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!

Friday, August 13, 2010

12 August 2010

The cats were locked in the bathroom together for hours while the roof was being fixed.  Not a peep other than the sound of kibble crunching.  I'm amazed, but they are slowly making progress on being near each other without incident . . . when they're not tearing apart the kitchen, hissing, or taking stress out on the closest human hand.

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