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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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  • Reply carol

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

    August 5, 2009 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Charm City Kim

    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!

    August 5, 2009 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Danielle C.

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

    August 5, 2009 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Alisa

    Awww Patchy! What a cutie!

    Happy birthday.

    Have a great 6 miles on the beach path.

    August 5, 2009 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Kristen

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

    August 5, 2009 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Suzanne

    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

    August 5, 2009 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Rachael

    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.

    August 5, 2009 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Julia

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

    August 5, 2009 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Marlene

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

    Can’t wait for the news…

    August 5, 2009 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Allison Burbage

    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!

    August 5, 2009 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Joy

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

    August 5, 2009 at 11:53 am
  • Reply aron

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

    August 5, 2009 at 11:59 am
  • Reply ShutupandRun

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

    August 5, 2009 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply X-Country2

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

    August 5, 2009 at 12:15 pm
  • Reply carolina girl

    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.

    August 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply RunToFinish

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

    August 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    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!

    August 5, 2009 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Legallyblondemel

    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!

    August 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply J

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

    August 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply B.o.B.

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

    August 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Adam

    OMG. He is HUGE!!!!

    August 5, 2009 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Denise

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

    August 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply nicole

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

    Can’t wait to hear about your deals!

    August 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Wow that’s more than my dog weighs!

    August 5, 2009 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Kevin

    Thats one happy fat cat. Very cute

    August 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Angry Julie Monday

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

    August 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Jenny from Lucky in Love

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

    August 6, 2009 at 6:29 am
  • Reply Shannon

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

    August 6, 2009 at 6:37 am
  • Reply KatieA.

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

    August 6, 2009 at 7:52 am
  • Reply Julie @ Wearing Mascara

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

    August 6, 2009 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Newlyweds Next Door

    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!

    August 6, 2009 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Neen

    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!!!

    August 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Amanda

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

    August 6, 2009 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Page

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

    August 7, 2009 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Perfectly Imperfect

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

    August 8, 2009 at 11:18 am
  • Reply RoadBunner

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

    August 11, 2009 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Bob Neil

    What a toad !!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2009 at 4:41 pm
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