New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Progress on Tuly

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Tuly is a feral that was friendly.  I brought her in about 2 months ago because she was being chased by a new male.  She was in my bedroom for a month mostly hiding.  She finally started coming up on the bed with me. About a month ago I brought her out to the "front" of the condo with the other 6 cats.  She had already met them - playing "paws" under the door, and they had come into the room from time to time.  She has mostly been hiding.

 

She has started getting up on the mantle which is next to a window.  But in the morning when I come out, she would run and hide.

 

This morning I came out and she stayed out.  I usually have coffee and cereal while watching the news in the morning.  I usually have coffee in one hand and the laser or Da Bird in the other.  This morning Tuly came over and played with Da Bird!  One of the other cats, Deja, kept jumping in but Tuly did not run - she just stayed and watched.   And when I brought out the laser, she jumped on it!  She and Deja were both chasing it.

 

She stayed out while  I was going in and out of the room.  I am counting that as progress.  I was getting discouraged because she seemed so scared and was hiding.  I know it can take months to socialize a feral, but sometimes I just feel so sorry for her being so scared.  But this morning I am hopeful that she has taken a big step forward.  Also, my husband said that in the evening after  I had gone to bed, she came up to him on the couch and let him pet her a couple times.  So I guess we are making progress, it is just slow.

 

I just try to remember an old post that  I saw that said " We are  not going anywhere, and the cat is not going anywhere, so it does not matter how long it takes".

post #2 of 9
Hello rgwanner,
Thank you for bringing this kitty into your home and giving her a warm and loving home clap.gif

Glad that she is progressing well and getting along with the other cats. It sure takes time but different cats have different break in periods.

As usual, it's with lots of patience and lots of love to win them over.

Keep it up with what you are doing and what's her name? Do post photos of her if you can wink.gif
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

I love this site!  It is good to be able to vent or share progress to people who understand. Here is a picture of Tuly (rhymes with truly) (if I can do it -I am electronically challenged)  This is the only picture I have been able to get because she usually runs when I come near.  She is hiding in a cubby so it is kind of dark.  This is right after I brought her in

 

I think she is beautiful - i have a fondness for calicos and torties!  i think she will be a sweet cat when she becomes more comfortable.

post #4 of 9
Oh silly me! I answered your post and yet I asked for her name smashfreak.gif

She looks like a Calico and she's pretty! ❤
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

She is a true calico.. I used to help put on cat shows and I have been to a lot of them.. To be a true calico (you probably know) white has to completely encircle the body at some point, which is the case with Tuly.

post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by TabbyTom View Post

Oh silly me! I answered your post and yet I asked for her name smashfreak.gif

She looks like a Calico and she's pretty! ❤

 

Someone need another cup of coffee maybe?

 

;)

 

Tuly's a lovely tri-colour, and it sounds like your patience is paying off.  You might enjoy the long, slow but excellent progress of another member's similar recent experience in this same sub-forum - bigbadbass' thread Meet Bugsy.

 

Thanks for posting Tuly's picture !

 

.

post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1CatOverTheLine View Post

Someone need another cup of coffee maybe?

wink.gif

.
I was high on catnips .................laughing02.gif
post #8 of 9
you make my heart glad ❤
post #9 of 9

I love reading of your sweet Tuly's progress. I'm one month in with my once semi feral now in my spare room.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Caring for Strays and Ferals