Photo Comments Age: 9 Years Sex: Male Weight: 6 lbs.
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Leave a treat for Mango Chutney (Chutney)
Chut Chuts, Scaredy Boy, Babiest Boy, Shutney
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September 15th 2006
Cuddling with his buddy, Asher
Sudden movements, loud noises, strangers
Not a huge player yet, but does seem to enjoy feathers and strings
Favorite Nap Spot:
Lucy's pink princess bed
He is currently eating ProPlan Chicken and Liver canned and Nutro kibble
He's a very brave little feral cat, trying is best to become a normal house cat
Chutney is one of what I hope to be the last of a feral family I have been care taker of for several years. His father, George, rest his soul, was the brother of Colby and Jack. Chutney is the brother of Tiger Lily and Ariel. Ariel is still so feral that I cannot touch her, despite being her care taker for more than 1 1/2 years.
Thanks to his friend Asher, we was able to see that petting was a really great thing. Even though he was very afraid at first, he started letting me pet him fairly regularly. I was even able to pick him up a few times, though he was clearly terrified. One night Asher and I were able to coax him into the house where he spent the evening and had a great time with the indoor cats. I wanted to bring Chutney and Asher inside for a couple of reasons. First, Asher really wanted to be a house cat, but he wouldn't leave his friend outside. Secondly, my neighbors had filed an 'anonymous' complaint with the city about me feeding stray cats. After speaking with the city and explaining that they are feral cats - altered, vaccinated, vetted, etc. - I had no real worries there would be more problems. That is, until Chutney and Asher took a liking to lying on peoples' cars. Personally, I didn't mind, but there are folks in the neighborhood with nice, new cars and I knew that soon the objections would start pouring in, possibly leading to charges by the city. So the weekend of the air show at a near by air force reserve base that resulted in Asher becoming an inside cat, I decided that Chutney was going to give it a try as well. He'd been letting me pet him so on that morning, I let Asher out of the house and when Chutney was busy sniffing him and checking to be sure he was OK, I snatched Chutney up and got him in the house, with only a couple of scratches to show for it. The rest is history. He's really doing his best to be brave and become a normal house cat. He has made tremendous progress, considering that he was a 2 year old feral when he came inside. I will continue to give him intensive therapy and I'm hopeful that sometime in the next few months, he will be a lot less fearful overall.
I can be brave, I can be brave!!
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