Sept. 1986 ---- June 20 2001
It was a fateful day almost 16 years ago this September that I
came across my most loving companion Patches.
I feel so blessed to have had her in my life she enriched it so very much.
In many ways she was my first child Patches had such a beautiful
spirit about her. I feel so privileged that she choose me
to grow old with.
We have endured so much in the past 16 years.
Patches was always my solid anchor when I needed someone to let
me figure things out. There where many many times that I cried all
over her and got her fur all soak and wet but Patches response
would be to lick my cheek and try to wipe my tears away with
her little tongue.
Then give me a silent meow to let me know that she loved me.
I only hope that she felt as loved by me as I felt loved by her.
The past 7 months have been so rough with her getting cancer
the changing of the bandages everyday really took its toll on
both Patches and I.
But like the true spirit she possessed she never tried to scratch or
bite me for doing this even though I knew she absolutely disliked it.
Right up until the end she handled it like a trooper.
I was so proud of her bravery in the face of the horrible thing that
she went through.
I thank God for that fact that Patches was not in any pain.
So in closing I wish my beloved friend a lifetime of eternal peace
for the lifetime of loving that she gave to me.
So long my beautiful girl.
I will always love you.