Above left is what BoyBoy looked like when we first met.
I do not believe there is a better feeling than watching an animal thrive after they were so close to dying. It’s a feeling that is difficult to describe but it fills me up to see him now.
It’s been a process. Building a friendship always takes time and effort and a ton of patience. Even when there is a connection from the start there are still all of the little adjustments along the way that you have to just wade through.
BoyBoy is an amazing guy, he really is and I am not just saying that because I love him. I have watched him go from that scared un-trusting feral cat to this loving Boy who curls up next to me for his afternoon naps. His objective in the beginning may have appeared to be food…he was starving so of course this very basic need had to be met but once his tummy became full….his focus changed completely.
BoyBoy has to have 2 wet meals a day due to not having teeth. (and a bowl of milk in between) After a while, when I would go out to feed him in the garage, he wouldn’t eat, he would just keep rubbing his head on my leg. I thought something was wrong at first until I figured out that if I sat down with him and gave him lovies first, he would then walk over to his bowl and eat every bite.
He picks me over food.
This is how I finally got him to come in the house. He would look around my room and the fan was blowing and the fish tanks were humming and the air stones bubbling and he was intimidated of course but he wanted to be with me and that was stronger than his fear and that has totally touched my heart in so many more ways than I could ever express to you.
Love is amazing, never underestimate the power that your heart has to help another…
Saving his life was wonderful but watching him now live….this is what life is all about.