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The gift of Scratch...

post #1 of 29
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Scratch gave me the greatest gift of all time tonight. He sat in my lap. This kitty has been through heck and back. He was taken by the APL in my area because of abuse, given back by two people because he was too shy, and has been a bit of a medical mess with his frequent vet visits. But, tonight he decided it was time to jump into my lap and make his happy "meep meep" noises. I came to realize that I have not given Scratch much, just love and a decent home. He, however, has given me his heart. This is a gift that I will treasure for the rest of my life.


Thank you Mr. Shy Guy, I don't know if I can ever repay you for your wonderful gift tonight. You have my heart.
post #2 of 29
Awwww What a sweetie pie!!!! Give him some scratches and kisses for me
post #3 of 29
Aww, that's wonderful!!!
post #4 of 29
Well done Scratch!
post #5 of 29
Awwwwwwww, that was beautiful
post #6 of 29
He is really a special guy.
post #7 of 29
Awww man that brought tears to my eyes Scratch is a special guy! As a mum to a scaredy cat, I can completely understand how special that is :
post #8 of 29
hehe...Scratch, dude...Peanut Butterum says "you rock!"
post #9 of 29
Oh how wonderful!!!! Yay Scratch!!!
post #10 of 29
Oh, that is really amazing!

But, you have given him more than love and a decent home. You gave him a reason to let down that wall he had to build up, you gave him a reason to trust again. That LOVE that you gave him...well, that was the world to him.

Congratulations on gaining the trust and love of a kitty who has learned the hard way how bad people can be. It's so amazing when that happens.
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post #12 of 29
That is beautiful and as valanhb said you gave him the reason
post #13 of 29
wow /// it truley is about small mircles
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone...

Scratch is a wonderful boy, and all he really needed was a place where he knew he'd be okay. I hope that he continues to grow.
post #15 of 29
It's amazing how love and a safe home seem like such minor things, but so many kitties don't get that, and it means so much to those guys.
post #16 of 29


That actually brought tears to my eyes. We love you Scratch, you are a very brave boy to learn to trust again.
post #17 of 29
Awwww how wonderful!!!!
He knows he has the *right* home now and can open his heart.
post #18 of 29
Awwww bless his little cotton socks
post #19 of 29
That's wonderful!!!! Brave Scratch!

Give that boy some scratches and a few nose kisses from me....and while you're at it, give some to 8-Bit too, don't want him to feel left out
post #20 of 29
Awwwww That is great. You have given him a 2nd chance to have the life every kitty deserves to have.
post #21 of 29
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Thanks everyone... he's really coming a long now. There have been days where I didn't think that he'd ever trust us, but then when things like that happen it just lifts me up. I'm going to be living on that moment for the next few days.
post #22 of 29
That's wonderful!
post #23 of 29
Fantastic news He is learning to trust you, that is amazing
post #24 of 29
Awwh...*big hugs* That's so wonderful that he's finally trusting. There's nothing more amazing than turning such an innocent creature around. I went through the same thing with my Fatty. Congratulations hun, you deserve it!
post #25 of 29
Thanks for sharing your special moment with Scratch. There's nothing quite as touching as gaining the trust of a shy kitty. Congrats to you and Scratch!
post #26 of 29
doesn't that just make you feel all warm & gushy inside!
post #27 of 29
It took a while for Natasha to trust me enough to sit on my lap. It was pretty amazing the first time she did. Now I can barely sit down without a cat on my lap, so far Natasha and Viola have worked out some kind of share time.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by ckatz View Post
It took a while for Natasha to trust me enough to sit on my lap. It was pretty amazing the first time she did. Now I can barely sit down without a cat on my lap, so far Natasha and Viola have worked out some kind of share time.
I look foward to that moment.
post #29 of 29
It took almost a year. Natasha wasn't abused or feral but in foster care for a year, I had just come to accept that she wasn't going to be a lap cat and then magically she became one. Cats have their own timetable. Sounds like Scratch is getting there.
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