About 8 or 9 months ago, we found a kitten outside, so he was feral, but we rescued him around age 2 months of age. We expected him to be somewhat scared at first, but the fear of people never went away. I live alone, and I'm really the only person that has ever touched him. I have a friend that comes over almost every day. She's been able to pet him a couple of times. No one else that has ever been over has ever been able to pet him, most never even see him. The only time I even get to pet him is if I'm in bed or sitting on the couch, he will come around. When I'm walking through the house, if I get within 10 feet of him, he runs and hides under the bed. He has almost a terrified look on his face, all wide eyed and panicky. He only seems to trust me if I'm laying down or sitting. The second you touch him, he starts to purr, so I know he likes it. He's so soft and adorable, and all anyone wants to do is pet him and give him love, and he's just not having it. His name is Calvin, he is a siamese mix, soft cream and tan coat, blue eyes, has his claws, and has been neudered. I have another cat, extremely friendly, the cats get along very well. Can I socialize this cat that is almost a year old?
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4/1/05 at 1:04pm