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!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

10 August 2010

Patches is wandering around the house on his own more, and Jack is being better about letting him be.  Far from perfect, but much improved.  Experiments with catnip and a calming remedy in their water have been mixed: Patches enjoys it, but is a bit riled up, rather than calmed.  Every now and then he'll have a nervous episode and take it out on what or whomever is near by -- as both the curtains and my hand can attest.  Generally, though, he is still a cuddle-kitten and is becoming a more confident one at that.

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