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!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

6 July 2010

    Jack needs to have his rabies and distemper booster shots, and Patches needs, well, everything. I called our vet, but the first appointment available is the 26th. I took it, but I'm not pleased.

     Neither is Jack, for that matter. He knows we've got another Tom Cat here and that this cat is occupying part of his territory.  There's been some growling and yodeling, but letting Jack see Patches through the Plexiglas so that they can get it out of their systems has helped. Jack still stands guard on his side of the partition staring at the closed closet door, but he's quiet. I'm really proud of him for handling this so well.

     Patches is tired and weak. He eats, but not much. He cuddles, but mostly sleeps.

Patches snuggle
Patches sleeping, using my leg as a pillow.

Jack is thrilled.
Jack doesn't think that "fun" is an accurate description of what we brought home.

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