17 March, 2017

Happy Almost Gotcha Day, Patty!

Patty would rather that I pet him than take his photo
My Patty Oh, from this morning
Patty O'Malley appeared in our yard in the Winter of 2011-2012.  I trapped him on 3/19/12, and transported him to All About Animals on 3/20 for neuter and shots.  When I picked him up on 3/21 (it was 76 degrees F that day!) and released him, I was worried that he'd run away and not return.  But he was back again for dinner, and he has pretty much stuck around since then.

Now, you'd think that I named him Patrick O'Malley because of St. Patrick's Day, but you would be wrong.  With his green eyes, fur the multifaceted colors of a pint of Guinness Stout, and his charming, lovable ways as if he'd kissed The Blarney Stone...well, a fine Irish name seemed appropriate.  The Hubby was calling him 'Tiger', but there is no doubt that O'Mallus (a nickname) is perfectly named!

Now for some news: I'm going on vacation!  Well, some staycation, and then a visit with family.  Some of this is cat and wildlife related!

Bluebelles from our front garden, taken in 2016
Chuck's follow-up veterinary visit in the morning, and then a drive to the Detroit Institute of Arts to see Kedi Film at the Detroit Film Theatre.  Here is a blurb about the movie:

"Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could."

"Books and Cats and Other Stuff Too" at Catfe Lounge in Ferndale, Michigan.

The First Day Of Spring!
And my birthday; gonna hang with The Hubby and let him spoil me...hehehe!  Which will include: thrift shopping, lunch at The Pita Cafe, and some quiet time with Angel and Chuck, and Patty and Sweetie.

My friend BG and I are traveling to Kensington Metropark Nature Center and Howell Nature Center to commune with Mother Nature, and maybe take a few snaps of her bird, tree, and critter children.

My first manicure & pedicure, plus an hour massage!  YUM!

A trip to John K. King Used and Rare Books in Detroit, and maybe to their Ferndale location, where they have an office cat, I've heard.

Friday through Sunday:
Fly to Georgia to rendezvous with family for a 50th wedding celebration.  I haven't seen many folks from my father's family since his passing in 2004, and am looking forward to connecting again with everyone!

Therefore, my blogging may be sparse next week.

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day, 
and Vernal Equinox 2017!

Patty usually stayed a distance away back then
Patty O'Malley in 2014, before TNR


Catio Tales said...

That sounds like a most excellent holiday plan. And you know, the O'Mallus has the luck o'the Irish having found his way to your door. He's gorgeous and Äiti has a major kitty crush on him. Pöh.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Almos Gotcha Day to Patty! He is lucky to have you taking such good care of him. Have fun on your staycation...and mini-vacation. :)

Deziz World said...

Have fun. Happy Gotchaday Patty. Big hugs

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

I am surprised Patty O let your hubby live after hearing he wanted to call him Tiger!! His name really suits him Happy St Patrick's day to everyone!!

Rene said...

Sounds like a great week ahead! I hope you share your finds from the thrift store! And enjoy your massage--I had one last week and it's a rare treat (for me)!

The Swiss Cats said...

Have fun on holiday ! Happy almost Gotcha Day, Patty, and Happy St Patrick's Day ! Purrs

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Catrick's Day. And happy Gotcha Day to that handsome mancat. Enjoy your time off.

Linda said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Warm hugs and purrs. :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Have a great staycation! You sure have a TON of things planned! Have a blast! catchatwithcarenandcody

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy Gotcha Day Patty, you're a special one! Looks like quite the busy staycation. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

pilch92 said...

Happy Gotcha Day Patty! And Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy your staycation/vacation. SOunds like you have wonderful things to do planned.

Ivan from WMD said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, happy Patty O'Malley gotcha day, happy vacation! And Happy Birthday to YOU! Enjoy it all!

Terri said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Patty O'Malley! I think staycations are the best! Sounds like you have a busy but wonderful week planned for your birthday ;-)

Cat Lover said...

Happy Gotcha Day on Sunday Patty O'Malley!
Your plans for your staycation sound wonderful! I look forward to seeing your photos from the Nature Centre. Happy Birthday on Monday! Enjoy your trip to Georgia!

Tamago said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Patty! Glad he stayed after TNR. He knew you were taking very good care of him :-) I hope you enjoy your vacation. I think it will get warmer by the time you come to Georgia :-) Happy wedding anniversary to your family members!

Furries said...

Happy almost Gotcha Day, Patty O'Malley.
And enjoy your vacation. Looks like you're going to be very busy!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Patty! I hope you enjoyed Kedi as much as I did!

Colehaus Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Patty! And Happy Va-Stay-cation!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Patty and Happy Birthday to Mom! Enjoy your staycation--it sounds busy and fun!

Rosa Silva said...

Happy Gotcha Day Patty O'Malley! This has got to be the best cat name ever :)

Frimousse said...

Beautiful Patty!

Kelsey said...

Staycations are the best, in my opinion! Hope you have a great week - and Patty sure is a handsome boy. :)