Tee-Ma, the beautiful grey kitty highlighted in our most recent "(Almost) Wordless Wednesday" post, has recently made some remarkable strides we'd like to share with you!
When she first arrived at PAWS, Tee-Ma was quite fearful of her new surroundings and the people that came with them. She preferred the security of her cage, and even when we opened her cage door, she rarely ventured out. But through patient and consistent interaction with PAWS staff members and volunteers, we're happy to report that Tee-Ma has absolutely blossomed. She has recently grown fond of regular petting, and is now a bonafide member of the LAP CAT Club! Yes, you read that right. Last weekend, as I was sitting on the floor during Tee-Ma's out time, she sauntered over to me and slowly put one paw on my thigh, then the other, and before I knew it, she was nestled into my lap, graciously taking in all the petting and loving that I could give.
I was so incredibly happy, and a wave of calm came over me as I realized that with her new found trust in people, sweet, gorgeous, and formerly timid Tee-Ma is well on her way to being adopted into her forever home. :)