June 7, 2009

A Scaredy Cat No More

When she first came to PAWS, Madeline was what you might call a "scaredy cat." We can't say we blame her, though. After all, this poor little girl was abandoned outside in a cat carrier on a frigid winter day ... what a terrifying experience that must have been.

Madeline lives in one of the "open" cat rooms at PAWS, and her affinity for other kitties has been evident from day one. But when it came to people, she'd try to hide or -- at best -- stay just beyond arm's length of the volunteers. Oh, how times have changed! Miss Madeline has learned she can trust people, too (and that people are sources of good things like food, toys and pets!). As a result, this little sweetie has become one of her room's most outgoing citizens. Today, for instance -- after some petting and much purring -- she jumped up onto my shoulder and calmly took a ride around the room. She was happy as a clam (and so was I)!

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