Originally Posted by JellyBella
Happy Gotcha-day Ferris!!
That is one fabulous tail, but it's no competition for that sweet face
It was his face that caused me to fall in love with him.
I knew I wanted an orange boy, and had visited the local shelter where I got Ginger several times, and ALMOST adopted a silver striped and spotted DSH boy who LOVED tummy rubs, but he wasn't the orange boy I was looking for. I left him in another admirer's arms and forced myself to walk out of the shelter that day, then a couple of days later ran across Ferris' sweet little mug on Petfinder.
It was love at first site, and TCS vibes ensured that this boy was MINE. I didn't care that he was a feral rescue - it was HIM that I needed to have in my life.
A year ago this weekend I sat in the kitchen with my back to a very scared little furball, and spent three days hanging out in there talking to myself - and to him. I got a lot of paperwork sorting done over that weekend, carrying a running monologue the entire time.
It wasn't easy getting him to trust me, it took time and lots of patience and understanding on my part, but once he learned that I was not only safe, but a refuge, he blossomed into a loving little guy with a disposition as sweet as his babyface is.
I'm a very lucky human.