So I took my semi-feral cat, Timmy, to my work the other day because I thought he had an eye infection. I had to trap him in a room where I could easily access him, and it was not easy at first because he runs when I approach. But, he ran into a carrier and crouched there so I was able to put the door on quick. Well, at the clinic he was all tense with fear and hiding under the blanket and in the crook of my arm when I picked him up. But he did fine, and no infection, probably just something got in the eye. Worrisome mommy I am. Anyway, when I got him home, I held him in my lap for about 10minutes after I had gotten him out of the carrier. He didn't try to run, and a while later he just non-chalantly slowly stepped off my lap and walked off. I thought though, that this was going to be a huge set back for "the circle of trust" that was sort of established. Not so...he comes around me more now than he ever did, and I was sitting on the bed putting socks on yesterday and he walked in and sat down right at the side of the bed and looked at me. (So I just took his picture) He gets closer now when he approaches and doesn't run away as fast. Right at this moment, he is sitting about 5 feet from me, staring at me. Why do you suppose this is? I thought we'd have to start over after the vet visit, but he seems to like me more now??
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12/23/05 at 1:40pm