Updating Patches’ and Rusty’s Story

I haven’t posted on this blog for a long time (years), but wanted to let you all know I’m still alive, and so are Patches and Rusty.

I caught Rusty looking at me as I snapped the photo with phone.

Patches enjoys the Bath and Body Works box. She feels very secure in it.

Patches enjoys the Bath and Body Works box.

As you can see, they are still with me, and we are all striving to survive as best we can, since we are (all 3 of us) are getting up there in age.  As expected, there have been lots of bumps in the road, but as we take one at a time (sometimes more than one at a time), we persevere – of course, with the help of our animal hospital.  LItterbox issues, bladder infections, changes of food, changes of litter, etc.  Through it all, Patches and Rusty remain lovable, endearing, and recover their good nature.

Rusty still bounces and runs and jumps as high as his short legs will allow and Patches spends most of her time resting and sleeping.

Rusty reached 13 last September.  The vet tech told me she thought he was much younger – he has a young-looking face and his color is still bright.

After all these years, Patches has begun to enjoy petting on her tummy.  She doesn’t go all the way on her back, but sideways works very well.  She has difficulty walking and/or moving quickly, but when she does move faster, she has a funny gait as her back legs are kind of hunched, and are trying to catch up with her front ones.  She celebrated her 16th birthday in February!

Patches still would rather not have Rusty around, but she tolerates him always trying to be friends with her.

So, I’m glad to have had the chance on updating our situations at this time, and I look forward to peeking in more often.  Take care. 🙂

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Relaxing

One of my favorite sports.  It’s so relaxing.

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Where’s My Food?

The doctor said I gained a pound at my recent visit. I wasn’t too active because I wasn’t feeling too good, and just slept a lot.  That’s fixed now, but she tried to fix the weight problem.

So, Mom decided to starve me.  She took away “free feed.”

But, it didn’t last very long.  I persuaded her to go back on “free feed.”  Now, I’m happy again.

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Bright Eyes

 

Eyes Caught in the Flash

Eyes Caught in the Flash

 

In tandem.

Fitness

Mom says I lay around too much and sleep too much.  She wishes I would be more active.  So, I’m accomplishing both at the same time!!!  POL

Stretching if good for fitness.

Stretching is good for fitness.

 

Fresh Air.

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Breathing in some fresh air.

This is a rare occasion.  Mom doesn’t let us out in the screened vestibule very often; in fact, this may be the first time!!

 

 

Patches Loves Her Blankie

She knows what the “good life” is all about!! 🙂  This is one of her two favorite places.

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