Patches & Pepper: episode 1 (Patches gets adopted). Digital illustration and web comic strip on [email protected] Patches, a calico cat, is crying and meowing for someone to let her out of a cage, where she sits with other kittens waiting to be adopted. A young girl picks Patches out and says, “I’m going to call you Patches!” As she walks away, she starts chattering nonstop about all the fun they are going to have, and Patches gets frightened. She begs to be let back into the cage as she is carried away. Copyright Danaye L. Shiplett. All rights reserved.