Photo Comments (2)Age: 14 Years Sex: Female Weight: 8 lbs.
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Patchy-Cat, Stoner, Goofball
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September 18th 1999
getting underfoot and tripping the humans
being given her daily medicine
Favorite Nap Spot:
the people's bed
anything she's given
(Please note: Our kitties are all indoor-only. Patches is wearing a harness and leash tethered to a post in her photo.)
We selected her from a cage of kittens sponsored by "Safe Haven for Cats" (NOT SO SAFE, it turned out!) inside a Pet Food Express store. She was a spunky little imp, and rode on the cage door when it was opened so we could see her.
They told us that she and her siblings had been found tossed into a paint shed in a paper sack as newborns. The foster care gal had not seen anything wrong with any of these kittens, save one who did not make it. Patches, though, was the curious, fun one, and it showed from day one.
She was described to us as being a "Muted Tortie," but I did not see that in the list, so I figured since she is largely gray, that the "smoke Tortie" was a close match.
UNfortunately, the adoption agency INSISTED she be spayed before we could take her home. She was barely 6 weeks old, and not even one pound--she fit in my husband's hand! A f ew days after we got her home, we noticed odd things happening...it turned out, she had apparently been overdosed on anesthesia, which caused brain damage, making her epileptic!!! It took a whole year of dealing with grand mal seizures sometimes as often as twice a week, before we could convince our (then)vet to put her on appropriate medication.
It is a shame, because she was such a spunky little thing..she used to climb up my husband and sit on top of his head when she was a tiny kitten.
The strong drugs to control her epilepsy, however, soon blunted all of her personality, and she spends most of the time sleeping. Her purr motor is broken--and she used to have such a loud purr.
It is very sad what was done to her.
But, we still love her...even if our own tombstones are liable to read "Patches got them," the way she is constantly underfoot and tripping us up.
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Who can I trip today?
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March 5th 2010 5:08 pm
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I wonder why they call this month "March"? I don't see anybody marching. I, however, am the marching queen! I march around the house every day, and it does not matter what the name of the month is.
I have a very special kind of marching..my humans laugh at me, and say I am 'goose-stepping.' I don't know what that means, but I march all around with my head held high and proud.
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