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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Patchy the Pirate, Pirate Girl, Spot Paw, Pirate, Pi,

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
June 27th 2004


I like playing with toys and sleeping. That's what I do best. I also go through the trash. A cat finds all sorts of good things there.

Dancing.....and being left alone. Don't make me dance or you'll lose an arm. Don't leave me alone--for too long! I don't like grocery bags either. One chased me around the Christmas tree. YIKES!!

Favorite Toy:
Fishing toys and mice. I especially like to play with any loud toy at 3 a.m. And I can't forget my q-tips. I'll jump up on the chair with it....and it goes into some abyss.

Favorite Nap Spot:
In my window bed....or on the computer chair.

Favorite Food:
Love the catfood GRAVY!!

I can pounce and jump with the best of them.


Arrival Story:
I'm Patches--The Queen. I look out my window on the world every day. I came here from a farm--born in a barn....figures. I'm a wild girl at heart. My Mom's friend kept telling her to take me because I was destined to be an indoor callie-girl. So, Mom brought me home, had me spayed and here I am.

Oh us calicos are so very pretty. Who doesn't love our pretty fur? I like Mom's black clothes. She carries a lint remover with her....something about too much cat fur on her clothes?! I don't see any problem. One of my favorite things to do is play with a random toy at 3am. I don't understand why it's taken away....but I have a bunch more where that last one came from. Plus.....I'll steal a q-tip from the trash ANY day!! ***UPDATE*** In December 2009, Patches was diagnosed with Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Her vet heard a heart murmur. She now takes Benazepril and will for the rest of her life. Please keep Patches in your thoughts.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Queen of the House

The Groups I'm In:
!!!Calicos!!!, ★The Kat Burglers★, *~ENCHANTED KITTIES~*, The 3 Amigos, The Rock 'n' Roll Cats, Catholic Pets, Heart To Heart, Multiple Cat households!!!, Patches of Love!, Pawsome Pages, Sweet Face, The Kitties' Club (TKC)

The Last Forum I Posted In:
I have a heart murmur :(

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 11th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Da Queen and her Court~

My vet visit in July

August 13th 2010 8:38 pm
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Well, I must apologize to everyone for my Mom's lack of writing!
She has been busy leaving us for better things. Nothing is better than a cat, is what I say.

I went to the vet and he did something that surprised my Mom. He took me off my medicine for my heart.

Why? Well, he doesn't hear a murmur anymore. Dr. Thomas finds that strange because the medicine does not cure murmurs, it works with the heart.

Why did my heart murmur go away? We don't know, so this test with the meds gone will show that I either need them or I don't.

I am hoping those pills are gone forever. Mom hasn't seen any type of change in me. And believe me, she watches me all the time! *hnpf*

So thank you for the prayers and the love. Not sure what the next road has up ahead....but we are ready.


Another vet visit....

April 16th 2010 3:27 am
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and it was horrible! Dogs were everywhere. *hiss*

One dog supposedly loved cats and wanted to see me. I was well hidden in the back of my box and Mom did not let the dog see me....but that strange man pet me! *i was really mad!!*

I tried to tell my Mom I did not swallow anything, but she didn't listen and took me in.

I may be having a food allergy with cat food. Dry cat food is OFF my list! I always LOVED dry and they have taken it away.

Mom said I can get dry again, but only as a test after the meds are gone....but she said it's probably gone forever. Something in it does not agree with me. *hmpf*

Food allergy....blah!

I'm not happy and my Mom is now going on vacation!
I'm offended!

I guess I'll go and hit Baxter or Rusty. I'll feel better....

Da Queen....



Not feeling well....

April 8th 2010 8:30 pm
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I'm just a little 8 lb cat, so when I lose weight, it shows.

Since my diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy a few months ago.....I have been losing weight.

The vomiting had stopped, but it's back now. Not sure if it's diet related or heart related, so I'll be off to the vet on after a consultation over the phone with Mom.

My vet told Mom that cats statistics of HCM are grim. Most cats die within 2 year of diagnosis.

For now, I cannot eat any type of dry food--only pouches.

Will update again when things are more clear.


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