Originally Posted by LadyLoneWolf
I hope so! She even strolled past the couch last night and let him touch her, which is completely unheard of! I've been letting him feed her in hopes that it'll make her associate him with something good instead of just something fast-moving that she needs to look out for!
My son was very
attached to our last cat, Snickers (RIP
), who'd let him sit next to him, squeeze him, etc. He was very upset when I had to have Snickers pts, and he was so excited when I brought Harley home. I think he just wants to be Harley's friend. Harley, however, still has to think about it.
Yep, the memory span of the preschool age. Your son seems to be doing very well with Harley though, very patient and loving. She will come around. The bonds that take the longest to make are usually the ones that last and are the best is what I've found
You definately have to keep reinforcing the running, hard to do with a 4yr old boy, but that scares Harley and it wouldn't be good to keep giving him mixed messages (one min your son is feeding, giving treats, next he's scaring her). Keep up with the feeding and treats.... if Harley has a spot she sleeps regularly, try putting one of your sons shirts in that spot with her so she can get used to his scent.
Remind your son that to the kitty, he is a GIANT scary monster, and even scarier when he runs.... Looking at it that way might change the way he thinks a little bit.
just a few thoughts... I hope Harley learns to trust your son
It sounds like he will, just in time.