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March 13, 2010

Beauty and a new found grace...





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. :)

24 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Tee-Ma is a gorgeous girl with such a sweet face...It's so awesome she is ready to accept love and affection; I really hope she finds her loving forever home soon!

Forever Foster said...

What a wonderful development. It must have felt awesome to be a part of Tee-Ma's big step forward. You do such wonderful work with these lovely kitties.

Gattina said...

Oh, that's wonderful ! some cats need a little more time to get used to a new place.

A few Good Cats said...

We love to hear good news like that! When a cat decides to trust you, it's a big step forward.

pibble said...

Not to mention your soft touch for the kitties, Tracey!

Marg said...

It is always so exciting when you make a break through to a cat that doesn't understand that humans are all right. You sure are doing a great job with all that you do there. And that sure is a pretty kitty. Hope she finds her forever home soon. Have a great week end.

Brian said...

She is totally beautiful!

River said...

I am just getting into fostering, and although I haven't received my first animal yet, the thought of helping an animal grow really excites me!

I'm looking for other blogs about animals, and would LOVE to hear from experienced foster families.

http://adoptmelv.blogspot.com/

Chrissykat said...

What fantastic news. Give yourselves a huge pat on the back for all the wonderful things you do that give these sweet kitties a second chance.

Anya said...

Wonderful news :-)
She looks so sweet ...

Hugs Love Kareltje =^.^=

Have a happy weekend
Anya :-)

The Whiskeratti said...

She looks beautiful and peaceful. What you do there is tremendous. So many need help and so few get it, but your shelter is making a difference.

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

WOOHOO. It is so amazing how animals can blossom when the humans surrounding them have enough love, patience, and understanding. Excellent excellent work. You have truly made a huge difference in her life. She is such a beautiful lady too.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What happy news for us all, yoo have today! We are so pleased for Tee-Ma.

Beth said...

She's a beautiful kitty, and what a heartwarming story! Thanks for posting it!!!

Anonymous said...

Love built a bridge to your lap!

Julia Williams said...

she is so cute, and what great news that she is gaining confidence so quickly.

caspersmom said...

Tee-Maw is sure a beauty and with her finally getting social she shouldn't have a hard time finding a new forever home. Really loved Chris's story about Ginger. Goodness that is quite an age for a kitty. She sounds like a sweetheart.

Casper

HubbleSpacePaws said...

How awesome!! I could just see her delicately putting placing one paw and then the next and finally settling into comfort. Congratulations! This must be the week for beautiful grey ladies to make breakthroughs! ;-)

Amy & the house of cats said...

Oh that is so wonderful! We hope she finds her forever home very soon!

Cory said...

What wonderful progress! Us kitties just need some love and patience.

Anonymous said...

What a beeyootiful kitty she is! We iz so happy to hear dat she now haz a furry good chance at getting a furrever home!

Your furriends, Tigger, Munchkin, Jigsaw and Patches

Anonymous said...

Great news that she is trusting a little more. She is so beautiful!

havetailwillwag said...

i know i've said it before, but i have to say it again.. tee-ma is SOOOOO PRETTYYYYY!!!! by the way, does her name mean anything? its very unique

Anonymous said...

Tee-ma is so pretty she looks like my Prissy Poo.
I so glad you guys had the patience to wait for her to except you. Looks like Love to me.