Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Doing my best at trying to win them over


*sigh*

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.


19 comments:

  1. Attitude aside, Faraday really is a cutie.

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  2. A sweet and stubborn little guy, that Faraday is...

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  3. Those are the cutest pictures! And I love the burrito. :)

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  4. Such a little cutie! Good luck with the kittens.
    xo Catherine

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  5. Awwwww! That little face is SO cute!

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  6. ooo - a hard case!!! give it up Faraday - you aren't going to win this one :)

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    1. I resemble that remark! ~ Faraday, uh, Senior...

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    2. I think you were going for "Faraday the First"..

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  7. You're going to win--I just know it.

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  8. Oh, but he is SO cute . . . While it might not be so much fun to be hissed at and you can get bitten, I always found it to be rather amusing how ferocious teeny tiny kittens can be. So fierce yet so blind to how small and vulnerable they are.

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  9. Such a wee cutie pie!

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  10. you'll win him round I am sure of it,xx Rachel

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  11. squee worthy images. how adorable.

    emma and buster

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  12. Oh my, what can I say. When I had my Lilly Ann (photo) she was an only and was not sick. It took forever to get her to like me so I can only imagine what you are going through.

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  13. You're doing such a good deed socializing these littles. And I love the names you come up with for them! So sweet. - Alana.

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  14. He may have cattitude, but he's got the cutest little face!

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  15. What a little cutie pie!!

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  16. I'm with you. Hes a cutie. I do love me some purritos!

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  17. He is TOO PRECIOUS!!! Those pictures are so adorable. It sounds like you're making progress - each post you share is a little bit better than the last. :)

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