Mr. Tickles the ginger lived the street life for years. He had been through the toughest winters. "When they found him the top of his ears had frozen off because of the cold and his paws were cracked and bleeding. Also the fur was very dirty and knotted. He's fine now, but his ears look a bit funny," said his human Luticus.
When the animal rescue group that took in Mr. Tickles was looking for someone to foster the ginger cat, they found Luticus who told them she had no age or gender preferences when it comes to fostering. "A week later they emailed me and said there was a cat for me," she said via Kitty Army.
It took a few months for Mr. Tickles to come out of his shell. But when he finally ran up to his foster mom when she called his name, it was so rewarding that she knew there was no way she could let him go.
"When I come home from work he is waiting by the door and kind of puts his front paws up on my legs and purrs. So I pick him up and he grabs me around the neck and just strokes his face against mine whilst purring for like 15 minutes. It's awesome."
Mr. Tickles lived the street life for years and weathered many treacherous winters. He lost parts of his ears due to frost bites and paws were in bad shape, but the handsome fella has really come around since he was rescued and given a second chance at life.
It took him months to come out of his shell and accept his foster home. When that happened, it was the most rewarding thing to his humans.
"When I come home from work he is waiting by the door and kind of puts his front paws up on my legs and purrs."
"So I pick him up and he grabs me around the neck and just strokes his face against mine whilst purring for like 15 minutes. It's awesome."
Mr. Tickles never left his foster home. He has been adopted by his foster mom and is living at a comfortable place called his forever home.