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Re: Cat breakthrough
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Cat breakthrough
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2010 12:57:25 -0500

Thanks to all of you for your kindnessess. I'm now down to Seamus(~10) and Slugger (~7). They don't get along all that well; BH was sort of a buffer for them. Maybe things will change.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 11:51 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Cat breakthrough


Kitty-I'm so sorry to hear about Braveheart. Hugs to you.
A

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of betsy
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 8:59 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cat breakthrough

Dear Kitty,

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of Braveheart. He was all the
better for knowing you.

betsy

-----Original Message-----
From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Sent: Jun 3, 2010 5:21 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cat breakthrough

It just takes patience. About 15 years ago, I fed Braveheart for nearly 2
years before he'd let me pet him.  In little increments he crept into the
house and watched as the other cats would lay on my lap as I lay stretched
out on the couch.  One day, the cats got up and BH decided he'd try it out
and jumped up on my chest.  I feared he'd claw me, but I also didn't want
to
flinch for fear of scaring him.  He decided he liked it and moved in then
and there.

I had to have him put down the other day.  However, he had become one of
the
world's greatest cuddlers during his stay here.

Patience.  He will come.


Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cat breakthrough


I thought I had posted the first part of that story a week ago, but I
don't
see it. This is from May 29th:
Some of you know that we've been trying to tame an adult feral cat for
more
than a year. We'd tried to tame him before winter, but it was not to be.
He
spent the winter nights in one of our chicken coops and was very wary of
us,
even though he'd eat the food we provided.

A few months ago, he started to slowly blink when we spoke to him. A few
weeks ago, he started rolling over and over and making "air biscuits"
when
we came out to feed him.

In the last couple of weeks, we've stayed nearby after putting food in
his
dish, and a week or so ago, started leaving our hands near the dish after
filling it. A few days ago, he touched my finger with his nose, then ran
back into his comfort zone.

Last evening, he rolled and wiggled so close to me that he touched my
finger
with a paw, then realized what he had done, jumped up with a Halloween
cat
move and left. Yesterday,  when he was doing the roll and air biscuit
routine,  he let me pet his tail and one foot with one finger before
running
away.

This morning, he rubbed against my leg while I was feeding him, then
realized what he'd done and scurried under the car. He didn't hide there
very long, though. This afternoon, I held out my finger while he was
rolling
around. He touched my finger with a paw, and didn't run. It was kind of
like
the moment in E.T. when the alien and the little boy met.

Progress!

d



What a great story.  I love that.

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