Rescued ?/03
By Mary
At a reststop on the
New Jersey Turnpike


Freckle got his name from
the lone dot of pigment on
his nose.

Freckle is one of our Fabulous Feral Success Stories. He came to us as an adult, very timid & unsociable. He kept to himself until he felt more comfortable & was more visible. When he began to tolerate human presence, he'd stay put & nap instead of getting up & hiding. I'd slowly reach over & he'd let me put my hand near him.

Soon I could touch his feet, which caused him to squirm with horror & fascination. I never expected him to allow more contact beyond that but one day I just reached out & pet him on the head. He wasn't thrilled but he tentatively endured my hand, for just a moment.

After that moment, a light must have gone off in Freckle's head. He realized that being petted feels good! From then on, he couldn't get enough, walking back & forth happily following my hand, when ever he could monopolize my attention.

Freckle is now one step away from being Mr. Cuddles. He is so friendly & can't get enough luv. I often wake up with Freckle sitting on me, looking down at me, waiting for me to start petting him. He meows & reaches up for attention all the time. He's still not ready to be picked up but he's close. He just needed the chance to learn it's ok to be a softie!

• the reststop Freckle
was rescued from

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