Thursday, October 25, 2012

Goodbye Kitteh Brudder Patch

Today we said a sad goodbye to Patch.  A couple of weeks ago he was not getting around as well as normal, his back legs were starting to splay on slippery surfaces.  At his age arthritis with some nerve damage is common and after a check up with the vet he received a steroid injection and given some time to see improvements.  Patch was more willing to move around up until last night.  He lost all control of his back feet and they were completely paralyzed.  The small amount of walking he could do was because he still had control of his hips and legs.  This morning he no longer had control of his right front paw. Vader and Rugen refused to leave his side last night and this morning. Somehow this strong boy was able to still get around (with some help last night and this morning) and didn't have a single accident- but his nerve damage moved so fast that his body just gave out on him. His hyperthyroidism most likely made the damage move faster. Although his mind was still there his spirit was breaking, we couldn't let our old boy loose his dignity and had to help him to the bridge. We will miss him so much.  Our hearts are again broken, it hasn't even been a year since we lost Ellie.
June 19, 1996 - October 25, 2012


  1. I'm so very sorry to hear the news about Patch. I know his memory will always be safe in your hearts.

  2. DEAR SWEET TUCKER We are so VERY VERY sad to hear this news about Patch.

    May your wonderful memories comfort you.

    Run Free and Fast in Fields of Catnip, Patch.
    Til we meet again.

  3. Oh Tucker! We are sorry for your loss today. Your brother was such a cutie pie and we will be thinking of your family tonight.

  4. Tucker, we are so very sorry to hear about Patch. But your family did the only right thing - Patch is running free of pain now. Soft woos and gentle hugs to your family.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. Tucker, we are so sad for you, just remenber Patch is waiting at the Bridge for all of us to join them and play all day long

    Run Free and Enjoy Patch

    Your Sad Furiends
    Susie & Sidebite

  6. Tucker, we are so sorry to hear about Patch. We bet he's over the bridge running after a bunch of mouses and squirrels!

    Sam and Pippen

  7. Oh I am so sorry about Patch...what a beautiful kitty. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.

  8. so sorry. Run free sweet Patch
    Benny & Lily

  9. I'm so sorry. We are sending you love and hugs!


  10. So sorry to read about Patch. Sending love and hugs.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. What a difficult decision, but I know that it was an act of kindness to help him on his final journey. Little Patch has no pain now and is running free with all the wonderful dogs and kitties over the bridge.

    Mango Momma

  12. Hugs, love lives on. Hang in there please. Nothing is harder than letting go.

  13. Oh Tucker I am so very sorry to hear about sweet Patch. I know he had a wonderful life with you and now he is pain free and playing like a kitten again over the bridge. Warm vibes to your whole pack.
    Grr and a Sorrowful Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  14. I'm so sorry to hear this. It's so hard when their bodies just start giving out on them. :( Have fun at the Bridge, Patch!

  15. awww. What sad news about Patch. So sorry for your loss, kitTONs are furry and crazy, but we love them so much.

    RIP Patch

    wags, wiggles & sorrowful slobbers

  16. So sorry you had to say goodbye to your sweet Patch. It's so difficult when their bodies let go but their mind and spirit are still strong. Run free, Patch!

  17. So sorry to hear about patch :(

    Stop on by for a visit

  18. Howdy Tucker and Family, we send you our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Patch. Run free little man. Gentle hugs to all. Love Carol (and Stella and Rory)

  19. We are sorry fur your loss -

    I'm sure Patch is well now that he's at The RB - being chased by Siberians!


  20. We stopped by to paw our respects and offer soft husky woooos,

    RA, Isis & Nanük

  21. We just saw this sad news when the October edition of Our Rainbow Friends came out today. We're so very sorry for you loss. Patches was much loved and will be greatly missed.