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I am unbelievably ecstatic, I can’t thank you all enough for your help, encouragement and direction on my Tuffy.
I have taken all the advice, and read my little brain off on all the posts in feral cat forum; As well as hissy’s old posts for socializing a feral and how to properly introduce cats to one another.
When the time comes in the weeks ahead I feel I’m prepared for Cali’s and Tuffy’s introduction. No more anxiety!!
I am amazed at how quickly the instructions of what I call (cat communication) works. In a matter of a few days of body language and talking or reading to Tuffy, he crawled over to me this morning with a purrr- meow, I continued to talk and not look and next thing I know a paw reached out and touched my arm, (I was bursting inside) I continued to sweet talk and purr back softly and slowly put my arm down there was a flinch but it was soon folowed by a rub from his face and more meow purrr noises. We did this for about 1/2 hr. I left and came back in a few hrs. later.
I was greeted with a hiss. but went back to ignoring and talking soon he was back and he let me pet for the first time, it was like he didn’t know what to do with himself purring heavy breathing backing away but coming back right away crying for more. When I finally stopped and just sat with my hand lying on the ground, he licked me twice (my eyes are filling just remembering it) I am going to have a loving grateful companion I just know it, and I truly owe it to this web site and the beautiful people who are a part of it.
I can’t wait to share and help others with my experiences and new found knowledge. Lord knows there are enough homeless babies and uneducated people afraid and wanting to dispose of these kitties seeing them as dangerous nuisances. Maybe, I can look up how to go about getting the word out on this site, if anyone can direct me I would appreciate it.

Sincerely with thanks,

post #2 of 16
Stacie, you brought tears to my eyes. You and Tuffy sound like a very special pair. Bless you.
post #3 of 16
I'm so happy for you both I remember those milestones with Adelaide - they are so special.
post #4 of 16
Stacie, I am so proud of you and Tuffy! So many come to this site seeking advice, but then don't follow it. I got chills reading your post! It's amazing how that works, and it works nearly every time. Imagine the progress you will make, especially since you've had such an amazing beginning!

Be patient. Keep doing what you are doing, and you and Tuffy will surely succeed!
post #5 of 16
That is awesome.

It sounds like you and Tuffy are forming quite a bond. He's a lucky kitty to have you as "his" person.

post #6 of 16
Hi and Welcome to TCS!

See you on the forums!
post #7 of 16
Hi and Welcome! That's so awesome for you both! I'm in the process of bonding with my 3 1/2 month old feral boy, and I know that heart-swelling feeling of joy and pride when they start accepting you - I'm just 2 weeks into my relationship wih Ferris, and I, too, couldn't do it without the fantastic folks here at TCS!!!

Do you have a link with pictures up? I'd love to see little Tuffy!
post #8 of 16
Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
Stacie, you brought tears to my eyes. You and Tuffy sound like a very special pair. Bless you.
Me too! Congratulations Stacie, I'm so happy for you!
post #9 of 16
Wow, that's fantastic! Now you have to stay here to tell YOUR story to people asking questions. Cause it's a really great story!
post #10 of 16
Oh that is so great!!! YAY
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What a fantastic story! Thank you so much for sharing it! Sounds as if Tuffy has found his perfect forever home. Good luck on your introductions, don't be too disappointed if it takes a while. I have five cats and they all are not crazy about one another but they do "co-exist" in the same home and everyone is happy.
post #12 of 16
Isn't that the most wondrful feeling ever when they come to you for the first time for petting?
post #13 of 16
That is so lovely congratulations on making the first bond with Tuffy
post #14 of 16
Great job on getting Tuffy to trust you!
post #15 of 16
Hi again Stacie, Cali, and Tuffy!
I didn't read this before my long first reply, sorry! SO GLAD to hear of your progress and to know you're winning him over -- sounds like he has a true and loyal friend and champion in you! In case you haven't ever heard of the most powerful national feral cat advocacy group, you may want to go to and/or email them at for all the state-of-the-art help and info on all things feral feline. Alley Cat Allies is their name, and they've saved countless feral cats' lives. It's a resource no cat lover should be without.
Best to you, Cali and Tuffy!
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Welcome to you and Tuffy!
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