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Very Confused, but smiling!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hopefully you all will remember my previous posts about my first feral Lexi. Well, last thing I did a little over a month ago was to install a screen door for her room so that she would become acquainted with my 2 other kitties. Lexi, with the exception of a 1 time hiss, wanted nothing to do with the others - she acted as if they didn't even exist! Well, yesterday she changed her mind and as I was sitting outside of her room watching TV, I see her jump from her crate onto the ottoman and let out the cutest softest meow at my big boy Clawd! She then jumps down to the door and begins rubbing her face where he is sitting on the other side, meowing the whole while between rubs. Clawd begins letting out his little "mrrps" and this is how the evening was spent. Lil Peas, my girl, on the other hand, is not too fond of Lexi (she may be jealous) and will swat Clawd in the head and rush the door when she sees them interacting. Anyway,to make a long story short, this is now what is occurring, suddenly and so unexpected! It continued on this morning, and even as I sit here on my PC, Lexi has come out of her crate twice and gone to floor by the door crying for her new big brother. I'm still in shock, it's as if she "woke up" suddenly.
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by hoosier
Hopefully you all will remember my previous posts about my first feral Lexi. Well, last thing I did a little over a month ago was to install a screen door for her room so that she would become acquainted with my 2 other kitties. Lexi, with the exception of a 1 time hiss, wanted nothing to do with the others - she acted as if they didn't even exist! Well, yesterday she changed her mind and as I was sitting outside of her room watching TV, I see her jump from her crate onto the ottoman and let out the cutest softest meow at my big boy Clawd! She then jumps down to the door and begins rubbing her face where he is sitting on the other side, meowing the whole while between rubs. Clawd begins letting out his little "mrrps" and this is how the evening was spent. Lil Peas, my girl, on the other hand, is not too fond of Lexi (she may be jealous) and will swat Clawd in the head and rush the door when she sees them interacting. Anyway,to make a long story short, this is now what is occurring, suddenly and so unexpected! It continued on this morning, and even as I sit here on my PC, Lexi has come out of her crate twice and gone to floor by the door crying for her new big brother. I'm still in shock, it's as if she "woke up" suddenly.
That's great to hear.

Katie
post #3 of 14
Yay for little Lexi! It must have suddenly dawned on her that she is safe enough to interact. And what a sweet boy Clawd is to be so kind to her!
post #4 of 14
I'm so happy for Lexi and you. What a great thing to happen. And it really is a big deal.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by jean-ji
I'm so happy for Lexi and you. What a great thing to happen. And it really is a big deal.
Excellent.

Hi Sammy baby! (My day is complete now, I've had my Sam fix.)
post #6 of 14
There must have been something in the forum air the last couple of days. There are all of these great updates with the ferals!

I'm so glad Lexi is feeling more comfortable!
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you! I am just thrilled! She has kept this up and now is no longer even running from me when I enter her room! I can sit on the floor within just a couple of feet of her, she waits by her door to be fed, she even put her tiny paw up to my hand when I held it against the screen from the other side! I'm such a proud mama!

Kathy
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by hoosier
Thank you! I am just thrilled! She has kept this up and now is no longer even running from me when I enter her room! I can sit on the floor within just a couple of feet of her, she waits by her door to be fed, she even put her tiny paw up to my hand when I held it against the screen from the other side! I'm such a proud mama!
Oh, that's excellent! Good girl Lexi! Keep going slow with her, though. It's easy to get carried away & try to "push" her, and that can set her back. She's making great progress, though! You're doing great!
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
I just have to share this!!!! Today, after reading so much talk on these boards about the wonders of KFC, I brought some home for lunch. Of course I brought some scraps with me into Lexi's room and sat on the floor - she actually came up to me and ate them, literally 2 inches from my fingers, sat about a foot away, and then when I had my head turned, came up and sniffed my arm!!!! I felt whiskers!!!!
post #10 of 14


I bet you can't wipe the smile off of your face! I know I'm smiling for you and Lexi!
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by hoosier
I just have to share this!!!! Today, after reading so much talk on these boards about the wonders of KFC, I brought some home for lunch. Of course I brought some scraps with me into Lexi's room and sat on the floor - she actually came up to me and ate them, literally 2 inches from my fingers, sat about a foot away, and then when I had my head turned, came up and sniffed my arm!!!! I felt whiskers!!!!
I can't believe I didn't see this before! That's excellent news!

I don't know what it is about KFC in particular, but man, they love it. I'll bet Colonel Sanders never thought of this use for his chicken!
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yeah, she's the purrfect excuse to buy a bucket!!!
post #13 of 14
I wonder if she might be attracted to your male cat?... Hmm, love is in the air :P (He's neutered, right?)
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Oh yes, Mr Clawd is neutered and Lexi is spayed - I guess what they have is stronger than hormones! Lexi has a definite crush on him though; she'll actually start to purr loudly just at the sight of him!
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