He’s ONE?!

So perhaps you may all remember this post when I found a small cat on the side of the road during my run. Back then, the cat was small, flea ridden and had a hurt front leg. He was so beat up and had spiderwebs on his face when I found him. He had a huge cut on his lip and was just beat up.


I asked my two cousins if they would want to take him, since they were actually considering getting a cat. When we first took him to the vet the same day I found him, they initially thought he was a girl, after a 2nd visit, where something decided to show, they realized that he was a boy and thus went through the same confusing name changes as P-diddy and went from Precious to Patchy.

He was deemed healthy and after an x-ray, his leg healed on his own. Even when he was small he had HUGE paws and I think that he may have been a product of tom cats, because the little kitten grew and grew.

At Christmas, he was an elf. An unhappy elf at at that.


He even made a special appearance and wished me good luck before a 5k race.


He grew and grew and grew and then grew even more. Now, Patchy is HUGE. Huge as in a huge ball of fur that weights 13 pounds. He has such long legs and a gigantic fluffy skunk tail. As you can tell, he lays around a lot. This picture is so funny, because it looks like he’s wearing shorts!


See, even compared to me, he’s big. He is the fluffiest cat I’ve ever seen. He does crazy acrobatic moves and jumps around the house all the time. He also has a lot of dog tendencies, like running to you when you come home and also responding to treats and voices very well. He will also follow you around the house and is very playful. He is still living with my cousins and is doing very well there.



This picture just cracks me up. Well, I totally forgot that yesterday was his birthday! The beast is now 1. Hopefully he will stop growing now. Tonight I’ll be running 6 miler on the path down by the beach. I have a big announcement coming up and am going to be working on adding some special features to my site as well. Stay tuned! Also, the Special Deals page is almost completely updated now. Shop away!


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37 Responses to He’s ONE?!

  1. carol says:

    Awwww, so cute. You have taken very good care of Patchy. I want a kitty (but i am allergic to them, sniff sniff).

  2. What a great story! As an animal lover, I totally got teary-eyed reading how you found Patches.

    Kudos to you for saving him and giving him a great home!

  3. Danielle C. says:

    So cute! I love adoption success stories like this. :)

  4. Alisa says:

    Awww Patchy! What a cutie!

    Happy birthday.

    Have a great 6 miles on the beach path.

  5. Kristen says:

    Yay! A Fat and Happy cat! That is awesome! I am glad you found him and also found a good home for him.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Hi Danica,

    I noticed that you made a comment on one of the giveaways I set up for Living Rooms Direct and was wondering if you would be interested in working together. If so, I would love to work with you on either a giveaway, a product review, or a guest post on your site. I look forward to hearing back from you!

    Take care,

    Suzanne Turnbull
    Prudential Tower
    800 Boylston Street, Suite 1600
    Boston, MA 02199

  7. Rachael says:

    He looks just like my kitty! Well, except for the fluffy fur …
    I rescued my kitty from a box infront of a store …. so I guess that’s not really a rescue, but it sure seemed like it to me.
    However, my kitty is not super sweet. She is now the ruler of all things. Yes she is.

  8. Julia says:

    OMG. The cutest cat I’ve seen in a WHILE (next to my cat of course :) )Happy birthday!

  9. Marlene says:

    Aw, look how big and healthy he is! He was so lucky you found him.

    Can’t wait for the news…

  10. Not sure if you are still taking blog addresses, but I love reading your blog and thought I’d leave the address to mine just in case! Keep up the great work!

  11. Joy says:

    Wow. I remember that post, & I cannot believe how huge & beautiful he’s gotten!

  12. aron says:

    YAY so happy to see he is all big and fluffy and huge :)

  13. ShutupandRun says:

    Love the bag picture. So cute. He’s lucky to have such a good home!

  14. X-Country2 says:

    Aww, I love when sick, stray, scared animals have a happy ending. Happy birthday!

  15. He is SO CUTE! He reminds me of my big fatty Elliott! Elliott had bit paws too, and I had a feeling…5,000 bags of cat food later…haha.

  16. RunToFinish says:

    wow so my kitty is going to get that big.. don’t believe it i think he’ll be tiny forever

  17. Melanie says:

    Awww! I’m so glad you rescued this little one and found him a home. He is a GORGEOUS cat. It always makes me sad to think of all the animals out there who need homes. He should definitely be done growing now, but he could get fatter. :) He sounds like my cat… Tucker acts like a dog in all the same ways as Patchy!

  18. Yay! Good on you for giving this handsome cat a home. And, selfishly, thanks – I needed some fluffy cuteness today; that last picture made me laugh!

  19. J says:

    OH MY!! He is so big now and fluffy! Such a cute little kitty!

  20. B.o.B. says:

    awwww. he’s very cute. and fluffy! you must put that last picture on lolcats. do it!

  21. Adam says:

    OMG. He is HUGE!!!!

  22. Denise says:

    Aw, I remember when you found him. He is so cute! And lucky to have such a good home.

  23. nicole says:

    That cat is ADORABLE!!!! He is so fluffy and sweet! :)

    Can’t wait to hear about your deals!

  24. Lauren says:

    Wow that’s more than my dog weighs!

  25. Kevin says:

    Thats one happy fat cat. Very cute

  26. That’s a big ass cat!!! Makes me wanna sneeze, damn allergies. I gifted my cats to my parents.

  27. That cat is HUGE! That is so sweet of you to save his life!! Look how happy he is now :) Love it!

  28. Shannon says:

    Holy cow that cat is huge!!! Such a cutie though! Good for you for saving him!!!

  29. KatieA. says:

    Awww, what a nice happy ending! Can’t wait for the big news!

  30. Awwww he’s so cute and a big boy! I’m thinking of getting a cat next year too!

  31. Awww Patchy the beast is so cute! He seem a bit Judah-esque in many ways. :-)

    He says “thanks Danica for saving my life!” Nice job!

  32. Neen says:

    Thanks everyone for Patchy’s bday wishes. Patchy is, indeed, VERY fluffy, and very loveable. He’s a snuggler, but I crack up when gets feisty (which is a lot) and “boxes” on his hind-legs! We love having him in our home, and he loves when his ‘Finder’ (Danica) comes to visit!!!

  33. Amanda says:

    Wow, that is one huge and adorable cat. He’s a lucky guy that you saved him and that he has a great home!

  34. Page says:

    OMG, no offense but that is one huge cat. Hahaha! So cute!

  35. What a cutie! Look how big he is! And to think, you probably saved his life. He should love you!

  36. RoadBunner says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE furry kitties! So cute!!!

  37. Bob Neil says:

    What a toad !!!!!!!!

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