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!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

15 August 2010

     The last few days has shown a huge change in the cats' behavior.  Patches is no longer the cowering Pariah Cat in the kitchen, but instead goes about the house as he pleases, eats out of Jack's bowl, and chases Jack away as much as Jack ever did to him.  For every few moments that the cat interaction seems like playfulness, not real fighting, there's one where an innocent sniff will lead to a battle over who's Top Cat, but overall, there seems to be a lot more of an even relationship between them.

1 comment:

  1. This makes me so happy to hear. I'm glad they are getting along better, and hopefully will even become good buddies in the coming months. *squishes them both*