wELL, I HAVE JIMMY PROGRESS.
I can pick up the front part of his body. I am "afraid" to actually pick him up.. hehe, but I can put my hand UNDER HIS BODY and lift his front legs off the ground with him totally relaxed in my hands. He just lets me do it. He doesn't act afraid or anything. His legs just dangle for me.He is a real dangling dandy dude of a cat...
I just tried it and he let me... So I do it every day now to encourage his trust. I will sit in the floor the first time I actually hold him. I don't want to put him in the air just yet. Don't want any bad experiences with him.
Patience with this wild boy has truely been the way to victory.
I want to hold him. I am "easing" him into it. He still enjoys being brushed and petted and rubs on my legs on occassion. He is doing great! I am off next tuesday and wednesday and I will charge my camera and try to get some new pics.
Oh, and also he finally ate some soft kitty chow off my fingers... Actually took that bite...
He is on the way to being domesticated. What a long struggle it has been. He resisted for so long. Now he is leaping forward toward love.
I'm still here but just out of touch for a bit. We are all doing good but I have been busy 'writing' and 'working'..... NOTHING SPECTACULAR. I just feel creative.....
It's just a little thing but it is fun. Just trying my hand at a few things.
and also....Jimmy's story I hope will inspire other to NEVER give up. Keep moving slow with the ferals and let them make the decision of WHEN to go to the next step. I got Jim the 19th of april, 2006.. We are working on 16 months or so.
Star, if you think about has taken much longer. It has been 3 yrs. She is finally now letting me pet her without running. I approach her slow and talk to her.
Her and Jimmy do the same thing. They turn their backs to me and let me pet them without watching. However.... Jimmy is starting to look at me now.
Different personalities. I can see Jimmy one day being a love bug here at home with us. I don't think Star will ever be a love bug...
Jimmy still hates Juan and won't let me touch him if he can see Juan. I am him only person. Star won't let Juan touch her either... I have been the main feeder and talker and caregiver of both of them and that's why. It's nothing personal with them. They just are more used to me doing things. They know my routine. I think that's why.