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We Say Goodbye to Patches August 20, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Animals, cats, family, Feelings, life, thoughts.
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I regret to inform all of you that Patches, Mom’s 4-year-old and Smokie’s cat, passed away unexpectedly this evening. She didn’t show any signs, and we’re all shocked beyond belief.

She was from Smokie’s 2nd litter and for some reason when we decided that Smokie’s kittens needed good homes, nobody wanted Patches. I couldn’t figure out why- hell, she entertained herself. But, we decided to keep her. Patches and Mom grew close and because best friends. Patches was quirky and really weird sometimes. She wasn’t always healthy and often had skin irritations, but she always bounced back. Her and Smokie, during the Fall and Winter months, would always race back and forth from room to room early in the morning while we were all asleep. How do I know that?  They didn’t give it a second thought to jump on the bed. Like Smokie when she was little, she too would scale curtains. Patches was a jumpy cat, but that’s what made it so funny- she would be sleeping, someone would pet her, and she would jump a mile high. One time, she jumped from the shelf to on top of the television and skated right off. It was like the videos you would see on America’s Funniest Videos.

After everything we’re going through, this put me, Manders, and especially Mom over the edge. We don’t know if we can truly handle everything. Patches was only about a month away from turning 5 years old. We will forever miss her for she was a special kitty.

Smokie Talking to Patches

Smokie Talking to Patches



1. Jackie - August 21, 2009

Thank you so much for that loving tribute to Patch. She and Edge were brother and sister weren’t they? I remember we got down to the last 2 kittens and they hid and huddled together in the big tall clothes basket-and we decided to keep them. And Patch was never quite the same after Edge disappeared. –I just don’t know if on top of all of this-losing Patch and the bank refusing to cash the check and now everything will be cut off how much more we can take.
Patch is in a better place but darn it I want her here with me…..

2. Confetti Dreams - August 22, 2009

I miss you so much Patches!!!!

3. Momma - August 22, 2009

Patches, I miss you so very much and can’t quit crying over you gone and can’t sleep.

4. croneandbearit - August 24, 2009

Sweeties – all of you – hang on tight to your memories of Patches and remember that she loved you very much while she was here. Sometimes we just can’t keep them very long – they have somewhere else to go and someone else to become a guardian angel for. You’ll see her again one day – love you guys! Hugs!

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