Milly the Timid Kitten Comes Out of Her Shell

cute rescued tabby kitten

Little Milly

Written by ©Louise (flickr: thosesunshinedays)

Milly is the new addition to our family. In August our beloved cat Cleo sadly parted us. We had her from an 8 week old kitten until she was 16 years old. Losing her was such a horrible experience, and the house felt empty without her. After much searching on-line, phone calls, emails, visits to rescues and a few let downs, we saw Milly on the Cats Protection website. She was a tiny 11 week old tabby with the most beautiful markings, who’d been abandoned by her mother with her 3 sisters.

Her 3 sisters had been homed already but we were told by the fosterer that Milly was extremely timid and scared and hadn’t found a home because people were put off by her always hiding away at the back of the cage. When I held her, she looked terrified but there was just something about her. Our home is quiet with no children or other animals around, so hopefully it would be perfect for her. A few days later we brought her home.

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Milly was very shy but she finally came out of her shell and became a bundle of furry fun

She hid away for the first few days but slowly came out on the 2nd night. We got nearer to her over the next few hours, getting down on her level and trying to play with her. She was still wary but I reached over, gently stroked her head, and it was like with a click of my fingers, she changed. She was purring like mad and lapping up all the attention we could give her!

Now at 15 weeks old, she is still a little nervous of new people and sounds but has become the sweetest and most affectionate cat! She loves chasing balls and string, is insistent on sleeping on your lap in the most random positions – her favourite seems to be her back with her legs in the air – and is a joy to have around. I think she just needed to gain the trust of people and I’m so glad we took the chance as we couldn’t be without her now!

Photos courtesy of ©Louise (flickr: thosesunshinedays).

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"Talk to the paw!"

cute rescued tabby kitten sleeping

Cute belly!

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Milly's new toy - the bag

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cute rescued tabby kitten napping

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Smiley Milly :)

cute rescued tabby kitten snoozing

Milly a very happy kitty today :)

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14 Responses to “Milly the Timid Kitten Comes Out of Her Shell”

  1. Blue says:

    aawww Milly is sooo cute! So glad you got her now and are both very happy!!

  2. Kay says:

    She looks so happy, I'm so glad that she found the perfect home. Good luck to you all!! :)

  3. Beverly says:

    Milly is just precious! All she needed was a good loving home… Bless you for giving her that, she deserves it!!!!

  4. Marilyn says:

    Wonderful story and beautiful little kitten!

  5. kacee says:

    Aw, Milly is so cute! She reminds me of my first kitty, Hobbes, who as very timid as well at first. Got him when he was a kitten and he passed away from lymphoma at 15… So glad you and Milly are both happy together now!

  6. Carol says:

    Sweet beautiful funny Milly! What a little treasure you found!

  7. Vera Nathália says:

    I love tabbys.

  8. Leslie says:

    How adorable, I am glad she found a loving home.

  9. Brian says:

    Milly is such a cutie pie! I am so sorry to hear about Cleo, purrs.

  10. Karol Ling says:

    Such a beautiful kitty. Thank you for having the patience and for loving kitty

  11. Ellie says:

    Cat r the bestest things in the world!!!!!

  12. Lashantina says:

    precious puffy belly!

  13. Norm says:

    Great Story – Beautiful Kitty. I have one that looks very similar. I really can not imagine a house with out a cat or two – We have 4.

  14. Ashley says:

    Milly is so cute! She appears to be very comfortable in her new home.

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