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A Little Bit of the British

James Patterson’s Story

One very big cat scoping out a place to call home. One very big cat checking out humans as he checks but a new place to call home. His name is Buck Rogers and a major player in the future of another cat. After checking and approving of the humans and location this big handsome Main Coon brings another smaller cat to check out a new home. This cat is dark gray, short hair. He is almost mistaken for a Russian Blue by the humans at the Sanctuary. Buck Rogers brought this gentleman in it was obvious he already told him this would be their new home. As humans get a better look at this guy they realized he was a British Shorthair, and like Buck Rogers was a purebred cat. It is still a mystery why someone would dump these handsome boys, but they did. Well, it was apparent right away that the Sanctuary would be adding two cats to the roster with the new arrival. The gray boy did make himself right at home as if he had lived here his whole life, but it still took Buck Rogers a bit of time to “sign on the dotted line.” Sister took the time to talk to him as the cat whisperer she is and Tiger Man as a head therapist also took some time with him. Sister, aka Dorothy, found out he likes mystery and detective type names as he likes to explore the world. She suggested several names like Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, etc, then said James Patterson and that was without question the one he fell in love with. James Patterson was now home at his new FUR-EVER home. He starts exploring and checking out all the high spots inside and out which just proves these kids are “tree kitties.” Mr. Patterson is at that time a smaller cat the humans found he is not finished growing. He becomes almost the size of Buck when he is finished and shows its just more for HIS humans to love. As he falls into his routine the humans find that Ms. Callie, Ms. Grace, and Ms. Anne take him under their wing to teach him something most male cats don’t do, and they find he has interest 17 kittens who came into the Sanctuary. Not as something to beat up her kill but as something needing to be loved and watched over. The girls teach him how to watch over, coax, love, and protect them. They also make sure the other cats, male and female, know how special this big boy is. When watching this guy with the kittens one realizes he also likes to play with them. As he protects them along with Buck while they are outside you see him flick his tail to entice the kittens to attack and play with it. He looks back at them and if you look close you can see a smile on his face. When he is “on duty” None of the female cats worry about any kittens in their charge because they know he is there to take care of them. He also teaches the older kittens what is called the “two trees” rule about not getting near the street. A very smart loving teacher and protector.

Regrettably, some new neighbor moved in by the Sanctuary, and what had been so safe friendly are for all the cats became a VERY unsafe area and before anyone knew what was going on someone over there attacked Mr. Patterson and according to Dr. Mike, he was severely kicked many times which caused internal injuries that subsequently killed him. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge and was later buried by his cat friend before his humans could give him a proper grave, but he was still buried by those who love him. He will always have a special place in all of us at the Sanctuary. If the humans could we would buy the property and name if after him as he has been a very special part of the team. THE JAMES PATTERSON CRAFT CENTER at The Cats Made Me Do It!!! This is where daddy would be doing most of his work. Cats welcome inside.

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