January 7th 2012 1:25 pm
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As all my friends know, I am the feral boy who has steadfastly refused to be touched for 3 years. My sister, of course, is the biggest demanding cuddle bunny in the world, but I'm a hard sell. Ok, I ask parents to play with me, get toys, ask them for treats, put my face right in theirs and look adorable at them to get what I want, and I talk to them in Cattish, but touching me is where I draw the line.
But today, you will never believe what happened. I still can't believe it myself. I was on my personal chair where I guard the front door for my family, and Mommy came by to get a can of breakfast cat food. She just reached out and petted my head and back!!! Whenever anybody ever got within a foot of touching me before I would be an orange streak out of the room, but I was so surprised (ok it felt good, but dont tell!), I just got down from the chair, dignity intact, and trotted off. And I forgot to look scared!! Mommy said "oh now I know what your pretty fur feels like, beautiful boy."
Ok it wasn't so bad.
Creampuff has been telling me I'm missing out on something that feels great as she rolls around all over mommy demanding love, attention, and lots of tummy rubs and kisses. Maybe she knows something I don't know. But for me.....I'm taking it slow. I'm not a guy who rushes into things. We'll see what happens next.
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I had a breakthrough recently too, Orangie--I jumped on the humans' bed while they were in it. That's something I've never done before! I frequently sleep on their bed during the day, but I've always been nervous about getting on the bed when they're there--maybe I'm worried that they might accidentally roll over on me, or something. It's not easy to be relaxed when you started life as a feral cat! Mom hopes I'll be back on the bed frequently, but I'll have to think about it. . . .