Renae, I really can't believe how quickly he did adjust. Gary and he had been having "conversations" for months, and Gary had a feeling he would make a wonderful pet (he did bolt the barn where he was relocated to come back here) - but he's close to two years old. I really think the Vet Tech has that gift with animals, because though he was terrified, he loved snuzzling with her after the first time she picked him up. I don't know if I told you the story, but the Vet Tech that was going to take him had just rescued another one and felt she was at her max. This one felt a soft spot for Funny, and was working to socialize him while he was in the boarding facility. He did stink - and she decided to give him a bath. He didn't complain at all (terrified, obviously). But after he was all dry and fluffed up, she picked him up to cuddle. He peed on her - and her reaction, instead of EW! was - poor guy's scared out of his mind. She cleaned him and her up - and tried again. I know it's not how we recommend socializing ferals - but this was a boarding facility situation, not a home, so conventional methods didn't exist. The second time, he shoved his head into her armpit, and started purring. From then on, he didn't want to be petted so much as picked up and loved on. I think the two of them bonded with her holding him, and that really might have helped his socialization at her home. Of course, I'd never recommend holding a terrified feral. Obviously the only reason she was able to was because he was in the boarding facility of an animal hospital (although theirs is really nice - not wire cages - and segregated from the hospital part) and he WAS terrified. Too terrified to fight about it. But - somehow it worked for them, and I am so glad for both of them.