"Raccoon? Maine Coon? No -- it's Cee Cee!!! Three
years ago, Cee Cee came out from behind a bush and
walked up to me one rainy cold day in a commercially
zoned area near a busy highway, in Delaware.
"I don't live in Delaware, and I was not able to rescue
her - although I do carry a cat/dog rescue kit with
me. I felt so bad! I left her some food and then had
to leave the area. I called the shelters, but it was a
holiday and they were closed, which actually turned
out to be a blessing in disguise.
"I went back home on the train that day with a heavy
heart. When I got home I sent some emails and was put
in touch with a lady who rescues ferals in that area
in Delaware. She found Cee Cee AND SEVENTEEN other
feral kitties there -- some of whom were Cee Cee's
"A bank that owned that property PAID to have all the
cats spayed and neutered and vetted!! A miracle!! Some
of the kitties were wild, and were put back into the
feral colony with a caretaker looking after them. I
returned to Delaware and took Cee Cee home with me.
She was so skinny I could see her backbone through her
long long fur.
"Although she would let me pet her and LOVED to be
brushed, she was VERY frightened, but after a few
months she started to settle down. It took Cee Cee one
year to realize it was ok to play -- she plays with
her tail alot. She loves the laser pointer and catnip.
She IS afraid of some of the other cat toys.
"She is still terrified of strangers and takes off in a
frantic furry fluff when guests come to visit.
"She ADORES her feline-sister Princess kitty -- Princess could
care less, much to Cee Cee's distress. Big Bad Baby Twinkle can
get very aggressive towards Cee Cee, so I keep them
apart, and everyone is happy.
"When I pick up Cee Cee she nestles her little round
frowzy head under my chin - she purrs and trills her
voice. She will allow me to rub her big fat kitty-belly, and all is well.
"I am so glad she took that walk in the rain 3 years ago!!"