Sounds like a girl’s name, well it’s not. Pati is my male Felis Domestica pet. This is a shot story of how he became what he is today. No he did not died, in fact he is slowly becoming an obese cat. Yes he is.
He’s not original mine to begin with. He was just a stray cat. Then again I can’t put him in that category. Here’s the story. I’m not really sure if he’s actually a stray cat because I notice a few house away, there’s a group of kittens, which I suspect where he came from and I suspect he was separated from them. Here’s the clever thing what he did. He noticed that there are also kittens at my place. Since he knows he don’t belong to our group of kitten, he approach our house little by little. He was outside of our gate at first, and day by the he moved closer and the next thing we know, he was eating together with our pets. Clever eh? And to top that, my other cats seem to take on him very well, even casually playing with him.
One unfortunate morning, way early in the morning, half asleep at that time, he tried to sleep next to me, but I shoved him aside because I could smell urine on him so I figured that he might have stepped oh his own urine. Only when I really woke up soon after that I notice Pati was cover in blood. That answers the urine smell. I also noticed that his left hind leg was, how should I put this, moving at all direction. If it’s a normal limp, you can see it moving at one direction. What I saw is 360 movements. No I didn’t try to spin it although that was my initial test method I could think off, but instead we sent him to the Vet. We’re not so sure how he broke his leg, but we suspect maybe a dog took a bite on him.
According to the Vet, his leg was broken at three places and chances of saving it are rather slim. My dad opt to try to save it without having to resort to cutting it off entirely. Alas, they couldn’t save it so Pati is left with 3 useable legs. At the same time we had him castrated so he would remain at home at all time.
You would think that he is crippled. On contrary, he is really fast when he runs on flat ground. You don’t even notice that he’s cripple until came to a stop and start walking. Then you’ll see he’s jumps around just to walk. His only problem is when he’s trying to jump up the sofa. Because of the absent of his left hind leg, every time I rub his behind left ears, you practically see bone moving at where his leg used to be, acting as if he was scratching behind his ear when in fact it was my hand.
That brings us back to his name. Why Pati in the first place? Well, he is Pendatang Asing Tanpa Izin after all. My dad has a very peculiar way of naming cat. While he enjoys living happily at my home, my own male cats are becoming the neighbours PATI. Males will be males I guess.