I adopted a feral kitten at about 5 mo. My daughter had been feeding her and her mom outside. She has now been spayed, had shots etc. is about 7 mo. old now. I have a rescued female cat who is about 16 mo. old. She and a kitten about the same age as my feral baby were left in a lidded box in 90 degree heat this summer. The kitten has been adopted and I've had the mom spayed and all shots. She's a wonderful cat. She has adopted the feral kitten as her baby and vice-versa. I thought this was good until I realized the feral will never bond with me. I didn't know that they should be kept separate. The feral cat will sleep on my bed but only if the older cat is with her. They are both inside cats. I want to hold her and pet her but fat chance, she just runs away and hides. Heaven forbid if she gets sick. I could never administer her meds. It is too late to keep the cats apart as I live in a small apt. and they would just cry for each other. Any advice or thoughts on how to bond with her. She's so beautiful but now she gets all her affection from her adopted mom cat. I would never even think about giving her up even if she never likes me.
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11/8/06 at 9:08am