Patches came into our lives January 24 2008, he was living outside, scared, cold and hungry. For three months we fed and watered, finally I could pet him, so brought him inside, he was very scared. It took 6 months of loving but finally he jumped on my knee and loved me back. He was with us 12 short years, during surgery to attempt to remove a rapidly growing cancerous tumor, I had to decide to let him go, there was no way to remove it. He crossed the bridge and carries a piece of my heart.