I am not sure why these kittens are being so difficult in the learning to trust me department. Faraday seems to be the most likely to give me the benefit of the doubt, but I think that is because I helped him to feel better. He didn't like what I was doing when I was doing it, but I am fairly certain he made the connection, "she did that horrible thing, but now I feel better". He is still not willing to come right up to me with out incentive, but he will do it. He flinches when I reach for him, but he doesn't run. Maxwell is the quickest to turn on the motor boat once I have my hands on him now. He purred for me for the first time this past weekend, and as long as he isn't aware I'm 'coming to get him' and get my hands on him, we are all good.
Recently I attempted to give them an incentive to jump up on my lap. First I disguised my lap with a blanket. This provided them with something new to explore that wasn't part of the big scary woman who keeps trying to nab them, and it provided me a little extra security from their sharp little claws..
|What's this? ~Faraday|
|Is it for climbin? ~Faraday|
|oh no.. too close to that lady thing!! runaway!! ~Faraday|
|Ooooh, a toy! Must pounce.. ~Faraday|
|I'm gonna get you!! ~Faraday|
|But I do NOT want that lady thing to see me.. ~Faraday|
|Ooh, the toy just went that way! ~Faraday|
|Hey Faraday - whatcha doin?? ~Maxwell|
|I can do that too.. see! ~Maxwell|
|Oh CARP! Too close to that lady thing! She might touch me!! *scamper away* ~Maxwell|
|Phew! I'm safe over here... ~Maxwell|
|but I really want to get that toy.. ~Maxwell|
|*after some playing, I got to pat Maxwell, and he purred!*|
|Faraday playing it safe..|
|Allie playing it VERY safe..|
Allie, as you can see, wasn't having anything to do with it. I think we are going to have to break out the big guns for her.. Baby Food..