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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Patty, this is definitely your special day.

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

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

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

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  10. You sure are a lucky boy, Patty!

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

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

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

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