Monday, December 3, 2012

progress and regression


Well it looks like Evelyn and Lady Frida Floofface time has come to an end at Casa de Gato.   I went down to see them yesterday and I got the ears of annoyance when I walked in the door.


 It took some doing, but I was able to get through and remind them that I'm OK... but it took a while and quite a bit of food to do it.
Well maybe not that much food.  I'm starting to think that their next best move is to go back to the shelter.  I am able to spend about an hour a day with them.  If they go back they will have people around them constantly for 12+ hours a day.  It should limit the amount of regressing they are able to do.  I got them to the point where they purr and they see me as something other than the person who does things to them which is the first great important step.  If they were still under 8 weeks I would think I could do more for them with my limited schedule, but they aren't.

I am really sad that I don't get to see them as loving, up in your face kittens, but apparently that is not meant to be.  Just as I am not meant to own this down right adorable tail..
I put a call in yesterday and asked if they could take them back.  Well they just took in a whole stock of kittens from down south (Louisiana if memory serves) so they had no room to take them.  I offered to swap for some of the newbies if that would help, but since they weren't processed they had no idea if any needed to go into foster care or not, and they asked me to call today to see what is going on.

I would really like one more set to end out the year.  I do have some renovations I want to do on the kitten room, but I don't see that happening before the new year.

8 comments:

  1. We'll keep our paws crossed for them, for their Highest Good, and hope that being around more people (once they're swapped) will help.

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  2. It is hard to send them back when you aren't sure about them, but you are right that having more going on around them may help their social skills. Sometimes the "tough love" approach is better.

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  3. I hope that they can make more progress. They are beautiful cats and deserve to have a loving home.

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  4. For their sake, I hope they are able to make more progress. I have a cat client who was not socialized well as a kitten and today at 4 years, he has become so aggressive he is totally unmanageable. He is very lucky his parents are not giving up, though their patience is running thin.

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  5. All will come good I am very hopeful for them!

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  6. They are so cute! I really wish they were more human-friendly.

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  7. I'm sorry to hear this. I hope that they'll be able to do better once they're around more people.

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  8. Your plan does make sense,what with people around them for that many hours in the shelter. Hoping for the best for them to work out! (The tail is VERY CUTE!)

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