This week, we get to hear from the long, lanky tabby who waited a long time for his meant-to-be home: Ace. Mrs. Ace, thank you for a phenomenal update:
At first, Ace spent alot of time alone at the top of three staircases and in hiding. We would all bring treats to him and pet him. He only purred four times in the second week. He has never hissed once since he’s been here.
One day my son and I were using the laser toy with Ace. He played somewhat with that laser light (he loves it now, even though he knows where the light is coming from). I had the treat bag in my hand and he heard the crinkling of it, so he followed me for more treats.
I then realized that the dispensing of these treats will get me everywhere with Ace. I put them where I wanted him to go. He now walks around freely and only runs occasionally when he hears an unfamiliar noise.
The other night he finally came up on the couch next to me to get his treat and let me pet him. He rolled on his back, gripped my arm, pulled it toward him and licked me. Now it is his ritual to come up next to me, get his massage and lick my arm. He even pats my arm with his paw for me to pet him some more. Ace is now testing to see if he can come onto my lap.
Ace enjoys killing insects, especially crickets; sleeping in the library loft some afternoons; listening to the woodpecker in the tree; and hanging out by the doors onto the deck where he is on constant watch for animals and insects.That is where he is right now, watching a squirrel. Ace doesn’t meow yet but he squeaks alot to make his presence known. His double-squeaks have the potential of rolling into a true meow.
Ace has come a long way for an extremely shy, scared cat. Now it seems he does not want to be alone. I think Ace is really enjoying his home and now knows it is all his. We are enjoying him and so happy that he came to live with us.”
We are so happy that you gave this shy lovie the chance he needed, Mrs. Ace. From his feral fears to a crowded shelter, on to a sweet year at Tabby’s Place and ultimately into your arms, our little tabby was always meant to be your boy. Kisses to the Ace of hearts from all who adore him, at Tabby’s Place and beyond.