Thursday, October 12, 2006

Patches Man

Around our apartment building there are several stray cats. Here is a picture of one I call Patches Man. (Sorry about the bad quality of the picture, it was taken late at night without a flash.) I have a soft spot for PM. I don't really know why. He is very wild and runs away when I try to approach him. He also gets into fights with Bubbles! I've been putting out food for him, but without much success. Many people walk their dogs in the field behind out apartment where PM lives and if they don't get to the food, the ants does. I'm a little worried about him, because it looks like they are going to build on, at least part of the open field where her lives.


We are approaching our 5,000 th visitor! Yey! If you are visitor number 5,000 please let me know, because there might be a little something comming your way.

UPDATE: To see what number visitor you are, look at the Site Meter on the left, above the "I love the 2 Bs Competition" logo.

24 comments:

Junior said...

Meowm says she would worry about him too! And he looks so handsome! Maybe he will warm up to you....hopefully before something bad happens to him!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

poor little guy! he needs a home. maybe you could trap him? we wuz trapped an got offur the trauma purrty quick.

THE ZOO said...

ahhh pooor little fella. hes a cutie.

Emma's Kat said...

PM is a cutie! And I love this picture!! It looks like a painting almost. The wild greens of the vegetation and this bright little kitty in the middle!

monkeybunkey said...

I would have a soft spot for PM too! Cutie!! Monkey

Mannyed said...

ooo. he looks like he's in a wild jungle! maybe he's not into regular cat food. I'm thinkin he purrfers some serious mouse hunting.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

He looks like a furry handsome fellow on the lookout. Nice jungle shot.

Lux said...

What a nice shot - we like it!

Catzee said...

You are so furry nice to feeds him. He looks like he needs a furrend.

Rascal said...

#4843, that's Me.

momsbusy said...

so sad that there are so many feral cats. pm can definetly use you as a friend. do you have any idea how old he is?

tell bubbles to be nice to him.

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Keep of wurking to take care of Patches. Its vary nice to see yoo caring so much. When my lady furst fownd me as a stray I luved to play, not to be held. Day aftur day my lady luved me and soon I luved her too. Its grate what yer doing!

Are we blind and seeenile? Whare do we see what visitur we are?

KC said...

o, i wants ta know hows to find out what visitor i is, too. i don't sees it when i posts.

Patches Man is a purrty cat.

Sir Sidney and Emperor Nero said...

He is a nice visitor. Maybe he will stay???

Ariel said...

It's so sad when they have no homes.
We have alot of strays where we live it breaks mommy's heart.

Emma's Kat said...

I'm # 4,858! Getting closer!

Gemini said...

Momma says that's sort of how she got Georgia, although Georgia wasn't that shy. She learned that people would feed her. However, they took away her field too and that's one reason she came to live with Momma

Paw Path Cats said...

Patches is very cute! I hope he's okay. I saw a little orange cat at the train station yesterday and that was a little alarming. -Juli

Latte said...

That is a very neat picture! I hope you can help keep PM safe, it sounds like he could really use a friend!

KC said...

o, hi again. now i's know how to count mines number...4891. that's so kewl.

Chaotic Cat said...

oh poor kitty ... I hope he is ok with the building or you manage to get a bit closer to him so he can get a good home :)

HarmonyPillows said...

Do you have any feral cat clinics in your area? If you are unsure, check out the Alley Cat Allies website: http://www.alleycat.org/.
I have found in my 18 years of helping strays, that the majority of them are lost pets who are just so scared. Once trapped and neutered and confined, they become extremely lovey and grateful. Only a handful have been actual ferals. And even the ferals with the proper setup can be tamed. (At least this has been my experience). If you want to discuss any options (I'm not sure of how much experience you may or may not have in this area), feel free to email me.
Peace,
Christina the Harmony Kitties mommy

Patches & Mittens said...

Momma says she wishes she could save all the kitties.

Patches

seybernetx said...

If you put a little Vaseline petroleum jelly around the base of the bowl, it will keep the ants out of the food. The bad news is it is easy to make a mess if you forget you've done that :)

Also, a year or two ago I came across a bowl with a base that claimed ants couldn't cross. I no longer remember where I saw it, but I suspect a couple minutes with Google or Ask Jeeves could find it for you.

Just in case you are interested...

dan