Patches, 1996-2009


Maine Coon/Breed Unknown [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
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Home:Rockford, MI  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 16 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Pooddius Taddius, Pood, Pooddy, Poodly, Big Tat

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

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

Birthday:
May 3rd 1996

Coloration:
Gray and White

Likes:
To be brushed, and to go outside and hunt, which he is VERY good at and bring all kinds of "treats" home

Pet-Peeves:
not being let out RIGHT NOW when he wants to go out

Favorite Toy:
cat nip bag

Favorite Nap Spot:
our bed or his own cat bed

Favorite Food:
Science Diet k/d (he doesn't have a choice)

Skills:
People trainer (he has me well trained!) and saying "oooowwt" (out)

Dwells:
indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Drove a 65 mile round trip to get the kitten my daughter wanted while there were three signs right on our counrty road for "Free Kittens"!

Bio:
At one year old he had a run-in with a car and learned he couldn’t out-run them so “look before you cross the road!” He escaped with only a broken lower canine tooth which later had to be removed, so he has a lop-sided yawn. Recently he was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure and was put on a special diet and we were told he could have nothing else to eat, so keep him indoors from then on. For a whole weekend he drove us crazy with his yowling to go out, so we decided if he was going to die anyway he might as well die happy. He's doing fine and never looked and acted healthier even though he adds an occasional rabbit, ground squirrel, or bird to his diet. He's happy!

Lives Remaining:
6 of 9

Forums Motto:
Handsome Is As Handsome Does!

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August 7th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Patches has passed away

October 10th 2009 1:59 pm
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Patches finally had to be put to sleep on September 2,2009...the day before my birthday. Having been diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure over 6 years ago, and given only 4 to 6 months to live at that time, he did very well for a lot longer than anyone thought he could. This summer his health started to decline and he lost a lot of weight. Since I work at a Vet Clinic, I knew how to give him sub-Q fluids, which I did daily for most of the summer, and that kept him going. He still enjoyed going out and hunting, even though he was down to only 7 pounds. Then the last 2 days he lay in the hall closet and wouldn't eat or drink any more, so I knew it was time, and I took him to work with me. I held myself together while the doctor euthanized him, but lost it when one of the large animal doctors came in and, when he found out it was my cat laying on the table, put him arm around my shoulders and told me how sorry he was. "Patchy" had been living on borrowed time for many years, and I am so thankful for all the extra time I was allowed to spend with him! He will be missed!!

 
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