This picture shows Tigger (inside) & Sam (outside). I rescued Tigger in 1996, I lost him in 2009. Sam showed up in my flower bed during a snow storm in March of 2009. He was not feral, I thought he belonged to someone in the neighborhood. My husband said “don’t feed him because he will never leave” so I didn't feed him for a month. Thinking he lived nearby and was being fed at home and just liked to wander. He was outside when I left for work and there when I came home. After the first month I started putting food out by the garage. Every night I would put the food down and stand a few feet away and talk to him. After a few more weeks I sat down and just kept talking to him. He came up to me and started rubbing on my arm and purring. I pet him and he climbed up into my lap. I got a brush and a shedding comb to clean up some of the mats, well he was in heaven! So every night when I came home; Sam (I couldn't tell if he was a male or a female at first) would be waiting for me in the flower bed. When I got out of my truck he would start talking to me and walking up to me. I would sit on the front steps to brush him and we would have our special time. When I went inside Tigger spotted Sam and that's when I took this picture. I was amazed at how similar they looked. Yogi my Chocolate Lab loved Sam, after Tigger passed Sam would come in the house to spend the day and go out at night. He and Yogi would nap together all day.
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