My friend Susan who adopted two of the kittens trapped on Greenbriar last fall emailed to say hello yesterday, and her email ended with, “One thing…. Thanks for bringing these fur balls into my life!!!” There is nothing a rescuer loves hearing more than that, totally unsolicited, that enthusiastic love for cats would never have had this life if you and others hadn’t stepped in to make a difference. And I know she and her husband are an awesome home for them. I’m an easy cry.
“I just wanted to give you an update on the boys!!! They are so sweet! Tux will let me do anything to him…he is the best….. I can pick him up, squeeze him, brush him…. Kiss all over him… he doesn’t care… He is a hoot!!!”
Tux was the friendliest of them all, and the most trusting even before trapping, so much so that he walked into the neighbor’s trap and almost got hauled away! Good thing we got him back!
“Willie is coming around. He really loves [her husband]… he sits on his chair and waits for him to sit with him… he still doesn’t want petted but he rubs against our legs all of the time…he said that is his petting. He is so happy here…… I’ll send you some pics. He said one of these days Willie will surprise us and sit on our laps….”
Willie has been a holdout, very resistant to being handled, very unlike Tux. Sometimes this happens with rescues; socialization isn’t always at the same pace among all the kittens in a litter. He and Tux are close, and I think Willie is farther along than he might be if he wasn’t with Tux. But some kitties take time to get all the way there. In the meantime they can do everything else with him and they love him no less.
“Bella and Tux are best buds. They lay together and sniff noses…. !”
That was something I didn’t expect!
Just a little update on a TNR/trapping project. You can read more about then under Greenbriar cats.
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