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July 9, 2011

Sam and Tiger: Love Heals

For anyone who has ever wondered if they can really make a difference...


Tiger and Sam
were absolutely terrified when they first came to the shelter. Our hearts ached each time we saw them cower in the back of their shared cage, shying away from our touch and afraid to make eye contact with us. :(


But after weeks of being consistently showered by volunteers with gentle, patient and consistent kindness, these boys are coming out of their shells in a big way. Handsome house panther Sam is the more outgoing of the pair, and is quick to cruise around the room during "out time." As for Tiger, well ... I'll let this video of him (and my hand) speak for itself. :)


video

Tiger and Sam are very attached, and must be adopted together. They are neutered, up to date on all their vaccinations, and have tested negative for FeLV and FIV. They would do best in a quieter home with no other pets or small children.

45 comments:

  1. So glad they have you guys to help them adjust. Sending lots of purrs that they find a good home together and soon.

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  2. Bless their little hearts!! They're so precious. I'm glad they're coming around. Tiger has beautiful markings on him. I'll pray for them to have their forever home soon! God bless you and your volunteers!

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  3. My most loving, and loudest purring cat was half wild and terrified when he first showed up. Abandoned and almost feral in the beginning, now very loyal and loving. All they need is plenty of time and lots of love, just give them a chance and you might be surprised.

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  4. Aww! This really brought a smile to my face! You can hear Tiger purring in the video :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful story!

    I will surely be purring that they find a loving forever home together soon!

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  5. Oh! This made me purr and the Human smile. You have done a wonderful job with these boys!

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  6. This made our mom's heart sing. :-)

    We're purring that they find a wonderful, understanding, LOVING forever home soon!

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Made my whiskers grin up!

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  8. What gorgeous and loveable darlins'.....we will be purraying that they will soon find a most wonderfully loving forever home....together.

    May you be greatly blessed for caring for all your homeless darlings.

    xxxxxxxxx

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  9. Such beautiful boys and the video is just adorable!...So glad they found you guys and are learning to trust and love humans; wishing them both the very best and a loving home asap...Bless you all for everything you do for these precious sweethearts...Happy weekend, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  10. made mommy's eyes leak but with happiness for these precious boys. if mommy could she would adopt everyone there. her heart is full of love. xoxo

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  11. As we scroll through your blog, we so, so wish we could adopt! Just not to be at this time though.
    It is a wonderful blog to visit and we thank you.
    PS ... check your email today; we've sent some things.

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  12. Very sweet video. Those are the moments that make volunteering at the Shelter such a joy.

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  13. Aw, it's so great that they are doing well now and we sure hope they can fing that together forever home!

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  14. What beautiful boys they are. I can never thank you enough for all the patience and kindness you and your colleagues show these lovely deserving cats ~ you are my heroes. I so hope they find their loving forever home together.

    Jan x

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  15. Purrs from us two too!

    Milo and Alfie xx

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  16. Were they feral, or why so scared? In any event, I'm so glad they've realized that *some* humans are pretty good people and will do them no harm. I'm purring for them to find a wonderful home!

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  17. Love Tiger and Sam--hi, buddies! (So nice to see them coming around)

    Wish we had room here. Always have room in our hearts, though!

    Have a good weekend everybody!

    Tom & Julie
    xoxo

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  18. We sure do love happy stories. It makes our hearts feel so good. Now, we purring they have a happy and true forever home together.

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  19. It's so great Tiger and Sam are happy with humans now :-) I hope they will be adopted together!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  20. Love heals...so true. We're so glad they have become more outgoing. It's nice that they get to be adopted together, because kitties truly do have a sense of family among cats and it's wonderful they will have each other in their new forever home...hopefully soon.

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  21. How lucky they were to have found you!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  22. Sam is beautiful, and loving little Tiger is too! We do occasionally get feral cats into the shelter I volunteer at and lots of love can win over the fearful hearts - you've proven that with this post.
    blessings, Beth
    p.s. We have a purebred Bengal in the shelter that was found as a stray and unclaimed - can you believe it?

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  23. Oh, they are just adorable! I know the time you invest in these guys - you both have such patience and this shows how it pays off!

    PS - I haven't been around in a while, and I LOVE your new look! I especially love your kitty collage at the top - so many familiar faces!

    PPS - Do I dare ask who might be barking in the background? :)

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  24. That is just awesome, what great and important work you do. We will be purring for them to find a wonderful forever home together that gives them the tons of love they deserve. LOVE your new blog look and header, it is fabulous!

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  25. How wonderful that you managed that they are so affectionated now.

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  26. Isn't it amazing what some patience and affection can do.

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  27. how moving. we know how loving and shy some of us are.. little bombs of love ..just waiting to go off... we hope a home is there soon to for you dear ones. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xx

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  28. So happy you found each other!

    Thanks for participating in Weekend Cat Blogging. The round-up has been posted.

    http://judi-mindovermatter.blogspot.com/2011/07/wcb-318-round-up.html

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  29. It is always so nice to see kitties turn around with the help of kindness !!! We wish all kitties could experience love. Thanks for making a difference!!!!!!!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

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  30. They are adorable kitties!Thanks for sharing!
    purrs
    Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

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  31. Nothing better than some nice black cats. Glad to see they are getting used to the human touch. WE sure hope they find the most wonderful home ever. Take care.

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  32. Sam is so fluffy in the first photo :D Glad that they are adjust well to humans. Hope that they find their homes soon <3

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  33. Ah, my Mommeh wants to snuggle with sweet Tiger! (and Sam, too!)

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  34. Go Tiger and Sam go! Let the love fest continue for ever and ever.You'll be on your way home in no time at all!
    the critters in The Cottage

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  35. Awwwwwwwwww, you do a terrific job. Hugs and nosebuts from all of us.

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  36. What a wonderful sight! It is amazing what a little TLC can do. Now those boys need to find the perfect forever home together...sending White Dog woos that this happens VERY soon!

    Love your new banner and look.

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  37. So happy they are feeling the love! You all do such wonderful work. Glad that Tiger and Sam are best buds!

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  38. Such a sweet picture and video - they are quite a pair. Sam is indeed quite handsome, and Tiger seems to be enjoying affection. Glad that the love from the volunteers at the shelter help bring them out of their shells.

    PS - I like the new header image :)

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  39. I really want to give these boys a tight hug. :)

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  40. What handsome kittehs! We hope they both find wonderful Forever Homes very soon.

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  41. Well done - it must have taken a lot of time and patience to achieve this. Hope they soon find the good home they deserve.

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  42. Tiger and Sam are so cute! I've heard they have a harder time being adopted than others in our town because of people's silly superstitions :( That makes me so sad. Black cats are gorgeous! I hope these two quickly find the loving home they deserve! Good luck!

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  43. aww... what progress! you guys are terrific and i'm so happy that tiger and sam know love now.

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