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cat toys, cat nip, FOOD FOOD FOOD!, cat tree way high up.
humans. other than that....nothing.
plastic cat-litter lid openers, fur cat mice, cat-nip toys,
Favorite Nap Spot:
on a fuzzy blanket on the chair. atop the cat tree. in the window in the summer.
Sci-Diet Hairball Light
how to completly disappear in a room.
Spook was another unadoptable kitty. A little over a yr old, Spook is a sweet but very shy, almost feral at times, kitty. He was trapped, with mom and siblings as a kitten by my Cat Rescuer friend, all were neutered, tested and vaccinated. All were socailized and have found loving homes...all but Spook.
Right from the start, Spook was very shy and would not even try to seek human contact unless being fed. His siblings were not like that and immediately found homes....mom too, was friendly, and was adopted.
But for poor little Spook, that was not to happen. It seemed no one was interested in this little shy kitten. My rescuer friend did finally get him to like being brushed...but that was all. Finally, for lack of room, he had to be put in her 'feral' room. This room was used to house feral kittens that were too wild to even be semi-tamed. This was more of a down-fall to his socialization progress than being in a room without any other cats/kittens.
Here is another purfect example of a cat copying other cats in learning on how to 'survive' or 'behave' in a new setting. Unlike Bubba, Spook didn't have any positive examples to follow. He only had the scared, frightened, anti-social feral kittens to show him how to react with humans. So, any positive reactions, with humans, that he had had up to this point were soon forgotten. Now, if there was any hope that he'd be adopted by a family, it was completely gone, he was as wild as the others in that room. My friend really felt sorry that he regressed to this point, and blamed herself for his regression....she had hoped he'd find that loving home that all cats deserved, someday. I told her to let me take him and I'd give it a try to see if he'd turn around enough so he wasn't always hiding whenever he saw a human. I retested, revaccinated and brought him home and put him in my 'cat room'....this use to be my daughter's bedroom, where lives 3 of my cats. All these cats are super friendly and love to be loved.
Its been several months....I have never pushed myself on him, but just leave him alone. All the others will come to me to be loved...and he just watches. For a long time, he would hide when I came in. Now, he comes about within a foot of me, but no farther. That is a huge step. It will take longer then Bubba....he is still very shy and I think this has a lot to do with his ability to trust.
So...he has a forever home...and I am patient.....
Spooky the Spook
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|June 21st 2010
||More than 5 years!
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last September (2012) Spook went to the Rainbow-Bridge. he was diagnosed with a liver cancer. rest in peace little Spook....you were loved very much the short time you were here.
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