Remembering Patches

I met this poor cat as a kitten being kicked by a bunch of kids in an apartment complex. It happens all the time. People leave animals behind when they move. I scolded the kids and the cat followed me to the apartment. I went inside and fix the microwave and after I was done I open the door and I said please don't be here please don't be here and there she was digging through a sack of garbage for something to eat. I said fine you're now my cat I picked her up and ask the kids who's got this was and they said they didn't know it was a stray no chip. She was mine for 18 years and thought it was her mother. I miss her so.