Patches


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Home:Raleigh, NC  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-cat rescue

Birthday:
June 13th 2004

Coloration:
Calico

Likes:
To run along the plant shelves in the living room-she jumps from the sofa to the top of the curio cabinet up to the shelves along the ceiling.

Pet-Peeves:
Having the flea medicine applied to the back of her neck. You would think I was killing her the way she carries on!

Favorite Toy:
Anything she thinks she is stealing.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Inside a bag.

Favorite Food:
Parmesan cheese cat treats.

Skills:
She fetches like a dog would;she brings me a toy to throw so she can get it & bring it back to me.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
On June 13, 2003, I was on my way to work, passing the gate to my backyard, when I heard the unmistakable sounds of a newborn kitten crying ( I used to breed Siamese). I went to see where it was coming from, and there was a small feral with 2 kittens in my rose garden! One was solid gray, the other appeared to be all white. All seemed to be OK, so I went to work. When I came home I checked them again and they seemed fine. I had never seen this mother cat before, possibly because the previous owner of the house had 2 dogs that went in the yard. I bought this house in August of the previous year. She was the smallest adult cat I had ever seen! She took good care of them and after about a week the white one started showing black and orange patches--a calico, which I love! Over the weeks the kittens thrived as I was feeding the mom kitten food, and I fell in love with the calico, thinking about adopting her when she was old enough. When they were about 4 weeks old they disappeared! I was upset, but felt it was not meant to be for me to have her. A few days later the calico was back, but no sign of the gray. I assumed she took them hunting and something happened to the gray one. Worried that something would happen to the calico, I asked my vet if it was safe to take her at only 5 1/2 weeks old, and bring her in for testing; she said yes. So we planned on the following Saturday. It took me 45 minutes to catch the little stinker in 110 degree heat; I was full of scratches from the roses that she kept trying to hide in! We were both exhausted from the heat at that point. I brought her in & they took us right away. My heart pounded as we waited for the test results; thankfully she was negative, but still too young for a vaccine. I cried with joy and relief! A few months later I saw a gray male who seemed to be a kitten only several months old-I am sure it's her brother, safe and sound! I contacted AZ CATS, the local TNR group to get traps for the mom & her brother and any others I could catch and had them neutered. I named the gray male "Smokey"; he still hangs around the yard. Unfortunately, I found "Patches' Mama" dead in my neighbor's yard a few months ago; at least I gave her as good a life for the last 3 years as any feral could have.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 4th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
556092


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2/3
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