One year ago an angry, untrusting, frustrated boy entered our shelter. Logan was given up by his owners after the child in the home failed to realize that he was not some toy to be picked up and tossed around, but a living being with feelings, deserving respect.
Because of his past experience he hated to be picked up, didn't understand how good it was to receive a nice neck rub, or the happy feeling of a soft head boop. He spent much of his first few months in a kennel, only being let out for supervised periods - he was also angry at his fellow cats. However, patience, kindness, and love eventually won him over and he started to get along with other cats. He also began to enjoy head rubs and didn't mind being picked up.
Fast forward to today. Logan enjoys the freedom of being an office cat at our shelter, he has many friends and never causes a fuss. He is a sucker for a pat on the head, toys with feathers and has been known to enjoy a cuddle or two.
The next time you hear someone say 'It's just a cat' tell them about Logan and how 'just a cat,' changed his attitude and learned to love.