Precious Patches

Everyone who knows me knows that I love animals. Except for a few short periods there have always been one or more animals living with me/us. Lately I have not been able to think of something to post about so I decided to share stories of some of the animals that have been the most memorable.

For many years we were fostering animals for the local humane society and taking in those that found their way to our home one way or another. Where we lived during those years and still live, at first was mostly wooded area and people would dump cats and dogs so a lot of them found their way to our home.

This is Patches she was attached to me and was a very sweet cat. She would sometimes sit on my husband’s lap until I sat down then she would come running and jump in my lap. She could be in another room sleeping and somehow know when I sat down. She would sit in my lap, turn facing me, stretch her body up my chest so that her head touched my chin and sleep that way until I needed to get up.

My husband read the bible and the newspaper once or twice every day until dementia robbed him of those pleasures. Patches always read with him.

Bible reading

Patches got along with every child and every animal that we had through out her lifetime. She was a sweetheart, and I will never stop missing her.

Newspaper reading.
Crossword puzzle working

Every morning after breakfast while my husband read the newspaper, I worked the crossword puzzle. Patches would be there with me overseeing. When I finished the puzzle, she would go back to the newspaper and sit with my husband until he was finished reading, and it was TV time for him.

Liver and kidney failure took her. She was an adult when she came to us, so we had no idea her age. She was with us for several years.

Precious Patches was one of a kind, so gentle and sweet.

39 thoughts on “Precious Patches

  1. Sweet Patches! What an adorable kitty. They love getting attention from us. Seems like, she loved to “read”, too. 🐱💗

    1. She was like no other cat we ever had and we had many. Thank you for your comment. I do believe she loved to read.

  2. PatioPrunings

    I am so happy to see that you are posting your beautiful stories about your fur babies. The love and kindness you have shown to animals throughout your life is immeasurable. People need to know what a caring and giving person you truly have been your entire life. Huge Hugs!

    1. I am happy that you enjoy the stories. Thank you, for your generous, kind comment. I just can’t help myself, I love ALL of God’s creatures large and small. Sending some Big Ole HUGS to you. ❤

  3. Such sweet memories and photos! Patches reminds me of our Tabby. Riley has a mild temperament. She too likes to sit on my lap, but she will get annoyed, if I want to get up too soon to her liking.

    1. I had to giggle a bit about Riley getting annoyed if you get up before her liking. Some cats do very well expressing their feelings. Thank you for the nice comment.

  4. Love your precious Patches. You must have missed her terribly when she was gone. She was so sweet and interested in what her humans were doing. I am so sorry about your husband. That is never easy for the patient or the care giver. 💞

    1. I still miss that sweetie every day and she has been gone almost 8 years. Thank you Anne for your kind comment. Hugs ❤

    1. Well, now sweet Ian you are pretty special yourself. I am blessed to know you. Hoping to get back to reading your stories soon. Blessings to you and your family dear friend.

  5. chardixon47

    Beautiful memories Sweet Sis. Our fur kids come to us with love, care, and understanding. I felt warmed by your memories and pictures. Thank you for your gracious heart. ❤

    1. Thank you sweet Sis, for reading and your beautiful comment. You are right about the fur kids, I believe every one of them come to us for a purpose and they fulfill that purpose. ❤

  6. What a nice story Mags. Patches loved you very much. I once had a cat I named Patches. Sorry about your husband’s dementia. I know all about that terrible disease. I was a caregiver for three years to my brother who died with dementia. I lost my mother and sister to dementia. I hope someday there will be a cure.

    1. Thank you Peggy. I am so sorry that you have lost so many loved ones to the terrible disease. I was my husbands only caregiver. It was heartbreaking to see him fade away over the years. I too hope they find a cure.

      1. I think dementia caregivers are heros. That was one of the toughest 3 years of my life. I commend you for caring for your husband alone. My husband helped some – he became ill with menigitis and almost died and I had to care for my brother during the year my husband was recuperating. A sad and hard time for me. My husband is well, but has lost many memories during the time he was ill. Life is tough. Much love to you Mags – we have so much in common. ❤️😊

        1. Dear Peggy I hope you never have hard times like that again. Life can be tough at times. I’m glad to know that your husband survived and is well. You are right that we have much in common. Love and hugs back to you sweet Peggy. I hope you have a wonderful day and rest of the week. ❤

  7. Patches sounds like she was a beautiful soul who was meant to share your life with you and your husband! You were all very blessed to have found each other! ❤ I can't imagine life without cats! They are so special, and are wonderful caring and loving companions! I have had many in my life, and I still miss every single one of them that has passed, and am so grateful for the one who still remains! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Patches and your beautiful story with us! ❤

    1. You are welcome Anita. I am happy to know you still have a sweet cat in your life. People who have never had one really have no idea how special and loving they are.

  8. Such a sweet story, Mags. I loved the pictures of Patches reading with you and your husband. It is all making me smile today. My Beyonce will stretch out like that on my chest, too, and just look at me.

    1. Thank you, isn’t it just so sweet when they stretch out on our chest like that? Glad Patches brought a smile to you.

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