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Saturday, November 14, 2015


My new cat, Tucker, lived for 7 yrs at a rescue centre.

He's a 'black beauty' (see pic), and very afraid of everything,

because he had very little socialization. He was living free,

in a medium sized room with 24 other 'unfit' senior cats.

Unfit because they had given up any hope of being adopted.

This happens to the ones who will hide, hiss or are simply black.

My daughter volunteered here for a year, and was amazed

when this big, beautiful, black cat came up to me and allowed me

to pat him... twice. He even arched his back. All the girls there

said at once, "Tucker never does that". So I think he picked me.

We've had him three months now, and he sleeps in our bed,

loves to be petted, but not to be picked up. No-no-no pick him up.

His coat is like thick black velvet, and his eyes are a glowing gold.

He'd eat anything and everything "if we let him"...

including fries, pizza, and chips. This is because all he knew was

one kind of cat food. We'll give him a treat or two, and I have made

sure there's a big variety of cat food for him.

He loves to play with his toys, and play "can't catch me".

I've told all this to his former care-takers at the rescue centre,

and it reduced them all to tears... They're astonished at how well

he is doing, and so happy for their recluse cat named Tucker.

We love him. And yes, someday he will allow me to pick him up.

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  • 68ANNE
    Beautiful cat
    1652 days ago
  • GORDON66
    Bless you, bless you, bless you!!!!!!!!!! Tucker must have identified you as a softy with a kind and generous heart and decided he would make you his own. Being chosen by your kitty is truly a gift.


    1653 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2348080
    emoticon Rescue animals are GREAT!!!!!!!

    1653 days ago
  • WALNUTT1961
    Lovely! Our kitty, Cosmo, feels like velvet too and has yellow eyes. He chose us as well - he couldn't keep his eyes off of my son and he nibbled my ear.

    So happy for your family! He is beautiful!
    1653 days ago
    Well clearly Tucker knows good people and has chosen his forever home wisely. Hugs for you both.
    1653 days ago
  • GAYLE-G-63
    Beautiful cat! You were, indeed, very fortunate to have been chosen!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1653 days ago
    Tucker is so lucky to have picked out a loving family! When we inherited my dad's cat BeBe was practically feral - she had lived alone with my dad and very few visitors for so long. It took 6 months before I could pet her without growling, 18 months before I could be sure she wasn't going to take a swipe at me if I tried to pet her. With love and patience she has come along (although after 3 years she STILL won't let me pick her up and won't sit on my lap). Even if those 2 things never happen, we've developed a good relationship and enjoy each other now!
    1653 days ago
    What a beauty! How lucky he is to have you.
    I have no doubt that rescued pets KNOW that they are loved.

    What a blessing, for both you and Tucker!

    Hey, thanks for sharing this success story .....
    1653 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15542977
    black velvet! Tucker is beautiful
    1653 days ago
    Tucker, choice well, he knew a softy when he saw you. I have one black cat, named Magician, I also have liked black cats, but then again I love books written by Stephan King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, so does that tell you anything about me?
    1653 days ago
    Tucker is gorgeous!! Aren't you the lucky one to have been chosen?
    1653 days ago
  • JANET552
    Tucker is beautiful and he obviously chose his pet parent wisely.
    1653 days ago
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