Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day Part 1


On March 19, 2012, I caught the feral tabby boy who'd been hanging around the yard for months in my drop trap.  On March 20th, I transported him to All About Animals Rescue, for neutering and a rabies shot.  While in line with other TNR people,  I told them that I'd named him Patrick O'Malley, because of his green eyes, and fur colors that matched a freshly poured pint of Guinness Stout.  Everyone assumed it was also because St. Patrick's Day had just been celebrated, but we'd been called him Patty O' for a while by then.

One of my first photos of The PO'M, late 2011

Just after release from his neuter, 2012
The PO'M quickly became a HUGE part of our lives at Eastside Cats.  Our usual daily food bowl visitor, Hobo, had stopped appearing, and we feared the worse.  We didn't know that he'd simply found a new food source down the alley at a neighbor's house!  When I finally discovered Hobo living happily and healthily about a half a block over, that feeling that I'd allowed The PO'M to supplant him eased a little.

Hobo, who disappeared for good in 2016

Although not really a St. Patrick's Day kitty, The PO'M is close enough, and it's a day to celebrate Spring, and all that Mother Nature brings to us. 

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!
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17 comments:

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Well I think that's the PURRfect name for him, for sure. PURRS

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy St Catrick's Day ! Purrs

Summer said...

Happy St. Catrick's Day to PO'M!

edie said...

Happy St. Catrick's Day!

The Island Cats said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you...and POM!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! And Happy Gotcha Day to POM! Sad that Hobo disappeared on 2016 though.

Brian said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day from all of us and we're so happy Patty O. is a so loved!

The Whiskeratti said...

Patty, this is definitely your special day.

The Indulged Furries said...

Patty O makes a fine Irish kitty.

Cleo said...

Wonderful P O'M story, and a belated Happy St. Patrick's Day y'all!

Tamago said...

Lovely to read Patty’s story and a happy ending for Hobo :-) Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

I never noticed how gorgeously green his eyes are!! Happy St Patty's day!

Rene said...

You sure are a lucky boy, Patty!

Caren Gittleman said...

We love that boy! catchatwithcarenandcody

Valentine said...

Thank goodness Hobo is OK, happy and healthy. And it is wonderful that you have given Patty O'Mally a loving home. Hugs!

Three Chatty Cats said...

That name totally fits him.

Bionic Basil said...

P'Om is just gorgeous and his name really makes us smile! :D

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox