Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Doing my best at trying to win them over
Winning these kittens over is way more work than it should be for their being so young. Baby Allie is almost there, but when her brothers freak out, she tends to follow them instead of trying to figure things out on her own. Maxwell is willing to give me the benefit of the doubt, he and Allie did actually climb my legs yesterday to investigate me while I sat on the couch, but any movement sends him running. I can entice him out with toys, but so far away from a lap cat as to make me sad.
Faraday.. yeah, that boy is about one mile in on a marathon. He still hisses and spits. I'm fortunate that he isn't biting.. I both fear and hope that it is his belly causing the problem, that he doesn't feel well and that is why he's lashing out..
I sent an email to the shelter and haven't heard back. I saw him poop Sunday (watery) but not Monday.. so I can't tell you if he is doing better or not. But because of his watery stools, his hiney was covered in hiney stuff.. so I decided he needed yet another bath last night. He was not amused at the idea, but I wrapped him up in a burrito and walked him upstairs.
I let him look at The Crew who were all clamoring for my attention. I tried to explain to Faraday that all these other kitties liked me. I let him watch as they followed me around. I showed him Skippy who rolled over and showed me his belly. I let Twee have a whole conversation with him. Oddly he just accepted this. He didn't get tense, he didn't try to escape, or hide.. He just took it all in.
When I got back to the kitten room I cuddled with him for a while and took some more photos of him
These images are kinda humorous in a gif.. I kinda prefer it backwards where his eyes go from soft to closed to bugged out..
Now that his rear end is clean, if it gets dirty again I'll see what I can do about getting him some more help. It is far far easier to tame kittens when they are in good health.