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newest foster boy, Casper

post #1 of 17
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This is Casper. I have been posting about him in health and behavior. I took him as an "unsponsored" rescue, because I just couldn't let him be killed. The look of terror and confusion on his face at the pound just cut through my heart.

He is a challenge. Is a very timid and frightened boy. He is afraid of the other cats... and I have two redirected bite wounds on my hands to prove it! He is still isolated in my upstairs hallway bathroom.

But five weeks in and we are making some progress. He is very sweet with a deep rumbly purr when he is feeling secure.

If you can believe it - he is THIN at 11 lbs. He has unlimited access to kitten kibble and gets wet 2x day for moisture.

And you can tell from these pics that he is not...... quite.... .trusting .... me........ yet!





Oh, sorry for the orangish cast to the pics, the lighting in the bathroom stinks.
post #2 of 17
awwwwwwwwwwe poor baby. He is a cutie. calming for Casper
post #3 of 17
Bless you for taking Casper home and fostering him, and giving him a chance at a better life. He's gorgeous, of course. The fear in his eyes is heartwrenching, but I know with love and patience the fear will turn to trust.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Bless you for taking Casper home and fostering him, and giving him a chance at a better life. He's gorgeous, of course. The fear in his eyes is heartwrenching, but I know with love and patience the fear will turn to trust.
These were snapped about a week ago... maybe a little more. Yeah... the fear is still very much there. But he has moments of sweetness and playful interaction with me and my boyfriend where the look on his face is better. Who knows what he had been through in the first three years of his life, too.
post #5 of 17
awwww, poor baby. I hope he continues to make progress with you... He's a beauty.
post #6 of 17
Awwww...poor boy.
I am glad you are fostering him!!
post #7 of 17
He's so lucky to have you
post #8 of 17
Aw, poor Casper, but what a cutie. How lucky the sweet boy is to have you!
post #9 of 17
He's got that same wild-look Tasha does, I really hope he comes around to you! It's taken us a year to get Tasha to trust us; which I seem to have ruined by trying to torture, I mean, comb her last week!!! *sigh*
post #10 of 17
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I think we may be turning a corner with Cas. I spent a lot of time with him last night. He likes to be combed and brushed. I have a 6 inch plastic comb that I use on him... he spins in circles when I do that and likes to bite the comb. Better the plastic than my hands, right? He came out of hiding a few times last night, walked around the bathroom, flopped down on the bath mat and seemed to be begging for a tummy rub. Well, I am not ready to do that, so.... I used the comb. He liked that just fine. He also ate in front of me and washed up. Rubbed against my legs several times and sniffed my bare toes. At one point, when he flopped onto the bath mat, he made sure his head was resting on my foot!

I also saw a differnt look in his eyes when he was doing that.... so , hoping, hoping... we can keep moving forward with him.
post #11 of 17
Any more pics? I'm so glad to hear you are moving forward.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
At one point, when he flopped onto the bath mat, he made sure his head was resting on my foot!

I also saw a differnt look in his eyes when he was doing that.... so , hoping, hoping... we can keep moving forward with him.
That's great to hear I hope you continue to make progress with him... He is so sweet.
post #13 of 17
he's cute! I hope you make great progress with him.
post #14 of 17
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He is a sweet boy! He meows at me now when I come in the room. But he is terrified of the other cats. I posted about that in Behavior.

I was sitting on the floor kinda cross-legged and he actually stepped into that space created between my knees!! It was quick, but he did it.

And when he is rubbing on me, purring loudly and being petted and I talk to him, the look on his face is different - kind of like a light of recognition. I don't know if it's trust or he has some realization that I won't hurt him, that he is in a good place (except for the other kitties LOL!), I bring him food, I give him pets and scritches - he got double cheek scritchies today and kept coming back for them.

It is slow, but I do see some positive movement.

ETA For Sam (Wellington Cats) - I will try to get better photos of him soon.
post #15 of 17
his eyes are beautiful
post #16 of 17
thank you for rescuing this beautiful baby boy. so glad he's coming around. LDG was telling me abou thim. he's very lucky to have you. gary
post #17 of 17
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thank you for rescuing this beautiful baby boy. so glad he's coming around. LDG was telling me abou thim. he's very lucky to have you. gary
Thank you, Gary. That's very sweet!
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