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

12 July 2010

     Patches and Jack were each left out on the opposite sides of the barrier today. Christopher had to leave them alone for a minute, and asked me to check on them.

     "Why are they both on your night stand?" I asked.

     "BOTH of them?!"

    Jack can jump the barrier, but as we've never left them unattended with just the barrier (and not also a shut door) between them, it hasn't been an issue.

     Christopher watched them both run free through the apartment, with some growling and minimum attempts at combat. I think that if Jack starts feeling secure, content to be top cat with out being the only cat, Patchy will be willing to take a submissive role, so long as he isn't under attack. However, after being around each other for an hour or so, both cats got very tense and growling, so Patchy is back in his closet for a bit.

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