Saturday, October 10, 2009

Patches


Here is Patches doing her meatloaf impression. This seems to be a typical position for her. Patches started out life as an outside kitty and spent the first half of her life rather wild. She had two male cats taking care of her for a long time, but oddly enough, didn't have any kittens. All three of them used to hang around Caspersmom's house quite a bit. When it got cold, Patches used to go up on the roof and curl around the stovepipe. Caspersmom was afraid that she would get burned so she put out a nice box with warm blankets in it for her. Then something bad started to happen. One of Patches' guardians disappeared and the other on got so badly maimed that he had to be sent to the Rainbow Bridge. Caspersmom brought Patches inside and she has been there ever since. She turned 15 in July. Since Patches had never been inside before, it took her a while to get used to it. For the first few years, she was rarely seen. She hid during the day and came out to eat and use the litterbox at night. Casper was adopted about the same time and now Patches will occasionally allow Casper to groom her a bit. Patches has decided that the Mom is her best friend. She will sit beside her to watch TV and get petted. When it is time for the Mom to eat, Patches will sit in the chair beside her and get petted and eat a few morsels. When the cats got to go outside at their old house, Patches was the last one out and the first one back in. She decided that she liked the inside much better than the outside. Patches loves to be warm more than anything. When the stove is on, she will lie beside it. The Mom gave her a sweater once, to keep her warm, but she was out of it in about 5 minutes.

                                           Patches is the small and shy one.
                                           If you look for her, she might be gone.
                                                She streaks like a winner
                                                When it's time for dinner
                                           And sits with her Mom 'til the food is gone.

12 comments:

wildcatwoodscats said...

Nice poem forPatches. We all know it is so much better inside than out! Patches does too.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a very nice limerick for Patches.

glogirly said...

What a perfect limerick for Patches. The shy ones are often the sweetest.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Such wonderful tributes you write for all the kitties. Patches sounds like she was like our Misty, shy and sweet.
--JB

Tristan and Crikey said...

Patches is so lovely! She does the meatloaf real good:)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a happy ending to the story of Patches.

Angel and Kirby said...

Patches has a very happy story!

Brian said...

That is such a good story and I'm so glad that sweet Patches got to come inside and be nice & warm...her story warms my heart too!

Shadow / Molly said...

Patches we agrees wif yoo, inside is MUCH better den outside fer kittehs.

Katie and Da Katz said...

what a sweet baby girl...

luv,
katie too'z mom.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are so sorry that we misread your post and read too fast. Please accept our apology. We wish we could visit everyone much more so we can keep up with the blogosphere but mom is so busy. Again, please accept our apology for misreading your post.
--JB (and mom!)

caspersmom said...

Again Karen Jo, this is so neat. Fits her to a T. Love your limerick for her. At first couldn't figure out what you meant by meatloaf impression, but yes that is one of her favorite positions. And Yes GloGirly, she has turned out to be one of the sweetest Kitties that I have had. Thank you oh so very much Karen Jo. Like I said before I am honored yet again and I love each and every one of them that you have done for my four kitties.