Likes: His breakfast early in the morning, curling up in the flower bed in the sun on a cool day
Pet-Peeves: Other cats trying to take his food, me trying to touch him
Favorite Toy: I do not think Orange has ever had a toy, but he likes to chase flying insects. I have taken catnip toys out to him, but he showed no interest. I tried to pull a toy for him and unfortunately he was afraid of it. We have to continue working on this.
Favorite Nap Spot: On the porch, window ledge or flower bed
Favorite Food: He likes most canned food
Skills: Staying safe after being on his own for so many years
Arrival Story: Like most of my babies, Orange Man came to me. He started coming up to drink from the bird bath and then he started sitting on the porch waiting to see if I would put out food. After I had been feeding him for a while, if I did not get up early enough, he found where my bedroom window was and he would jump up there and stare at me until I went out to feed him. I call him my Peeping Tom Cat.
Bio: Orange is a great little cat. He has been coming to me for about five years now. I had hoped that like Liza, after a while he would let me touch him, but it just has not happened. He will let me lightly touch his back sometimes when he is eating, but he will not let me do the things I would like to for him-put on flea treatment, clean his ears, etc. I tried to bring him inside one winter, but he was so frightened that I had to let him back out. I still hope that he will accept me one day. He does let me sit next to him and he looks at me with such wise eyes and I know he understands I try to help him.
I think if he had a home where he were the only kitty, with someone patient with him, he might eventually accept love.