My beloved Patches, my heart aches for you though I know you are still with me in spirit. You came into this world on 10/7/95 and my life on 11/25/95. 24 1/2 years is an amazing thing but too short a time. Your wings were ready to fly but my heart was not. Thank you for everything you did for me. Thank you for your love, acceptance, guidance and so much more. To you my Patches, Patch man, Roni boy, Doggie, and so many other nicknames – I will always love you.