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  •  Pee ess (13+ / 0-)

    I didn't mean to be negative about adopting her out, I just want you to know that some feral cats remain that way. They have never humanized so to speak.

    I once brought in a kitten whose eyes were so bad she couldn't see. I got her cleared up and she lived her whole life with me and never let me touch her. I could tell you a long story about how I caught her to be spayed and the adventure the vet had with her.

    On the other hand, I have a kitten in my home right now (looks a bit like your cat) who chose to associate with us even tho' his mom and siblings are totally wild. You never know.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 02:35:15 PM PST

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    •  I've taken in a lot of strays and at least one of (11+ / 0-)

      them was about as feral as I can imagine a cat being. Humans and everything about us seemed totally strange to him. In fact, getting him into my apartment was just luck. It took quite a while, but in the end he wound up being really affectionate, but for the first week he would barely come out from under the bed. I just left him alone because I didn't want to terrify him more. Poor fellow. I didn't have him very long because he already had FID when I took him in. He was missing most of his teeth.

      I have no patience with people, but tons with animals. Go figure. I think it depends on what people expect from their pets. From a cat's point of view, I'm probably a pretty low maintenance human.

      As I've mentioned, I haven't made an attempt to get friendly with her, because I don't know what I'd do with her anyway. She seems to be neither afraid nor friendly and very slightly curious. She looks young to me. When I first saw her earlier this year, she barely looked old enough to have kittens. Originally, I was trying to get photos of the kittens because I suspected that the were young enough to be adoptable. They looked nothing like the mother. However, I couldn't get near them. As I mentioned, the kittens have disappeared. The cat is less wary now.

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