April 29th 2012 8:22 pm
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I do not like visitors of any kind into my home, it is really scary for me. Mom has tried since I was very little to get me used to other people but I just do not like visitors. I will come out and say hi if it grandma but no one else. I go right into hiding. The vet told mom when she first rescued us that sometimes the feral gene of the father just never leave the kitten no matter how much you tame them. No of us are really what mom calls feral really we have been her kitties as fosters since we were six weeks old ( the vet guessed out ages on our first visit) so we were never really feral and our mom was tame (see Moma Ivey's page),
Anyway after all that we are all still scared of strangers. This week end mom has the little ones over again, Moe got brave and came out to see them but she did not let them touch her. That girl is crazy to even take a chance with those little people.
Mom's brother in law (not much of a cat person) said to mom "are they that scared of people are they feral something?" mom just said yea they were born outside with one peeps to love them until I came along.
So how do you all do with visitors and what kind of start in life did you come from were you born into a loving home and adopted out or did you start out as feral and if you did, do you like strangers.
I was born inside a big house with lots of kitties and a dog,and some teenagers, but even with all the hub-bub there, I did not have a nice life...until I was 'gotcha'ed'. Now when strangers come, I go and hide, it is safer that way...
Pipo was born into a more loving home, but not too many peeps around...but he is braver than Minko, and will try to see who/what the strangers are and are doing from a safe distance.
They both came to our present home on the same day, at a few weeks old...
STRANGER DANGER!!! I DO NOT like strangers in my house. Nope, not one bit. Too scary. Sisfur, she's super bold. She'll walk right up to someone and demand belly rubs in her meezer mrat voice. Not me though, nope. Too scary. Don't like.
I don't know about that....I am very friendly and social with people...yet CK is cautious til he figures out no one will bother him. Feral just means being born outside, and living outside with only other cats so we don't 'imprint' on people...but this is not always a fact, but more a state of mind...we do 'come around' with the folks we trust, even the most shy of us...it's all in degrees.
I hide first, look later. There's a few people I know well and come out for right way. If you're not on the Meeper's A list, you don't see me.
hmmm, interesting. We think it has to do a lot with how you were brought up, even if it is just for your kitten days we think it can affect how you grow up to see the world.
Mom took me in at 2 weeks, nurse fed me, and cared for me. So that is only 2 weeks of previous life to learn from. I am the friendliest kitty in the world. I'll go up to anyone and ask for pets or headbonks.
Moppie on the other hand was taken in after 6/8 weeks or so. He is a lot more shy and reserved. We don't have a lot of guests over but I can imagine him hiding from guests or atleast things he is unsure of.
TINISTER dood~ Don't trust peepz at all~! U know'z it jus' don't pay to be too furiendly to some peepz~! Spawcially da one'z dat aren't 'cat furiendly~! Well I wuz nefur really too skeered o' peepz in da beginnin' I wuz really furiendly too all whofur would venture my new home~ But, as I gotten older 'n wiser, I may add, it'z not all rozes 'n cream cheese wif hooman'z!~ On'y I love my mom 'n her keepz me well fed wif lovin' 'n goodiez~! I like my peace time 'n jus' don't pick me up 'n kissy me~ I hate dat~! On my termz 'n my time do I like lapz~ Now Mallee her kisses up 'n her be'z lovin' peepz o' all kind'z~! MOE iz brave kitfur~! Mallee iz so nozie~! 'n Her be'z so mush like Simone too 'n love'z dem belly rubz~! Geez~! GURLIEZ~!