Skip to comments.Shelter Tries to Find Home for Cat Who Has Been Waiting for Over 400 Days..
Posted on 09/05/2018 7:02:06 AM PDT by vannrox
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Thanks for sharing. Love happy cat stories!
Beautiful cat. I wish I could take him in. But my cat won’t let me get another.
He looks like a cat I had and gave to my daughter only his eyes are a beautiful light blue. He is so loving.
“Sorry, I have six.”
So do we. We’d probably take more, except we’re getting older and worry about what might happen to them when we can no longer care for them.
It’s not uncommon to see animals of different species becoming attached to babies of a different species. There must be something pretty deep inside mammals in general that triggers an emotional response when we see something else in need of care/love, even if it is a different species.
I’m actually trying to place some of mine in new homes. Four of them are the offspring of a feral momma cat at work (have her as well and she is the sappiest love muffin of them all now) and the 6th was a stray gift at my back door.
“Im actually trying to place some of mine in new homes.”
Three of ours were babies of a feral momma in our yard. They appeared in 2011. We tried to place them in new homes, then we had a problem. We said we wouldn’t give them to anyone unless they treated them at least as well as we did. Some of the people who called ... OY!! So we still have them, and brought in Mom, too. All are love muffins.
Mom still has feral mindset, so although she loves to be petted, it can be only with one hand, with your other hand out of sight. No picking her up. (She may come around.) When we moved we had to catch her with a butterfly net type thingie made for feral cats. It worked, but moving day was stressful.
I can’t imagine why he’s not been adopted out yet.
But he looks like an albino. Is that correct?
Interesting about your feral momma. Mine has the same aversion to two-handed handling, so maybe that’s a rational defense mechanism common to feral cats. I do catch her off guard at petting time and forceably pick her up, to train her, and she is getting better. It’s funny that when she is outside she is much easier to handle, including picking up.
Sigh, the story is about a cat in Australia from nearly two years ago that was adopted, as noted in the story.
Take time to look at the information before you post it.
Cat biting can be a sign of affection. A cat’s skin is quite thick (says someone who once had to hydrate a cat through the skin every day).
So sweet! I’m always happy when kittehs find forever homes. <3
So Champas immediately bites the hand that adopted him? Sounds like a Democrat cat............
I think you're right.......I don't know how to explain my cat but she is definitely not one who likes to be picked up. When I attempt to rub her belly her claws come out and she wraps her paws around my hand and arm but when I say "Ouch", she lets up and allows me to remove myself before I'm lacerated........LOL!
To be truthful, I've respected her wish not to be picked up and so don't really try........
I’ve found the best way to gain a cat’s trust and make them comfortable around you is to engage them in play. Drag a shoelace around them and let them focus on it, not you.
I didn’t think this feral momma would come around, and planned on making her an outdoor feral resident on my property. but now she’s the quintessential house cat, joining me in bed as soon as I sit down and at the table.
She does love the laser dot..........
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