Thursday, January 3, 2008

"Formerly" Feral Friday

I do NOT like to be any where near people (unless they have temptations*). It has been really hard because the food is now served on Mom's bed and she has been home on Winter Break for almost two weeks, and I have to go up there to get my food *shudder*. Mom caught me trying not to look at her when I was eating.

*Mom was feeding me temptations last night, and I will eat them out of her hand, and the really big news is that Mom scratched my cheek with one finger and I LET her!!! I even stopped eating them and just let her scratch my cheek (I think I may have liked it a little bit). I have NEVER done that! Of course, Mom was laying on her bed, reaching thru the bars at the end, but I still let her touch me.

****Camie wanted to add a clarification about her toenail disease. All of her toenails grew back, but they grow really weird now because the nerves around them are messed up. She doesn't like people to mess with her feet, but Mom insists on playing with them to get her used to having her nails sanded off. Mom uses a Dremel with a sanding bit to trim her nails because she has more control over how much comes off, and with Camie's nails all weird, they tend to split if she just trims them.

14 comments:

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

How long has it been since you have been Feral? Perhaps you will get more used to humans after you have been around them more?

Stinky Rental Cat used to be feral and my Bean is the only human he will let pick him up. He seems to like it and will stand it front of her waiting to be picked up again after she put him down. He won't even let the people he live with pick him up.

Chance said...

Hi der! Dunna worry bowt not lykin da beans to touch ya. Dey will luvs yoo no matter wut. Speciully of yoo lets dem pets yoo wuns in a wile.

Daisy said...

Hooray for letting your mom pet you! That's a very big and brave step you took.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Generosity must be in the air. I myself have been *gasp* enjoying being pet and even picked up!!!

Latte

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Poor Camie. As for the food thing, I do not let the male near me when I am eating. I glare at him until he leaves.

Tybalt said...

Hurray! Hopefully soon you will be a mommy's kitty. I know I am!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Good for you! How long has it been since you've been a "former" feral. I was one myself. I'm still not a lap cat, but I do love my pets and chin scritches. I even sleep next to mommy at night.

Mommy used the same technique, food + scritches. They also played with me a lot without petting me so I got used to being around them without feeling "crowded". Mainly "fishing rod" type toys.

I've been a former feral for over 3 years now and was around 2 when rescued off the street (literally, mommy plucked me, sick, off the side of the road on her way home from work)

The Furry Kids said...

You are so brave! We are so proud of you. I bet your mom was so happy that she got to scratch your cheek.

Love,
Tazo

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

How long haf yoo been wif yoor mommy, Cody? Zippy is more attached to mom cuz mom is da one dat makes her paws not all hurty when she was first found. It took almost 3 years afore she would stop running away everytime dad came near her. Now she likes to nap wif him and sits in his lap when he is working.

Eric and Flynn said...

Yoo wuz furry brave to let your mum give yoo cheek scritches. Mums like it when yoo let them do fings like that. Yoo'll find yoo git braver and braver as time goes on.

Chairman Mao said...

Awww, that's just awesome that you gotted cheek scritchies from yur Momma! Things will get easier and easier as time goes on, and you will get less skeered. It sounds like yur Momma is a wunneruful lady!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed scritches from your Mom! Scritches are so delightful -- as you get more and more comfortable, you'll love them more and more!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, you look so much like our kitty Holly who lives in Rome, Italy! You can see her here:

http://artsycatsy.blogspot.com/2007/07/wordless-wednesday-holly-in-italy.html

Rocky

michico*Adan said...

That is so sweet you let your mommy pet you~! I bet your mommy is much more excited than us~!!

I look forward when you kneading at her lap~!