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Picture of Patches, a female Breed Unknown

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Home:Raleigh, NC  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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

June 13th 2004


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.

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.

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


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 9 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
Sheba - Gone
to the Bridge
Nala (Baby)
Rainbow Bridge

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