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. 🙂

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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Patches Is Practising For Her Modeling Career

Imagine Patches on a luxurious chaise.

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Face And Head Petting To The Max!!

I wonder if I could hire someone to do this for me.  It obviously must feel terrific!!!

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Is There A Difference In Napping Spots?

There sure is, and today, Rusty found it.  Too bad Patches didn’t quite make the cut.

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Enough Is Enough

We all know that cats sunbathe.  They love to feel the warmth surround and hug them.

There comes a time when even a good thing has to come to an end; when “enough is enough.”

Enough sun

I’ve had enough sun.

Beach Time

Rusty and Patches have never been to the beach.  And never will be.

However, I think, if they use their imagination, they could believe they are there.  Anyway, here are their pretend photos of “At the Beach.”

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What could be more “beachy” than fish, sun and waves?

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Patches even has her pretend pink whale to keep her company while she’s “absorbing” some ‘rays.

Kitchen Closed

Rusty never seems to be satisfied.  He’s a very good eater – really loves to eat.

Sorry, Rusty.  Not yet.

Sorry, Rusty. Not yet.

 

Aww geee!

Aww geee!

 

Rusty checks back, just in case.

Rusty checks back, just in case.

 

 

Chowing Down

It’s fun to watch the two of them when they are making good use of the food bowls.

I love how they line up in unison, “copy-catting” each other.

Chompin' away.

Chompin’ away.

Nothing interrupts their concentration.

Or, is that always the case?

Patches has to see what I'm doing standing in back of them.  Rusty always concentrates - no matter what is going on around him.  Right now, his world is the bowl, and nothing else matters!!

Patches has to see what I’m doing standing in back of them. Rusty always concentrates – no matter what is going on around him. Right now, his world is the bowl, and nothing else matters!!