|Purred: Thu Oct 31, '13 10:13am PST |
|What a sweet story! I just love people like you, that have such a place in your heart for feral kitties. I have no doubt that you will find them wonderful homes now, and they won't have to shiver in the cold this winter.
I have a feral, she lived in my neighborhood for probably 5 years, and no matter how many times I tried leaving her food next to the garage cans that she got into, she wouldn't eat it and would just run. But one day she took the cat food, and began to return every day. I remember the first time she belly crawled to my door, after I had tried moving her plate a little closer every day, she crawled and she literally shook all over while she ate the food off of the plate. But I knew it was a step, a big one for her. Then she would come up to the door, but she would hiss at me and then eat the food and run. I was patient, jsut sat in my chair and never made a move towards her. After weeks, she started to stick around, lick her paws afterwards and she began rubbing her chin near the side of the house while looking at me, but she wouldn't approach. But one day she did, rubbed against my leg, and I cried with happiness. I noticed that she was ear clipped, which made me happy to know she was already spayed. We made these baby steps, reached milestones every day, until now, almost two years later, I can pet her, scratch her chin, at first it was just the chin, she wouldn't let me touch her back, but now, she jumps up onto a low bench and rubs against me, and I can half pick her up, just under her arms, but she flips if I try to lift her off the ground, so I don't. She now lets my husband pet her and one of my neighbors. I am lucky, I live on a quiet street, she only goes to 2 different yards to hang besides mine. I live in FL and we have some cold weather, but nothing like what you get up north, and it is usually warmed up to into the 50's even on our coldest days in the winter, by the daytime. She won't come inside. I can't even get her to hang for more than a few minutes in my garage. I can't tell you how much I love her.
Sorry to ramble about my own success story, but I just have such a respect for people who take the time to care for ferals. I hope your babies find a good home soon. That is wonderful what you did for them.
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