and switched them, so that Patches's towel is on the corner of our bed where Jack likes to sleep and Jack's towel is in Patches's carrier, which he sleeps in like a den.  So far, they seem not to notice the other's smells on the towels.Patchy also got a chance to hang out in our room with us for a while.

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