This is Fruitycake The Raccoon. I have come a long way in five months. Literally. I’ve been from that Florida place to many more places. And Girl Person says I better get used to this. Because she said we have a lot more places to go.
And Girl Person says I’ve also come a long way in adjusting and feeling better. It’s true. I don’t bark as much as I used to. I feel at home. And I do feel better. My stomach doesn’t hurt as much as it did in the shelter. And I don’t itch as much. But I’m still not all the way to feeling better. And sometimes i wonder if I’m just imagining how far I’ve come. Is it a dream?
But yesterday, as we were walking, someone rode by on a bicycle and said, “oh, he’s so cute. He’s so fluffy!”
And I had no idea who they were talking about.
Girl Person said it was me they were talking about. She said I was the fluffy one.
Me. Me. Me. I was fluffy. That was me.
Do you see yourself as others see you? I suppose it’s impossible. Because we only ever see a reflection of ourselves. It’s impossible to know how truly wonderful we are to someone else. Sometimes we don’t give ourselves much credit.
If someone thinks I am fluffy, they must know.
They see me. And they don’t know how much fur I used to lose. Or how stressed I was. They only see me now. And that is amazing to me. I wonder how amazing you are and you don’t even know it.
I’m telling you that others see you differently. We are definitely very hard on ourselves. So every once in awhile, when you don’t feel fluffy, remember a compliment someone told you. Like me. I see you. And you are fluffy to me.
–Fruitycake The Raccoon