Ah. I've always felt some measure of success helping jumpy rescues get to the point where they could sleep through an overhead thunderstorm.
It took about 10 years before he would tolerate a chin scratch.
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
Poor little guy.
I was walking to my car and a cat popped out from an alley next to me. We both didn't see each other around the corners. I yelled in surprise and the cat saw me and bolted down the street. We scared the hell out of each other by accident.