Sunday, December 20, 2009

Earning Trust

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I'm still working to earn the trust of our local feral kitties. Mostly, I'm just stuffing them with food, and sitting quietly nearby when they eat.

A tentative sniff sets the tone for some cautious petting.




And when the petting stops for a moment, Cardigan grabs my hand for more.




I'm particularly delighted by our little fist bump. Overall, the cats still seem to think that Robb and I are terrifying monsters, intent on harming them. But once in a while, we get these little moments of trust, and it's really lovely.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

If a pretty girl gave me food and "cautious petting" I'd be a happy Tom Tabby also....

Grumpy

TaylorM said...

It looks so cute! And I love the name Cardigan...

Anonymous said...

Great Photos! I notice both you and the kitty have striped legs! One day maybe you can slip flea collars on them so they don't look like strays, eh? Glad to know you are getting along well with your new "neighbors"!

We let our barn cats out for the first time in the snow -13 inches here- and it turns out they love playing with it- they also seem to like catching snowballs as much as they like catching birdies. The local birds are very happy about this.

I'm jealous you still have green grass to look at. Its not going to warm up anythime soon here, so I expect everything will look like a black and white movie for some time to come- Think "Fargo" without the woodchipper.

Annalisa

Anonymous said...

This is precisely how we acclimated our two kitties (12 years apart) into our home. Slow and steady, one step at a time. LOVE the photos.

~~Doublesaj~~

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